How can pregnant women keep themselves alive and safe from abuse? Johns Hopkins Nursing experts are developers of nationally known DV interventions.


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The following Johns Hopkins School of Nursing faculty members are available to comment on how pregnant women can keep themselves alive and safe from domestic violence; regarding the Associated Press story on the slain Missouri women who searched “what to do if your husband is upset you are pregnant.” https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/her-murder-woman-did-search-husbands-upset-you-are-pregnant-n1096456

Phyllis Sharps, PhD, RN, FAAN Associate Dean for Community Programs and Initiatives; Elsie M. Lawler Chair

Dr. Phyllis Sharps is developer of the Domestic Violence Enhanced Visitation Program (DOVE), a promising intervention to keep abused pregnant women and babies safe from intimate partner violence. She studies the effects of intimate partner violence on the physical and emotional health of pregnant women, infants, and very young children. Research on DOVE has shown that pregnant victims saw a significant reduction in exposure to such acts after participating in the program.

Jacquelyn Campbell, PhD, RN, FAAN Anna D. Wolf Chair and Professor

As a national leader in the field of domestic violence and its effect on health, Campbell has worked for 30 years with victims of domestic abuse and developed research on risk assessment for lethal and non-lethal domestic violence, justice and health care system response, and the warning signs that could potentially indicate violence.

Dr. Campbell developed the widely used Danger Assessment which helps to determine the level of danger an abused woman is in and likelihood of being killed by her intimate partner. Campbell has testified before Congress on gun control measures in relation to domestic violence and worked with police departments and first responders in handling domestic violence calls.

 

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