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Intimate Partner Violence

At WMH, we recognize the critical importance of assessing and addressing intimate partner violence (IPV) with the utmost care and sensitivity. Our comprehensive IPV assessment and personalized treatment plants aim to identify and support individuals who may be experiencing abuse within their relationships.

What is IPV?

Intimate partner violence involves abusive behaviors with current or previous spouses or relationships, causing physical, emotional, or sexual harm. It is crucial to address it to ensure safety, well-being, and autonomy. By acting, we protect survivors, hold perpetrators accountable, promote healthy relationships, and build a society based on respect and non-violence.
Our Approach

We provide a safe and confidential environment where individuals can share their experiences openly without judgment. Our team of professionals is trained to handle IPV cases with empathy, compassion, and a deep understanding of the complex dynamics involved. Our IPV assessment involves a thorough and comprehensive evaluation of the individual's situation. We utilize validated assessment tools, conduct in-depth interviews, and consider multiple factors such as physical, emotional, and sexual abuse, coercive control, and power imbalances within the relationship.

Safety Assessment
Ensuring immediate safety is our top priority. We assess the level of danger and develop safety plans tailored to each individual's specific circumstances. These plans may involve strategies to navigate potential risks, secure protective orders, or access emergency shelter and support services.
Psychological Assessment

We recognize the emotional and psychological impact of IPV. Our assessment includes evaluating the individual's mental health, trauma symptoms, and any other psychological consequences resulting from the abusive relationship. This helps us develop appropriate intervention strategies and connect individuals with specialized counseling services.

Collaborative Approach

We work collaboratively with other professionals involved in the individual's care, including legal advocates, social workers, and law enforcement, to ensure a coordinated response. We have provided primary care and psychiatric care at our facility, which allows for an integrated expedited process to providing comprehensive support.

Referrals and Support

We understand that addressing IPV requires a comprehensive support system. Our team can connect individuals with community resources, such as shelters, our counseling services, legal assistance, and support groups. We also provide ongoing support throughout the assessment process and beyond, ensuring individuals have access to the help they need.

If you or someone you know is experiencing intimate partner violence, our IPV assessment services are here to support you. We are committed to ensuring your safety, well-being, and access to the resources needed for a life free from violence. Call us at 910-777-5575.You don't have to face this alone — we are here to help you every step of the way.