Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a serious problem that has lasting and harmful effects on individuals, families, and communities.
Not withstanding these societal issues, health care leaders possess a great opportunity to affect disparities using three core elements Code of Virginia §37.2-315 requires that DBHDS produce a six-year Comprehensive State Plan for mental health, intellectual disabilities, and substance abuse services every two years.
By statute, the Comprehensive State Plan must identify the services and supports needs of persons with mental illnesses, mental retardation, or substance use disorders across the Commonwealth; define resource requirements; and propose strategies to address these needs.
Shortly after the surveys are completed, SCSS issues a comprehensive report to the school detailing their school climate with attention to their strengths and challenges.
Evidence-based programs and strategies are identified for addressing challenges.
Healthy relationships can be promoted by addressing change at all levels of the social ecology that influence IPV: individual, relationship, community, and society.