October 17, 2023
Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) is not found only within the home, it also can impact the workplace and public areas, including medical practices and hospitals. It is important to create a safe environment for all workers. During October, Intimate Partner Violence Awareness Month, learn about the resources available for surgeons and healthcare workers to respond to and address IPV in the workplace.
Watch the video below from WorkSafe BC on how to approach a coworker who may be suffering from IPV about their situation.
Knowing the resources available is important whether you are going through IPV or recognize it in others. Review the following resources from care from Workplaces Respond to Domestic & Sexual Violence, a public-private partnership led by Futures Without Violence and funded by the US Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women:
For resources and more information on IPV, visit the ACS IPV Resource webpage. If you are experiencing Intimate Partner Violence or know someone who is, consider using these resources for support: