In collaboration with our partners at Futures Without Violence and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), the AAP has developed 3 short, animated videos related to experiences of intimate partner violence (IPV) survivors during the COVID-19 pandemic.

For Families and IPV Survivors


Pediatricians and other pediatric health care providers can serve as a safe and trusted resource for those experiencing IPV. This video (2 minutes) was created to inform families and caregivers about supports that their child’s doctor can offer for IPV survivors.

Pediatric health care offices can share this video with their patients and families in several ways, such as:

  • Play the video in a waiting room
  • Include the video in an email newsletter
  • Post the video on your clinic’s website

This video is also available in the following languages:

For Pediatric Health Care Providers

IPV can manifest in unique ways within pediatric health care settings. This short video identifies some signs to look out for when caring for patients and families in your community.

To best support the families that you care for, it is important to be aware of the resources within your community – including those that offer support to IPV survivors and their families. This video shares practical tips to get started in building and strengthening partnerships with these organizations.

These videos can be used to build awareness of IPV among pediatric health care providers, and can be shared in several ways, including:

  • Share with pediatric trainees and residents via a newsletter or curricular resources
  • Include in presentations to professional groups
  • Post on social media pages

All videos have Closed Captioning.


National Domestic Violence Hotline

Call 1.800.799.SAFE (7233) 24/7 to get connected with a live advocate. Visit for more information and assistance.

This project was supported by the Cooperative Agreement Number, NU38OT000282, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or the Department of Health and Human Services.

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