Pediatric health care settings can offer a safe space for IPV survivors to connect with a trusted professional. As a pediatrician, there are things that you can do within the context of your practice to support IPV survivors.

The following sample scripts and case vignettes may be helpful in navigating these conversations with patients and families in your community.

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