Safe Haven for Abuse Victims a Life or Death Matter. Housing availability can mean the difference between survival and further abuse or death for women who have survived intimate partner violence (IPV), according to professor Nancy Glass, PhD, MPH, RN, nursing doctoral graduate Jessica Draughon, PhD, MSN, RN, senior research program coordinator Amber Clough, MSW, and a colleague. Based on in-depth interviews with IPV survivors, the study confirms the critical nature of safe housing and identifies significant barriers to it. One is a disconnect between local housing and domestic violence service systems. Over 2 million injuries are attributed to IPV annually. For some, the drive to escape abuse results in creative but ultimately temporary solutions, such as living in a car or an abandoned building. “From a public health perspective, IPV survivors need safe housing as a first step in recovery. We can and must do better,” Glass says. “Funding, policy, and service delivery must be restructured to better meet these survivors’ complex physical, behavioral, environmental, and social needs. With growing numbers of IPV survivors likely to be identified through [Affordable Care Act] women’s health screening requirements, the time is now for action.” [“‘Having housing made everything else possible’: Affordable, safe and stable housing for women survivors of violence,” Qualitative Social Work, published online September 20, 2013.]...Click here to read more.
An innovative new training program from the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing will bring mental health services to underserved areas of Maryland by providing advanced training in psychiatric care to nurse practitioners (NPs).
This one-year Post-Master’s Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate Program (PMHNP) combines online classes with on-site training at hospitals and clinics. Funded by a two-year grant from the Maryland Health Services Cost Review Commission, administered by the Maryland Higher Education Commission, the program will welcome its first 10 students in fall 2014. Later classes will likely be capped at 15 students.
A mother in jail co-residing with her infant in a prison nursery; a war veteran still picturing the violent trauma. These scenarios are real life and dealt with each day by incarcerated mothers and returning veterans....Click here to read more.
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Hopkins Nursing Joins Forces with the First Lady and Dr. Biden to Support Veterans and Military Families
Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing joins more than 500 nursing schools committed to further educating our nation’s 3 million nurses so they are prepared to meet the unique health needs of service members, veterans, and their families. ...Click here to read more.