Intimate Partner Violence: Dynamics and Effects

Intimate Partner Violence Program

Gain the strategies you need to effectively care for your patients affected by intimate partner violence (IPV) and exploitation. This interactive online activity explores the dynamics and effects of IPV and offers evidence-backed approaches for effective prevention and response. See part two of this series for more practical tips and universal education approaches to prevent IPV and improve health outcomes.

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Modules and CME/MOC credit are free to ACP Members. Nonmembers may purchase access to claim CME/MOC credit for each module for $25.


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Intimate Partner Violence Program

This two-part learning series teaches clinicians about the dynamics of intimate partner violence (IPV) and the health problems associated with it while providing practical, evidence-based steps to implement safe and supportive interventions for patients exposed to IPV and exploitation. Health professionals play a key role in supporting the health and safety of IPV survivors, and when, where, and how clinicians ask about IPV matter.


Elizabeth Miller, MD, PhD, FSAHM – Author 

Lisa James - Author 

Cynthia D. Smith, MD, FACP – Project Owner

Kelly Tuttle, PhD – Instructional Designer 

Clare Sipler – Project Manager 


Eileen Barrett, MD, MPH, SFHM, MACP 

Ky Stoltzfus, MD, FACP 

Miguel A. Paniagua, MD, FACP, FAAHPM, FCPP 

Cynthia D. Smith, MD, FACP  

Those named above, unless otherwise indicated, have no relevant financial relationships to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.  All relevant relationships have been mitigated. 

CME Credit 

The American College of Physicians is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

The American College of Physicians designates this enduring material for 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  

ABIM Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Points 

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.25 medical knowledge MOC Points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program.  Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.  

How to Claim CME Credit and MOC Points 

After reviewing the module, complete a brief multiple-choice question quiz. To claim CME credit and MOC points you must achieve a minimum passing score of 66%. You may take the quiz multiple times to achieve a passing score.