Physical, Sexual, Emotional, or Economic Abuse
She may also need someone to confide in. Trained and trusted healthcare staff members, such as those at our center, can help to evaluate the situation and suggest options and resources to which to turn. If an emergency room or medical office visit has been necessary as a result of domestic violence, we can also offer consultation afterward.
The team can refer to social-services professionals, including Aria's knowledgeable staff social workers; to law-enforcement authorities; or to additional counseling resources. Abuse and violence often evolves in a pattern that can become more serious if no actions or interventions are taken.
The center's providers can also put patients in touch with advocates at domestic violence or abuse programs, who can help a woman decide what options to take. In addition, the Aria staff works with a full range of other medical specialists and healthcare services to provide all types of care for women who have suffered domestic violence.
Aria offers a Sexual Assault Response Program/Rape Crisis Center.
Are you a victim of domestic abuse?
A woman's primary healthcare provider –– gynecologist, nurse practitioner, or family doctor –– is a confidential, knowledgeable source with whom patients can share concerns about abusive or assaultive events or situations.