Health Providers – Project Radar
Project Radar is a provider-focused initiative to promote the assessment and prevention of intimate partner violence in the health care setting. Through the RADAR initiative, the VDH seeks to enable Virginia’s health care providers to recognize and respond to intimate partner violence (IPV).
What is Intimate Partner Violence (IPV)?
IPV is defined as a pattern of assaultive and coercive behaviors that may include inflicted physical injury, psychological abuse, sexual assault, progressive social isolation, stalking, deprivation, intimidation, and threats. These behaviors are perpetrated by someone who is, was, or wishes to be involved in an intimate or dating relationship with an adult or adolescent, and are aimed at establishing control by one partner over another.