MinnPost: University of Minnesota studies reveal disparities in intimate partner violence between rural and urban areas

EXCERPT: “Domestic abuse involving intimate partners is happening at a higher rate in the nation’s rural areas than it is in urban ones, a problem made worse by fewer safety screenings of people who are potentially at risk for abuse, according to studies conducted by a team of researchers at the University of Minnesota. One of the studies, conducted through the university’s Rural Health Research Center, looked at the challenges faced by victims and survivors of such violence in rural areas. It did so by speaking with advocacy organizations, state-based coalitions and service organizations that help victims of intimate partner violence.  Other studies found that physical intimate partner violence is more common among rural expectant mothers in the U.S. and that rural victims of intimate partner violence are at a higher risk of not being screened for abuse compared with those in urban areas.” FULL STORY: https://fluence-media.co/3wj8c7U