Domestic Violence

Healing from violent relationships through long-term support

January 10, 2020
Long-term peer support group empowers survivors of intimate partner violence to build new lives for themselves and their children

The Silent Witness: Remembering stories and encouraging change

February 19, 2019
Domestic violence exhibit brings awareness by telling stories of local victims

Searching for an end to intimate partner violence

February 5, 2018
College of Medicine professor on a mission to reduce intimate partner violence experienced by female physicians

Stopping sexual violence before it begins

June 21, 2017
Team to evaluate the Texas Rape Prevention and Education Program

Forensic nursing: Giving back control to victims of abuse

September 28, 2016
How the Texas A&M College of Nursing is pioneering education in forensic nursing

Confronting Violence, Improving Women’s Lives exhibit visits Texas A&M

September 26, 2016
National Library of Medicine exhibit on forensic nursing makes stop at Texas A&M

Connecting medicine and violence: An early look at forensic nursing

February 23, 2016
How vanguards stepped in to fill a void for battered women, and ultimately, launched “forensic nursing” practice

Professor aids domestic abuse victims along Texas-Mexico border

September 18, 2015
Nearly one in four women in the United States reports having experienced violence from a current or former intimate partner

From emergency room to courtroom: Meeting the need for forensic nurses in Texas

February 5, 2015

As first responders to victims of interpersonal violence, including sexual abuse, domestic violence and child and elder abuse, forensic nurses provide specialized care and consolation, collect and preserve evidence and give testimony that can be used in a court of law to convict perpetrators. Ultimately, forensic nurses bridge the gap between medicine and the administration of justice. But despite their important role and the high rates of rape and domestic violence in Texas, there is a shortage of forensic nurses.

What is forensic nursing?

November 12, 2014

Abuse victims need the assistance of health care professionals trained in trauma treatment such as sexual assault, partner violence, neglect, or other forms of intentional injury. By collecting evidence and providing testimony for use in a court of law, forensic nurses assist in the apprehension and prosecution of these criminals.