Making a Referral
When you can connect to a local program it makes all the difference. To offer your patient a referral to BPA, you can say: “If you are comfortable with this idea, I would like to call an advocate at Battered Persons’ Advocacy. They an experts in what to do next and can talk with you about a plan to be safer.”
Offer to help her make the call or encourage the patient to call BPA directly:
- Call the 24/7 BPA Crisis Line (541-673-7867) and identify that you are a healthcare provider (or a patient).
- Provide the client a business card or safety card with BPA’s 24-hour Crisis Line number.
Services Patients Can Access:
- Emergency Shelter
- Legal Advocacy
- Support Groups
- Safety Planning
- Peer Counseling
- Danger/Lethality Assessment
- BPA Services Information
- Community Resources and Referrals
If you are a provider and you would like further training on Intimate Partner Violence and how it may affect your patients’ health, please contact Myste French, BPA’s Training and Development Coordinator at: 541-670-3178 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Trainings Available for Providers Include:
- Making the Connection: Intimate Partner Violence and Health Outcomes
- Screening and Intervention Tools for Intimate Partner Violence in Health Settings
- Sexual Abuse and Reproductive Coercion
- Violence Prevention and Promoting Healthy Relationships
This project was made possible by Grant #1SP1AH000019 from the HHS Office of Adolescent Health. Contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Department of Health and Human Services or the Office of Adolescent Health.