Symposium on Intimate Partner Violence, Reproductive Coercion, and Unintended Pregnancy 

Friday, June 2, 2017 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. | UCI Medical Center.

Thank you to all attendees for joining us at the Symposium!  Special thanks to the UCI Initiative to End Family Violence for its generous sponsorship.

The Orange County Women's Health Project and UCI School of Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology co-hosted this event and brought together 80+ local health care and social service providers from both sectors to learn and collaborate around intimate partner violence (IPV), reproductive coercion, unintended pregnancy, and family planning. Presentations focused on screening and IPV, reproductive coercion, and birth control sabotage in a health care setting, and how to better support and link IPV survivors to local resources. Attendees ended the day with a discussion on how to strengthen the relationship between the family planning and IPV sectors in Orange County. 


Please follow the links below to access PowerPoint presentations or discussion notes from each panel.

Cross Disciplinary Training on Health & Domestic Violence for health care and social service providers
Jessica Reynaga, MSW, Human Options
Julianne Toohey, MD, UCI 
For more information or to schedule a CDT, please contact Tanya Garcia at

Panel: IPV, Reproductive Coercion and Family Planning
Jay Silverman, PhD, UCSD
Click here to access the PowerPoint.

Candace Burton, PhD, UCI
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Panel: IPV and Reproductive Coercion in the Clinical Setting
Tabetha Harken, MD, MPH, UCI
Jennefer Russo, MD, MPH, Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties
Liza Eshilian-Oates, MD, Kaiser Permanente - Orange County
Discussion notes will be made available soon. 

Panel: Local Resources
Amy Arambulo, 211 Orange County
Nishtha Mohendra, MSW, Human Options
Mark Lee, MBA, Women's Transitional Living Center
Greg Young, MS, LMFT, Laura's House
Christine Delabre, Interval House
Click here to access the PowerPoint from this session.

ARCHES (Addressing Reproductive Coercion in Health Settings) Training
Jay Silverman, PhD, UCSD
Click here to access the PowerPoint from this session.

Small Group Discussions: Strengthening Relationships Across Sectors
Moderators: Allyson Sonenshine, JD & Dena Rubin, MPH, Orange County Women's Health Project
Click here to access the Discussion Notes from this session.

Final Remarks: Intersectional Fears: Immigration, Intimate Partner Violence, and California's Mandatory Reporting Law
Jane Stoever, LLM, JD, UCI Initiative to End Family Violence
Click here to access the PowerPoint from this session.


To view additional photos from the event, please click here.