SOURCE: Partners in Prevention

October 09, 2007 11:00 ET

Anonymous Test Can Diagnose a Dangerously Abusive Relationship in as Little as 10 Minutes

On-Line Screening Test Released to Benefit Colorado Nonprofit During October National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

DENVER, CO--(Marketwire - October 9, 2007) - Dr. Jeanne King, PhD. makes the Intimate Partner Abuse Screen available online to help individuals worldwide seeking to know, "Am I in an abusive relationship?" The net profits from test sales will be donated to Colorado nonprofit Partners in Prevention, a 501(c)3 public charity dedicated to helping healthcare professionals recognize domestic abuse.

Early detection is the best prevention. When someone is entangled in an abusive relationship, they can become trapped with a double burden: a) dealing with the abuse and then b) if they choose to leave, exiting the relationship safely.

It is estimated that 1 out of every 3 women will be assaulted by an intimate partner in her lifetime. In many cases by the time "intimate partner violence" is properly diagnosed, the damage is done or well underway.

The Intimate Partner Abuse Screen, developed by Dr. King, is an interactive assessment tool that generates a personal interpretive report identifying whether or not intimate partner violence is present in one's relationship.

The Intimate Partner Abuse Screen helps the user:

-- recognize the subtle as well as the more obvious verbal and emotional abuse signs

-- understand what keeps partner/spousal emotional abuse going, and what stops it

-- identify the 5 "red flags" of a dangerously abusive relationship before getting hit or seriously hurt

Unique to this test is the way it helps the user, experiencing partner/spousal abuse, recognize the abuse as it lives in their life. And the screening test does this in a way that facilitates change and restores healing. The Intimate Partner Abuse Screen reveals the many facets of intimate partner violence and helps the user recognize what supports emotional and verbal abuse, and conversely what interrupts it.

For additional information on the news covered in this release, contact Dr. Jeanne King or visit to obtain the online Intimate Partner Abuse Screen.

Dr. Jeanne King, Ph.D. is a 25 year seasoned psychologist, author, speaker and consulting expert on identifying relationship violence. Author of "All But My Soul: Abuse Beyond Control," Dr. King is the founding director of Partners in Prevention.

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