The following terms guide the selection of resources for this page: Domestic violence can be defined as attempting to cause or causing bodily injury to a family or household member or placing a family or household member by threat of force in fear of imminent physical harm.(Child Welfare Information Gateway) Intimate partner violence is a serious, preventable public health problem that affects millions of Americans.Researchers, policymakers and practitioners are actively engaged in efforts to assess, prevent and ameliorate the effects of domestic violence.
Show the doctor this questionnaire so he or she knows why your child is at risk.Lead dust settles to the floor and gets on children's hands and toys.it enters their bodies when they put their hands or toys into their mouths. There are things you can do to keep your children safe from lead poisoning.These tests use a mixture of chemicals that react showing a color change in the presence of lead, that can be observed by the person testing the material in question.Home lead test kits can be purchased at local home improvement and hardware stores. These kits can also be found through the Internet by searching on the following key words: lead test kits. 2011-GW-AX-K004 awarded by the Office on Violence against Women, U. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence against Women.If your child needs a blood lead test, but your insurance will not pay for it, or you cannot afford to pay for it, the fee can be waived with permission from the laboratory.If the family doctor or Pediatrician does not perform blood lead tests in their office, he or she may refer you to a laboratory or the local health department to have the blood lead test.If the first blood lead test is done with a capillary sample (finger prick), and the analysis of the sample is 5 micrograms per deciliter or greater, it will be very important for you to bring your child back for a venous (from the vein), blood sample to confirm the results.Call your local health department or the Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program at (517) 335-8885 if you have further questions about getting your child tested for lead poisoning.