Assessing for domestic violence is a continuous process to ensure the safety of children and the adult victim. Find information and resources on assessing for domestic violence, assessing a child's exposure to violence, assessing the alleged perpetrator, and determining the safety and risk of children, youth, and families affected by domestic violence.
- Assessing domestic violence in the family
- Assessing child exposure to domestic violence
- Assessing the alleged perpetrator
- Assessing safety and risk
Violence Evaluation Instruments Database (VioEval)
Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence
Offers a compilation of data collection and assessment tools available on violence-related topics and for program evaluation purposes.
Assessment of Family Violence: A Handbook for Researchers and Practitioners
Feindler, Rathus, & Silver (2003)
Provides a compendium of available measures and assessment strategies available to clinicians, researchers, and program evaluators who work in the field of family violence.
Identifying and Responding to Domestic Violence: Consensus Recommendations for Child and Adolescent Health (PDF - 2420 KB)
Family Violence Prevention Fund (2004)
Outlines specific recommendations for assessing and responding to domestic violence in child health settings.
What Can be Done About High-Risk Perpetrators of Domestic Violence? (PDF – 481KB)
Juodis, Starzomski, Porter, & Woodworth (2015)
Journal of Family Violence Volume, 29(4)
Explains implications for preventing lethal and nonlethal domestic violence based on research of perpetrators of domestic homicide.
Working With Young Children and Their Families: Recommendations for Domestic Violence Agencies and Batterer Intervention Programs (PDF - 1220 KB)
Gewirtz & Menakem (2004)
In Early Childhood, Domestic Violence, and Poverty: Helping Young Children and Their Families
Explores how to mobilize community and programmatic resources to provide responsive help to young children and families affected by both domestic violence and poverty.