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.
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.