This section provides resources on assessing domestic violence in the family, including State and local examples.
Domestic and Intimate Partner Violence: Some Do's and Don'ts for Health Providers
The Rural Health Information Hub
Provides information for rural health providers on some dos and don'ts of screening for domestic violence and intimate partner violence. The resource also discusses some differences when dealing with cases in rural areas compared with urban areas.
Domestic (Intimate Partner) Violence Screening Information for Providers [Webinar] (PDF - 202 KB)
Indian Health Service (2015)
Explores intimate partner violence and provides information on the Government Performance Results Act screening measure, including why screenings are done, results of screenings, consequences of intimate partner violence, and more.
Domestic Violence Assessment Tools
Reviews a list of tools that can be used in the assessment of domestic violence. The resource provides a description of each tool along with relevant links to further information.
Integrating Intimate Partner Violence Assessment and Intervention Into Healthcare in the United States: A Systems Approach (PDF - 381 KB)
Miller, McCaw, Humphreys, & Mitchell (2015)
Journal of Women's Health, 24(1)
Outlines a systems approach to the implementation of intimate partner violence screening in health-care settings. The article provides practice and policy recommendations for how to improve the implementation of evidence-based screenings and counseling.
Screening, Assessment, and Intervention Model for Intimate Partner Violence Perpetration and Co-Occurring Combat-Related Conditions (PDF - 1,567 KB)
Tinney & Gerlock (2017)
The Battered Women's Justice Project
Presents a model for understanding intimate partner violence and its relationship to co-occurring, combat-related conditions, such as posttraumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury. The resource recommends a community-wide approach to screening, assessment, and intervention for intimate partner violence and co-occurring conditions.
Screening for Intimate Partner Violence in Mediation
American Bar Association
Discusses how screening for intimate partner violence before mediation is a necessary step in cases where the parties have had a close personal relationship. Intimate partner violence may be related to fear, control, and power imbalances in relationships that can lead to problems during mediation.
Domestic Violence Evaluation Screening/Assessment Tools (PDF - 140 KB)
Idaho Supreme Court (2018)
Presents a list of screening or assessment tools used in evaluating domestic violence cases in Idaho. The tools are sorted by measurement type, and each includes a description, list of qualifications, cost, and additional information.
Identifying Opportunities to Improve Intimate Partner Violence Screening in a Primary Care System (PDF - 186 KB)
Sharpless, Nguyen, Singh, & Lin (2018)
Family Medicine, 50(9)
Examines intimate partner violence screening in several clinics in California to determine the frequency of screening and if more screening is needed. Findings show that intimate partner violence screenings are underdelivered and that medical assistants rather than physicians may be a more effective way to deliver the screenings.
Missouri's MIECHV Team Implements Plan to Address Domestic Violence
ZERO to THREE (2016)
Describes a home visiting program in Missouri in which home visitors are trained to screen women for domestic violence. The Domestic Violence Enhanced Visitation Intervention program gives home visitors the knowledge and experience they need to screen women using two screening tools.
Screening and Intake Forms for Domestic Violence Emergency Shelters (PDF - 271 KB)
Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Offers findings and recommendations following the assessment of the screening and intake processes of 13 domestic violence shelters and two community-based domestic violence programs in Washington.
Screening for Domestic Violence in Mental Health Settings
New York Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence
Provides information and recommendations for screening for domestic violence situations in mental health settings. The resource presents information on how to ask about domestic violence, signs to look for, and how to help victims of domestic violence in New York.
Vermont Home Visitation Guide on Screening, Assessment & Response to Domestic Violence (PDF - 3,656 KB)
Vermont Department for Children and Families (2016)
Serves as a resource for home visitors in Vermont with the aim of helping them to screen women for domestic violence using evidence-based tools. The guide also reviews learning tools that can be used for screening.