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.
State and local examples
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.
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.