This section provides resources on assessing domestic violence in the family, including State and local examples.
Assessment for Lifetime Exposure to Violence as a Pathway to Prevention
Provides an overview of the long-term health consequences of violence and examines how assessment for lifetime exposure to violence can create a pathway to prevention.
Clinical Report: Intimate Partner Violence: The Role of the Pediatrician
American Academy of Pediatrics (2010)
Provides a definition for intimate partner violence and information on identifying abused caregivers in pediatric settings and how to evaluate and treat children raised in homes in which intimate partner violence may occur.
Screening for Domestic Violence in a General Pediatric Clinic: Be Prepared!
Holtrop, Fischer, Gray, Barry, Bryant, & Du
Pediatrics, 114(5), 2004
Studies the implementation and effectiveness of domestic violence screening in a pediatric residency training clinic.
Screening for Intimate Partner Violence in a Pediatric Primary Care Clinic
Dubowitz, Prescott, Feigelman, Lane, & Kim
Pediatrics, 121(1), 2008
Estimates the prevalence of intimate partner violence among parents at a pediatric primary care clinic and evaluates the effectiveness of a brief screen for intimate partner violence.
Guidelines for Responding to Child Maltreatment and Domestic Violence (PDF - 4,630 KB)
Minnesota Department of Human Services (2005)
Provides direction to child protection staff when responding to situations in which child maltreatment and domestic violence are both occurring. Includes screening, assessment, and safety plan tools.
Guidelines on the Co-Occurrence of Domestic Violence and Child Maltreatment (PDF - 556 KB)
Safe From the Start (2004)
Presents recommendations from a Kansas community initiative to better address the co-occurrence of domestic violence and child maltreatment. Includes screening guidelines for first responders, direct service professionals, and other community professionals to assess the adult caregiver and child.
Model Protocol: Screening Practices for Domestic Violence Victims With Disabilities (PDF - 51 KB)
Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence (2010)
Provides a sample protocol to help domestic violence programs examine and revise their intake and screening processes to address needs that may arise from disability issues.