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January 2004

Women and Domestic Violence: Programs and Tools that Improve Care for Victims

This paper provides an overview of training programs and tools for improving services for victims of domestic violence. The tools described in this paper include: 1) the Domestic Violence and Survivor Assessment tool, which helps health care providers and abused women identify issues and feelings and thereby guide counseling; 2) the critical pathways to intimate partner violence, which includes the assessment of physical health, mental health, social assessment and treatment for domestic violence victims; and 3) the Delphi Instrument for hospital-based domestic violence programs, which assess the quality and performance of hospitals' response to domestic violence.
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January 2004

Responding to Domestic Violence: Tools for Mental Health Providers

This document is intended as a guide for mental health providers on screening and assessment for domestic violence among clients seen in their practice settings. Questions can be easily incorporated into existing intake forms and assessment procedures. See also Responding to Domestic Violence: Sample Forms for Mental Health Providers.
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November 2003

How Can Practitioners Help an Abused Woman Lower Her Risk of Death?

Author(s): Carolyn Rebecca Block
This article presents key findings from the Chicago Women’s Health Study about domestic violence, its effects, and women’s responses to violence.
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November 2003

Assessing Risk Factors for Intimate Partner Homicide

Author(s): Jacquelyn C. Campbell, Daniel Webster, Jane Koziol-McLain, Carolyn Rebecca Block, Doris Campbell, Mary Ann Curry, Faye Gary, Judith McFarlane, Carolyn Sachs, Phyllis Sharps, Yvonne Ulrich, Susan A. Wilt
The findings reported here indicate that the Danger Assessment tool can assist in assessing battered women who may be at risk of being killed as well as those who are not.
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July 2003

An assessment of Minnesota's Health Care and Public Health Response to Violence Against Women

This assessment study found that although there are guidelines for health care practitioners to address violence against women, compliance to the guidelines varies. The assessment also found that collaboration between health care agencies and advocacy agencies affect the services provided to patients who experience domestic violence, and that health care institutions need more resources and sustained organizational commitment to address the problem of domestic violence.
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January 2003

Collaborative Leadership Assessment Scale

This is a self-assessment scale that can help individuals rate the quality of their leadership. It is designed to assess leadership skills in terms of growth and progress and helps individuals prioritize areas that they would work on to strengthen their leadership.
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January 2002

Nursing Education and Violence Prevention, Detection, and Intervention

Author(s): Margaret M. Ross
This document reviews the literature on education of nurses in domestic violence and informs educators, researchers, and policy makers about the gaps in nursing education in the area of violence against women.
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January 2002

Assessing Risk To Children From Batterers

Author(s): Lundy Bancroft, Jay G. Silverman
Overview of potential sources of harm to children from contact with batterers, recommendations for evaluating risk, and assessment guidelines that professionals can apply in cases where a batterer admits to a history of abusiveness.
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October 2001

Improving EMS Response to Domestic Violence

Author(s): Patricia E. Ousley
This PowerPoint presentation describes how EMS responders to domestic violence can achieve: increased sensitivity and understanding of domestic violence; more referrals to domestic violence projects; and quality information and documentation for the criminal justice system.
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September 2001

Documenting Domestic Violence: How Health Care Providers Can Help Victims

Author(s): Nancy E. Isaac, V. Pualani Enos
This research brief discusses the importance of documenting domestic violence in healthcare settings to establish factual evidence of the abuse and thereby strengthening legal cases for domestic violence survivors.
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January 2001

Seeking Safety: A Treatment Manual for PTSD and Substance Abuse

Author(s): Lisa Najavits
Seeking Safety is an empirically studied, integrative treatment approach developed to help people attain safety from trauma/PTSD and substance abuse. This website provides implementation tools, sample topics, research summaries, articles, and assessment tools related to the program.
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December 2000

Coding and Documentation of Domestic Violence

Author(s): William J. Rudman
This article discusses the importance of coding and documenting domestic violence by health care providers to improve services for victims and to increase knowledge about the impact of domestic violence on patients' health.