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An Online Resource Library on Gender-Based Violence.

Screening for Domestic Violence in Mental Health Settings

General Material
Published Date
January, 2010

Every mental health service provider works with victims of intimate partner violence, whether they know it or not. This page is designed for mental health professionals who don’t work in specialized domestic violence services, but need to know about their clients’ experiences of victimization in order to provide them with the best possible services. It provides specific guidance about how to ask about intimate partner violence, how to ask about abusiveness, and how to access domestic violence services. The site also includes a section on LGBT issues.