Screening for domestic abuse may be uncomfortable for healthcare practitioners who have not been trained in how to ask, and what to do with the answer.
Practitioners may be concerned that:
Think screening takes too long? Think again!
Watch this 4 minute video clip of a 3 minute total intervention.
Video clip courtesy of Futures Without Violence ©2003, all rights reserved. Free 32 minute training CD/VHS of 5 different clinical interactions available
It takes too long
It can be done efficiently - watch this video for tips.
Patients may feel insulted
They don’t know what to do
They feel uncomfortable with the subject
It opens “Pandora’s box”
See this website, Resources for online training, module on Healthstream, or contact for individual or group training.