Domestic Violence Assessment for Mental Health Settings

  • Description: This study draws on a review of previous research about mental health professionals' response to violent patients, research in the domestic violence field on the nature of battered women's psychological needs, and a survey of battered women's programs about the need for collaboration with mental health services. Recommendations for protocol, assessment, referral, and collaboration were developed from this information. 
    Goal: to develop a manual that instructs mental health professionals on how to assess patients for woman battering and how to promote the safety of these patients.

    Principal Investigator: Not Applicable

    Source of funding: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (US DHHS) via National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (NRCDV), Harrisburg, PA
    Type of Study: Research Consultant
    Effort: 15%
    Contract length: 3 years
    Period: November 1993 to October 1996
    Total Amount: $54,000 services/plus $21,000 clerical/plus expenses (benefits included)