Improving Outcomes in Abuse Management: Module B. Assessments an
Unless people are trained to look for it, DV/IPV is rarely identified—so this module lays the groundwork for good identification and intervention skills. It begins by detailing safety plans for victims, and which professionals could make up the team of helpers. It then describes the risk factors for both victims and perpetrators, red flags (such as frequent ER visits) and the importance of routine screening, using short questionnaires or motivational interviewing (MI). The module then finishes by describing the common rules regarding reporting DV/IPV and the most relevant laws, such as the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), restraining orders and duty-to-warn laws.