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1.3 Abuse Assessment Screen

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1.3 Rapid Re-Housing for Survivors of Domestic Violence

Rapid re-housing is being adapted by domestic violence providers to respond to the housing needs of the women and families they serve. This workshop will examine how rapid re-housing and homelessness prevention strategies are being used to serve survivors of domestic violence. Presenters will share their service models and lead a discussion on how to assist survivors in finding and maintaining safe, permanent housing.

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Kris Billhardt
Dr. Chiquita Rollins

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1.3 Abuse Assessment Screen

  1. 1. Abuse Assessment ScreenThis tool may be used to quickly screen for domestic violence. Prior to use theagency should have record-keeping and confidentiality standards that ensureagainst disclosure of participant information and maximize participant safety.Instructions: Circle Yes or No for each question.1. Have you ever been emotionally or physically abused by your partner or someoneimportant to you? YES NO2. Within the last year, have you been hit, slapped, kicked or otherwise physically hurt bysomeone? YES NOIf YES, by whom? (Circle all that apply)Husband Ex-Husband Boyfriend Stranger Other MultipleTotal no. of times ___________3. (If applicable): Since you’ve been pregnant, have you been slapped, kicked or otherwisephysically hurt by someone? YES NOIf YES, by whom? (Circle all that apply)Husband Ex-Husband Boyfriend Stranger Other MultipleTotal no. of times ___________4. Within the last year, has anyone forced you to have sexual activities?If YES, by whom? (Circle all that apply)Husband Ex-Husband Boyfriend Stranger Other MultipleTotal no. of times ___________5. Are you afraid of your partner or anyone you listed above?YES NO Multiple (please list)Developer: Judith McFarlane, Barbara Parker, Karen Soeken, and Linda BullocCopyright (c) 1992, American Medical Association. All rights reserved. Journal of the AmericanMedical Association, 1992, 267, 3176-78.Administration method: Provide a private and confidential setting. Inform each womanthat all women attending this service are being assessed for abuse. Read the Abuse AssessmentScreen (AAS) questions to the woman.Scoring procedures: If any questions on the screen are answered affirmatively, the AAS isconsidered positive for abuse (Weiss, Ernst, Cham, & Nick, 2003).Follow-up procedures: At a minimum, all agencies should offer women with positivescreens referral sources and legal options (Soeken et al. 1998).SHARE Study Handout January 2012

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