Health Care

Consensus Guidelines on Domestic Violence

Revised: Second Edition (2004)
The National Consensus Guidelines on Identifying and Responding to Domestic Violence Victimization in Health Care Settings (3.92MB PDF)

  • Designed to assist health care providers from multiple settings and in various professional disciplines in addressing domestic violence victimization.
  • Includes assessment, documentation, intervention and referral information.
  • These guidelines are the first of their kind to address assessment for lifetime exposure as well as current abuse and to make recommendations on how to prepare your practice to assess both women and men for victimization.
  • Developed by Futures Without Violence, formerly Family Violence Prevention Fund's National Health Resource Center on Domestic Violence in partnership with leading experts from around the country, these guidelines are an invaluable tool for anyone working in a health care setting!
  • The Guidelines were accepted for inclusion in National Guideline Clearinghouse and measures accepted for inclusion in National Quality Measures Clearinghouse



Please note that in the Introduction, the correct reference for footnote 2 should read:
McCauley J, Yurk R, Jenckes M, Ford D. 1998. "Inside Pandora's Box: Abused Women's Experiences with Clinicians and Health Services". Journal of General Internal Medicine. Volume 13: 549-555.