Health Materials for Patients, Providers, and Advocates

The National Health Resource Center’s materials are best used in conjunction with a warm referral, also referred to in the CUES intervention. A warm referral is a supported referral to domestic violence/sexual assault (DV/SA) advocacy services from a health provider, in which the provider is able to offer a patient access to an onsite DV/SA advocate; offer use of the clinic’s phone to call a local resource; or offer the name and phone number so they can reach out independently, etc. Complement a warm referral with a brochure or safety card from a local DV/SA agency, if it is safe for the patient to take home. Ideally, the provider has an established relationship with the DV/SA advocacy program and is familiar with the staff and services available, thus increasing the likelihood of the patient following through with the connection.

An index of health and domestic violence related materials offered by Futures Without Violence: