Healthy Moms, Happy Babies: Using the Relationship Assessment Tool and Universal Education
Title: Healthy Moms, Happy Babies: Using the Relationship Assessment Tool and Universal Education
Date Recorded: August 12, 2016
Many U.S. states are gearing up for the new Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) federal guidelines and recommendations commencing October 1st, 2016. To support the field, Futures Without Violence (FUTURES) is launching an updated module from our Healthy Moms Happy Babies Toolkit: A Train the Trainer Curriculum on Domestic Violence and Reproductive Coercion and the webinar will discuss its application.
The module highlights the Relationship Assessment Tool (RAT), formerly known as the WEB. This evidence-based screening tool is an effective resource for many programs, including those that may use a different domestic violence (DV) screening method. The module will discuss how the RAT and FUTURES’ safety cards can be utilized to promote universal education and help frame conversations on healthy and safe relationships. These tools and resources provide simple safety planning tips and hotline referrals and are designed to help clients and patients recognize how unhealthy relationships and abuse can negatively impact their health outcomes, such as substance abuse or chronic stress. In addition, this webinar will explore how the RAT and safety cards can be used as an empowerment tool for mothers.
By the end of this webinar participants will be better able to:
- Identify two barriers to screening for providers, home visitors and other professionals who conduct domestic violence assessment with clients.
- Describe why universal education and using our evidenced-based safety card is important for helping clients who experience domestic violence.
- Understand how the safety card can be used as an empowerment tool for clients.
- Rebecca Levenson, MA