Patient-Centered Approach to Domestic Violence in Health Settings

Title: Patient-Centered Approach to Domestic Violence in Health Settings

Date Recorded: May 25, 2017

With the screening and brief counseling recommendations in the US Preventive Service Task Force, many are looking for the best evidence-based screening tool for domestic violence to use in health settings. However, research suggests that disclosure-based responses to domestic violence are limiting because they constrain our opportunities for prevention and limits education to only those who are ready to disclose and who have been screened appropriately. Additionally, in the quest for the right screening question, the intervention is often overlooked. This webinar offers an approach that incorporates universal education and direct inquiry as well as patient-centered brief interventions that are evidence based and easy to implement. Learn a brief, evidence based intervention that supports survivors and promotes healthy relationships. This webinar will feature a new online tool for health providers and advocates, and

By the end of this webinar participants will be better able to:

  • Discuss the limitations of incorporating evidence-based screening tools without a plan for those who aren’t ready for disclosure or a plan for brief interventions for those who do.
  • Understand the role universal education can play in both prevention and intervention.
  • Understand the role of DV advocates and the opportunity for partnership
  • Access a new online toolkit that supports partnership and provides tools for providers and advocates


  • Janice Miller, MSW | House of Ruth Maryland
  • Erica Monasterio, RN, MN, FNP | University of California San Francisco
  • Mao Yang, Administration for Children and Families

The slides and recording are now available.