This training module highlights the interface between domestic violence
victims and staff of community mental health centers. Staff barriers,
domestic violence advocatesí barriers, training barriers, and client barriers
are presented. A model is presented for utilization by community mental
health staff to identify and assess for the prevalence of domestic violence
experiences among clients.
By the end of this training module, community mental health workers
will be able to:
1. Identify staff, client, setting,
training, and domestic violence advocatesí barriers which
impede the identification
and assessment of clients experiencing domestic violence.
2. Identify aspects of the mental health
system power and control wheel which seem to
3. Discuss the use of RADAR protocol with
mental health clients.
4. Identify other roles which mental health
workers can employ to stop domestic violence
in their communities.