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Purpose
The purpose of this training module is to present the information and skills that are critical for community mental health workers to employ in screening, assessing and intervening with clients experiencing domestic violence. This module also presents guiding principles for this role and a framework for incorporating these tasks into existing responsibilities of mental health staff. Three screening and assessment tools are presented.

Learning Objectives
By the end of this training module community mental health staff will be able to:
     1. Identify guiding principle critical to working with victims of domestic violence.
     2. Identify the roles mental health staff can employ in the screening, assessment and
         intervention with clients experiencing domestic violence.
     3. Demonstrate the use of screening tools and assessment instruments and procedures.
     4. Describe psychological effects of domestic violence.
     5. Describe appropriate therapeutic techniques to utilize when working with victims.