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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.

Learning Objectives
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
         endanger clients.
     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.