Coercion related to mental health and substance use in the context of intimate partner violence: A toolkit for screening, assessment, and brief counseling in primary care and behavioral health settings

Date: 2018
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Type:  Toolkit
Author:  Warshaw, C., & Tinnon, E.
Publisher:  The National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health (NCDVTMH)

This toolkit provides trauma-informed guidance on integrating questions about mental health and substance use coercion experienced by victims of IPV into routine mental health and substance use histories and into in-depth assessments in primary care and behavioral health settings. It is intended to be used in conjunction with comprehensive guidance on trauma-informed approaches to screening, assessment, and brief intervention for IPV in healthcare, mental health, and substance abuse treatment settings. Intimate partner victimization places people at significantly higher risk for depression, anxiety, posttraumatic stress disorder, medical problems, substance use, and suicide attempts.