Description: This study draws on a review of previous research about mental health professionals' response to violent patients, research in the domestic violence field on the nature of battered women's psychological needs, and a survey of battered women's programs about the need for collaboration with mental health services. Recommendations for protocol, assessment, referral, and collaboration were developed from this information.
Goal: to develop a manual that instructs mental health professionals on how to assess patients for woman battering and how to promote the safety of these patients.
Principal Investigator: Not Applicable
Source of funding: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (US DHHS) via National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (NRCDV), Harrisburg, PAType of Study: Research ConsultantEffort: 15%Contract length: 3 yearsPeriod: November 1993 to October 1996Total Amount: $54,000 services/plus $21,000 clerical/plus expenses (benefits included)