The ISMA’s Committee on Family Violence offers resources, to help you counsel and refer patients who might be victims of domestic violence. Find them on the ISMA website.
- Just Ask. Designed for physicians, this reference guide outlines eight steps to screen and assist victims.
- Resource Cards. These small cards list phone numbers for shelters and other support agencies and may be placed in special cardholders that hang on the wall of patient restrooms.
- Domestic Violence InfoGuide. This 20-page reference guide details steps a victim can take to leave an abusive relationship. The free booklet explains how to develop a safety plan and file a protective order. It includes a statewide list of shelters and other supportive organizations.
- Screening Forms. Documentation is vital when treating a domestic violence victim. This copy-ready form provides a check-off list to help you record injuries. It also includes a body diagram and a safety assessment tool.