Screening for teen dating violence
Bradley Hospital, located in Providence, RI, is a teaching hospital for The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and ranks in the top third of private hospitals receiving funding from the National Institutes of Health.Its research arm, the Bradley Hasbro Children's Research Center (BHCRC), brings together leading researchers in such topics as: autism, colic, childhood sleep patterns, HIV prevention, infant development, obesity, eating disorders, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and juvenile firesetting.
Source: Lifespan Citation: Child and adolescent psychiatrists could improve their screening for dating violence (2007, April 2) retrieved 2 September 2019 from https://medicalxpress.com/news/2007-04This document is subject to copyright.Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission.The content is provided for information purposes only.Bradley Hospital is a member of the Lifespan health system. are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to Eurek Alert!by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the Eurek Alert system.The result is a theoretically informed, empirically based algorithm that can adequately estimate the likelihood of physical and sexual TDV perpetration during vulnerable developmental periods.
These findings can immediately aid emerging preventive initiatives for this increasing public health concern.
Examples include the Universal Abuse and Domestic Violence Screening Tool developed by the Worcester County Health Department, Case Management Unit, the Teen Dating Violence Assessment Questions developed by the Center for Community Solutions (CCS) and San Diego Youth & Community Services (SDYCS) and sample assessment questions and tools in included in Addressing Intimate Partner Abuse in Runaway and Homeless Youth: A Practical Guide for Service Providers developed by he Hollywood Homeless Youth Partnership (HHYP). Department of Health & Human Services nor any of its components operate, control, are responsible for, or necessarily endorse this Web site (including, without limitation, its content, technical infrastructure, and policies, and any services or tools provided).
The HYYP also engaged in thoughtful consideration of when and how such screening should be conducted within RHY programs, and offers the following guidance: Notice of Federal Funding and Federal Disclaimer This Web site is funded through a grant from the U. Department of Health & Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Family and Youth Services Bureau.
“We found that although most child and adolescent psychiatrists screen for other risk behaviors such as suicide and drug use, only 21 percent screened for dating violence,” says lead author Larry K.
Brown, MD, with the Bradley Hasbro Children’s Research Center and The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.
"Screening is the first step in identification, diagnosis and proper treatment; it will lead to a reduction in further dating violence and proper treatment for reactions to dating violence that has already happened," says Brown.