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What You Need to Know about Risk and Lethality Assessment in Domestic Violence Cases

What You Need to Know about Risk and Lethality Assessment in Domestic Violence Cases

Thursday, June 23, 2005

Each year more than three million women in the United States are abused by their intimate partners and more than 1,200 are killed. These victims are often unaware their lives are in danger prior to the attack. The newly revised Danger Assessment (DA) Instrument, developed by Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing Associate Dean Dr. Jacqueline Campbell, can help the professionals who work with victims identify the level of danger in the relationship.

Training Objectives:

Describe the development and data supporting the Danger Assessment (DA).

Describe how to use the DA with victims of DV.

Identify other possible uses of the DA by health care, criminal justice, first responders, batterer intervention programs, and advocacy programs

Identify critical elements of safety planning based on risk/lethality/safety assessment with the DA.

About the Trainer:

Jacquelyn C. Campbell, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N. is the Anna D. Wolf Endowed Professor in the School of Nursing and Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs at John Hopkins University. Dr. Campbell’s overall research and policy initiatives are in the area of family violence and violence against women, with continuous federal research funding since 1984. Her research has included risk factors and assessment for intimate partner homicide, abuse during pregnancy, marital rape, and physical and mental health effects of intimate partner violence and has been used as the basis of health policy recommendations to state, national and international organizations. Dr. Campbell has worked with wife abuse shelters and advocacy organizations for the last twenty-five years and has authored, co-authored or edited five books and more than 125 articles and chapters.

To download training handouts click here.

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