This is an educational intervention targeted at screening and identifying male and female victims of domestic violence. We screen all waiting room patients during hours we have research assistants or student volunteers. We initially started off with full time paid research assistants and now operate the project using MPH practicum students and volunteers. All patients who present during the hours we have students and RAs are eligible to participate.
All identified victims are then given information on domestic violence as well as community resource referrals. We also have unique educational interventions and follow up meetings with women who disclose alcohol abuse, drug abuse, and cigarette smoking. The majority of our victims do not have access to care, are uninsured, are female, and are minority. Many victims also have mental health and substance use issues.