Module introduction

By the end of this module, we hope you will:


  • be aware of the prevalence of DVA among both men and women with mental illness


  • know how to ask safely about DVA to assess whether patients may be victims and/or perpetrators


  • know how to respond to disclosures of DVA, including immediate responses, safety assessments, referrals to MARAC, and assessing longer-term implications for mental health interventions


  • know how to carry out a risk assessment that includes consideration of DVA.


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