The Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment tool guides the home visitor in assisting clients with both immediate feedback on potentially harmful behavior and a longer-term solution through referral to additional treatment or resources beyond what the home visitor can provide. This module explains the use of the tool and teaches how best to do a brief intervention and how to use screening tools including Virginia’s Behavioral Health Risks Screening Tool for Women of Childbearing Age.

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe the reasons that Home Visitors (HV) should screen women for substance use, intimate partner violence, and mental health concerns.
  2. Practice tips and techniques HV providers can use when screening
  3. Describe and practice providing a “brief intervention”