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