This module introduces home visitors to screening clients for substance use, intimate partner violence and mental health issues. It provides a statistical overview of the prevalence of these concerns and gives information about the impact they have on health and well-being in the home. The module also demonstrates best practices for screening, including frequency, different tools available, and techniques for creating a comfortable and successful screening environment.

Learning Objectives

  1. List reasons why home visitors should screen all mothers
  2. Describe the difference between screening and assessment
  3. Develop and improve screening, intervention, and referral skills
  4. Explain the importance of screening for multiple risks
  5. Explain why a mother may not acknowledge issues
  6. Describe best practices for screening
  7. Understand how to create and maintain a respectful environment