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Screening Women fo Risky Health Behaviors

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.

Following the course, home visitors will:
- Gain knowledge about the prevalence and risks of domestic/intimate violence, mental health issues, smoking and substance use in pregnancy and early parenting, and why home visitors should screen for these risks
- Gain comfort in introducing these topics and administering several evidence-based screening tools
- Gain confidence in giving feedback and conducting a brief intervention with clients, using motivational interviewing skills
- Know how to make an effective referral for behavioral health services when indicated

There are no scheduled sessions at this time. Sign up to be notified when this course is available.

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