Clients complete a Danger Assessment which can help them (designed for women) evaluate the degree of danger they face.
Danger Assessment helps to
determine the level of danger an abused woman has of being killed by her
intimate partner. Nearly three women are killed everyday in the U.S. by a current or former romantic partner. Lethality increases the moment a women says she is leaving.
Danger Assessment Calendar - Part 1
The assessment begins by giving a woman a calendar. She is asked to mark the days when physically abusive incidents occurred, ranking each incident’s severity on a scale between one and five. This exercise can heighten the woman’s awareness of her situation and reduce denial and minimization of the abuse.
"I'm leaving you today." Reply - "If you do, I'll kill you."
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Danger Assessment Questionnaire
Danger Assessment Questionnaire - Part 2
The second part of the assessment asks the woman 20 questions designed to identify danger within the relationship. Each question addresses a specific behavior that is a significant predictor to intimate partner homicide. The list includes questions such as “Does he own a gun?” “Is he an alcoholic or problem drinker?” and “Does he threaten to harm your children?”