Customers who receive ongoing services participate in a strengths-based, individual- or family-focused, culturally-responsive needs assessment that informs the development of the services plan.
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Note: Refer to the Assessment Matrix - MFR for additional assessment criteria. The elements of the matrix can be tailored according to the needs of specific customers or service design.
Note: While the safety assessment standards in MIL-FAP 5 address the identification of immediate safety concerns following allegations of domestic abuse or child abuse and neglect, MIL-FAP 6 is focused on the identification of broader service needs including services and support that will address the underlying conditions or behaviors. Both MIL-FAP 5 and MIL-FAP 6 should be conducted if ongoing treatment or support will be provided in cases of domestic abuse or child abuse and neglect.
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The needs assessment process for family violence cases minimizes duplication of effort, thereby reducing trauma to the customer.
NA The MFR FAP provides education, information and referral, and safety planning only and is not authorized to provide clinical treatment services.
Interpretation Examples of considerations that contribute to a culturally responsive needs assessment include attention to geographic location, language of choice, age and developmental level, and the customers religious, racial, ethnic, and cultural background.
Interpretation Factors that increase the risk for future domestic abuse include, but are not limited to:
In cases of domestic abuse, the needs assessment considers the context in which the violence took place including:
Research has shown that domestic abuse and substance use conditions are often co-occurring in perpetrators and one issue often exacerbates the other. As such, the most effective prevention and treatment programs are those that address the issues of domestic abuse and substance use or misuse concurrently.