CUES: an Evidence-Based Intervention
Beyond Screening: Easy Steps to Support Survivors in Health Settings Infographic
Providers should talk with all patients about the elements of healthy and unhealthy relationships, the health effects of violence, health promotion strategies, and resources. Learn more about an evidence-based intervention for addressing domestic violence in health settings. Use the evidence-based and trauma-informed intervention, CUES.
Steps of the CUES Intervention
- C: Confidentiality
Always see the patient alone for at least part of the visit and disclose your limits of confidentiality before discussing IPV.
- UE: Universal Education + Empowerment
Use our safety cards to talk with all patients about healthy and unhealthy relationships and the health effects of violence. Always give at least two cards to each patient so that they can share with friends and family.
- S: Support
Disclosure is not the goal, but it will happen. Discuss a patient-centered care plan to encourage harm reduction. Make a warm referral to your DV partner and document the disclosure in order to follow up at the next visit.
How to use: Display this poster in staff break rooms or other communal staff-only locations for a quick reminder on how to use the CUES intervention safety cards.
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