Understanding if it's abuse

Am I in physical danger?

Danger assessments can make you aware of the level of danger you have of being physically harmed by your partner. If you are scared of your partner or feel unsafe at home, danger assessments can help you make an informed decision about whether or not to separate from your partner.

Before completing a danger assessment it is important to understand that they include questions about violence, threats, and coercion, which can be triggering and upsetting to read about.

If you think completing a danger assessment will support your journey, consider reaching out to someone you trust to be there with you. Also consider contacting a local advocate who can offer emotional support and walk you through each of the questions.

Assessments

For Females in Heterosexual Relationship

The Danger Assessment is an instrument that helps to determine the level of danger a woman has of being killed by her intimate partner. The tool was originally developed by Dr. Jacquelyn Campbell (1986) with consultation and content validity support from battered women, shelter workers, law enforcement officials, and other clinical experts.


For Females in Same-Sex Relationship

The Danger Assessment is an instrument that helps to determine the level of danger a woman has of being killed by her intimate partner. The tool was originally developed by Dr. Jacquelyn Campbell (1986) with consultation and content validity support from battered women, shelter workers, law enforcement officials, and other clinical experts.


For Male and Nonbinary People

University of Arizona developed the Arizona Intimate Partner Risk Assessment Instrument System (APRAIS). The APRAIS tool predicts near-lethal violence and is used at the scene of domestic violence incidents to place survivors in contact with domestic violence advocates. The Arizona Supreme Court recently ruled that this type of risk assessment and intervention, developed and tested by Dr. Messing, is recommended for use at the scene of domestic violence incidents throughout Arizona.


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