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Table 1 Women-centered care for IPV/SV survivors (n = 12 guidelines)

From: Latin American and Caribbean countries’ baseline clinical and policy guidelines for responding to intimate partner violence and sexual violence against women

Visual and auditory privacy during consultation 12
Confidentiality when information shared 12
Non-judgemental, supportive, validating reaction to disclosure 12
Safety planning or danger assessment 10
Assess and promote children’s safety 7
Provide written material about legal, housing, economic empowerment 8
Warn of risk to women of taking home written material 0
Special needs women: mental disorder 9
           physical disability 8
           pregnancy 6
Universal screening (NOT recommended by WHO) 4
Selective enquiry (recommended by WHO) 4
Referral for needed services 9
Referral pathway outlined 8
Availability of directory of existing services 3
Women’s shelter available 3
Hotlines available 3
Assess for mental health problems 7
           suicide/self-harm 6
           depression/anxiety 4
           substance abuse 3
           posttraumatic stress disorder 1
Provide or mobilize social support 6
Offer coping strategies for stress 0
Undertake watchful waiting to see if early distress resolves 7
Provide psychological first aid support 6
Offer structural advocacy/empowerment 6
Mental health service available 7
Offer psychotherapy for children exposed to VAW 4
Photos of injuries if present 5
Body diagram of injuries if present 7