Ideally, individuals who have endured physical, verbal, emotional and/or mental abuse should promptly receive emotional support and counseling, based upon their situation, problems and needs. But identifying a victim's needs and the severity of their problems can be complicated. Victims are often reluctant to discuss their situation and feelings. In other words, victims may be unwilling or unable to discuss their victimization.
The Victim Index (VI) consists of 127 items (or questions) and takes 20 minutes to complete. The Victim Index (VI) is an evidence-based self-report assessment instrument or test. The VI is computer scored with printed reports available within 2 ½ minutes of data (answers) entry. The VI contains eight scales (domains).
Assessments that are victim-specific are relatively rare. When working with victims, early problem detection facilitates timely intervention and treatment.
The Victim-Index (VI) is a victim (patient) self-report intake or screening test. Victim Index’s (VI) multiple scales (domains) ensure comprehensive assessment of common victim problems.