A S T
V.A.S.T. is an
essential screening questionnaire used in New Mexico’s public health offices that
allows the public health workforce to identify VAST problems throughout the
state and to conduct further assessments and clinical management in our
public health settings. This screening tool focuses on questions pertaining
to violence (family violence and domestic violence), alcohol, substance
abuse, and tobacco use.
Public health and
health provider settings should be safe places to identify the people who
are affected by these issues, to assess the extent and depth of the problem,
and if needed, to provide further assistance or referrals.
detection and intervention can result in reduction of injury, illness, and
death related to family violence, alcoholism, substance abuse, and tobacco
use and ultimately improve the quality of life for many people in New
VAST Training is #2 of the three trainings required of all clinical staff who have contact
with Title X family planning clients in New Mexico within 30 days of hire.
The VAST Workbook and training CD were sent to each clinic site for staff
use in January of 2006. All clinic staff must have a Certificate of
Completion on file at their work site for audits. You can take the
training with the CD or you can click on the link below to view or to take
VAST Training Instructions
Please print this guide before begining the BVAST training. These instructions will explain how to download and complete the training.
Training Power Point File
Print the Certificate of
Completion and have your Supervisor sign it.
Title X Family
Planning VAST 2006 Training
Funded by the New Mexico Department
of Health, Public Health Division,
Title X Family Planning Program and the U.S. Department of Health and Human