Collaboration With Domestic Violence Services: State and local examples
Find examples of State and local efforts to improve collaboration between the domestic violence and child welfare systems, including information on the development of guidelines, strategies, model programs, and training to support children, youth, and families affected by domestic violence.
Building Safety and Support for Battered Women and Their Children Into the Child Protection System: A Summary of Three Consultations (PDF - 519 KB)
Pence & Taylor (2003)
Describes the efforts of three communities to explore how the intervention of child protection agencies in the lives of battered women served to strengthen or weaken women's capacity to protect their children.
Child Welfare Practices for Cases With Domestic Violence (PDF - 748 KB)
Oregon Department of Human Services (4th ed.) (2010)
Guides child welfare workers to encourage the collaboration of domestic violence services and child protective services to increase the safety of adults and children.
Child Welfare Services With Families Experiencing Family Violence: Participant Guide (PDF - 4210 KB)
Georgia Division of Family and Children Services (2007)
Focuses on incorporating knowledge of the co-occurrence of family violence and child abuse into practical application when working with families.
Collaborating for Women and Child Safety
Minnesota Rural Project for Women and Child Safety, Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse, & Minnesota Rural Collaboration on Violence Intervention (2003)
Supplies multidisciplinary teams with a training curriculum that is intended to enhance practice and policy when domestic violence and child maltreatment co-occur.
Collaborating With Domestic Violence Agencies: 7 Habits of a Highly Effective Collaboration
Healthy Families Illinois (2004)
Reports effective strategies used by a child abuse prevention program implemented in an Illinois domestic violence shelter to improve availability of support for abused women and enhance parenting skills of men at risk of violence.
Guidelines for Responding to Child Maltreatment and Domestic Violence (PDF - 4630 KB)
Minnesota Department of Human Services (2005)
Provides direction to child protection staff when responding to situations in which child maltreatment and domestic violence are both occurring.
Interdisciplinary Child Welfare Training Program
University of Michigan School of Social Work
Offers an interdisciplinary training program designed for community-based groups. The program includes research and training programs on substance abuse, interpersonal violence, women and drugs, and parenting and mental illness.
King County Domestic Violence and Child Maltreatment Coordinated Response Guideline 2010 (PDF - 5867 KB)
King County, Washington (2010)
Presents guidelines for effective, coordinated response systems in King County, Washington, for children affected by domestic violence and child abuse and neglect to ensure agency goals are not compromised.
Model Protocol for Advocates Working With Battered Women Involved in the Child Protection System (PDF - 556 KB)
Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence (2003)
Offers ways to develop and implement a comprehensive assistance plan for battered women and their children and lists individual advocacy practices.
Ohio IPV Collaborative
Ohio Intimate Partner Violence Collaborative
Highlights the activities and accomplishments of the Ohio Intimate Partner Violence Collaborative, a group of community partners that addresses practice at the intersection of child protection and intimate partner violence, particularly in the context of an alternative response practice approach.
Promising Approaches: Working With Families, Child Welfare and Domestic Violence (PDF - 569 KB)
Massachusetts Department of Children and Families (2009)
Provides a framework for mandated reporters to create family-centered approaches when domestic violence is identified and instructs how to file a report when necessary. The document guides mandated reporters to consider the effects of domestic violence on children, including interventions and when child welfare should be involved.
Vermont's Partnership Between Domestic Violence Programs and Child Protective Services
Vermont Network Against Domestic and Sexual Violence, Vermont Department for Children and Families, & Vermont Center for Crime Victim Services (2004)
Discusses a coordinated systems approach to the co-occurrence of domestic violence and child maltreatment. The series provides model policy responses and recommend best practices and lessons learned from the Vermont experience.