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Prevention Programs for Families Affected by Domestic Violence: Parenting
Offers intervention to fathers; trains communities in engaging, assessing, and intervening with men at high risk of committing violence; and conducts research to improve outcomes.
Fathering After Violence
Family Violence Prevention Fund
Describes a national initiative to enhance the safety and well-being of women and children by motivating men to renounce violence and become better fathers and more supportive parenting partners.
Fathers for Change: A New Approach to Working With Fathers Who Perpetrate Intimate Partner Violence
Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, 41(1)
Describes the components of a new intervention, Fathers for Change, which addresses the comorbidity of substance abuse, domestic violence, and poor parenting in fathers of young children. A case example and initial feasibility of the intervention provides an understanding of the key ingredients and the gap this intervention could fill in the field once tested in efficacy trials.
Five Years Later: Final Implementation Lessons from the Evaluation of Responsible Fatherhood, Marriage and Family Strengthening Grants for Incarcerated and Reentering Fathers and Their Partners
McKay, Lindquist, & Bir (2013)
United States Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, & RTI International Shares findings from an evaluation of the Responsible Fatherhood, Marriage and Family Strengthening Grants for Incarcerated and Reentering Fathers and Their Partners (MFS-IP), a program that funded services to support families in which one parent was incarcerated or recently released. The brief highlights the challenges programs encountered in building relationships between corrections and community agencies, as well as strategies that were used to address domestic violence.
National Child Traumatic Stress Network
The NCTSN Domestic Violence Collaborative Group (2013)
Offers 10 factsheets to parents whose children have been affected by domestic violence to help them meet needs of their children, and offers education in support of their resilience and recovery.
Parenting Stress, Parenting Behavior, and Children's Adjustment in Families Experiencing Intimate Partner Violence
Huth-Bocks & Hughes
Journal of Family Violence, 23(4), 2008
Considers the effect of parental stress and child behavioral and emotional outcomes and discusses implications for interventions with battered women.
Parenting After Violence
Philadelphia Department of Human Services and Institute for Safe Families
Explores ways that both mothers and fathers can restore family safety and help their children to heal when there has been trauma, conflict, and family violence within the home as well as prevent future acts of violence.
Promising Futures: Best Practices for Serving Children, Youth, and Parents Experiencing Domestic Violence
Futures Without Violence (2012)
Presents general information and statistics about the effects of domestic violence on children and parenting and outlines some topics for enhancing services for children and youth including: (1) get the facts, (2) program readiness, (3) interventions for children and youth, (4) advancing the field, (5) tools.