Child Protection in Families Experiencing Domestic Violence
Office on Child Abuse and Neglect, Children's Bureau., Caliber Associates. Bragg, H. Lien.|
|Year Published: 2003|
Each day, the safety and well-being of children across the Nation are threatened by child abuse and neglect. Many of these children live in homes that are experiencing domestic violence. The child welfare field is working to find effective ways to serve families where this overlap occurs. Intervening effectively in the lives of these children and their families is not the sole responsibility of a single agency or professional group, but rather it is a shared community concern.
The Child Abuse and Neglect User Manual Series has provided guidance on child protection to hundreds of thousands of multidisciplinary professionals and concerned community members since the late 1970s. The User Manual Series provides a foundation for understanding child maltreatment and the roles and responsibilities of various practitioners in its prevention, identification, investigation, assessment, and treatment. Through the years, the manuals have served as valuable resources for building knowledge, promoting effective practices, and enhancing community collaboration.
Since the last update of the User Manual Series in the early 1990s, a number of changes have occurred that dramatically affect each community's response to child maltreatment. The changing landscape reflects increased recognition of the complexity of issues facing parents and their children, new legislation, practice innovations, and system reform efforts. Significant advances in research have helped shape new directions for interventions, while ongoing evaluations help us to know "what works."
The Office on Child Abuse and Neglect (OCAN) within the Children's Bureau of the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), has developed this third edition of the User Manual Series to reflect the increased knowledge base and the evolving state of practice. The updated and new manuals are comprehensive in scope while also succinct in presentation and easy to follow, and they address trends and concerns relevant to today's professional.
The keystone manual for the series, A Coordinated Response to Child Abuse and Neglect: The Foundation for Practice, addresses the definition, scope, causes, and consequences of child abuse and neglect, and presents an overview of prevention efforts and the child protection process. Because child protection is a multidisciplinary effort, the Foundation for Practice manual also describes the roles and responsibilities of different professional groups and offers guidance on how the groups can work together effectively to protect the safety, permanency, and well-being of children.
The Foundation for Practice manual is intended to accompany other manuals in the User Manual Series, including this manual, Child Protection in Families Experiencing Domestic Violence, as well as the other profession-specific or special issue manuals.
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