In recent years, increased attention has been focused on children who witness violence between family members at home. Even when children are not directly injured by violence, exposure to violence in the home can contribute to behavioral, social, or emotional problems. In addition, research suggests that child maltreatment and domestic violence co-occur in an estimated 30 to 60 percent of cases.
Child welfare and domestic violence service providers have begun to work together toward the common goals of ensuring safety and preserving families. These goals are the basis for collaboration and partnership building in the delivery of services to children, youth, and families affected by domestic violence.
- Treatment services
- Casework practice
- Cross-system collaboration
- Resources for families
National Resource Center on Domestic Violence
Provides support and information through technical assistance, training, and prevention to organizations and individuals working to end violence in the lives of victims and their children.
National Online Resource Center on Violence Against Women (VAWnet)
Supports national, State, and local violence against women prevention and intervention strategies through a searchable collection of full-text electronic resources on domestic violence, sexual violence, and related issues.
|Child Protection in Families Experiencing Domestic Violence|
|Author(s):||Office on Child Abuse and Neglect, Caliber Associates.
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|Year Published:||2003 - 108 pages|
|Domestic violence is a devastating social problem that affects every segment of the population. While system responses are primarily targeted towards adult victims of abuse, increasing attention is now focused on the children who witness domestic violence. Studies estimate that 10 to 20 percent of children are at risk for exposure to domestic violence. Research also indicates children exposed to domestic violence are at an increased risk of being abused or neglected, and that a majority of studies reveal there are adult and child victims in 30 to 60 percent of families who experience domestic violence. This manual provides background ...|