Domestic Violence and Cross-System Collaboration
Child welfare providers and other stakeholders emphasize the importance of coordinating domestic violence services with child welfare and other related systems in order to improve outcomes for children, youth, and families. Find guidelines, protocols, and other resources for improving collaboration among domestic violence, child welfare, courts, law enforcement, schools, health care, and community and faith-based organizations.
- Child welfare system
- Law enforcement
- Health care
- Community and faith-based organizations
The Greenbook Initiative
National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
Provides information on a Federal initiative to help child welfare workers, domestic violence advocates, and family court judges improve their efforts to help battered women and their children achieve safety and well-being.
Creating Trauma-Informed Child-Serving Systems (PDF - 160 KB)
National Child Traumatic Stress Network
Service Systems Brief, 1(1), 2007
Highlights innovative strategies and provides guidelines for creating collaborative trauma-informed systems to effectively serve children and adolescents.
Community Partnerships for Protecting Children: Lessons About Addressing Domestic Violence (PDF - 132 KB)
Family Violence Prevention Fund (2006)
Reviews emerging knowledge about the intersection of domestic violence and child maltreatment and discusses the Community Partnerships for Protecting Children initiative's efforts to improve practices and protocols for addressing the issue.
Early Childhood, Domestic Violence, and Poverty: Helping Young Children and Their Families
Presents a series of papers designed for pediatric health settings, early childhood programs, family support providers, police, and domestic violence agencies containing practical guidelines and policy recommendations for early childhood intervention with young children affected by domestic violence and poverty.