Resources include training curricula and materials for child welfare caseworkers on domestic violence, addressing topics such as safety planning, batterer intervention, the impact of domestic violence on children, youth, and families, cross-system collaboration, and more. Resources include State and local examples.
Breaking the Cycle: Fathering After Violence: Curriculum Guidelines and Tools for Batterer Intervention Programs (PDF - 880 KB)
Family Violence Prevention Fund (2004)
Addresses men in their roles as fathers or father figures to children to increase men's awareness of the effects of domestic violence on children. Also deals with motivation to stop abusive behavior, capacity for healing and having constructive relationships with their children, and support of their partner's parenting.
Domestic Violence Among Women of Color
Maternal and Child Health Bureau (2006)
Addresses special issues affecting women of color who are victims of domestic violence.
The Emotional Effects of Domestic Violence on Children
Explores attachment issues; the impact of trauma; and how mental, emotional, and intellectual development can be affected. Also includes issues of treatment and therapeutic techniques.
In the Moment Strategies for Facilitators of Team Decisionmaking Meetings: When Domestic Violence Is Present or Suspected (PDF - 10,150 KB)
Annie E. Casey Foundation (2004)
Suggests strategies and tools for skill development to support facilitators when responding to issues of domestic violence in team decision-making meetings.
Professor's Resource Guide to Teaching About Woman Abuse and Its Effects on Children (PDF - 304 KB)
Baker & Cunningham (2005)
Offers a teaching aid to plan a workshop on how woman abuse affects infants, toddlers, children, and teenagers.
Team Decisionmaking and Domestic Violence: An Advanced Training for TDM Facilitators and Child Protection Supervisors (PDF - 465 KB)
Family Violence Prevention Fund (2009)
Helps child welfare workers prepare and manage family team decision-making meetings while engaging parents around domestic violence issues including the impact of children’s exposure to domestic violence and safety plans for children and battered mothers.
Through a New Lens: Seeing Woman Abuse in the Life of a Young Child: A Learning Module for Early Childhood Education Programs (PDF - 180 KB)
Baker & Cunningham (2005)
Explains signs of distress in children, how children might be affected by domestic violence, and strategies to support child adjustment.
Tools and Resources
The Greenbook Initiative
Lists documents, tools, and training materials to assist communities with the overlap of domestic violence and child maltreatment.
Video Resource List
National Resource Center on Domestic Violence
Offers a printable list or an online search of videos designed to assist advocates and others working to end domestic violence in selecting videos to use in educational programming and service provision.
Child Welfare Services with Families Experiencing Family Violence: Participant Guide (PDF - 4,210 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 Woman and Child Safety
Hagemeister, Nakajima, Beeman, Edleson, & Baker (2003)
Presents a training curriculum for multidisciplinary teams to enhance practice and policy when domestic violence and child maltreatment co-occur.
Domestic Violence Issues: An Introduction for Child Welfare Professionals
Pennsylvania Child Welfare Training Program (2006)
Helps professionals recognize the indicators of family violence, understand the dynamics of family violence, assess safety and risk, develop case plans, and appropriately refer clients to shelters and other specialized resources.
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