The co-occurrence of domestic violence and child maltreatment, as well as the effects of domestic violence on children, indicate the need for improved understanding and collaboration between these two systems in order to respond effectively to victims and their families. The following resources address training curricula and materials to help domestic violence workers and advocates better understand the child welfare system and the overlapping issues affecting each system.
Breaking the Cycle: Fathering After Violence—Curriculum Guidelines and Tools for Batterer Intervention Programs
Family Violence Prevention Fund (2004)
Presents curriculum guidelines for batterer intervention programs that work with fathers who have been violent.
Collaborating for Woman and Child Safety
Hagemeister, Nakajima, Beeman, Edleson, & Baker (2003)
Designed for multidisciplinary teams, it is intended to enhance practice and policy when domestic violence and child maltreatment co-occur.
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)
Seeks to provide facilitators with targeted strategies, practical support, and tools for skill development to use before and during team decision-making meetings, as well as some suggestions for following up with caseworkers and supervisors.
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