Find examples of State and local efforts to improve collaboration between the domestic violence and child welfare systems, including information on the development of guidelines, strategies, model programs, and training to support children, youth, and families affected by domestic violence.
Child Welfare Practices for Cases With Domestic Violence (PDF - 748 KB)
Oregon Department of Human Services (4th ed.) (2010)
Guides child welfare workers to encourage the collaboration of domestic violence services and child protective services to increase the safety of adults and children.
Child Welfare Services With Families Experiencing Family Violence: Participant Guide (PDF - 4210 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.
Interdisciplinary Child Welfare Training Program
University of Michigan School of Social Work
Offers an interdisciplinary training program designed for community-based groups. The program includes research and training programs on substance abuse, interpersonal violence, women and drugs, and parenting and mental illness.
King County Domestic Violence and Child Maltreatment Coordinated Response Guideline 2010 (PDF - 5867 KB)
King County, Washington (2010)
Presents guidelines for effective, coordinated response systems in King County, Washington, for children affected by domestic violence and child abuse and neglect to ensure agency goals are not compromised.
Model Protocol for Advocates Working With Battered Women Involved in the Child Protection System (PDF - 556 KB)
Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence (2003)
Offers ways to develop and implement a comprehensive assistance plan for battered women and their children and lists individual advocacy practices.
Ohio IPV Collaborative
Ohio Intimate Partner Violence Collaborative
Highlights the activities and accomplishments of the Ohio Intimate Partner Violence Collaborative, a group of community partners that addresses practice at the intersection of child protection and intimate partner violence, particularly in the context of an alternative response practice approach.
Promising Approaches: Working With Families, Child Welfare and Domestic Violence (PDF - 569 KB)
Massachusetts Department of Children and Families (2009)
Provides a framework for mandated reporters to create family-centered approaches when domestic violence is identified and instructs how to file a report when necessary. The document guides mandated reporters to consider the effects of domestic violence on children, including interventions and when child welfare should be involved.