This section provides information on how community and faith-based organizations respond and provide support to children, youth, and families who are exposed to domestic violence.
Community Engagement, Child Welfare, and Domestic Violence Service Agencies
International Journal of Child, Youth and Family Studies, 1(3/4), 2010
Reviews research on community engagement and the need for coordination between child welfare and domestic violence agencies, and offers recommendations to overcome barriers to collaboration.
Domestic Violence Prevention and Education in Faith-Based Communities
National Online Resource Center on Violence Against Women
Presents articles and information on addressing domestic violence in the following communities of faith: interfaith, Christianity, Islam, and Judaism.
Helping Rural Battered Women and Their Children: A Guide for Faith Leaders and Religious Communities (PDF)
Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence (2002)
Contains information for faith leaders on how to talk to and support someone who is being abused by providing information on domestic violence, services that local programs can offer, and safety planning tips.
Jewish Women International
Offers information on projects, resources, and training to support the safety of women and girls, as well as ways to identify and serve victims of abuse and ideas to break the cycle of violence in Jewish relationships and homes.
Lessons Learned From a Faith Community-Based Domestic Violence Pilot Program in Forsyth County, NC
Fowler, Ellis, Farmer, & Hege
Journal of Religion and Abuse, 8(3), 2006
Describes a faith community-based initiative to train clergy and lay leaders to respond appropriately to domestic violence and to strengthen ties to local secular providers of domestic violence services.
Strengthening Families in the Korean/Asian Immigrant Community
Examines the incidence and impact of domestic violence within the Korean/Asian immigrant community and the role of faith-based and service organizations in responding to such violence.