Also known as family violence, spousal abuse, and partner abuse, the following training resources address issues related to domestic violence, such as safety planning and service provision. Resources include State and local examples.
Breaking the Cycle: Fathering After Violence: Curriculum Guidelines and Tools for Batterer Intervention Programs
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.
Caring for Children Who Have Experienced Domestic Violence
Child Welfare League of America (2005)
Provides ongoing professional development for foster parents who have completed PRIDE Core training. Includes resources to respond effectively to complex issues related to caring for children with particular conditions or life experiences.
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 - 10150 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.
Orientation to Violence Prevention
PREVENT Institute (2005)
Introduces the key concepts of "primary prevention" - stopping violence before it starts - in a three-part series.
Scope of the Problem
PREVENT Institute (2005)
Presents five training modules that provide an overview of intimate partner violence, child maltreatment, sexual violence, youth violence, and suicide.
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 - 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.
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.