Domestic violence can have a devastating effect in the lives of the children and adult victims. It can contribute to the development of and/or impair recovery from other coexisting issues. Child welfare professionals must work together to develop principles, procedures, and treatment programs to help children and adult victims recover from the trauma of domestic violence. The following provide resources on treatment for adult and child victims, as well as batterer intervention.
Crisis Intervention for Children and Caregivers Exposed to Intimate Partner Violence
Blodgett, Behan, Erp, Harrington, & Souers
Best Practices in Mental Health, 4(1), 2008
Describes outcomes of the Spokane Safe Start crisis response, which served families and children who were exposed to trauma, primarily intimate partner violence.