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Title: Child Protection in Families Experiencing Domestic Violence
Author(s): H. Lein Bragg
Corporate Author: ICF International
United States of America
Date Published: 2003
Page Count: 100
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Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This manual provides background information on the impact of domestic violence between intimate partners on the children exposed to this violence and guidance for professional practice in responding to this problem.
Abstract: A chapter on the overlap between child maltreatment and domestic violence discusses the co-occurrence of child maltreatment and domestic violence, children's exposure to domestic violence, common ground for professionals who respond to child maltreatment and domestic violence, and the various responses to families that experience domestic violence. A chapter on the "Basics of Domestic Violence" defines the nature of domestic violence and profiles victims and perpetrators of domestic violence. Another chapter reviews child protection practices with families that are experiencing domestic violence. This chapter first presents guiding principles and defines desired outcomes. This is followed by practice guidelines for initial screening and for family assessment. Safety planning with adult and child victims is then discussed. Other topics addressed in this chapter are case decisionmaking, the planning and management of cases that involve domestic violence, and case closure. A fifth chapter focuses on the enhancement of caseworker safety and support in child-protection cases that involve domestic violence. Safety considerations for caseworkers are discussed, along with steps to enhance caseworker safety and the role of the supervisors in supporting caseworkers. The concluding chapter provides guidance for building collaborative responses for families that are experiencing domestic violence. Topics addressed are partnering with service providers; community partnerships and principles; and promising initiatives, models, and programs. 130 notes, a glossary, and appended resource listing, toll-free telephone numbers for reporting child abuse, stages of change, domestic violence assessments, safety plans, and the development of a memorandum of understanding
Main Term(s): Juvenile victims
Index Term(s): Child emotional abuse and neglect; Child protection services; Children at risk; Children of battered women; Domestic assault; Domestic relations; Interagency cooperation
Note: Child Abuse and Neglect User Manual Series; downloaded December 13, 2004.
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