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NCJ Number: 166295 Find in a Library
Title: Group Brainstorm: Strategies and Recommendations to Build Cooperation and Overcome Barriers Between Domestic Violence and Child Welfare at State, Local, and National Levels
Author(s): Anonymous
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 9
Sponsoring Agency: University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA 52242
Sale Source: University of Iowa
School of Social Work
North Hall
Iowa City, IA 52242
United States of America
Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This paper presents 43 guidelines for building cooperation and overcoming barriers between domestic violence and child welfare agencies at the State, local, and national levels.
Abstract: These guidelines were developed at a group brainstorming session at a conference in Racine, Wis., June 10, 1994. The first recommendation is to reframe dialogue and stop thinking that there are two distinct movements -- child welfare and domestic violence -- with two distinct goals. A second recommendation is to fund demonstration model grants to encourage multiple agencies to work together across fields. This would involve the development of new and various models that unite domestic violence, family preservation, and child abuse services. Another recommendation is to evaluate and provide better documentation about existing collaborative programs and initiatives, such as those in Massachusetts and Michigan. Other recommendations pertain to the dissemination of information about model programs, bringing practitioners together to discuss what is working and what is not working, provide training across fields and learn about other agencies at local levels. Another suggestion is to link domestic violence organizations to the national network of Children's Advocacy Centers.
Main Term(s): Juvenile victims
Index Term(s): Child protection services; Domestic assault; Interagency cooperation
Note: Prepared for the conference on Domestic Violence and Child Welfare: Integrating Policy and Practice for Families, Racine Wis., June 8-10, 1994.
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