The guide provides tools for addressing domestic violence at each point of Child Welfare involvement:
- Screening (referrals, Differential Response)
- Assessment (interviews, documentation, decision making)
- Ongoing (Family Services Planning, case closure)
In addition, the guide devotes a section to Building a Coordinated Community Response to Domestic Violence and emphasizes the value of linking adult victims with community-based advocacy organizations.
So what exactly is in there? A few of the tools include:
- A chart of perpetrator tactics (p. 20-21)
- A chart of ways children are impacted by domestic violence (p. 34-36)
- The five Core Components of a domestic violence assessment (p. 50)
- Key questions for supervising domestic violence assessments (p. 58)
- Family services planning guidelines (p. 72), and sample plans (p. 109-116)
Check it out for yourself!
The guide is available here: Domestic Violence Practice Guide for Child Protective Services.
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