Domestic Violence: Intervention

This area contains information on the development and delivery of safe and appropriate services for victims of domestic violence and their children, offering tools for advocates or counselors in community-based domestic violence programs as well as helping professionals in human service arenas or institutional settings who encounter domestic violence victimization in their work. Materials explore approaches addressing intersecting life circumstances or co-occurring issues.

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2013
The purpose of this guide is to support adoptive and foster families by strengthening the abilities of pediatricians to: 1) identify traumatized children, 2) educate families about toxic stress and the possible biological, behavioral, and social manifestations of early childhood trauma, and 3) empower families to respond to their child’s behavior in a manner that acknowledges past trauma but promotes the learning of new, more adaptive reactions to stress.
Authors: Heather C. Forkey, Andrew S. Garner, John Stirling, Samantha Schilling, and Lisa Nalven
2012
This card provides safety resources for women and can be distributed to patients by perinatal health care providers.
Authors: Futures Without Violence
2012
This program, a psycho-educational and skill building group for men referred by child welfare and with a history of domestic violence, “aims to help men relate in safe and caring ways to their children, partners, and other family members.”
Authors: The Center for Family and Community Engagement
February 15, 2011
This page highlights findings from the first national survey to measure the extent of reproductive coercion experienced by callers to the National Domestic Violence Hotline.
Authors: National Domestic Violence Hotline and Futures Without Violence
January 2011
This report contains the latest research on the prevalence of child exposure to domestic violence and best practices in addressing this violence. It also includes recommendations on how the state of Missouri can better meet the needs of children and mothers experiencing violence.
Authors: The Missouri Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence
2011
In 2011, WCADV conducted 6 adult and 2 youth focus groups at DV programs in eight locations around Wisconsin. The purpose of these groups was to understand more about how DV has affected mother-child relationships and learn more about what these mothers and children need from DV programs.
Authors: Jennifer Obinna, Ann Brickson, and Sherry Di Lorenzo
2011
This document gathers federal research about programs that serve children exposed to violence and includes a summary of the practices associated with successful results.
Authors: U.S. Department of Justice, US Dept of Health and Human Services
February 2010
Violence limits young women's ability to manage their reproductive health and exposes them to sexually transmitted diseases. This fact sheet outlines ways that violence affects reproductive health and impacts risky sexual behaviors.
Authors: Futures Without Violence
2010
74% of respondents in this study identified male reproductive control as a tactic of abuse used against them by their intimate partner. The article includes recommendations to help women protect their reproductive health and physical safety.
Authors: Ann M. Moore, Lori Frohwirth, & Elizabeth Miller
2010
This guide focuses on the transformative role of the reproductive health care provider in identifying and addressing intimate partner violence and reproductive coercion.
Authors: Linda Chamberlain and Rebecca Levenson