Promising Futures is a resource for helping transform programs’ ability to effectively meet the needs of women, children and youth experiencing domestic violence through an asset-based, trauma-informed model
Defending Childhood: Protect Heal Thrive by the Attorney Generals National Task Force on Children Exposed to Violence, US Department of Justice (December 2012)
"This report provides an overview of promising violence prevention initiatives across the nation, with special focus on the primary prevention of violence affecting youth and adult intimate partner violence. Specific attention is given to initiatives directed at particularly vulnerable populations, including racial/ethnic groups, immigrants, low-income populations, girls and women, and others.
This publication details a project of SafePlace's Disability Services ASAP (A Safety Awareness Program) in Texas and provides its model program materials for use with youth with disabilities.
The report includes 15 specific recommendations, along with case studies and suggested activities at the individual, family, community, organizational, and policy levels.
The tool kit discusses specific actions you should take, as well as issues you need to consider, before selecting an individual to serve in your organization. The screening process presented is based upon four overarching principles: legal compliance, systematic application of procedures, matching level of screening with position-specific risk factors, and applying uniform selection criteria to all applicants for a specific position.
"Peer Solutions believes that activities based upon these theories are the most effective way to promote peace and prevent harm by decreasing risk factors while building protective factors and strengthening assets. Peer Solutions addresses the underlying conditions of violence in order to create a healthy, violence free lifestyle. The theories Resiliency/Asset Building, Community Development/Mobilization, Social Norms, Peer Education/Mentoring/Modeling, Social Change and Social Marketing are closely connected and the application of one often supports the application of another."
This online learning module features the diaries of three children in different age groups, sharing their experiences of exposure to domestic violence and offering related best practice themes for shelter advocates and other social service providers. Includes a downloadable guide for practice and a digital library of short audio programs.