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What Is Child Welfare? A Guide for Domestic Violence Services Advocates

General Material
Published Date
December, 2020

Child welfare workers and domestic violence services (DVS) advocates recognize that domestic violence adversely impacts family safety and well-being and puts children at increased risk for maltreatment. This guide provides an overview of basic child welfare services, describes how DVS advocates and child welfare professionals can support one another's efforts in working with families, and presents resources for more information.