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  Informational & Practice Publications, Resources, & Tools    

*Many of these resources were developed previously by the National Resource Center for
Permanency and Family Connections (NRCPFC).

  Informational & Practice Publications, Resources, & Tools    
  • Facing Violence at Home
    Witnessing violence harms children, and children often enter foster care because of violence at home; however, facing and ending violence can be complicated. In this issue of Rise magazine, parents explore partner violence – the controlling patterns of batterers, the fights that flare up under stress, and the aggression driven by mental illness or substance abuse – and describe the steps they took to get violence out of their lives. Rise magazine is written by and for parents involved in the child welfare system. (Winter 2013)
  • Child Witnesses to Domestic Violence
    Published by the Child Welfare Information Gateway, this factsheet discusses laws that extend legal protection to children who may be harmed by witnessing acts of domestic violence in their homes. It examines circumstances that constitute witnessing domestic violence, explores the legal consequences for individuals who commit domestic violence, and provides summaries of laws for all States and U.S. territories. This publication is current through November 2012. (2013)
  • Children and Domestic Violence Fact Sheet Series
    The National Child Traumatic Stress Network Violence Collaborative Group published a series of 10 fact sheets created for parents whose children have been affected by domestic violence. These fact sheets get to the heart of the experiences and needs of these children and families, and offers education in support of their resilience and recovery. The series includes the following factsheets (2013):
    • How does domestic Violence Affect Children?
    • Celebrating your Child’s Strengths
    • Before you talk to your Children: How your feelings Matter
    • Listening and Talking to Your Child About Domestic Violence
    • The Importance of Playing with Your Children
    • Keeping Your Children Safe and Responding to Their Fears
    • Managing Challenging Behavior of Children Living with Domestic Violence
    • Where to Turn If You Are Worried About Your Child
    • Helping your Child Navigate a Relationship with the Abusive Parent
    • A Parent’s Self-Care and Self-Reflection
  • Safe Start Center Toolkit: Children’s Exposure to Violence
    Millions of children are exposed to violence in their schools, homes and communities every year. This Toolkit from the Safe Start Center includes the following sections: Tips for Teachers; Tips for Agencies and Staff Working with Youth; Tips for Early Childhood Providers; Tips for Agencies Working with Immigrant Families; Healing Invisible Wounds: Children’s Exposure to Violence; Issue Brief 1: Understanding Children’s Exposure to Violence; Issue Brief 3: Schools; Child and Youth Victimization Known to Police, School, and Medical Authorities. (2012)
  • Child Witnesses to Domestic Violence: Summary of State Laws
    This document from the Child Welfare Information Gateway discusses legal measures to protect children who may be harmed by witnessing acts of domestic violence in their homes. Summaries of laws for all States and US territories are included. (2012)
  • Children and Domestic Violence
    This bulletin from the Child Welfare Information Gateway addresses the impact of domestic violence on children and the resulting implications on professional practice. Resources such as websites and additional publications are also provided for further information. (2009)
  Training & Curricula    
  • The Emotional Effects of Domestic Violence on Children
    The National Children's Advocacy Center offers free online training through their website. This presentation explores the effects on both children and the family. Included in this presentation are attachment issues, the impact of trauma, and how mental, emotional, and intellectual development can be affected. Because many of these children are also victims of direct child abuse, the presenter discusses neglect, physical and emotional abuse, and how this unstable and unhealthy environment impacts a child. Issues of treatment and therapeutic techniques will also be included in this presentation.
  Teleconferences, Webinars, Webcasts & Videos    
  • Assessing and Intervening in the Home with Victims of Intimate Partner Violence
    In this webinar by the National Abandoned Infants Assistance Resource Center, experts in the field of intimate partner violence discussed best practices for integrating intimate partner violence screening and intervention practices with home visiting services. Special attention was paid to increasing practitioner safety when there is violence in the home, as well as navigating assessment and intervention when the perpetrator is present. (2011)

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