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Beyond Observation: Considerations for Advancing Domestic Violence Practice in Supervised Visitation

This paper presents considerations for expanded practice in the Supervised Visitation Grant Program and describes interventions that go beyond observation in the supervised visitation setting in the context of domestic violence. The information for this paper comes from a number of sources including: interviews with experts in the field; a review of the literature on […]

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09 Jan
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Fathering After Violence: Working with Abusive Fathers in Supervised Visitation

This guide is intended to assist the grantees of the Safe Havens: Supervised Visitation and Safe Exchange Grant Program (Supervised Visitation Program or SVP) that want to enhance the safety and well-being of women and children by working more deliberately with abusive fathers who use the centers to visit their children. Although fathers are not […]

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09 Jan
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Steps Toward Safety: Improving Systemic and Community Based Responses for Families Experiencing Domestic Violence

This report speaks to the pioneering programs inspired by a growing appreciation of the pervasiveness, danger and consequences of domestic violence for women and their children. It provides a portrait of a quiet crisis brewing in the 1980s and 1990s as well as discussions among stakeholders, increasingly robust research, templates from new programs, and dissemination […]

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09 Jan
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Blueprint to Guide Development of Domestic Violence Protocols: Identifying and Responding to Domestic Violence Issues in Healthy Marriage Initiatives [Working Draft]

This Blue-print is a tool to assist federally-funded Healthy Marriage initiatives develop a protocol describing how each will respond to domestic violence issues within their projects. While some similarities exist across funded sites, there are also significant variations related to key project partners, referral and referring agencies, services provided, and current domestic violence policies and […]

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Domestic Violence Protocol for the Community Healthy Marriage Project: Site Specific DV Protocol – Example 1

This site-specfic protocol was developed for the Community Healthy Marriage Project, located in an urban community and serving predominently low-income, African-American and Latino unwed couples who are about to become parents. The lead agency is a multi-service community-based organization that has for many years provided a wide range of supports to low-income families, including crisis […]

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09 Jan
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Domestic Violence Protocol : The Regional Healthy Marriage Coalition (RHMC): Site Specific DV Protocol – Example 2

This site-specific protocol was developed for a multi-county coalition organized for several key purposes: (a) identify and publicize scholarly research regarding the value of activities that produce safe,successful family relationships, including marriage; (b) increase the accessibility of those sources of marriage education and family support that are already available; (c) increase the quantity, variety, and […]

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09 Jan
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Promoting Safety : A Resource Packet for Marriage and Relationship Educators and Program Administrators

Promoting Safety : A Resource Packet for Marriage and Relationship Educators and Program Administrators is a series of 5 related Guides developed for relationship and marriage educators and program administrators to help them understand and respond to domestic violence issues that may arise within their programs. The full Resource Packet consists of the following: Understanding […]

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09 Jan
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Screening and Assessment for Domestic Violence

Screening and Assessment for Domestic Violence is the fourth in a series of 5 related Guides developed for relationship and marriage educators and program administrators to help them understand and respond to domestic violence issues that may arise within their programs. This Guide describes what has been learned to date about how HMR programs might […]

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