Child Abuse

Children Exposed to Domestic Violence – Alliance for HOPE International & Henderson – 2012
Created and hosted by the  Alliance in October of 2012, this webinar features Casey Gwinn, JD President of the Alliance and James Henderson with the Battered Women’s Justice Project. Mr. Henderson shares his personal story of being affected by domestic violence as a child and how the system did and did not work for him. Mr. Gwinn discusses Family Justice Center initiatives to aid children exposed to domestic violence including a camping and mentoring program called Camp HOPE.

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Breaking the Cycle of Violence: Recommendations to Improve the Criminal Justice Response to Child Victims and Witnesses – Office for Victims of Crime – 1999
This report, created by the Office for Victims of Crime in June of 1999, underscores the importance of focusing special attention upon children who are victims of and witnesses to crime. It lists specific practices that criminal justice professionals can engage in to ensure that the developmental needs of children are met by personnel who are trained to recognize and address them.

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Greenbook Demonstration Initiative Summary – 2005
This article summarizes the accomplishments of the Family Violence Prevention Movement. It specifically emphasizes how communities have become more knowledgeable and how social service workers have become more capable of making better decisions for families as a whole.

 

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Safe from the Start: Taking Action on Children Exposed to Violence – Jacobson – 2000
This publication, prepared for the U.S. Departments of Justice and Health and Human Services by Wendy B. Jacobson, provides practical steps that can be implemented by professionals who serve youth and families, including child welfare and domestic violence advocates; healthcare practitioners; law enforcement, prosecutors, and judges; and legislators and policymakers. The document also provides general areas for action, identifies resources, and highlights programs that are currently making a difference in our children’s lives.

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Child Family Services with Domestic Violence – Taggart – 2009
Written by Shellie Taggart, this guide suggests a variety of Program Improvement Plan activities to improve Child and Family Service Review outcomes, particularly when informed by and co-developed with domestic violence service provider partners. Recent research suggests that meaningful domestic violence and CPS collaboration can positively impact CPS screening and assessment, safety for the child and the non-offending parent, and multi-disciplinary case planning.

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DV and Child Abuse – Wilson – 2009
Created by Charles Wilson, this PowerPoint presentation notes the significant parallels of child abuse and domestic violence. It also encourages and details different means of coordinating services directed toward both domestic violence and child abuse victims.

 

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Changing the World for Children Exposed – Alliance forHOPE International- 2014
This presentation was given by Casey Gwinn at the Georgia Commission on Family Violence Conference in Sept 2014. Mr. Gwinn shares how we can change the world for children exposed to domestic violence. Mr. Gwinn discusses Family Justice Center initiatives to aid children exposed to domestic violence including a camping and mentoring program called Camp HOPE

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