January, 2010

Daycare providers as an example of who else should be at our collaborative “table”

By Kristen Selleck, MSW National Training and Consultation Director I recently facilitated a training attended by child welfare investigators, family preservation and other in-home service providers, domestic violence advocates, and day care providers who work with child welfare involved clients. The varied group of professionals in this training led me […]

Preventing disclosures of abuse and neglect

By David Mandel By now,  everyone is clear about  how damaging, counterproductive and dangerous it is when law enforcement officers tell a domestic violence violence survivor that any new reports of violence will lead to the arrest of both herself and her partner.  While this is not a sanctioned practiced, […]

Paying attention to worker safety in domestic violence cases

by Kristen Selleck, MSW, National Training and Consultation Director Successful child welfare interventions with families experiencing domestic violence depends on child welfare staff feeling confident, competent, and comfortable in working with situations where violence is a possibility. As part of our Safe and Together model we discuss safety concerns and […]

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