March, 2010

The language of child safety

By Kristen Selleck, MSW National Training and Consultation Director Professionals who work in the domestic violence and child welfare fields use language that others outside these fields may find unusual. Terms such as fatality, safety planning, imminency, order of protection, and many others are common in our conversations but are […]

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10 item checklist about the intersection of domestic violence, substance abuse and mental health issues

by David Mandel, MA, LPC Domestic violence frequently co-occurs with mental health and substance abuse issues.   A batterer may be diagnosed correctly or inappropriately with mental health issues.  A domestic violence survivor may also have a substance abuse problem.  A child who has been exposed to batterer’s behaviors may have […]

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