January, 2011

Safe and Together model helps Ohio use Alternative Response to better address Intimate Partner Violence (IPV)

The National Center for Adoption Law & Policy has produced a report on the efforts of the Ohio IPV Collaborative, which “seeks to reduce the entry of children experiencing violence in their homes into foster care by forging community partnerships to develop a collaborative and holistic response to intimate partner […]

Replace “Minimizing” with Assessments Beneficial to Child Safety

By Kristen Selleck, MSW National Training and Consultation Director Child welfare workers regularly state that one of their frustrations with having domestic violence cases is that survivors “minimize.” It’s been my experience, however, that when those cases are described to me, workers often have actually learned quite a lot of […]

When is it Really Safe? (Part One: Assessing Physical Safety for Children)

By Kristen Selleck, MSW National Training and Consultation Director In a recent training, a child protection worker asked me how we know children are really safe when domestic violence has occurred in the home.  It’s such a simple and yet incredibly important question; unfortunately there is no easy answer. Because […]