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The Co-Occurrence of Domestic Violence and Child Maltreatment

By Lonna Davis, Director of Children & Youth Program, Futures Without Violence; Shawndell Dawson, Senior Program Specialist, Family Violence Prevention & Services Program, Family and Youth Services Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health & Human...

Chadwick Trauma-Informed Systems Project

To help identify effective treatments and develop specialized service delivery models to serve children who are victims of maltreatment and were exposed to domestic violence, the Chadwick Center for Children and Families and the <a href="htt...

Child Welfare Case Outcomes Affected by Domestic Violence

Research has shown that child maltreatment and domestic violence co-occur in an estimated 30 to 60 percent of cases. A 2013 article in Child and Youth Services Review, "Case Outcomes of Child Welfare-Involved Families Affected by Domestic Violence: A Review of the Literature," ...

Preventing DV Among Immigrant, Refugee Families

A report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) highlights the results of an evaluation of eight interpersonal violence (IPV) prevention programs targeted toward immigrant and refugee families living in the United States. The initiative was part of the Strengthening What Works program, a ...

Factsheet for Parents on Effects of Domestic Violence

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) developed a series of 10 factsheets to help parents better understand how children may be affected by domestic violence and how they can help their children heal. While the series is not specifically geared toward child welfare professionals, it...

Associate Commissioner's Page

The following is the monthly message from JooYeun Chang, the Associate Commissioner of the Children's Bureau. Each message focuses on the current CBX Spotlight theme and highlights the Bureau's work on the topic. Many children and youth who come into contact with the child welfar...

CAPTA's 40th Anniversary

On January 31, 1974, President Nixon signed the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA), bringing the Federal Government into a leadership role in the prevention and treatment of child abuse and neglect. CAPTA not only defined child maltreatment, it also mandated research into the topic ...

My Brother's Keeper Initiative

In February, President Obama joined with both private-sector and philanthropic organizations to launch My Brother's Keeper, a new interagency initiative aimed at promoting successful outcomes for boys and young men of color. As part of the initiative, a task force was assembled from across the Fe...

Nominations Open for Adoption Excellence Awards

Each year, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Children and Families (ACF) presents Adoption Excellence Awards to recognize individuals, families, and organizations that have made outstanding contributions to providing safe, permanent, and loving homes for childre...

CB Website Updates

The Children's Bureau website carries information on child welfare programs, funding, monitoring, training and technical assistance, laws, statistics, research, Federal reporting, and much more. Recent additions to the site include: * PI-14-05 &ndash; Thi...
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