Child Parent Psychotherapy for Family Violence. Integrates psychodynamic, attachment, trauma, cognitive-behavioral, and social-learning theories into a dyadic treatment approach. Designed to restore the child-parent relationship and the child’s mental health and developmental progression that were damaged by the experience of domestic violence. For more information, click here.
Children’s Exposure to Violence: A Comprehensive National Survey. Discusses the National Survey of Children’s Exposure to Violence, the most comprehensive nationwide survey of the incidence and prevalence of children’s exposure to violence to date, sponsored by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. To download, click here.
Connect: Supporting Children Exposed to Domestic Violence. Provides curriculum, a PowerPoint presentation, and related tools from the Family Violence Prevention Fund. Intended for use with foster parents, kin caregivers, and adoptive parents caring for children who have been exposed to domestic violence. Includes information on the dynamics of domestic violence, the effects of exposure to domestic violence on children, and strategies for supporting children who have been exposed to violence. For more information, click here.
Domestic Violence Home Visit Intervention. Provides enhanced law enforcement, community-based advocacy, and mental health services to families affected by domestic violence. A joint project of the Yale Child Study Center and the New Haven Police Department, its goal is to increase children’s safety and decrease negative psychological effects of exposure to domestic violence. For more information, click here.
The Link Research Project. Offers information and findings from a series of studies that seek to understand how domestic violence and child maltreatment co-occur in families and how informal and formal social systems respond. The goal of this multiphase project is to help develop new evidence-based interventions. For more information, click here.
Rosewater, A. “Promoting Prevention, Targeting Teens: An Emerging Agenda to Reduce Domestic Violence,” Family Violence Prevention Fund, 2003. To download, click here.