Domestic Violence and the Child Welfare Professional: General Practice Tips

Get the basics on general practice for agency interventions, including screening, documenting descriptions of abuse and protective efforts, and evaluating risk.

Publication year: 2017
Author:
Capacity Building Center for States

Description

Addresses general practice considerations for agency interventions, such as screening, documenting descriptions of abuse and protective efforts, and evaluating risk. This tip sheet provides foundational information and suggestions for using effective language for documentation, assessing safety and the impact of domestic violence on survivors, and avoiding assumptions in casework. This publication is part of the Domestic Violence and the Child Welfare Professional series.

Suggested Citation

Capacity Building Center for States. (2017). Domestic violence and the child welfare professional: General Practice tips. Children’s Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services..

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