Domestic Violence and the Child Welfare Professional: Tips for Decision-Making

Discover a comprehensive range of information about domestic violence decision-making.

Publication year: 2017
Capacity Building Center for States


Discusses domestic violence decision-making, including caseworker response, court petitions, behaviorally focused service plans, legal interventions, and substantiation of abuse findings. This tip sheet provides foundational information on making safe and effective decisions through the legal system, service plans for perpetrators, and reunification and home visits. 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: Tips for decision-making. Children’s Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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