Originally aired October 20, October 27, and November 3, 2021
NCDVTMH is pleased to announce the forthcoming Family-Centered Toolkit for Domestic Violence Programs – a new resource to expand organizational capacity for family-centered programming. Historically, the DV field has separated services for adults and services for children and youth, rather than taking an integrated approach that centers the relationships between adult survivors and their children. NCDVTMH’s Family-Centered Toolkit for Domestic Violence Programs helps programs envision and implement an integrated approach that supports parent-child relationships and families with a range of culturally responsive, trauma-informed, and developmentally sensitive services.
In response to the highly varied, complex situations and needs presented by caregivers, children, and families experiencing domestic violence, DV program staff will find NCDVTMH’s Family-Centered Toolkit a welcome, step by step resource for building an integrated approach to family-centered services. The toolkit offers knowledge, best practice guidance, and accessible resources for DV advocates, program staff, and supervisors to enhance and sustain family-centered services within DV programs.
To launch the Family-Centered Toolkit, the co-authors presented a three-part webinar series, this is part 2.
Part 2 (October 27) focuses more specifically on programming and best practices around responding to the needs of children, teens, and their caregivers, plus a demonstration on applying one of the learning vignettes designed to enhance practice with families.
Susan Blumenfeld, MSW, LCSW
Director of Training and Technical Assistance on Children, Families and Domestic Violence
National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma, and Mental Health
Jeannette Baca, DSW, LCSW, LISW
Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, New Mexico Highlands University
Consultant to the New Mexico Coalition Against Domestic Violence