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Dating Matters is a free, online course available to educators, school personnel, youth mentors, and others dedicated to improving teen health. The course follows a school administrator through his day as he highlights what teen dating violence is and how to prevent it through graphic novel scenarios, interactive exercises, and information fathers from leading experts. (Modified Author Abstract)
Discute cómo los padres de crianza y adoptivos pueden ayudar a niños y adolescentes que han experimentado abuso sexual. Ofrece información básica sobre qué es el abuso sexual y enlaces a otra información para ayudar a los padres a aprender sobre el tema. La hoja informativa incluye sugerencias acerca de cómo establecer directrices para la seguridad y privacidad familiar, como también sobre cuándo se debe buscar ayuda profesional y dónde buscar tal ayuda. Discusses how foster and adoptive parents can help children and adolescents who have experienced sexual abuse. It provides basic information…
This booklet features articles written by parents with experience navigating the child welfare system. Topics addressed include peer support, visiting, legal representation, relationships with foster parents, parenting classes, fathers’ rights, addiction and recovery, domestic violence, and reunification. (Author abstract modified)
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A Conversation—Men: What You Can Say and Do to Make a Difference promotes talking points for practitioners working with violent men and/or their families. This guide outlines promoting change, what women can say when in danger, what to say to a child witness, and why men batter.
This chapter discusses the need for interventions that bring fathers and paternal family members to the table in child protection efforts, and shares a case study from Vermont that illustrates how restorative justice can be used in family group meetings to challenge totalizing characterizations of fathers and men and help social workers partner with families and collaboration with their professional colleagues to create balanced assessment’s and manage risks. 64 references.
This fact sheet defines intimate partner violence (IPV) including behaviors that are considered IPV, myths and misunderstandings about IPV, and information on how to get help.
Spending positive time with both parents promotes child well-being and is associated with better child support outcomes. Unmarried parents do not have systematic access to assistance in establishing parenting time orders, so stateand local child support programs have sought to address this service gap. This fact sheet highlights states and countiesthat coordinate the establishment of child support orders and parenting time agreements. Family violence safeguardsare always a critical component when addressing parenting time. (Author abstract)
This Accountability Checklist complements the Reasonable Efforts Checklist for Dependency Cases Involving Domestic Violence (Reasonable Efforts Checklist) by providing specialized information to hold perpetrators of domestic violence accountable in child protection cases. The Checklist will help judges: (1) Gather information needed to enhance decision-making on accountability issues; (2) Assess the risk posed by perpetrators to lessen perpetrator-generated safety threats to children and victim parents; (3) Review and tailor service plans to hold perpetrators accountable in ways that promote…
This chapter looks at the extent and impact of fathers' violence on children and children's own perspectives on their violent fathers. Key findings from the research on the varying ways children are harmed through this violence are summarized, as well as research on children's views of living with paternal domestic violence and their feelings towards their fathers. (Author abstract modified)
This chapter looks at the way fatherhood has been constructed through social policy and law and how this relates to discourses of domestic violence. It discusses the influence of fathers' rights movements on policy formation and the contradictions created for practitioners in trying to negotiate between two different policy discourses: that of safeguarding children and involving violent and abusive fathers in children's lives. (Author abstract modified)