It is never too early to talk to your child about healthy relationships and dating violence.
Teen dating abuse describes actual or threatened acts of physical, sexual, psychological, and
verbal harm by a partner, boyfriend, girlfriend, or someone wanting a romantic relationship. It
includes violence between two young people in a current or former relationship and can occur
among heterosexual, same-gender, and non-binary couples. It can also include using the
internet, social media sites, calls, or text messaging to harass, pressure, or victimize.
Fatherhood Summit Session
For some families served by federally-funded Responsible Fatherhood programs, intimate partner violence can interfere with the achievement of program goals. In such families, fathers may behave violently or use coercion or control against their partners. They also may be victims or survivors of violence themselves.
This session summarized findings from the Preventing and Addressing Intimate Violence when Engaging Dads (PAIVED) study, which outlines possible approaches for federally-funded Responsible Fatherhood programs.
The PAIVED study team conducted a comprehensive review of several…
Capacity for this tool refers to the information, skills, resources, abilities, and supports needed to develop, evaluate, and sustain a public health approach to prevent teen dating violence. Dating Matters Capacity Assessment and Planning Tool (DM-CAPT) is a free online tool that allows comprehensive teen dating prevention initiatives to assess their capacity to implement comprehensive teen dating violence prevention programs by surveying stakeholders. The insights learned from using this tool will assist teen dating violence prevention initiatives in identifying strengths and areas for…
Intended for social workers in Australia, this brief reviews the legal obligations of social workers to report suspected child abuse. Information is presented on the legal and ethical obligations of social workers to report suspected child abuse, general ethical guidelines when responding to the needs of vulnerable children and/or families, mandatory reporting of domestic and family violence in the Northern Territory, and legislative changes in Victoria that have added “Failure to Disclose” as an offense against adults who fail to disclose child sexual abuse to the policy and “Failure to…
This article provides foster/adoptive parents, who may have some valid concerns about sexual abuse and about meeting the special needs of children who have been sexually abused, with some basic information about child sexual abuse as well as some special considerations to help them feel more confident in taking on the challenges and rewards of fostering or adopting these children.
Intended for California parents with children with disabilities, this guide discusses the higher risk of child abuse faced by children with disabilities, the types of abuse that can happen at school, the signs of abuse, perpetrators of abuse, and types of support services for children with disabilities who have been abused and their families. Strategies for preventing a child from being hurt while away from home are discussed, and a list of additional resources for parents is included.
During 2013, the Ohio Intimate Partner Violence Collaborative (OIPVC) enabled local child protective services (CPS) agencies in 13 Ohio counties to participate in the Safe and Together training program. The training aims to improve the ability of CPS agencies to work effectively with families that are experiencing domestic violence through skill building and values clarification. The training sought to provide participants with information and practice skills such as screening, assessment, documentation, interviewing, partnering and engaging. Intensive training was provided to CPS staff;…
Bullying is aggressive behavior that is intentional and involves an imbalance of power or strength. It is a repeated behavior and can be physical, verbal, or relational. Preventing and stopping bullying involves a commitment to creating a safe environment where children can thrive, socially and academically, without being afraid. APA recommends that teachers, parents and students take the recommended actions to address bullying. (Author abstract modified)
This guide aims to provide Australian practitioners and other professionals with information on school bullying and ways to work with and support families with a child who is bullying others. It provides an overview of the issue of bullying, how to identify children who bully, and approaches to managing bullying. Information is provided that addresses: assessing the prevalence and nature of the child’s bullying behavior, including using psychometric resources and questions; examining risk and protective factors associated with bullying by pinpointing where the problems are in the family and…
Fathering After Violence (FAV) is a national initiative developed by the Family Violence Prevention Fund (FVPF) and its partners to enhance the safety and well-being of women and children by motivating men who have perpetrated violence against women to renounce their violence and become better fathers (or father figures) and more supportive parenting partners. FAV is NOT a program per se or a quick solution to a complex problem. Rather, it is a conceptual framework to help end violence against women by using fatherhood as a leading approach that can be integrated into existing programs. Using…