Domestic Violence Survivors

April 4, 2011

Missouri Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence publishes report citing Safe and Together™ model

In January 2011, the Missouri Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence published a report entitled Supporting Battered Mothers Protects Children: Reducing the Effects of Domestic Violence […]
April 4, 2011

New Connecticut Department of Children and Families Commissioner outlines her position on domestic violence

On March 21, 2011,  Connecticut’s new Department of Children and Families Commissioner Joette Katz sent out an all staff memo regarding the agency’s approach to domestic […]
March 29, 2011

When Failure to Protect Fails to Protect Children

By Kristen Selleck, MSW National Training and Consultation Director I recently had a conversation with child protection investigators about their use of “failure to protect.” When […]
January 10, 2011

Replace “Minimizing” with Assessments Beneficial to Child Safety

By Kristen Selleck, MSW National Training and Consultation Director Child welfare workers regularly state that one of their frustrations with having domestic violence cases is that […]
November 30, 2010

Victim Blaming isn’t the Issue

By Kristen Selleck, MSW National Training and Consultation Director In recent trainings, several participants from both child welfare and domestic violence agencies discussed the issue of […]
August 4, 2010

One dimensional view of domestic violence perpetrators can harm survivors

David Mandel, MA, LPC It’s difficult not to demonize domestic violence perpetrators.   If you listen to domestic violence survivors describe their abuse, see their injuries, read […]
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