Responding to Domestic Violence in Family Drug Courts
03/13/13 - 03/13/13
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), U.S. Department of Justice (More Detail)
Children and Family Futures (More Detail)
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|Although Family Drug Courts (FDCs) oversee cases of child abuse and neglect involving primarily parental substance abuse, participant families with domestic violence (DV) or interpersonal violence present particular challenges to the FDC. These challenges range from screening protocols, need for coordinated legal and treatment response, and service array to meet the complex needs of family members, including survivors and perpetrators. Additionally, FDC professionals may lack the background, experience and/or confidence in screening for DV victimization and perpetration. This webinar will briefly review current understanding of interpersonal violence as well as DV perpetrators and their victims. Special attention will focus on screening methods, brief intervention strategies and referrals to services that are most applicable to FDC.
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