Where to Find Best Practices for Serving Children, Youth, and Parents Experiencing Domestic Violence

Cover page of Promising Futures

A new website from the violence-prevention nonprofit Futures Without Violence offers youth and family workers lots of resources for working with children exposed to or experiencing domestic violence.Promising Futures: Best Practices for Serving Children, Youth, and Parents Experiencing Domestic Violence includes tips, advice and a wealth of resources for service providers.                                        The site's five sections are:

  • Program Readiness: This section emphasizes the importance of building and sustaining the mother-child relationship after trauma. You'll learn to consider the environment, policies, and community connections that affect the youth and families you work with.
  • Advancing the Field: Learn about research, read about advocates and programs doing great work, and get some advice on keeping a record of the great work you are doing.
  • Tools: Find practical resources for staff, families and youth. Learn about program development and expansion.

We also particularly like the site's infographic on promoting resiliency among children and youth experiencing domestic violence.  

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