Publications

Preparing for a Trauma Consultation in Your Juvenile and Family Court
Preparing for a Trauma Consultation in Your Juvenile and Family Court
April 3, 2015
The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges has released Preparing for a Trauma Consultation in Your Juvenile and Family Court. This guide, available online, outlines what courts need to know about a trauma consultation (also known as a "trauma audit"), and how such a consultation can help courts become more trauma-informed across environment, practice, and policy. Based on work with...More
Family Violence: Legislative Update Volume 19
Family Violence: Legislative Update Volume 19
March 23, 2015
Family Violence: Legislative Update Volume 19 is now available! This volume focuses on the 2013 legislative sessions. Orders of protection were a dominant focus of the 2013 legislative season with many state legislatures expanding their reach and enhancing their capacity to provide safe options for victims and their families. The 2013 legislative season also saw a renewed focus on victims’ rights...More
Synergy, FVPSA, 30th & VAWA 20th Anniversary Issue, No. 2 of 2
Synergy, FVPSA, 30th & VAWA 20th Anniversary Issue, No. 2 of 2
October 3, 2014
Synergy, the Resource Center on Domestic Violence: Child Protection and Custody's (RCDV: CPC) twice a year newsletter, is now available! Synergy, FVPSA, 30th & VAWA 20th Anniversary Issue, No. 2 of 2 is dedicated to increasing awareness of violence against women in tribal communities generally, and Alaska Natives specifically. This issue includes an article titled Hello My Name is: Alaska...More
Synergy, FVPSA 30th & VAWA 20th Anniversary Issue, No. 1 of 2
Synergy, FVPSA 30th & VAWA 20th Anniversary Issue, No. 1 of 2
October 2, 2014
Synergy, the Resource Center on Domestic Violence: Child Protection and Custody's (RCDV: CPC) twice a year newsletter, is now available! Synergy, FVPSA, 30th & VAWA 20th Anniversary Issue, No. 1 of 2 is dedicated to the topic of trauma and domestic violence. The issue is guest edited by the National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma, and Mental Health (NCDVTMH). It contains articles on...More
The Judicial Institute on Adolescent Relationship Abuse Curriculum Excerpts and Exercises
The Judicial Institute on Adolescent Relationship Abuse Curriculum Excerpts and Exercises
March 6, 2014
Research confirms that as many as one in five adolescent females and one in ten adolescent males have been abused physically or sexually by a dating partner. In response, many states have made protective orders available to minors though they have limited additional legal protections to extend. Meanwhile, dependency and delinquency courts are recognizing that many of the parents of the minors...More
Family Violence: Legislative Update Volume 18
Family Violence: Legislative Update Volume 18
October 23, 2013
Family Violence: Legislative Update Volume 18 is now available. This volume focuses on the 2012 legislative sessions. New legislation represents, for most lawmakers, an effort to address areas of concern, to remedy gaps, and to make the law better respond to the lived realities of domestic violence victims and their children. The 2012 legislative session reflects steadfast focus on enhanced...More
Synergy, Vol. 16, No. 2
Synergy, Vol. 16, No. 2
October 11, 2013
Synergy, the Resource Center on Domestic Violence: Child Protection and Custody's (RCDV: CPC) twice a year newsletter, is now available! Synergy, Vol. 16, No. 2, is dedicated to the child protection and custody challenges faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, and transgender (LGBQT) survivors of domestic violence and by the LGBQT community. This issue was guest edited by a new partner to the...More
Family Violence Snapshots
Family Violence Snapshots
August 1, 2012
Family Violence Snapshots provide an in-depth analysis of a child protection or custody issue that include fundamental and practical information to promote co-occurrence collaboration, trauma-informed responses, and/or best practices and to address barriers in the domestic violence child protection and custody field at large. More
Child and Family Service Review Outcomes Strategies to Improve Domestic Violence Responses in CFSR Program Improvement Plans
Child and Family Service Review Outcomes Strategies to Improve Domestic Violence Responses in CFSR Program Improvement Plans
September 1, 2011
Unidentified domestic violence or unsafe intervention in domestic violence situations may contribute to poor outcomes for families. This guide was written to help stakeholders develop effective Program Improvement Plans for achieving safety, permanency, and well-being in domestic violence cases, and to identify or anticipate related technical assistance needs. More
A Passport to Safety
A Passport to Safety
May 1, 2011
This publication is also known as Passport to Safety and is designed to facilitate the efforts of states, tribes, and territories to implement Full Faith & Credit Provisions of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). Since its initial printing in 1999, VAWA has been amended twice - once in 2000 and again in 2005. This version reflects the 2005 amendments and expands Passport to Safety from its...More