This report dips into a decade of history to show how far we’ve come in supporting families impacted by domestic violence. Readers will learn about a new set of protocols and practices aimed at aiding both abused adults and their children. Even more, they will discover that the reform effort’s current to-do list is long and there is still much work to do to help these fragile families find hope, be heard and heal.

January 1, 2007

In This Report, You’ll Learn

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    How domestic violence impacts families.

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    How our framework for helping these families has changed.

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    Ways we are still falling short in aiding these families.

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    New ideas for supporting abused adults and children.

Key Takeaway

A professional paradigm shift has changed the way we support families impacted by domestic violence

Some 15 years ago, experts began rethinking their game plan for addressing family domestic violence. The reason? They identified a significant blurring of lines between the safety needs of children and their mothers. To keep children safe, they realized, we must work to keep the non-offending parent — usually the mother — safe, as well.

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