Domestic Violence: Intervention

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Updated July 2013
The first section of this guide outlines existing laws that provide domestic violence victims (and in some states, victims of sexual assault and stalking) time off from work to address the violence in their lives.
Authors: Legal Momentum
Summer 2013
HSTS is an early childhood trauma intervention model created by Crittenton Children’s Center in Kansas City, MO. It is designed to support young children as well as, the parents and teachers who love and care about them. HSTS promotes the development of systemic trauma awareness in Head Start communities, teaching resiliency and practical lifelong coping skills.
Authors: Avis Smith
2012
This guidebook presents tools, stories, and lessons learned in mobilizing men to challenge sexism, rape culture, and violence in institutional settings.
Authors: Alan Greig with Jerker Edström
September 2009
This study addresses several gaps in the research literature on civil protective orders by examining protective order effectiveness, enforcement, and cost effectiveness.
Authors: TK Logan, Robert Walker, William Hoyt, and Teri Faragher
2009
This model policy outlines guidelines for workplace responses to victims/survivors of violence and perpetrators of violence. An employer can adopt a workplace policy as part of its commitment to a healthy, safe organizational climate and to the prevention and reduction of the incidence and effects of domestic violence, sexual violence, dating violence, and stalking.
Authors: The Workplaces Respond to Domestic and Sexual Violence: A National Resource Center
2009
There are some smart, strategic solutions to the risks of domestic and sexual violence at work. This page offers four sections detailing ideas for strengthening an employer’s overall workplace violence prevention procedures to deal with domestic and sexual violence threats.
Authors: The Workplaces Respond to Domestic and Sexual Violence: A National Resource Center
2009
This publication offers policy and practical guidelines for implementing gender-sensitive risk reduction efforts.
Authors: The United Nations
2004
This guide includes a summary of Blue Shield of California's human resources policies in support of a workplace response to domestic violence, offering model workplace policies.
Authors: Blue Shield Against Violence
2003
This report emphasizes the important role of public health and health care providers in preventing and responding to violence against women.
Authors: Minnesota Department of Health
September 2001
This paper seeks to define child abuse in organizations and institutions such as schools, churches, and residential facilities, and discusses the effect that abuse has on the children involved.
Authors: David A. Wolfe, Peter G. Jaffe, Jennifer L. Jette, Samantha E. Poisson