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June 2010Vol. 11, No. 5Team Decision-Making and Domestic Violence Curriculum

The Family Violence Prevention Fund has developed an advanced domestic violence (DV) curriculum, Team Decisionmaking and Domestic Violence: Guidelines for Facilitators. This day-long, 6-hour training was designed to aid Team Decisionmaking facilitators and child protection supervisors in preparing for and managing effective meetings, discussing DV issues with parents, assessing the impact of children’s exposure to DV, and making decisions and plans to increase safety for children and battered mothers.

This curriculum incorporates a number of current child welfare concepts, including comprehensive family assessment, family-centered practice, and solution-focused interviewing.

The following curriculum and tools are available on the website:

  • Trainer's Guide
  • PowerPoint presentation for trainers
  • Stairs PSA
  • Guidelines for facilitators
  • In the Moment Strategies for Facilitators of Team Decisionmaking Meetings When Domestic Violence is Present or Suspected, Family to Family Tools for Rebuilding Foster Care (Annie E. Casey Foundation)
  • Preparatory reading for this training

Find the materials on the Family Violence Prevention Fund website: