Mar 30, 2010
The Family Violence Prevention Fund has released Team Decisionmaking and Domestic Violence: Trainer’s Guide and Guidelines for Facilitators. This free advanced domestic violence curriculum outlines safely preparing for and managing effective meetings, engaging parents around domestic violence issues, assessing the impact of children’s exposure to domestic violence, and making decisions and plans to increase safety for children and battered mothers. Download the curriculum, guidelines and other resources here.
UNIFEM has launched a new Global Virtual Knowledge Centre – www.endvawnow.org – designed to help programmers, policy makers and advocates who are working to end violence against women and girls worldwide. It includes step-by-step guidance to help advocates develop: legislation; programs that engage men and boys; safer cities and public spaces for women and girls; indicators, monitoring and evaluation frameworks; and more. The website is available in English, French and Spanish and contains 600 practical tools in more than 40 languages.
With support from Casey Family Programs, Child Trends has launched the State Child Welfare Policy Database, a new online clearinghouse with information on child welfare laws, procedures, and agency guidance for all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The site can be navigated by state or by topic. Violence prevention and child welfare advocates can learn about their state’s expenditures on child welfare services, policies for relatives caring for children involved in the child welfare system, benefits and services provided to foster youth after age 18, and more. In addition to the traditional web version, the site is designed to be compatible with mobile devices, allowing for accessible information on the go. To access the new database, click here.