Team Decisionmaking and Domestic Violence

Trainer's Guide and Guidelines for Facilitators

An advanced domestic violence curriculum for Team Decisionmaking (TDM) facilitators and child protection supervisors on safely preparing for and managing effective meetings, engaging parents around DV issues, assessing the impact of children’s exposure to DV, and making decisions and plans to increase safety for children and battered mothers. The curriculum is designed as a day long (six hour) training and draws upon several important concepts in current child welfare literature, including:


  • Family-centered practice
  • Solution-focused interviewing
  • Signs of Safety approach to practice
  • Clear distinctions between danger and risk
  • Comprehensive family assessment
  • Eliminating disproportionality (over- or under-representation of various racial and ethnic groups as compared to the general population) in child protection

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