October 17, 2011

Title: Preparing Your Program and Supporting Staff Exposed to Domestic Violence and Trauma Futures Without Violence’s Healthy Moms, Happy Babies: Home Visitation and Domestic Violence
Date & Time: Monday, October 17, 2011, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM EDT

Description: Unfortunately, for many families across this country there are high co-occurrences of child abuse and neglect, domestic violence, and trauma. Home visitation, child welfare, early childcare, and domestic violence programs can collaboratively improve the wellness and outcomes for these families by implementing a comprehensive response to domestic violence within your services and training.

The Healthy Moms, Happy Babies: Train the Trainers Curriculum was created to support states and their home visitation programs in developing a core competency strategy, ensuring that all home visitation programs are equipped to help women and children living in homes with domestic violence. This webinar will specifically focus on preparing your home visitation program to include a more comprehensive response to domestic violence. Our speakers will offer strategies and resources for comprehensively responding to the needs of families as well as ways to support staff exposed to domestic violence and trauma. Futures Without Violence has been working with home visitation programs and providing domestic violence training and education for more than a decade. In response to the Affordable Care Act , America’s Healthy Futures Act benchmarks for state home visitation programs, authors Linda Chamberlain and Rebecca Levenson have developed and piloted a research-informed curriculum that includes PowerPoint presentations with speaker’s notes and a supporting bibliography. This interactive training includes discussion questions, video clips, role-plays, and other exercises.

The following topics are covered in Healthy Moms, Happy Babies: Train the Trainers Curriculum:
• How Domestic Violence Affects Home Visitation Goals and Staffing
• Brief Overview of Domestic Violence: Definitions and Dynamics
• Screening and Safety Planning for Domestic Violence in Home Visitation
• Impact of Domestic Violence on Perinatal Health Outcomes
• Making the Connection: Domestic and Sexual Violence and Reproductive Coercion
• The Effects of Domestic Violence on Children
• Impact of Violence on Mothering and Promoting Resiliency for Children
• Childhood Exposure to Violence and Its Impact on Parenting
• Preparing Your Program And Supporting Staff Exposed to Violence and Trauma
• Fathering After Violence
• Mandated Reporting for Child Abuse: Challenges and Considerations


  • Morrisa Rice, Health Resources and Services Administration
  • Marylouise Kelley, Family Violence Prevention and Services Program
  • Rebecca Levenson, Futures Without Violence

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