Growing up in a violent home can have devastating effects on a child. It can impede their growth, development, and overall quality of life. However, when properly addressed, the effects of witnessing violence can largely be mitigated – and can have a life-changing impact.
Research has shown that supportive and caring parents play a critical role in the lives of children who are exposed to violence. For this reason, anti-violence organizations and advocates play a crucial role in facilitating this parent-child healing process.
Promising Futures: Best Practices for Serving Children, Youth, and Parents Experiencing Domestic Violence (Promising Futures) is designed to help advocates and organizations support children and parents facing domestic violence. It includes best practices, evaluation tools, research-informed strategies, and more – to mitigate the negative effects of family violence on a child and help break the cycle of violence.
We are excited to welcome 26 demonstration sites from across the U.S. into Cohort II of the Specialized Services for Abused Parents and Their Children (SSAPC) grant program, funded by the Department of Health and Human Services, Family and Youth Services Bureau, Family Violence Prevention and Services Act.