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Resources Related to Family Violence

Web-Based Information

CASA/Domestic Violence Partnership Project (casanys.org)

CASA: Advocates for Children of New York State leads this statewide effort to coordinate responses to domestic violence and child abuse. See casanys.org/partner_dv.htm, which links to their publication Understanding Domestic Violence: Practice Guidelines to Support Effective CASA and Domestic Violence Partnerships.

Child Welfare Information Gateway (childwelfare.gov)

For an overview of the effects of domestic violence on children as well as a robust list of useful resources, see http://www.childwelfare.gov/pubs/factsheets/domestic_violence/impact.cfm.

Family Violence Prevention Fund (endabuse.org)

Works to prevent violence within the home and in the community as well as to help those whose lives are affected by violence.

The Greenbook Initiative (thegreenbook.info)

A plethora of products, curricula, assessment tools and multimedia materials developed by the Greenbook project. Includes the resource Co-Occurrence of Child Abuse/Neglect and Domestic Violence: Guide for New Hampshire Court Appointed Special Advocates, which provides specific advice for New Hampshire CASA volunteers. See thegreenbook.info/documents/NH_CASA_Guide.pdf. Note that CASA/GAL program policies vary by location.

Institute on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (utexas.edu/research/cswr/idvsa)

Works to advance knowledge related to domestic violence and sexual assault in an effort to end violence. Carries out research on interpersonal violence as well as provides training and technical assistance to the practitioner community and the community at large.

Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse (mincava.umn.edu)

Supports research, education and access to violence-related resources. Website is a clearinghouse of information on this topic.

National CASA (CASAforChildren.org)

CASA/GAL programs have access to National CASA’s wealth of training materials and tools, including the National CASA Volunteer Manual section on domestic violence (chapter 4, unit 6). To listen to a podcast about domestic violence and its effect on volunteer advocacy featuring Gwen Hurst-Anderson, state director of Nebraska CASA, visit CASAforChildren.org/Domestic.

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (dhhs.ne.gov/nea/domestic.htm)

Provides several items of interest on the topic, including a 17-minute video, Through Trevor’s Eyes, exploring the impact of
domestic violence on a child. Also features a handbook, Breaking the Silence, designed to help abused women explore their options.

Resource Center on Domestic Violence: Child Protection and Custody ncjfcj.org/content/blogcategory/260/301)

This project of the Family Violence Department of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges provides access to sources of information as well as tangible assistance for those working in the fields of domestic violence and child protection/custody.


Janice C. Humphreys, “Turnings and Adaptations in Resilient Daughters of Battered Women,” Journal of Nursing Scholarship, volume 33, pp. 245-251 (2001).

Lundy Bancroft and Jay Silverman, The Batterer as Parent: Addressing the Impact of Domestic Violence on Family Dynamics, Sage Publications (2002).

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