Family Engagement and Assessing Domestic Violence in Child Welfare
Research has shown that when families who are served by child welfare are actively involved in decision making about their own lives and the changes they have to make, there is a greater likelihood that child safety, permanency and well being will be achieved. This practice is known as family engagement. When domestic violence is the cause of or contributes to child abuse or neglect, caseworkers need guidance and support to decide when and how to safely implement family engagement practice strategies. This teleconference provided practice guidance through a discussion with Shellie Taggart, a nationally recognized consultant with expertise and experience in child welfare and domestic violence. Ms. Taggart reviewed best practice strategies to identify the presence of domestic violence, and, when it is identified, to engage all family members safely throughout child welfare involvement.
Originally produced by PDP Department of Media Production and broadcast on April 4, 2012 as a live televised and webcast training event, sponsored by OCFS.
Registration for this course is handled through STARS. You must first have your SDC or Training Coordinator nominate you before you can access the materials.