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Rethinking Protection: Innovating to Advance Safety, Well-being, and Justice

Date: February 14, 2024, 3 – 4 pm ET RECORDING HERE – bit.ly/innovatejustice FLYER Description: Child welfare system responses to families experiencing domestic violence (DV) and child maltreatment are based largely on the premise that children need to be rescued from the parent(s) who have “failed to protect” them. This understanding of the problem justifies […]

Rethinking Protection: A New Angle on Accountability

In order to advance safety and well-being for children and their families, we must rethink what protection from domestic violence (DV) means and what accountability for harm looks like in practice. This critical conversation explored strategies for promoting healthy and transformative accountability at individual, interpersonal, community, and systemic levels. VIEW RECORDING HERE

Rethinking Protection: Collaborating to Create Survivor-Centered Systems

In this webinar, we invite viewers to take a collective step towards improving the safety and well-being of children and their families, advancing racial and gender equity, and building strong networks of support for adult and child survivors by rethinking what protection from domestic violence means and what it looks like in practice. VIEW HERE

Not Broken Parents: Why Teaching Parents to Parent Isn't the Solution Our Children Need

Dr. Tien Ung’s (Futures Without Violence) moving blog reflecting on her own experiences makes important points about misguided attempts to help families. READ HERE

Practice Tips on Pathways to Accountability

Download this series of tip sheets to begin implementing Pathways to Accountability in practice by utilizing both relational and systemic strategies. VIEW ALL TIP SHEETS VIEW INDIVIDUAL TIP SHEETS Overview of Relational & Systemic Accountability Building Relational and Systemic Accountability Ensuring Safety Relational Accountability Systemic Accountability  

Practice Tips on Protective Factors and Pathways to Healing

Download this series of tip sheets to begin implementing Pathways to Healing in your work by building protective factors with survivors of domestic violence. VIEW ALL TIP SHEETS VIEW INDIVIDUAL TIP SHEETS BELOW Overview of Protective Factors Importance of Protective Factors Building the 5 Protective Factors Safer and More Stable Conditions Social, Cultural, and Spiritual […]

Well-Being as a Pathway to Safety in Child Protection: Lessons Learned During Covid-19

Addressing safety and well-being during the height of the pandemic yielded important insights for addressing safety and well-being, which remain useful and applicable today.

10 Creative Ways to Engage Children & Youth Through Virtual Activities

10 virtual activities that can be used by anyone involved in the life of a child or youth to nurture relationships with them, help them with stress relief, and uplift them.

Survivor-Centered Advocacy in Culturally Specific Communities

The Survivor-Centered Advocacy Project team at the Asian Pacific Institute on Gender Based Violence engaged in “deep reflexive inquiry with historically marginalized, culturally specific communities in order to cultivate the wisdom matabolized in the margins to inform how the anti-violence field can better practice survivor-centered advocacy”. This report positions community practitioners as co-researchers to frame […]

Child Welfare and Domestic Violence: The Report on Intersection and Action

This report from the Pritzker Center for Strengthening Children and Families highlights promising approaches to domestic violence in child welfare systems and dependency courts around the country, and includes policy recommendations for Los Angeles County that are relevant to other jurisdictions. VIEW HERE