Empowering Kansas Families: Strategies and Skills to Address Domestic Violence in Child Welfare - Chanute


AUDIENCE:  Any professional working in the child welfare system is encouraged to attend particularly Reintegration and Family Preservation Case Managers and Family Support Workers; Social Workers, Mental Health Professionals; Foster Home, Kinship, and Adoption Workers; DCF staff, CASAs, etc.

Co-Sponsors:

Family Youth Services    Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence

This training will provide participants the strategies and skills necessary to effectively identify domestic violence in child welfare cases, as well as how to apply appropriate interventions for families experiencing domestic violence. During this skills-based training, participants will be provided information and tools to identify, assess and document batterer dangerousness, and parenting capacity, as well as how to describe the impact of battering behavior on the relationship between protective parents and their children. Participants will be provided information on how to identify safety and protective actions that adult victims use to keep their children safe, as well as how to hold batterers accountable through interviewing, assessment, and documentation techniques. Case planning strategies that promote child and adult victim safety, as well as perpetrator accountability will also be provided. Each participant will be provided a copy of the Domestic Violence Manual for Child Welfare Professionals.


As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the dynamics of domestic violence.
  • Describe the impact of battering behavior on the relationship between protective parents and their children through documentation.
  • Identify risk and dangerousness factors of batterers.
  • Identify safety and protective actions that adult victims use to keep their children safe.
  • Hold batterers accountable through interviewing, assessment, and documentation.
  • Apply appropriate interventions for families experiencing domestic violence.
  • Craft appropriate case plans that hold batterers accountable and enhance child and victim safety.
  • Document how the batterer’s abusive behavior has impacted child and family functioning.
  • Document the parenting efforts, as well as safety and protective actions of the non-abusive parent.
  • Utilize the Domestic Violence Manual for Child Welfare Professionals to apply best practices when working with families experiencing domestic violence.


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Participants can self-submit the documentation necessary for any continuing education credit that is available for the content of this course.

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This publication was made possible by Grant Number 90EV0446 from the Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Family and Youth Services Bureau, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Total Training Hours: 6





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