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November 3, 2011 | Report

Honor Our Voices: A Guide for Practice When Responding to Children Exposed to Domestic Violence


Edleson, J.L., Nguyen, H.T., Kimball, E.

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This Guide for Practice is one of the results of the Honor Our Voices project, a collaborative effort of the Avon Foundation for Women and two centers at the University of Minnesota: the Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse (MINCAVA) and the Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare (CASCW). Honor Our Voices is a multi-faceted effort to increase the awareness and sensitivity of shelter advocates and other social service professionals to the needs of children exposed to domestic violence and to suggest promising ways of responding to these children’s needs. A major element of the Honor Our Voices project is an online training module that includes the stories of three children exposed to domestic violence and highlights the effects of domestic violence on children and the promising practices that may respond to these children
at different ages. The online training module is freely available at A third result of the project is a free digital library of short audio programs that highlight specific promising practices through the voices of children. They can be found at on the Honor Our Voices website.