Building Promising Futures: Guidelines for Enhancing Response of Domestic Violence Programs to Children and Youth, by Eleanor Lyon, PhD, Julia Perilla, PhD, and Anne Menard for Futures Without Violence is a new resource for domestic violence programs. The manual presents program guidelines for consideration to improve the services for children exposed to domestic violence and explores how domestic violence programs can best respond simultaneously to the needs of children and their caregivers. Separate responses to parents and caregivers’ and children’s safety and well-being often place them at odds with one another. In contrast, an integrated approach to intervening with the family as a whole results in better outcomes for children, their parents and caregivers, and the whole family.
This manual is a companion to Developing Outcome Measures for Domestic Violence Programs’ Work with Children and Youth.