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July 27, 2013 | Practice Guidance

Promising Futures: 16 Trauma-Informed, Evidence-Based Recommendations for Advocates Working with Children Exposed to Intimate Partner Violence


Renee DeBoard-Lucas, Kate Wasserman, Betsy McAlister Groves, Megan Bair-Merritt

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This paper was developed as part of the Promising Futures: Best Practices for Serving Children, Youth, and Parents Experiencing Domestic Violence website. This website was launched in October of 2012 and was developed by Futures Without Violence, formerly Family Violence Prevention Fund. This capacity building website was designed to help domestic violence advocates enhance their programming for children and their abused parents. If advocates are just starting to think about how their program’s policies could better reflect an equal commitment to domestic violence survivors and children, or they have been delivering holistic services for all family members for years, the Promising Futures website has information and tools that can help to advance program practice. Additional resources and information related to the recommendations found in this paper can also be found on the website.