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Child Welfare. 2007 Jan-Feb;86(1):123-44.

Domestic violence screening and service acceptance among adult victims in a dependency court setting.

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Department of Sociology & Anthropology, Florida International University, Miami, Florida 33199, USA.


Many child welfare systems are unable to effectively identify and address co-occurring domestic violence and child maltreatment. In response, the Dependency Court Intervention Program for Family Violence implemented a protocol to identify indicators of domestic violence in families involved with child protection proceedings. This article highlights data that demonstrate the ability of an outreach and screening process to identify adult victims of domestic violence in dependency court and to offer them appropriate intervention services.

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