What Is Child Welfare? A Guide for Domestic Violence Services Advocates

What Is Child Welfare? A Guide for Domestic Violence Services Advocates

Child Welfare Information Gateway (October, 2015)

Child welfare (CW) professionals and domestic violence (DV) services advocates recognize the common co-occurrence of domestic violence and child maltreatment. Acknowledgement of the significant overlap has led to more collaboration between these fields, as both groups work to keep families safe. This guide provides an overview of basic child welfare services, describes how domestic violence services and child welfare professionals can support one another’s efforts in working with families, and lists resources for more information.

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