Toolkit To End Violence Against Women, from the National Advisory Council on Violence Against Women and the Violence Against Women Office Home
Chapter Navagation Chapter 1. Strengthening Community-Based Services and Advocacy for Victims Chapter 2. Improving the Health and Mental Health Care Systems' Responses to Violence Against Women Chapter 3. Enhancing the Response of the Justice System: Civil Remedies Chapter 4. Enhancing the Response of the Justice System: Criminal Remedies Chapter 5. Additional Justice System Responses Chapter 6. Promoting Women's Economic Security Chapter 7. Promoting Safety and Nonviolence on College and University Campuses Chapter 8. Promoting Safety and Nonviolence in the Workplace Chapter 9. Intervention and Prevention for Children and Youth Chapter 10. Educating and Mobilizing the Public About Violence Against Women Chapter 11. Engaging the Media, Advertising, and Entertainment Industries Chapter 12. Engaging Religious, Spiritual, and Faith-Based Groups and Organizations Chapter 13. Promoting Healthy, Nonviolent Attitudes and Behaviors Through Sports Chapter 14. Nation to Nation: Promoting the Safety of Native Women Chapter 15. The Role of the U.S. Military in Preventing and Responding to Violence Against Women Chapter 16. The United States Within the International Community—Responding to Trafficking in Persons

  Chapter 9. Intervention and Prevention for Children and Youth
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What Communities Can Do To Make a Difference

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  • Build communitywide collaborations.
  • Develop a broader array of culturally competent early intervention programs for children exposed to community, youth, and family violence.
  • Integrate these programs into sites that serve children and young families.
  • Identify and remove disincentives to participation in intervention programs.
  • Increase the ability of child protective services, courts, and domestic violence agencies to work collaboratively.
  • Design and expand programs specifically for children exposed to domestic violence.
  • Develop more programs for children and youth during afterschool hours.
  • Define school policies related to all forms of violence.
  • Design and implement core training for all school personnel.
  • Make the safety and well-being of adult and child victims a priority for fatherhood programs.


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