Domestic Violence Survivor and Child Intervention Services

Posted 5 years ago

The care professional is responsible for reporting and coordinating services to all populations. Domestic violence intervention services provided by DCS/Probation are not intended to exist in isolation, but as only one component of a coordinated community response to domestic violence. Services shall maintain cooperative working relationships with local programs (domestic violence, batterers’ programs, survivor programs, shelters, law enforcement, advocates, legal services, etc.). Services shall be structured, goal-oriented, time-limited, individual/group services. Services will be provided by a direct worker and/or counselor. Services provided may include the following:

  • Educational and skills-based support group for survivor and/or child
  • Assistance with transportation
  • Coordination of services
  • Advocacy (which includes goal setting, case management, supportive services)
  • Safety planning
  • Crisis intervention
  • Community referrals and follow up
  • Family/Child assessment
  • Child development education
  • Domestic violence education
  • Parenting education with or without children present
  • Budgeting and money management
  • Participation in Child and Family Team meetings
  • Family reunification
  • Individual and family services
  • Cognitive behavioral strategies
  • Family of origin/Intergenerational issues
  • Family structure and organization (internal boundaries, relationships, roles, socio-cultural history)
  • Substance abuse screening
  • Potential screening for traumatic brain injury of the victim using a tool such as the OSU TBI Interview form and referral for medical treatment
  • Housing stability
  • Self-Sufficiency

Minimum Qualifications

  • Services may be provided as needed by personnel with an Associates degree in social work, psychology, sociology, or a directly related human services field and/or 2 years working with families in a social service setting.
  • Worker should have knowledge of current Indiana state law and best practices regarding domestic violence.
  • Worker should have completed at least 20 hours of online or in person training through ICADV, End Violence against Women International (EVAWI), or Office for Victims of Crime (OVCTTAC).

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