Families Thrive classroom

Advocacy Beyond Leaving: Working with Families in Contact

Purpose:
In this presentation, Jennifer Rose and Fernando Mederos explore working with families who have experienced domestic violence and remain in contact.

Outcome:
As you watch this presentation, please consider the following questions.

Questions:

  • What is a victim defined advocacy approach?
  • How is it the same or different than traditional advocacy for leaving?
  • How does advocacy beyond leaving support safety for the victim of the abuse and children?
  • How do we engage fathers who are still in contact?
  • How do we assess for risk and safety?
  • What approaches promote healthy engagement with fathers who have been abusive?
  • Can you give examples of how this approach might change your work with women, children or men?

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