The “Duluth Model” is a widely disseminated approach to community-based intervention in domestic violence. This authoritative and comprehensive volume examines how to develop a response to domestic violence using the Model. Key issues addressed include: enhancing networking among service providers; building monitoring and tracking systems; developing a supportive infrastructure for victims; providing sanctions and rehabilitation opportunities; addressing the needs of children; and evaluating the effectiveness of community response.

Undoing Harm to Children: The Duluth Family Visitation Center

Undoing Harm to Children: The Duluth Family Visitation Center
Undoing harm to children: The Duluth family visitation center
MarthaMcMahon, JeremyNeville-Sorvilles and LindaSchubert

Undoing the harm done to children by domestic violence is one of the eight key activities of a successful community intervention project. The Duluth Domestic Assault Intervention Project (DAIP) has been a national leader in most of these key activities but not in the area of undoing harm to children. Yet it has a special contribution to make. First, the DAIP organized the first visitation center in the United States to grow directly out of the battered women's movement. Second, from the beginning, those organizing the Duluth Family Visitation Center recognized that women's safety and children's safety are intimately connected. This connection between how domestic ...

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