• The following article was written by M. Sharon Maxwell, LCSW, Ph.D. and Karen Oehme, J.D. and is merely a portion of the larger article which can be found by clicking here. Professional Providers are encouraged to stay informed regarding "Best Practices" in domestic violence visitation cases. If supervised visitation programs are to continue to be used in domestic violence cases, there must be a more critical examination of the current provision of services in programs with the goals of enhancing the safety of participants and confronting evidence of domestic violence as it is manifested in supervised visitation programs. There are a number of strategies that can be recommended but they must be addressed system-wide and become part of a coordinated community response to ending domestic violence. Judicial Strategies • A formal evaluation of the alleged perpetrator and the victim should be ordered prior to the court-order for supervised visitation. A key component of this

    Strategies to Improve Supervised Visitation in Domestic Violence
  • Domestic violence victims lose nearly 8 million days of paid work per year in the US alone—the equivalent of 32,000 full-time jobs. Based on reports from 10 countries, between 55 percent and 95 percent of women who had been physically abused by their partners had never contacted non-governmental organizations, shelters, or the police for help. The costs of intimate partner violence in the US alone exceed $5.8 billion per year: $4.1 billion are for direct medical and health care services, while productivity losses account for nearly $1.8 billion. Men who as children witnessed their parents’ domestic violence were twice as likely to abuse their own wives than sons of nonviolent parents. 63% of all boys who commit murder kill the man who was abusing their mother.   In a national survey of more than 6,000 families in the United States, half of the men who frequently assaulted their wives also frequently abused their children.   Long-term

    The $ and #’s Impacting Domestic Violence
  • 1. Each year millions of people look to the Internet for ANSWERS to their deepest HURTS & LONGINGS. 2. Google sees more than 4 MILLION queries in search of HOPE. 3. More than 22 MILLION Americans ages 12 and older abuse or are addicted to DRUGS & ALCOHOL. 4. 21 MILLION Americans struggle with DEPRESSION, and 39,000 commit SUICIDE each year. 5. An estimated 40 MILLION people in the U.S. feel trapped or crippled BY FEAR. 6. Treatment Options: a) Last Year, more than 1.6 MILLION PEOPLE found New Hope in JESUS CHRIST through the Global Ministries of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA). b)  Mental health is one of your greatest assets. It helps you focus at work, overcome obstacles, get along with the people around you—and get well and stay well.  Find out more at http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/living-well. *If you know someone suffering from HOPELESSNESS, help them FIND a QUALIFIED and TRAINED counselor, minister or therapist who can

    Hope & Hopelessness – A Mental Health/Ministerial Call To Action
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