Supporting Families of Young Children at Risk for Ongoing Domestic Violence

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Through a case example of a family with young children who are at risk for continued experiences of domestic violence, this 1-hour webinar:

  • Discusses how to integrate a diversity and equity-informed stance that acknowledges sociocultural and historical trauma while addressing risk within families
  • Demonstrates how to assess risk
  • Identifies points of entry for intervention in partnership with families to prevent escalation of violence
  • Provides practical safety strategies
  • Reviews ways to engage in supportive conversations with parents and children about violence

Download the webinar slides HERE.

Download the FAQ document HERE.


Dr. Chandra Ghosh Ippen is the Associate Director and Dissemination Director of the Child Trauma Research Program at the University of California, San Francisco and the Early Trauma Treatment Network, a member of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network. She has worked on seven longitudinal studies and has conducted treatment outcome research on the effectiveness of psychosocial intervention programs with Spanish-speaking children and parents. As a first-generation East Indian/Japanese American, she is committed to examining how culture and context affect perception and mental health systems.

Dr. Carla Stover is a licensed clinical psychologist and Associate Professor at the Yale Child Study Center. Her clinical work has included acute/peri-traumatic responses to families impacted by violence and long-term evidence-based treatments including Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Child Parent Psychotherapy. Dr. Stover developed Fathers for Change, an intervention for fathers with histories of use of family violence and is conducting outpatient, residential treatment, and community implementation studies on the effectiveness of the intervention.

Note: This is the first session of the Preventing and Responding to Family Violence During COVID-19 Series, an online series brought to you by the MHTTC Network and the National Child Traumatic Stress Network. For more information on the series, please click here.

July 14, 2020
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