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Children Exposed to Domestic Violence

A Teacher's Handbook to Increase Understanding and Improve Community Responses

by Linda L. Baker, P.G. Jaffe, L.M. Ashbourne & J. Carter (2002). This 26-page resource helps educators understand how violence affects children at different ages, what teachers may see in the classroom, teaching strategies, handling parent-attended events, and supporting students who disclose. Development of this resource was funded by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. ~ $25.00.

Download an electronic copy here


Table of Contents

  • The importance of this topic

  • Definitions

  • Power and Control Wheel

  • Findings from the National Violence Against Women Survey

  • Impacts on children and adolescents

  • Potential impacts at different ages

  • Signs a student is having difficulty

  • What teachers may see

  • Responding when students display troubling behavior

  • Teaching Strategies

  • School and community partnerships

  • When a parent is a victim of domestic violence

  • Ways to support a student who makes a disclosure

  • Guidelines to assist teachers' decision making and formal responses to disclosures

  • Reporting to child protection services

  • Safety planning

  • Community responses

  • School-based violence prevention

  • Where to go for help

  • Resources

  • References

Companion CD-ROM

This interactive CD-ROM is a companion to the handbook to use as a learning tool for individual study or training workshops. ~ $5.00

Ordering Information

The handbook is available from the Centre for $25.00 plus shipping and handling and the CD is available for $5.00. Check out the order form for more information.

The Packard Handbooks

There are three other resources in the Packard Handbook series: for police, youth justice workers, and early childhood educators.


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