We aim to provide support and technical assistance to programs addressing the safety and well-being of children exposed to domestic violence. To this end, we have launched the Child Advocacy and Services Enhancement (CASE) Project.
CASE Project Goals & Efforts
The goals of the CASE Project are to:
- promote dialogue and raise awareness of the needs of children exposed to domestic violence and teen dating violence;
- increase the skills of domestic violence service providers and allied professionals to serve children and youth in a trauma-informed and culturally competent manner; and
- influence policy by generating recommendations and supporting research relevant to childhood exposure to domestic violence and teen dating violence.
Major efforts of the CASE Project have encompassed:
- Coordinating access to nationwide criminal background check services to domestic violence agencies in order to uphold safe environments for children and their caregivers;
- Hosting statewide and regional “Domestic Violence and Children” trainings as well as sharing other professional development opportunities relevant to children’s programming, evidence-based programs and trauma-informed services;
- Linking with domestic violence and child maltreatment policy groups such as the North Carolina Child Fatality Task Force to enact programs, policies, and laws instrumental to the needs of children and youth affected by domestic violence; and
- Increasing mental health access to children and teens exposed to domestic violence by overseeing the Children's Trauma Screening Program, which educates advocates on how to screen children and teens and refer to local trauma-informed resources.
We have gathered baseline data to assess the status of North Carolina’s services for those with childhood exposure to domestic violence. The following reports summarize findings of the data collected.
- Summative Report of Domestic Violence Service Providers (DVSPs) Focus Groups – 2012
- Summative Report of Survivors of DV and Childhood DV Exposure - 2012
- Findings of the Environmental Scan Report - 2013
CASE Project Partners
To accomplish the goals of the CASE Project, NCCADV has partnered with many other agencies and organizations over the years, including:
- Center for Child and Family Health
- NC Council for Women and Youth Involvement
- Governor’s Crime Commission
- North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Assault
- North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
- North Carolina Division of Public Health
- Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina
For more information about the CASE Project, please contact Trishana Jones via email or reach her at (919) 956-9124 ext. 205. The following links may also help you:
Learn more and get resources to help chidren exposed to domestic violence here.
Thank You to the NC Council for Women and Youth Involvement-Family Violence Prevention Services Act Program for financial support.