Survivor Voice: Implementing Survivors’ Perspectives during Domestic Violence MDTs

Breakout Session

Survivor Voice: Implementing Survivors’ Perspectives during Domestic Violence MDTs

Date & Time:
Wed, Jun 26, 2024 | 10:30 - 11:40am CDT
Room: Diamond 2 (Map)

About this session

Track: Trauma and Resiliency of the Developing Child
Audience level: Foundational

This training will provide an example of how to implement Survivor Voice, the perspective of the non-offending parents in domestic violence cases, into 1184 Multi-Disciplinary Teams (MDTs). You will gain a better understanding of the benefit of Survivor Voice and the collaborative efforts used when staffing child abuse and neglect cases on MDTs. This training will provide a brief overview of 1184 Multi-Disciplinary Teams, the impact that domestic violence has on families, the importance of looking at cases through a domestic violence informed lens, and how to partner with the survivor during MDT case reviews. Participants will walk away with a greater understanding of the important of looking at cases from a survivor first perspective.

Intended Audience: Anyone who works with families in the Juvenile Court System

Learning objectives

  • Recognize the effects that domestic violence has on families within the child welfare system.
  • Discover the importance of staffing domestic violence cases on 1184 Multi-Disciplinary Teams.
  • Understand the necessity of implementing Survivor Voice into the case reviews.
  • Exploring case reviews where Survivor Voice has been used and how that reveals the influence of domestic violence on the case.