Stop family violence

WP15Family violence is a common American tragedy. Assaults by parents, intimate partners, and adult children frequently result in serious injury,  even death. Such violence costs billions of dollars annually in social and criminal justice spending. Proven interventions can prevent abuse, identify abuse sooner, and help families survive and thrive by breaking the cycle of violence or finding safe alternatives. [See Brief Description]

Our Leadership

Network Co-Leads to Stop Family Violence: Richard Barth, Patricia Kohl, Shanti Kulkarni, and Jill Messing.

Policy Recommendations

“Within Our Reach- A National Strategy to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities” Commission to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities

Kulkarni, S. J., Barth, R. P., & Messing, J. T. (2016, September). Policy recommendations for meeting the Grand Challenge to Stop Family Violence (Grand Challenges for Social Work Initiative Policy Brief No. 3). Cleveland, OH: American Academy of Social Work & Social Welfare.

Policy Action Statement:

“Stop family Violence.” Actions to encourage better use of data to protect children and support families.