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Intervention Research Project to Design & Test Treatment for Children age 3-17 and their Mothers Who are Exposed to Domestic Violence, in Collaboration with Parents and Children Together

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $249,299)

The Safe Start Promising Approaches Project will develop and support practice enhancements and innovations to prevent and reduce the impact of children's exposure to violence in their homes and communities. The project will help communities implement collaborative and evidence-based practices across the services continuum for children and their families. Exposure to violence includes being a victim of violence or a witness to violence, and encompasses abuse, neglect or child maltreatment, domestic violence, and community violence. This program is authorized by Sections 261 and 262 of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974, as amended (42 USC 5665-5666).

The University of Hawaii at Manoa (UH) and Parents And Children Together, Family Peace
Center (PACT-FPC) will collaborate on the design of a practice innovation that will fuse Modular Cognitive Behavior Therapy (MCBT) into existing interventions for children exposed to domestic violence. UH and PACT will partner in this effort with multiple Hawaii-based child welfare, criminal justice, mental health and other social service agencies.


Date Created: September 12, 2010