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ERIC Number: EJ796409
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 27
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 9
ISSN: ISSN-0886-2605
Collaborative Efforts to Improve System Response to Families Who Are Experiencing Child Maltreatment and Domestic Violence
Banks, Duren; Dutch, Nicole; Wang, Kathleen
Journal of Interpersonal Violence, v23 n7 p876-902 2008
The "Greenbook" demonstration initiative provided federal funding and other support to six communities to establish collaborations to plan and implement policy and practice changes in systems that serve families who are experiencing domestic violence and child maltreatment or child exposure to domestic violence. The demonstration sites established and organized collaborative groups in accordance with the "Greenbook" foundational principles and recommendations, including representation from multiple levels within the primary partner systems and other organizations, as well as the community. The sites struggled with how to engage consumers of the primary systems, however, and devoted a great deal of time to understanding and addressing organizational differences among the partners. Other salient collaborative influences included leadership, resources, trust, and commitment. The stakeholders noted that the collaborative relationships required a great deal of work but were ultimately one of the main successes of the initiative. (Contains 7 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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