Durham Integrated Domestic Violence Response System

A key goal of the Durham Integrated Domestic Violence Response System (DIDVRS) is to improve system collaboration among Durham community providers regarding their approaches, values, and assumptions when working across systems on behalf of abused parents and their children. The target population will include diverse children, ranging in age from 0-18 years, and their caregivers with a particular focus on Latino families, who are underserved due to language barriers and immigration status, and African American families, who are overrepresented in CPS reports related to DV/FV, but underrepresented in mental health services. The objectives for this project are expected to result in improved outcomes for abused parents and children/youth exposed to DV/FV by: 1) improving the system and responses to abused parents and their children and youth exposed to DV across Durham; 2) coordinating and providing new or enhanced residential and non-residential services for children and youth exposed to DV, with a particular focus on Latino and African American families; and 3) enhancing evidence and practice-informed services, strategies, advocacy and interventions for children/youth exposed to DV.