Resource Letter:
For Judges and Attorneys Handling Child Protective Services Cases
March 8, 2021
UTMB Survey on the Intersection of Domestic Violence and
Child Welfare
The University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) Center for Violence Prevention, in partnership with the Texas Council on Family Violence (TCFV), the Texas Alliance for Child and Family Services (TACFS), UT Austin’s Texas Institute on Child and Family Wellbeing, and the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) Family Violence Program, has developed a survey entitled, Children Exposed to Domestic Violence: Understanding the Community Service Response and Needs in Texas: A Survey of Capacity and Needs.

The survey is relevant for professional staff and service providers who are age 18 and older and who work in Texas with survivors of domestic violence, child abuse, sexual assault, and human trafficking; this includes advocates, counselors, legal support, children’s services, lawyers, and judges. 

The survey developers hope to provide important and impactful data for policy makers and funders by documenting the needs related to support services for survivors who are parents of children under 18 years old and for children exposed to domestic violence.

The survey is open until March 15, 2021. The survey also includes a gift card drawing, which will take place after the survey closes.
A general information flier and social media posting are available to download and share.
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