Welfare Transition (WT) Domestic Violence and Safety Plan

Welfare Transition (WT) Domestic Violence and Safety Plan

Welfare Transition (WT) Domestic Violence and Safety Plan Objectives What is Domestic Violence?

Florida Statues 414.0252 defines domestic violence as: any assault, aggravated assault, battery, aggravated battery, sexual assault, sexual battery, stalking, aggravated stalking, kidnapping, false imprisonment, or any criminal offense that results in the physical injury or death of one family or household member by

another. WT Orientation/Work Registration WT Orientation/Work Registration process: Provide general domestic violence information Provide general information when giving handouts and community resources

Domestic violence hotline Provide information to men and women Be careful of the language used when discussing domestic violence in a group setting Domestic Violence Disclosure Self-disclosure

Do not report it to law enforcement Domestic Violence Disclosure Suspected domestic violence Consistent failure to report to assigned activities Individual is withdrawn and secretive

Domestic Violence Disclosure Third party or anonymous reporting Other program staff Domestic violence counselor LWDAs Responsibility

Assure participant that any information disclosed to the LWDAs provider regarding domestic violence will remain confidential Develop a safety plan Include safety plan elements in IRP or ARP Provide referrals to support services as needed Provide information about Diversion Services

What is a Safety Plan? A safety plan is a personalized plan that includes ways to remain safe while in an abusive relationship, while youre planning to leave or after you leave

Safety Plan Development Developing a safety plan Resources for escape Plan for a way out Safe place to sleep Friends and family

Shelter Safe meeting places Domestic Violence Counselors Office Police Department Keeping The Safety Plan Secure

Ensure you notify the participant to keep the safety plan where their partner wont find it. They can ask a friend or family member to keep it for them. Safety Plan Example

Safety Plan Safety Plan Safety Plan Developing the IRP/ARP Steps

After the completion of the safety plan, incorporate elements from the plan into the IRP/ ARP steps IRP/ARP Steps General- Participating in various levels of safety planning

Specific* I will continue to meet with my advocate to work on improving my safety planning to keep myself and my family safe General- Attempting temporary or permanent relocation Specific * I will take the steps discussed with my advocate and identified in my plan to remove me from

the situation IRP/ARP Steps General- Teach my children how to contact the police. I will make sure they know our address and telephone number Specific *

Participant will teach his/her children how to contact the police if they suspect danger Participant will make sure his/her children know their address Participant will make sure his/her children know the name and phone number of an emergency contact

Assigning Alternative Activities Alternative Activities Counseling Dealing with the mental and emotional pain Assigning Alternative Activities Alternative Activities

Social Skills Communicating with people Assigning Alternative Activities Alternative Activities Parenting Time management

Dealing with stress OSST Data Entry Requirement 08/25/2015 Domestic Violence Resources

Domestic Violence What else should I know about domestic violence? DEOs Domestic Violence Guidance Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence (FCADV) http://www.fcadv.org

Domestic Abuse hotline: 800-500-1119 Questions Please contact us at: [email protected]

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