Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Working with Battered Women Involved in the Child Protection System

This protocol contains an introduction that outlines the origins and key features of CPS, and recommended policy and procedures. Covered are: individual advocacy strategies, determining if a mandatory report is required, making a mandatory report, reviewing case files, and advocating in court. The appendices include articles on helping mothers rebuild relationships with their kids, survival strategies used by battered women, and introduction to CPS rules and regulations.

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