Family Support & Well-being

Program Preparation to Address Domestic Violence

Head Start programs can take steps to prepare and equip themselves to prevent and address domestic violence. From the individual to the programmatic level, it is important to create a collaborative approach.  Program staff must have the opportunities and resources to learn more about domestic violence, ways to support families experiencing domestic violence, and strategies to promote healthy relationships.

A key part of this work is creating a culture where the health and well-being of program staff is prioritized by enhancing community partnerships. Domestic violence can affect those supporting families directly experiencing domestic violence, so it is crucial that program staff access the supportive services they need and engage in wellness practices regularly.

In this section, explore resources to help programs build and implement domestic violence prevention and response systems and practices.