ACF Capacity Center to Expand Services to Children, Youth, and Abused Parents (ESCYAP)

The Promising Futures Capacity Building Center, (the Center), a project of Futures Without Violence, (FUTURES), provides support to the network of domestic violence state coalitions and local community-based programs on enhancing services for children, youth and abused parents impacted by domestic violence. The Center provides support to programs to build organizational structures and services that prioritize child well-being, opportunities for healing, building resilience, and breaking the intergenerational cycle of violence all within the context of the parent-child relationship. The Center is an expansion of FUTURES’ current Clearinghouse of information on the Promising Futures Website. The Center supports the Specialized Services for Abused Parents and their Children (SSAPC) grantees as well as the field through facilitating a learning community, technical assistance and training, developing new resources and tools for the field, growing the research within evidencebased, trauma-informed, culturally relevant practices for children and youth and their parents in domestic violence programs, and supporting best practices in evaluation and documenting lessons learned.