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Learning and capacity building resources for advocates, preventionists, and activists

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Webinar California Partnership to End Domestic ViolenceApril 30, 2020

Adapting Your Communications Strategies During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A New Prevention Peer Webinar Series – Part 2 of 3
Prevention Peer Network

Pitching Your Story to Journalists

Webinar hosted on April 30, 2020

+Webinar Recording

For our health and well-being, everyone is looking to credible sources of information from media outlets right now. Your prevention efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic ARE newsworthy and important—and media advocacy can help you reach parents, elected leaders, and other strategic audiences! It all depends on creating compelling story elements and pitches.

Webinar California Partnership to End Domestic ViolenceJanuary 16, 2020

Building Bridges during Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month
Prevention Peer Network

Webinar hosted on January 16, 2020



CDC: Preventing Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs): Leveraging the Best Available Evidence

This report published by the CDC announces their new priority of reducing ACEs across the United States; it is significant to our work as it identifies strategies and approaches to reduce ACEs. The report points out that multi-sector collaborative, that include domestic violence agencies, social service agencies, law enforcement, public health, education and early childhood working together to develop strategies to lessen the impact of ACEs into adulthood, as well as prevent ACEs in early childhood is a proven and evidence-based approach to be successful.  

Webinar California Partnership to End Domestic ViolenceJuly 18, 2019

Domestic Violence Awareness Month Sharing Session
Prevention Peer Network

Like many of our members, we’ve been planning Domestic Violence Awareness Month all summer! During our next Prevention Peer Webinar, we invite you to share your plans for community engagement in October and discuss past strategies that have proven to be effective. The Partnership will also present the elements of our statewide campaign: Growing the Seeds of Healing & Justice. We hope to provide a platform for survivors across California to share the future they want to see by centering their input in eight different areas:

Publication Jennifer Haddad Bell, Darryl Evey, Krista Niemczyk, Christine Smith, Debra WardSeptember 25, 2018

Promoting Health Advocacy in Domestic Violence Programs

This brief outlines the value and importance of health advocacy, as well as collaboration between the health and DV fields to promote survivor health. It shares lessons and best practices from recent California-based work through the Domestic Violence and Health Care Partnership (DVHCP) project and encourages continued change in practice, policy, and systems across sectors.

Publication Jeremy Cantor, Laura Hogan, Krista Niemczyk, Christine Smith, Lisa Fujie Parks, Erica VillaSeptember 25, 2018

Integrating Community Level IPV Prevention in Community Health Assessment and Community Health Improvement Plans

This brief shares recommendations that elevate consideration of IPV in ongoing planning, implementation, and evaluation processes within the health and public health sectors.

Publication Ana Interiano, Cynthia Keltner, Dana Knoll, Allyson SonenshineSeptember 25, 2018

Addressing Intimate Partner Violence as a Social Determinant of Health in Clinical Settings

As healthcare delivery systems and the policy landscape are rapidly transforming, there is an opportunity to scale successful programs, policies, and innovations across the state of California to better prevent and address IPV and improve health. This document outlines lessons learned from the field and policy and practice recommendations.

Publication Center for Social InclusionAugust 14, 2015

Let’s Talk About Race: How Racially Explicit Messaging Can Advance Equity

“In this report, we explored whether talking about race directly could effectively move people to support progressive fiscal policies. We tested messages that re-frame people of color as contributing, hardworking Americans —“makers” instead of “takers”—with the goal of moving people toward supporting more progressive fiscal policies.

Webinar Jennifer Ponce, Human OptionsJune 21, 2018

Digital Advocacy: Texting with our Teens
Prevention Peer Network

Through our H.E.A.R.T. (Healthy Emotions and Attitudes in Relationships Today Program), we have developed a digital advocacy component to better be able to meet our teens, pre-teens and young adult where they our. After we have left the classroom we have designed a way for our teens to reach our for help, support, and resources. We set up our H.E.A.R.T. chat and text line, which allows teens to text or live chat with an advocate online so that they do not have to call our hotline for services.

Publication Futures Without Violence, Blue Shield of California FoundationJune 5, 2018

Data Pilot Health Assessment Form

This document includes questions about general health status, alcohol and substance abuse and sexual and reproductive health for domestic violence programs to use to assess survivors.


Understanding the Impacts of Domestic Violence on Survivors

The Depp v. Heard trial has been trauma activating for many survivors. At this moment when domestic violence is receiving a lot of sensationalized attention throughout the various forms of media, we affirm the need for attention on concrete solutions—those that support survivors, educate on the realities of domestic violence, and prevent it from occurring in the first place.