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LGBTQ+ Identities and Intimate Partner Violence

Would you like to know more about the unique challenges LGBTQ+ individuals face when experiencing intimate partner violence? Have you thought about how your organization can become more inclusive? Sarah Sullivan from Catalyst Domestic Violence Services will share her expertise, helping participants:
• understand ways that intimate partner violence may look different in LGBTQ+ relationships,
• identify unique barriers for LGBTQ+ individuals when utilizing services & seeking support,
• and walk away with practical ways to provide a welcoming and inclusive space.


Building the Evidence for Domestic Violence Services and Interventions: Intermediate Health and Patient-Centered Outcomes

This report summarizes intermediate and outcome measures that domestic violence programs and services can utilize to evaluate effectiveness and demonstrate value.


Domestic Violence Health Care Partnerships Sustainability Primer

This tool was developed to support sustainability planning for domestic violence and health care partnerships. It provides guidance on how to develop a value proposition, design a funding approach, and actively seek funding sources.


Developing a Trauma and Resilience Focused Accountable Community for Health

This brief describes the ways in which trauma affects health and key considerations for developing accountable communities for health (ACH) approaches focused on trauma and resilience.


Impact of DV on Health Infographic

This infographic summarizes the linkages between domestic violence (DV) and health outcomes and costs.


Domestic Violence Literature Review: Analysis Report

This report offers a synthesis of evidence collected over the past 10 years demonstrating how domestic violence is a key driver of health care costs in the United States.


Publication Family Violence Appellate Project and California Partnership to End Domestic Violence

California Domestic Violence Law Compendium 2017

This resource is an overview of all domestic violence law in the state of California. It is updated every year and encompasses family, civil, and criminal law, as well as, varying code sections.


Using Social Media to Change the Narrative

Strategic Communications

When used effectively, social media can be an engaging way to get your message out to the community. Participants will learn effective engagement tools, including how to best use infographics, videos, chats, create compelling content, and track your reach.

Facilitator: Jessica Merrill, Communications Manager, California Partnership to End Domestic Violence



Publication Bradley University academic resource

Counseling Minority Groups in a Time of Racial Unrest

Interest in the Black Lives Matter movement increased significantly with the recent incidents involving police use of force on civilians. The movement gained support as many universities in the United States worked to provide open discourse in an effort to shift focus on the citizens’ growing concerns. In times of social and racial unrest, counselors are critical to helping communities address and process fear.


Protecting against Asbestos Exposure in a Natural Disaster

Asbestos is a natural mineral that was used throughout many homes and other types of buildings prior to the 1970s. It is not harmful when it is contained, but when disturbed asbestos can break apart, causing the release of some of the tiny fibers of which it is made. These little needle-like fibers are dangerous because they can contaminate air, water, and soil leading to inhalation and ingestion. 


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.