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

➜  If you are experiencing domestic violence and need support, please visit our searchable map of domestic violence organizations.

Whether you’re a seasoned advocate, a student, or a community member interested in learning more about domestic violence, our user-friendly resource library is a great tool for you. We have compiled an extensive database of publications, images, websites, webinars and more — all dedicated to understanding the dynamics of abuse, prevention strategies and community solutions. 

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Publication Futures Without Violence, Blue Shield of California FoundationJanuary 1, 2017

Sustaining Partnerships – a Strategic Plan

A prescriptive guide for sustaining domestic violence and health care partnerships.

Publication Los Angeles Biomedical Research InstituteMarch 1, 2015

Women’s Health Care Clinic Outreach and Education Program: Intimate Partner Violence/Domestic Violence Protocol

This document outlines guidelines and strategies for assessment, response, intervention and universal education, and discusses how to best support staff through training and resources.

Publication Mayview Community Health CenterOctober 29, 2015

Domestic Violence Protocol

This document outlines guiding principles, IPV assessment, continuity of care, and staff roles and responsibilities.

Publication Futures Without ViolenceSeptember 1, 2014

Privacy Principles for Protecting Victims of Domestic Violence

This document outlines privacy concerns around safety and confidentiality specific to health information technology and health information exchange.

Website Futures Without Violence, Blue Shield of California FoundationJanuary 1, 2017

This website is a comprehensive online tool that showcases innovations, best practices and lessons of the Domestic Violence and Health Care Partnership (DVHCP) project, funded by Blue Shield of California Foundation, and and provides data, replicable models and site-developed resources.

Website Futures Without ViolenceJanuary 1, 2018

This website includes a step-by-step toolkit for community health centers aimed at establishing and expanding partnerships with domestic violence advocacy agencies.

Webinar Prevention Institute

Sectors Acting for Equity: Toward a Health Equity and Multi-sector Approach to Preventing DV
Prevention Peer Network

There is a growing understanding that addressing social determinants of health is critical for health, safety, and health equity, but few frameworks focus on domestic violence prevention through this lens. This webinar will explore the link between community determinants and DV, and demonstrate how the community environment represents an actionable place to promote safe relationships and the reduction of DV. It will showcase recent research conducted by Prevention Institute that supports advancing a health equity and multi-sector approach to DV prevention.

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.


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.