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Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2018: VOTE!
Getting Back to Our Roots: The Personal Is Political

Get Out the Vote | Educate Voters | Engage Candidates

Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2018: VOTE!

This year, our Domestic Violence Awareness Month campaign will be different than ever before. We’re launching a get out the vote and voter education campaign: a non-partisan effort to: 

Webinar Sarah HydeJuly 19, 2018

Safer Sexting
Prevention Peer Network

How often have you heard someone say the following to a youth: “Just don’t sext”?

SAVE’s youth leaders and Youth Services team have created an alternative to the abstinence-only perspective, inspired by the affirmative consent revolution and with the assistance of youth and parents through focus groups and interviews. Join us to hear about a sex-positive, harm-reduction approach to teaching youth about the intersection of sexuality and technology.

This presentation will cover:

Publication Break the CycleJuly 2, 2018

Safe Schools Model Policy

The purpose of this policy is to offer a comprehensive, interdisciplinary approach to the problem of
dating violence and sexual violence in District of Columbia Public Schools. In order to provide DCPS
employees with the tools necessary to effectively address dating violence and sexual violence among
their students, this policy will address the following topics:
• Protocol for school response to dating violence and sexual violence
• Training for school employees
• Prevention education for students

Publication Nan D. Stein, Ed.D.December 2, 2014

Shifting Boundaries

Shifting Boundaries is intended to reduce peer and dating violence and sexual harassment by students in middle schools. The program includes six classroom sessions and a school-wide component. An experimental study found that the program had many large and statistically significant positive impacts on (decreases in) violence victimization and perpetration in peer and dating relationships, but it also found increases in total violence victimization and perpetration in peer relationships in schools where only the school-wide component was implemented.

Publication Rutgers UniversityJuly 2, 2018

Bringing Awareness to Domestic Violence and Abusive Relationships – What is Domestic Violence?

Domestic violence is not limited to physical forms of battery or abuse. Rather, it takes a variety of forms. Domestic violence can include emotional, physical, sexual, economic, or psychological methods of abuse or control.

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.

Publication Next Door Solutions to Domestic ViolenceJanuary 1, 2017

Domestic Violence and Health Care Partnership Toolkit: Promoting Success Through Collaborative Partnerships

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Publication Futures Without ViolenceNovember 1, 2018

DV Advocates Guide to Partnering with Health Care: Models for Collaboration and Reimbursement

Outlines the evolving health care landscape and supports strategic thinking around how advocates can collaborate with health care providers and implement models for reimbursement to integrate health advocacy in order to respond to survivor health needs.

Website RISE San Luis ObispoJanuary 1, 2018

RISE: Resources for Healthcare Providers

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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.