Tools for Journalists
What is Domestic Violence?
- Definition: We recognize domestic violence as a range of behaviors used to exert control or establish power by one intimate partner over the other. The range of behavior can include psychological, emotional, verbal, sexual, financial, spiritual, and physical abuse, as well as stalking and threatening behaviors. We acknowledge that abuse and violence are learned behaviors and as such, can be unlearned.
- Familiarize yourself with the dynamics of domestic violence by exploring The Power & Control Wheel.
About the Partnership’s Work
- Read the National Network to End Domestic Violence’s annual Survey of Domestic Violence Services in California.
- California Domestic Violence Fact Sheet 2022
Reporting on Domestic Violence
- Ethics and Practice: Interviewing Victims, by Miles Moffeit & Kristen Lombardi, DART Center for Journalism and Trauma
- Media Guide: Resources for Reporters, Editors, and Media Professionals, by the National Network to End Domestic Violence
- Keep these seven lessons in mind when interviewing trauma survivors, by Lily Dayton, USC Center for Health Journalism
Contact Jessica Merrill, Communications Manager, at (916) 444-7163 x118 or firstname.lastname@example.org.