Domestic Violence

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Francesca’s Story

Domestic violence is not a family matter. It is everyone’s business.

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New Research Projects to Understand and Improve Responses to Intimate Partner Violence (IPV)

Efforts will focus on understanding how to serve those experiencing IPV in the context of healthy relationship programs, and documenting National Domestic Violence Hotline activities.

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Joan’s Story

"I thought that my being pregnant would change him, but that was not the case."

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Emily's Story

“I felt like everyone was looking at me, even though I had carefully caked on make-up to cover the bruises.”

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Amanda’s Story

“In March 2010, I incorporated my ‘safety plan’ and left my husband.”

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Reflections on the 30th Anniversary of the Family Violence Prevention & Services Act

Today, FVPSA supports nearly 1,600 shelters, 200 Tribes and Tribal organizations, and domestic violence coalitions in 56 states and territories.

There is help: thehotline.org and 1-800-799-SAFE.

Domestic Violence is a Public Health Crisis

One in four women and one in seven men have experienced severe physical violence from an intimate partner in their lifetime.

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The National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well Being

Increasing our understanding of children and families who come into contact with the Child Welfare system

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ACF Grantee Invites Men to End Domestic Violence with Te Invito Campaign

New campaign engages men and boys to lead violence-free lives and relationships.

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Behavioral Economics and Social Policy: Designing Innovative Solutions for ACF Programs

Project aims to learn how tools from behavioral economics can improve the well-being of individuals and families served by ACF programs.

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