Announcing the Trauma-Informed Domestic Violence Services Special Collection: a Three-Part Series

logos, National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma and Mental Health, and National Resource Center on Domestic ViolenceThe Family Violence Prevention and Services Program (FVPSA) is pleased to announce a special online collection of trauma-informed resources for domestic violence advocates and survivors. Developed with support from the Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB), this collection was created by the National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma, and Mental Health and the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence.

Building on over 20 years of work, this three-part series by the National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health (NCDVTMH) integrates a trauma-informed victim services approach with advocacy for domestic violence survivors. In partnership with the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (NRCDV), NCDVTMH developed this collection to bring together the resources on trauma and trauma-informed work that are most relevant to domestic violence programs and advocates. Available on VAWnet.org, the national online resource center on violence against women, the Trauma-Informed Domestic Violence Services Special Collection features:

Useful for both mental health service providers and domestic violence advocates, this comprehensive collection is a powerful tool for bridging perspectives and building collaboration between fields. As Carole Warshaw, Executive Director of NCDVTMH, explains: “Using a trauma-informed approach has come to mean that everyone working in a service setting understands the impact of trauma in a similar way and shares certain values and goals, and that all the services and supports that are offered are designed to prevent retraumatization and to promote healing and recovery."

FYSB is proud to support the combined work of NCDVTMH and NRCDV to share this resource with the domestic violence and mental health fields. With greater collaboration, the experiences of trauma survivors accessing services will continue to improve.

To access the Trauma-Informed Domestic Violence Services Special Collection, visit VAWnet.org.

To learn more about how FVPSA supports national resource centers like NCDVTMH and NRCDV, visit the FVPSA webpage