Ways organizations can prepare to respond to victims of domestic violence.
Research shows that exposure to Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) like witnessing violence in the home or community, can have lasting negative effects on health, well-being, and opportunity. In communities across the country, child trauma is being prevented and addressed through the use of three simple words: “Handle with Care.”
FVPSA partnerships meet domestic violence victims’ needs.
Prevalence statistics about domestic and dating violence and link to fact sheet of ideas for promoting DVAM.
Collaboration between the Family and Youth Services Bureau’s (FYSB) three programs, Family Violence Prevention and Services, Runaway and Homeless Youth, and Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention, is critical in working to end the many forms of violence that affect youth, decrease the likelihood of future violence, and increase the health and wellbeing of those being served.
Victim services and children’s programming are and will be a critical lifeline for families in danger of experiencing ongoing violence at home, and several of ACF’s programs and partners focus on serving the entire family in a domestic violence situation.
FYSB partners with agencies to addresses family homelessness, health care, and prevention of domestic violence
Domestic violence victims have unique needs during disasters – there are resources for first responders