ORR/FYSPA State Letter 14-07: Domestic Violence Awareness Opportunities for Prevention and Action

Publication Date: October 27, 2014


Free and confidential help is available for victims of domestic violence 24 hours a day. Services are provided without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, or disability (including deaf and hard of hearing). Assistance is available in English and Spanish with access to more than 170 languages through telephonic interpreter services. These hotlines can help victims of domestic violence and sexual violence find support and assistance in their communities:




  • HHS/ACF Family Violence Prevention and Services (FVPSA) Program—
  • Domestic Violence Coalitions—/programs/fysb/resource/dvcoalitions
  • For coalitions working with programs in your community, please visit:
  • FVPSA grantees & national domestic violence resources:
  • National Resource Center on Domestic Violence— 
  • National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health—
  • National Health Resource Center on Domestic Violence-
  • Resource Center on Domestic Violence, Child Protection and Custody:
  • Battered Women’s Justice Project: Criminal and Civil Justice Center:
  • Culturally-Specific Resources—Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American Community:
  • Asian &Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence:
  • Online Domestic Violence Resources
  • National Online Resource Center on Violence Against Women— 
  • Domestic Violence: Understanding the Basics— This 1-hour interactive eLearning module describes the dynamics and common tactics that characterize domestic violence; provides an overview of the scope and impact on individuals and society; explores the underlying factors that allow domestic violence to exist; offers insight into the various risks and choices that survivors face; and provides tips on how to be part of the solution.  Divided into 10 sections that address common questions related to domestic violence, this self-guided online course will help new advocates, allied professionals, students, volunteers and the general public achieve a basic understanding of the complexities of this issue. 
  • Promising Futures Without Violence –an online resource center for best practices for serving children, youth and parents experiencing domestic violence.  This website houses evidence-based interventions, program models, training curriculums/curricula, and tools focused on safe services that build resilience and competence in children and parents impacted by domestic violence.
  • The Domestic Violence Evidence Project –a comprehensive evidence–based review of domestic violence core services, programs, and innovative practices.
  • Trauma-Informed Domestic Violence Services— a 3-part Special Collection Series reflecting an integrated perspective that incorporates an understanding of the pervasiveness and impact of trauma; supports healing and resiliency; and addresses the root causes of abuse and violence.
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