These comprehensive trainings focus on protocols and referral procedures, accessing domestic violence services, recognizing the warning signs of domestic violence, safety planning, and maintaining ongoing health and wellness initiatives during the crisis response and recovery phase.
One training curriculum was developed for disaster response and preparedness personnel on domestic violence in disaster response situations and linkages to appropriate services. A separate curriculum has been developed to train domestic violence program staff on the nexus of disaster and domestic violence in order to enhance their services for survivors of domestic violence impacted by Hurricane Sandy.
The curricula serve as tools for interested organizations to ensure trauma-informed best practice for disaster management in the context of domestic violence. It is geared toward professional staff working in the fields of domestic violence and/or disaster response, including case managers and first responders who frequently work with victims of domestic violence.