Partnerships between DV advocates and home visitors have emerged as a promising model for the prevention of future abuse and for helping families heal from trauma. This TAQ highlights the experiences of a collaborative initiative implemented in the state of Florida to better equip home visitors to offer support to families experiencing or at-risk for intimate partner violence.
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Cathy Saunders, a member of Uniting to End Violence Against People with Disabilities, shares "A Catalyst for Peace." Her poem is a call to action to end violence against people with disabilities.
"When you want to get close to someone — whether you’re hooking up for the first time or in a long-term relationship — it’s important to know how to ask for consent." – National Sexual Violence Resource Center
The National Resource Center on Domestic Violence has released the first of a 7-part series of stories for the new Innovation section of the PreventIPV website. This exciting project features lessons learned from the CDC's DELTA FOCUS program.
Kecia Weller, a member of the Uniting to End Violence Against People with Disabilities Coalition, shares a blog detailing healing strategies that helped her overcome the trauma she experienced from a sexual assault.
"People think that intimate partner violence among adolescents is less serious than among adults," says University of Washington School Of Medicine epidemiologist Avanti Adhia. "It's important to highlight that this can really lead to death. It's not something to brush off as 'This is just an argument between kids.'"