Futures Without Violence’s National Health Resource Center on Domestic Violence has created resources to help health care providers identify and support survivors experiencing intimate partner violence (IPV). This national toolkit offers providers, health plan administrators, domestic violence advocates, among others, the tools to implement the recommendations and identify and support patients facing abuse.
Materials for Practice
- National Domestic Violence Hotline – Wallet Sized Cards
- National Domestic Violence Hotline – Brochures
- National Domestic Violence Hotline – Tear-off Posters
- National Domestic Violence Hotline – Palm Sized Cards
- National Domestic Violence Hotline – Palm Sized Cards (Spanish)
- Heads UP! – Poster – Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence, New York State
- Victim Connect Resource Center – Victim Assistance Directory
- Responding to a Survivor
- Online Shop – Futures Without Violence; Materials developed at the national level that include information such as best practices for serving in health care settings, resource guides for communities, training-of-trainers curriculums, etc. Available for download as PDF or hard copy with paid shipping.
- National Domestic Violence Hotline 800.799.SAFE (7233); (TTY) 1.800.787.3224; www.thehotline.org
- National Dating Abuse Helpline 866.331.9474; text “loveis” to 2252; www.loveisrespect.org
- National Sexual Assault Hotline 800.656.HOPE (4673); www.rainn.org
- ChildHelp National Child Abuse Hotline 800.4.A.CHILD (800.422.4453); www.childhelp.org
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 800.273.TALK (8255); TTY 800.799.4889; www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org
- Human Trafficking Hotline 1.888.373.7888; Text “Help” to 233733 (BeFree); Hours of Operation: 3:00pm – 11:00pm EST
- firstname.lastname@example.org; www.traffickingresourcecenter.org
- The National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC) is a national, toll-free hotline, available to answer calls from anywhere in the United States, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in more than 200 languages. The NHTRC offers round-the-clock access to a safe space to report tips, seek services, and ask for help.
- Report a tip
- Connect with anti-trafficking services in your area
- Training and technical assistance
- General information
- Specific anti-trafficking resources
Before downloading the latest apps that promise safety for survivors, review Technology Resources for Survivors on the NNEDV App Safety Center. These national safety and technology experts have reviewed benefits and challenges of common apps. A survivor will be interested in reading these reviews prior to downloading since they know their circumstances better than anyone. Following a review, the survivor can make an informed decision about what may work best for them. Before exploring this webpage, it is best to ask the survivor if they have any suspicions that they are being monitored via their cell phone. If they do, it is recommended that they use a safer computer or cell phone to review any resources related to intimate partner violence and stalking.
- Technology resources webpage – Created to help advocates and agencies respond effectively to the many ways that technology impacts survivors struggling to live violence-free.
Education and Training Resources
National Upcoming and Archived Educational Webinars hosted by the National Health Resource Center on Domestic Violence
National Health Collaborative on Violence and Abuse – Comprised of more than 30 national professional health associations, dedicated to reducing and addressing the health consequences of intimate partner violence (IPV) and abuse. Learn more about NHCVA and view a list of member associations. NHCVA offers free resources and webinars featuring experts on key topics in health and domestic/sexual violence. For more information, contact.
Futures Without Violence Domestic Violence Quality Assessment/Quality Improvement Tool for Clinics, Hospitals and other Health Systems: The Domestic Violence (DV) Quality Assessment Tool was developed in 2016 by Futures Without Violence and Dr. Elizabeth Miller, University of Pittsburgh. It is intended to provide health care facilities some guiding questions to assess quality of care related to the promotion of healthy relationships and intervention related to DV within health care delivery. The information may be used as a benchmark for each program to engage in ongoing quality improvement efforts. Complete the tool as honestly and completely as you can—there are no right or wrong answers, and your clinic/hospital shouldn’t be penalized for identifying areas for improvement. For questions that you respond yes to, it may be helpful to attach and review corresponding forms, policy, tools, etc.
See the list below for events scheduled by calendar month and resources for using social media to promote educational campaigns.
- Stalking Awareness Month – January
- Human Trafficking Awareness Month – January
- Human Trafficking Awareness Day – Jan. 11; Info here and here.
- Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month – February
- Sexual Assault Awareness Month – April
- World Elder Abuse Awareness Day – June 15
- Domestic Violence Awareness Month – October
- Health Cares About Domestic Violence Day – Takes place annually on the 2nd Wednesday in October
Using Social Media to Increase Awareness: With new national health policy recommendations in support of screening for domestic violence, these shareable graphic ads can support your education and outreach efforts. These graphics may be posted via Facebook, Twitter and e-mail.
National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) – ‘Get Involved’ Toolkit – Follow social media and NNEDV action alerts, find music and coloring pages for your practice, find information on federal policy, and learn about how you can get involved and be a voice for eradicating domestic violence in your community.