Domestic violence is a serious public health issue, especially in the state of Nevada. Experts on IPV everywhere have discussed the factors putting some at risk for domestic violence, the physical and emotional impact of domestic violence on individuals, families, and communities, and evidence-based ways to prevent domestic violence and promote healthy relationships. Material in this section will include information about prevention and working with victims of domestic violence in public health settings.


Addressing Sexual and Relationship Violence: A Trauma-Informed Approach – Developed by the American College Health Association, toolkit was developed using best practices, current research, and resources from key organizations including the CDC, SAMHSA, and the National Child Traumatic Stress Network.

Preventing Intimate Partner Violence Across the Lifespan: A Technical Package of Programs, Policies, and Practices – Developed by the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, includes strategies for teaching healthy relationship skills, engaging influential adults and peers, creating healthy environments, and strengthening survivors and communities to increase safety and lessen potential harms.

Training Professionals in the Primary Prevention of Sexual and Intimate Partner Violence – Program that outlines and trains professionals in the Public Health Sector to engage in intimate partner violence. Developed by National Center for Injury Prevention and Control.

Making the Connection: Intimate Partner Violence and Public Health (Manual) – Developed by Futures Without Violence, presents an evidence-based tool designed to educate on the most promising practices on the health impact of violence on various populations.

Prevent, Assess, and Respond: A Domestic Violence Toolkit for Health Centers and Domestic Violence Programs – Developed by Futures Without Violence and National Health Resource Center on Domestic Violence, designed to serve as a comprehensive and sustainable response to DV/SA in partnership with DV/SA advocacy programs.


S. Preventive Services Task Force – Final Recommendation Statement on Screening for Intimate Partner Violence – The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force makes recommendations about the effectiveness of specific clinical preventive services without related signs or symptoms. This resource reviews clinical considerations (such as patient population), research needs and gaps, and more.

Compendium of State and U.S. Territory Statutes and Policies on Domestic Violence and Health Care – Produced by Futures Without Violence

The Ohio Domestic Violence Protocol for Health Care Providers: Standards of Care (See Documentation, Screening, Interview & Flowchart)

Voices of Survivors DVD – Addresses the dynamics of domestic violence and the need for providers to routinely assess patients for abuse. Offers step-by-step instructions on how to assess, intervene, address patient safety, and provide referrals.

Business Case for Domestic Violence Programs in Health Care Settings –Allows health care providers and administrators to make the business case for instituting a healthcare-based domestic violence program and the resulting cost-savings.