Trauma-Informed Domestic Violence Services
Announcing a new resource developed by the National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health (NCDVTMH), in partnership with the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (NRCDV), supporting trauma-informed approaches to domestic violence service provision!
Using a trauma-informed approach has come to mean that everyone working in a service setting understands the impact of trauma in a similar way and shares certain values and goals, and that all the services and supports that are offered are designed to prevent retraumatization and to promote healing and recovery.
Combining a trauma-informed approach with a domestic violence victim advocacy perspective provides a more integrated framework for working with survivors. This framework can serve as a powerful tool for bridging perspectives and building collaboration between fields.
Trauma-Informed Domestic Violence Services (April 2013) is a new 3-part VAWnet 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.
Understanding the Framework and Approach provides an overview of the framework and research supporting trauma-informed approaches to working with survivors and their children.
Building Program Capacity provides practical tools and resources on building capacity to implement trauma-informed programs.
Developing Collaborations and Increasing Access provides resources for building collaboration to ensure that survivors and their children have access to culture-, domestic violence- and trauma-informed mental health and substance abuse services.
This Special Collection was developed by the National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health (NCDVTMH) in partnership with the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (NRCDV). Contact NCDVTMH for specialized technical assistance and training on this and related topics.