Intimate Partner Violence: Additional Resources
- ACF’s Family Violence Prevention and Services Program
The Family Violence Prevention and Services Program administers the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA), the primary federal funding stream dedicated to the support of emergency shelter and related assistance for victims of domestic violence and their children.
- National Women’s Health Information Center
The National Women’s Health Information Center, operated by the Office on Women’s Health, is the most current and reliable resource on women’s health.
- U.S. Department of Justice Office of Victims of Crime (OVC)
The OVC provides substantial funding to state victim assistance and compensation programs-the lifeline services that help victims to heal.
- U.S. Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women (OVW)
The OVW provides federal leadership in developing the national capacity to reduce violence against women and administer justice for and strengthen services to victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.
- Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence
This is a national resource center on domestic violence, sexual violence, trafficking, and other forms of gender-based violence in Asian and Pacific Islander communities.
- Casa de Esperanza
This organization helps to develop effective responses to domestic violence and facilitates support systems in the lives of Latinas “where they live.”
- FaithTrust Institute
Formerly known as The Center for the Prevention of Domestic and Sexual Violence, FaithTrust Institute is an interreligious, educational resource that addresses sexual and domestic violence issues.
- Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse (MINCAVA)
MINCAVA is an electronic clearinghouse whose mission is to support research. Education, and access to violence-related resources.
- National Center for Victims of Crime (NCVC)
NCVC is a nonprofit organization that serves victims of all types of crime, including intimate partner violence.
- National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV)
NCADV is a membership organization of domestic violence coalitions and service programs.
- National Domestic Violence Hotline
The National Domestic Violence Hotline connects individuals to help in their area by using a nationwide database that includes detailed information about domestic violence shelters, other emergency shelters, legal advocacy and assistance programs, and social service programs.
- National Health Resource Center on Domestic Violence
The Center has supports health care practitioners, administrators and systems, domestic violence experts, survivors, and policy makers at all levels as they improve health care’s response to domestic violence.
- National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV)
NNEDV is a membership and advocacy organization of state domestic violence coalitions and provides legislative and policy advocacy and provides training, technical assistance, and funds to domestic violence advocates through the NNEDV Fund.
- National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (NRCDV)
The Center is a comprehensive source of information for those wanting to educate themselves and help others on the many issues related to domestic violence. A wide range of free, comprehensive, and individualized technical assistance information, training, and resource materials can be accessed from the website.
- National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC)
NSVRC provides leadership in preventing and responding to sexual violence through collaborating, sharing, and creating resources and promoting research.
- National Violence Against Women Prevention Research Center
The Center provides information to scientists, practitioners, advocates, grassroots organizations, and any other professionals or lay persons interested in current topics related to violence against women and its prevention.
PreventConnect, a project of the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault, features an online public Listserv, prevention wiki, podcasts, and frequent web-based forums that provide prevention experts with a vehicle for analyzing and discussing ongoing efforts to prevent domestic and sexual violence.
- The North West Network of Bi, Trans, Lesbian and Gay Survivors of Abuse
The NW Network provides support for survivors and resources to prevent and respond to intimate partner violence in the gay, lesbian, transgender, and bisexual communities through education, advocacy, and organizing.
- Prevent IPV
The IPV Prevention Council represents a unified national effort committed to enhancing the capacity of state/territory domestic violence coalitions and community-based domestic violence programs to advance a comprehensive national prevention agenda and broaden support for its full implementation at the national, state, territory and local levels.
- The Stalking Resource Center
The Center advocates for stronger rights, protections and services for crime victims; provides education, training and evaluation; and serves as a trusted source of current information through collaboration with state, local, and federal partners.
- Violence Against Women Electronic Network (VAWnet)
VAWnet provides a collection of full-text, searchable resources on domestic violence, sexual violence, and related issues.
- Workplaces Respond to Domestic and Sexual Violence: A National Resource Center
Workplaces Respond provides resources, training, and technical assistance to employers, survivors, co-workers, and advocates to prevent and respond to domestic violence, sexual harassment and violence, trafficking, and stalking impacting the workplace.
- World Health Organization/TEACH-VIP
A comprehensive injury prevention and control curriculum which has been developed through the efforts of WHO and a network of global injury prevention experts.
- World Health Organization/World Report on Violence and Health [221 KB, 36 Pages, Print Only]
This report, written mainly for researchers and practitioners, raises global awareness about the problems of violence and show that violence is preventable.
- World Health Organization’s Multi-country Study on Women’s Health and Domestic Violence against Women [945 KB, 19 Pages, Print Only]
This report from 2005 presents initial results based on interviews with 24,000 women. Report findings document the prevalence of intimate partner violence and its association with women’s physical, mental, sexual and reproductive health. Data are included on non-partner violence, sexual abuse during childhood and forced first sexual experience. The report concludes with 15 recommendations to strengthen national commitment and action on violence against women.