Victims and Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence Resources

National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233 or Text 1-800-787-3224 or LOVEIS to 22522

This page contains tools, articles, and guides on serving victims and survivors of intimate partner violence (IPV). These resources have been designed and selected to help Community Health Centers and Primary Care Associations offer culturally competent services to this population. Please contact the CHAMPS Programs Coordinator, Population Health if you have any questions about these materials or would like to share any other useful resources.

As millions of people stay home to contain the spread of COVID-19, advocates for domestic violence survivors worry the number of people in need of help could grow. Experts say guidelines like social distancing, stay-at-home orders, and stress from the pandemic put a survivor at greater risk of their abuser. 

Every year, more than 10 million Americans experience domestic violence. Already, the National Domestic Violence Hotline is receiving reports of abusers using the coronavirus as an opportunity to harm domestic partners. Some survivors are not going to shelters or the hospital when needed out of fear of getting the virus. Others are leaving shelters altogether for the same reason.

To help, some organizations are offering remote services like counseling and recommending survivors create a safety plan, practice self-care, and reach out for help. 

Visit the CHAMPS Coronavirus and Specific Populations: Victims and Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence/Domestic Violence section of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19 Resources webpage.

Visit the CHAMPS Victims and Survivors of Human Trafficking Resources webpage for additional resources.

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Intimate Partner Violence Introduction
Articles and Reports
Education and Training
Provider Resources
Patient Resources
LGBTQ Specific IPV Resources
Other Recommended Resources

INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE INTRODUCTION

Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) refers to behavior within an intimate relationship that causes physical, sexual, or psychological harm, including acts of physical aggression, sexual coercion, psychological abuse and controlling behaviors. This definition covers violence by both current and former spouses and partners.

American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)
Intimate Partner Violence
Introductory information on IPV.

Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA)
Intimate Partner Violence – What Is It and What Does It Look Like?
Information on IPV including what it can look like, who experiences it, the consequences of it, signs to watch out for, and resources.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Intimate Partner Violence
Introductory information on IPV including fast facts, risk and protective factors, prevention strategies, and more.

Preventing Intimate Partner Violence
Fact sheet on IPV, the scope of the issue, the consequences, and prevention strategies. (2019)

National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence
Power and Control Wheel
Tool to help people understand the overall pattern of abusive and violent behaviors.

Office of Women’s Health (OWH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS)
Domestic or Intimate Partner Violence
Introduction to IPV including signs of violence or abuse, resources on getting a restraining order, information on leaving an abusive relationship, and reports on the effects of domestic abuse on children.

ARTICLES AND REPORTS

Indian Journal of Psychiatry
Intimate Partner Violence: Wounds Are Deeper
Brief review of the literature on this subject with an emphasis on epidemiology and typologies of IPV, perpetuating factors and outcomes, the relevant legislations in India and the screening and intervention steps. (2018)

Office of Women’s Health (OWH), Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA)
The HRSA Strategy to Address Intimate Partner Violence 2017-2020
Strategy that serves as a framework for the agency to address IPV, outlining concrete actions that each Bureau and Office will take, both individually and collaboratively, as well as in partnership with other federal agencies and grantees. (2017)

Progress Report on the HRSA Strategy to Address IPV, 2017-2020
Highlights key achievements by HRSA bureaus and offices between 2017 and 2018. (2019)

Public Health Reports
Galvanizing an Agency-wide Approach: The HRSA Strategy to Address Intimate Partner Violence
Highlights key features of an integrated approach to address intimate partner violence across HRSA programs and offers recommendations for implementing similar efforts.

Rural Health Information Hub
Indigenous People and Domestic Violence: Who’s Bringing Solutions
Article on the Alaska-based Family Wellness Warriors Initiative (FWWI) model being implemented in rural areas. (2018)

Late Life Domestic Violence: No Such Thing as “Maturing Out” of Elder Abuse
Background information on types of elder abuse (EA), resources for screening, prevalence, healthcare costs, the growing elder population, and more. (2018)

The Ruralness of Domestic and Intimate Partner Violence: Prevalence, Provider Knowledge Gaps, and Healthcare Costs
Review of various studies and their result’s implications for rural domestic and intimate partner violence. (2018)

World Health Organization (WHO)
Intimate Partner Violence
Links to studies of intimate partner violence prevalence globally.

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

Futures Without Violence
Educational Videos for Health Care Providers and Advocates
Educational videos meant to be used by health care providers who are interested in incorporating evidence-based and trauma-informed practices for universal education as well as assessment and response to intimate partner violence and reproductive coercion as well as advocates and other providers who are hoping to integrate health services into their settings.

Project Catalyst
HRSA-funded initiative that helps health centers support patients experiencing IPV and human trafficking. The goal is to integrate IPV and human trafficking response into the health care delivery system. Project Catalyst does this by bringing together teams from state Primary Care Associations (PCAs), domestic violence coalitions, and state health departments to educate health center providers and promote policy change.

Webinars
List of upcoming and archived webinars.

Migrant Clinicians Network (MCN)
Addressing Intimate Partner Violence Webinar Series – Session 1: Creating a Supportive Clinical Environment to Address Intimate Partner Violence
Archived webinar that provides specific and effective action items to better serve women who have experienced IPV. (2019)

Addressing Intimate Partner Violence Webinar Series – Session 2: Providing Essential Tools for Men to Act on Preventing Intimate Partner Violence
Archived webinar that provides specific and effective action items to make communities safer by engaging men in the community. (2019)

National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health
Online Training & Resource Center
Features collections of web-based trainings, written materials, and tools designed to facilitate learning and organizational change.

National Center for Health in Public Housing (NCHPH)
Recognizing and Responding to Domestic Violence and Human Trafficking in Health Center Settings
Archived webinar that provides promising practices on this subject from two health centers. (2019)

National Health Care for the Homeless Council (NHCHC)
Responding to Intimate Partner Violence (IPV): Tools & Resources for HCH Staff Webinar
Webinar that explores the ways that HCH staff respond to IPV in their programs and the challenges faced when working with victims and perpetrators of IPV.

Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence (PCADV)
Webinars
A myriad of informative and educational pre-recorded webinars.

Office on Trafficking in Persons (OTIP), HHS
Stop, Observe, Ask, Respond (SOAR) Online Health and Wellness Training
Series of continuing education/continuing medical education (CE/CME) training modules tailored for specific professionals on how to identify and respond to human trafficking including SOAR for Health Care, SOAR for Behavioral Health, SOAR for Health and Wellness, SOAR for Public Health, Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services, Trauma-Informed Care, and more. Skills relating to human trafficking can be applied to IPV as well.

PROVIDER RESOURCES

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and Futures Without Violence
Guidelines for Addressing Intimate Partner Violence and Sexual Coercion: For Obstetric, Gynecologic, Reproductive Health Care Settings
Focuses on the crucial role of the health care provider in identifying and addressing IPV and reproductive coercion. It offers an introduction, information on reproductive health effects, guidelines for responding to IPV and reproductive coercion, and policy implication and systems response.

Center for Integrated Health Solutions, SAMHSA-HRSA
Intimate Partner Violence
Website with information geared toward health, behavioral health and integrated care leadership, providers, and patients/consumers. The information and resources can be easily adapted to other groups and settings.

Futures Without Violence
Electronic Palm Domestic Violence Assessment Tool
Assessment tool for domestic violence including tips on how to conduct inquiry, assessment, intervention, documentation, and follow-up for domestic violence along with facts and web links. Available in iSilo and Documents to Go text readers.

Health Materials for Patients, Providers, and Advocates
Index of health and domestic violence related materials offered by Futures Without Violence.

Health Resource Center Safety Card Guide
Overview of Health Resource Center Safety Cards. All resources are available in English – other languages are available only where specified. Materials can be ordered as PDF downloads and most materials are available in hard copy. All materials are free to download and order (plus shipping).

IPV Health Partners
Information for promoting domestic violence and health partnerships for domestic violence/sexual assault advocates, and for health centers.

Prevent, Assess, and Respond: A Domestic Violence Toolkit for Health Centers & Domestic Violence Programs
IPV Toolkit specifically for health centers. (2017)

Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA)
Primary Care Digest – Special Edition: Intimate Partner Violence and Human Trafficking
Includes vetted resources and promising practices to help provide the necessary care and services for victims of IPV and human trafficking.

IPV Health
Evidence-Based CUES Intervention
Information and resources on the evidence-based, trauma informed, Confidentiality, Universal Education and Empowerment, Support (CUES) intervention for addressing domestic violence in health settings.

Resources
Downloadable safety cards for various populations and locations.

National Health Care for the Homeless Council (NHCHC)
Trauma Resources
Compilation of resources on trauma and trauma informed care especially in relation to people experiencing homelessness.

Rural Health Information Hub
Domestic and Intimate Partner Violence: Some Dos and Don’ts for Health Providers
Information on the “dos and don’ts” of screening, response to violence disclosure, and more to prepare rural providers to meet the challenges of this ongoing public health crisis. (2018)

Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM)
Sexual Violence
Clinical care guidelines for treating victims and survivors of sexual violence.

Stanford Medicine
Domestic Abuse
Information to assist healthcare professionals with questions about management of patient domestic abuse and violence including screening, referring, reporting, and more.

PATIENT RESOURCES

National Domestic Violence Hotline
1-800-799-7233 or Text 1-800-787-3224
thehotline.org

Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA)
Find A Therapist Directory
Directory of licensed mental health providers who specialize in anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD, and related disorders. All providers listed are professional members of ADAA who have chosen to be included in this database.

Futures Without Violence
Health Materials for Patients, Providers, and Advocates
Index of health and domestic violence-related materials offered by Futures Without Violence.

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV)
Financial Education
Archived financial education webinar series.

Personalized Safety Plan
List of questions to ask yourself and guidelines for finding support.

Tips for Accessing Resources
Guidance on getting help from law enforcement and seeking legal assistance.

National Domestic Violence Hotline
Victims and Survivors Resources
List of organizations, publications, facts and figures, and videos.

OWH, HHS
Getting a Restraining Order
Information and resources on how to obtain a restraining order to protect oneself when leaving an abusive relationship.

Leaving an Abusive Relationship
Information and resources on how to safely leave an abusive relationship.

LGBTQ SPECIFIC IPV RESOURCES

The following are resources related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer communities and intimate partner violence.

For more resources for this population, visit CHAMPS’ Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Resources.

Fenway Institute
Intimate Partner Violence in LGBTQ Communities Webinar Slides
Slides from a webinar including background on IPV and LGBTQ-specific information. (2019)

Violence Recovery Program
Hotline 1-617-927-6250
Provides counseling, support groups, advocacy, and referral services to survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and anti-LGBTQ hate violence.

FORGE
Trans-Specific Anti-Violence Resources
Provides a wide range of assistance to anti-violence professionals who are seeking support to provide competent and respectful care to transgender survivors and loved ones of sexual assault, domestic and dating violence, stalking, and hate violence.

Futures Without Violence
Lesbian, Gay Bisexual, Trans/GNC, and Queer IPV
Collection of materials that are specifically for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Queer and Trans/Gender-non-conforming people.

National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP)
Homepage
Hotline 1-212-714-1141
Organization that works to prevent, respond to, and end all forms of violence against and within LGBTQ communities.

National LGBTQ Institute on IPV
Homepage
Builds collaborations across LGBTQ Anti Violence and Domestic Violence fields, leveraging the strengths of each to improve impact.

The Network/La Red
Homepage
24-Hour Hotline 1-617-742-4911
Survivor-led, social justice organization that works to end partner abuse in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, SM, polyamorous, and queer communities.

The Northwest Network
Initiative Resources
Includes tools, documentation of evidence-based practices, and national webinars.

VAWnet – National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (NRCDV)
Preventing and Responding to Domestic Violence in LGBTQ Communities
Special collection which offers an overview of research and resources that are currently available on preventing and responding to domestic violence within LGBTQ communities. (2019)

Serving Trans and Non-Binary Survivors of Domestic Violence
Collection offers guidance on how to provide accessible, culturally responsive, and affirming services to survivors of all genders. (2017)

OTHER RECOMMENDED RESOURCES

Futures Without Violence
futureswithoutviolence.org
Provides groundbreaking programs, policies, and campaigns that empower individuals and organizations working to end violence against women and children around the world.

Health Center Resource Clearinghouse
healthcenterinfo.org
A clearinghouse of health center resources. Search “Intimate Partner Violence” for resources on this topic.

National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence (NCDSV)
nationalcenterdvtraumamh.org
Provides training, support, and consultation to advocates, mental health and substance abuse providers, legal professionals, and policymakers as they work to improve agency and systems-level responses to survivors and their children.

National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health
nationalcenterdvtraumamh.org
Provides training, support, and consultation to advocates, mental health and substance abuse providers, legal professionals, and policymakers as they work to improve agency and systems-level responses to survivors and their children.

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV)
ncadv.org
Mission is to lead, mobilize and raise our voices to support efforts that demand a change of conditions that lead to domestic violence such as patriarchy, privilege, racism, sexism, and classism. Dedicated to supporting survivors and holding offenders accountable and supporting advocates.

Region VIII State Coalitions:

Colorado Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Montana Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
North Dakota Council on Abused Women’s Services
South Dakota Coalition Against Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault
Utah Domestic Violence Coalition
Wyoming Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV)
nnedv.org
Social change organization dedicated to creating a social, political, and economic environment in which violence against women no longer exists.

Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network (RAINN)
rainn.org
Hotline 1-800-656-4673
Carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help survivors, and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice.

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