National Health Resource Center on Domestic Violence
For more than a decade, the National Health Resource Center on Domestic Violence has supported 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. The Center is funded by a grant from the Family Violence Prevention & Services Program, Family & Youth Services Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and is a member of the Domestic Violence Resource Network (DVRN).
We do not provide crisis services. If you are in an abusive relationship and need assistance, please call the toll-free National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233). If you are in immediate danger, please call 911.
- Personalized, expert technical assistance via email, fax, phone, internet, postal mail and face-to-face at professional conferences and meetings around the nation. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 415-678-5500.
- Free, downloadable health care information folios focusing on various specialties, populations and key issues. These include fact sheets, model programs and strategies, bibliographies and protocols.
- Educational and clinical tools for providers and patients. These include: clinical practice recommendations for adult and child health settings; an electronic business case tool for health institutions seeking to create comprehensive domestic violence programs; papers on health privacy principles that protect victims, coding and documentation strategies, and more; screening and response training videos; comprehensive resource and training manuals; clinical reference tools; and patient and public education materials.
- Online access to the Health Material Index.
- A free electronic journal: Family Violence Prevention and Health Practice. This journal focuses on health, safety and quality of health care for survivors of family violence.
- Models for local, state and national health care and domestic violence policy making.
- A free webinar series with expert presenters, and cutting edge topics.
- Tools, strategies and personalized assistance to help health care professionals and advocates join the annual Health Cares About Domestic Violence Day, which is dedicated to raising awareness about abuse among health care professionals and the public.
- A biennial National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence – a scientific meeting at which health, medical and domestic violence experts and leaders explore the latest health research and programmatic responses to domestic violence.
- Health Cares About Domestic Violence Day
- Health Professional Students
- Home-Visitation Programs
- IHS/ACF Native Health Domestic Violence Project (Building Domestic Violence Health Care Responses in Indian Country)
- National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence
- Project Connect
- Reproductive Health Initiative
- Email: email@example.com
- Phone: (415) 678-5500
- Fax: (415) 529-2930
Mail:Futures Without ViolenceAttn: National Health Resource Center on Domestic Violence100 Montgomery Street, The PresidioSan Francisco, CA 94129
Did you know?
May is Mental Health Month
Victims of intimate partner violence experience increased rates of depression, suicide ideation/actions, post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, and panic attacks. One Massachusetts study found that one in five female public high school students who reported experiencing physical or sexual violence from a dating partner were eight to nine times more likely to have attempted suicide in the past year. Primary care physicians, psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, and other behavioral health specialists can help improve mental health services to their patients by understanding the association between mental illness and domestic violence. To learn more about these connections, view IPV and Behavioral Health from Making the Connection: Intimate Partner Violence and Public Health.
For more information about Mental Health Month, please visit the Mental Health America website.