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Tools for Advocates

8shutterstock_126648692Just as health care providers have a unique opportunity to support survivors and prevent violence, domestic and sexual violence (DSV) advocates play an important role in the health and well-being of their clients.  There are many ways that advocates can bring health into conversations around safety and self-determination in order to promote better short and long term health outcomes for survivors. Future’s Without Violence’s National Health Resource Center on Domestic Violence offers several tools for advocacy programs working to incorporate health and forge partnerships with health care providers.

 

Resources for DSV Advocates:

DV Advocates Guide for Partnering with Health Care

Integrating Health Services into Domestic Violence Programs: A tool for advocates

Survivor Brochure: A Health Care Guide for Survivors of Domestic & Sexual Violence

The Affordable Care Act and Enrollment: What advocates need to know

Quality Assessment/Quality Improvement Tool for Domestic Violence Programs

 

Visit our online toolkit HealthCaresAboutIPV.org to get information on improving the health of survivors in your program, how home visitors can help, promising practices from the field, building partnerships with health care, and much more!

View our series of educational videos that can be used for training both health care providers and advocates:

 

In addition to the numerous resources and online toolkit from the Health Resource Center, Futures Without Violence has worked and continues to work with many partners to forge strong relationships between health care and DSV advocacy through various initiatives. Learn more about:

Project Connect

Domestic Violence Health Care Partnership

Community Health Center Initiative