SAFE EXIT

Setting and Community Specific Resources

home visitationThe Futures Without Violence National Health Resource Center on Domestic Violence has developed several guidelines, tool kits, safety cards, posters and other resources that are specific to various communities and healthcare settings.

The National Health Resource Center’s materials are best used in conjunction with a warm referral, also referred to in the CUES intervention. A warm referral is a supported referral to domestic violence/sexual assault (DV/SA) advocacy services from a health provider, in which the provider is able to offer a patient access to an onsite DV/SA advocate; offer use of the clinic’s phone to call a local resource; or offer the name and phone number so they can reach out independently, etc. Complement a warm referral with a brochure or safety card from a local DV/SA agency, if it is safe for the patient to take home. Ideally, the provider has an established relationship with the DV/SA advocacy program and is familiar with the staff and services available, thus increasing the likelihood of the patient following through with the connection.

The following resources are tailored for specific settings and communities:

American Indian/Alaska Native
Child and Adolescent Health
College Campus Health
Domestic and Sexual Violence Advocacy
HIV Testing and Care
Home Visitation
Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, Queer and Trans/Gender Non-Conforming
Primary Care: General Health Card (recently translated into Chinese and Tagalog)
Reproductive and Sexual Health

The following resources will be available soon:

Spanish Adaptations for four safety cards and Survivor Brochure: A Health Care Guide for Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence