Organizations Providing Family/Domestic Violence Information
Organizations that provide information on family violence. If you are in crisis, call 911, your local domestic violence program, or the 24-hour National Domestic Violence Hotline at 800.799.7233. If you are aware of any others, please contact Child Welfare Information Gateway at OrganizationUpdates@childwelfare.gov. Inclusion on this list is for information purposes and does not constitute an endorsement by Child Welfare Information Gateway or the Children's Bureau.
CVIP's partners and collaborators include multiple universities and community-based agencies serving the most vulnerable populations.
CVIP is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
In meeting the goals of its mission, CVSP maintains an information clearinghouse that collects research literature and resources on the causes and prevention of violence and provides direct information services to the public by offering online searchable customized databases. CVSP also provides technical assistance for the evaluation and development of violence prevention programs.
Training Specific: The Chadwick Center offers accredited Professional Education to those involved in fields of prevention, investigation, diagnosis, treatment, and prosecution of child abuse and family violence.
Major educational activities include the annual San Diego International Conference on Child and Family Maltreatment (http://www.sandiegoconference.org/), the Clinical Training Program for visiting professionals, the weekly multidisciplinary Child Protection Team Case Conference, and various local, county, and state trainings funded through contracts.
A service of the Children's Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Child Welfare Information Gateway provides access to programs, research, laws and policies, training resources, statistics, and much more.
Training Specific: CWVP offers both national and State-focused training for health care professionals, police, educators, and many other social service professionals who confront issues of children who witness violence. For more information, please see http://www.childwitnesstoviolence.org/training--consultation.html .
CDV works to accomplish its mission through an action plan that includes: research, advocacy, intervention, services, and education.
Current areas of special interest include childhood violence prevention and evaluation of programs designed to prevent abuse and neglect. The FLDC operates the National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect (NDACAN), which promotes scholarly exchange among researchers and makes original data available for secondary analysis.
The Institute’s mission is to improve the quality of life for individuals on a local, national, and international level by sharing and disseminating vital information, improving networking among professionals, and assisting with program evaluation, consultation, and training to promote violence-free living.
Training Specific: IVAT provides workshops and educational training on all aspects of family violence, sexual assault, child maltreatment, aggression, trauma, intervention and prevention programs, assessment, forensic issues, and policy development. For more information, see http://www.ivatcenters.org/trainings-ces-certifications.
Training Specific: The Training Resources section of the website contains resources that may be helpful to trainers and organizations that are looking for already published violence prevention training manuals, curricula and teaching resources to assist them with violence prevention training. Child abuse, sexual violence, and workplace violence are among the topics covered in these resources. For more information, see http://www.mincava.umn.edu/library/training/.
NCCEV is partially funded by grants from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), Department of Justice, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and the Department of Homeland Security.
NCTIC facilitates the adoption of trauma-informed environments in the delivery of a broad range of services including mental health, substance use, housing, vocational or employment support, domestic violence and victim assistance, and peer support.
NCTIC is a technical assistance center within the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
Training Specific: For information on training opportunities, please see http://www.ncdsv.org/ncd_services.html.
The Coalition's efforts include helping to set priorities for Federal funding, producing various publications, sponsoring national conferences, developing and promoting model programs, operating a clearinghouse for information and technical assistance, fostering public policy, promoting public awareness, and providing direct services.
Training Specific: The University of Colorado at Denver’s Graduate School of Public Affairs now offers its Master of Public Administration degree with a Concentration in Domestic Violence Program Management and Policy Development through a distance-learning format. For additional information, please see http://www.ncadv.org/unsorted/EducationOpportunties_162.html.
With funding from the Packard Foundation and the U. S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women, the NCJFCJ's "Greenbook Initiative" (Effective Intervention in Domestic Violence and Child Maltreatment Cases: Guidelines for Policy and Practice) includes recommendations to help child welfare and domestic violence agencies and family courts work together more effectively to help families experiencing violence. Many sites around the country have used it to improve their policies and practices. See http://www.thegreenbook.info/ for more information about this initiative.
VAWnet's primary goal is to support local, State and national prevention of violence against women and intervention strategies that are safe, effective, and address the self-identified issues of consequence to victims and survivors.
VAWnet is a project of the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence (PCADV) and the National Resouce Center on Domestic Violence (NRCDV). The project is supported by a grant from the National Center on Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).