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DOMESTIC & SEXUAL VIOLENCE PREVENTION RESOURCES

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE 101 ONLINE COURSE—NOW AVAILABLE

imageDomestic Violence: Understanding the Basics by the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence and VAWnet, the National Online Resource Center on Violence Against Women (November 2012)

This 1 hour interactive eLearning module describes the dynamics and common tactics that characterize domestic violence, provides an overview of the scope and impact on individuals and society, explores the underlying factors that allow domestic violence to exist, offers insight into the various risks and choices that survivors face, and shares how to be part of the solution. Divided into 10 sections addressing common questions related to domestic violence, this course will help new advocates, allied professionals, students, and the general public achieve a basic understanding of this complex issue.

Access the course at: http://www.vawnet.org/elearning/DVBasics/player.html

INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE CRISIS FUND

The VCU Division of Trauma's Injury and Violence Prevention Program, Forensic Nursing, Department of Care Coordination, and Institute for Women’s Health have established a crisis fund that provides monetary assistance and community resources for persons who are experiencing a domestic or sexual violence related crisis.

Funds are intended to provide assistance to VCUHS - VCU patients and employees with an aim of assisting survivors and their children to increase their safety and become more independent and to help connect them to community resources and services. 

Crisis Fund Flyer
Fund Guidelines
VCU- VCUHS Employee Application
Referring Professional Questions

The fund is supported through a grant obtained from the MCV Hospitals Auxiliary of VCUHS.

For more information contact: Jean Cheek at jcheek@mcvh-vcu.edu


TO GET HELP

For victims of domestic violence who need immediate assistance, please call 911 or contact your local Police Department.

VIRGINIA FAMILY VIOLENCE & SEXUAL ASSAULT 24-HOUR HOTLINE 1-800-838-8238

NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HOTLINE
1-800-799-7233 (SAFE) | TDD: 1-800-787-3224

Toll free 24 hours a day, seven days a week English, Spanish & interpreters available to translate an additional 139 languages


RESOURCES

VCU Medical Center & Community Domestic, Sexual Violence Resources—flyer

Domestic & Sexual Violence: Services and Resources—Brochure

Domestic Violence—Basics

Sexual Violence—Basics

VCU domestic violence help guide

INFORMATION

Style Weekly Domestic Awareness Insert - February 2010

Style Weekly Domestic Awareness Insert - October 2008

Style Weekly Domestic Awareness Insert - October 2007

HEALTH IMPACT OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Making the Connection: Domestic Violence and Public Health Brochure
( for health care professionals)

Family Violence Prevention Fund Fact Sheet on Health Care and Domestic Violence

VCU RESOURCES

VCU Police
804-828-1234

Employee Assistance: VCUHS Help Link
804-828-4EAP or 804-828-4327 or 804-232-0901 to access EAP services.

Intimate Partner Violence Information
http://www.thewell.vcu.edu/ipdv.html

VCU Medical Center
Forensic Nurse Examiners—Department of Emergency Services
Office: (804) 628-0623
Pager:  (804) 997-2431
Contact: Jean Anne Cheek,RN, FNE - Co-Coordinator

VCU Wellness Resource Center (The Well): www.resourcecenter.vcu.edu/
Hours: Monday–Thursday, 8 am—4:30 pm
Location: 815 S. Cathedral Place
Contact: Tammi Slovinsky—804-828-8558

VCU's Virginia Center on Aging
Central Virginia Task Force on Domestic Violence in Later Life
804-828-1525
Project Coordinator: Lisa Furr
http://www.vcu.edu/vcoa/abuse.htm
Includes: Domestic, Family and Sexual Violence in the Second Half of Life: A Resource Manual


LOCAL RESOURCES

YWCA of Richmond
Services include two shelter programs (Richmond & Chesterfield) two 24 hour crisis hotlines, short term crisis counseling services, support groups, and hospital accompaniment.

Richmond Hotline: 643-0888
Office: 643-6761
www.ywcarichmond.org

Chesterfield County Domestic & Sexual Violence Resource Center
Office: 308-8265 | Victim Services: 318-8264
http://www.chesterfield.gov/content2.aspx?id=2541

Hanover Safe Place
Hotline: 752-2702 | Office: 752-2728
www.hanoversafeplace.com

Safe Harbor – Henrico County
Hotline: 287-7877 | Office: 249-9470
www.safeharborshelter.com

Richmond Victim Witness Program
Office: 646-7665

Project Hopeat Quinn Rivers Agency
New Kent, Charles City, King William, King & Queen
Hotline: 1-877-966-4357 | Office: 966-5020

Central Virginia Legal Aid
Legal advice and/or court representation for low-income victims; handles protective orders, custody and visitation, and child-spousal court cases; criminal cases are not taken. Domestic Violence Unit: 648-1012

VIRGINIA STATEWIDE SERVICES

Virginia Family Violence & Sexual Assault Hotline
1-800-838-8238

Virginia Sexual & Domestic Violence Action Alliance - VSDVAA
Technical assistance to community-based domestic violence programs and sexual assault centers and other related professional organizations and individuals, directory for statewide domestic violence & sexual assault services, resource and referral network. Training Institute.

Technical Assistance: 1-866-387-3822 www.vsdvalliance.org

Locations:
The Corporate Centre
5008 Monument Avenue, Suite A
Richmond, VA  23230
804-377-0335

302 Hickman Road
Suite 101
Charlottesville, VA 22911
434-979-9002

The Division of Injury & Violence Prevention at the Virginia Department of Health Project RADAR is a provider-focused initiative to promote the assessment and prevention of intimate partner violence (IPV) in the health care setting - providing access to Best-Practice Policies, Guidelines, and Assessment Tools, Training Programs and Specialty-Specific Curricula, Awareness and Educational Materials, and Information on the Latest Research/Data related to IPV. Based in Richmond. 804-864-7705 www.ProjectRadarVA.com

NATIONAL DOMESTIC & SEXUAL VIOLENCE RESOURCES

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV)
NCADV is dedicated to the empowerment of battered women and their children and therefore is committed to the elimination of personal and societal violence in the lives of battered women and their children. NCADV's work includes coalition building at the local, state, regional and national levels; support for the provision of community-based, non-violent alternatives—such as safe home and shelter programs—for battered women and their children; public education and technical assistance; policy development and innovative legislation.

P.O. Box 18749
Denver, CO 80218-1852
Phone: 303-839-1852
Fax: 303-831-9251
www.ncadv.org

National Resource Center on Domestic Violence
Provides comprehensive information and resources, policy development and technical assistance to enhance community responses to domestic violence

Phone: 1-800-537-2238
Fax: 717-545-9456

Futures without Violence (formerly the Family Violence Prevention Fund)
The Futures without Violence works to prevent violence within the home, and in the community, to help those whose lives are devastated by violence.  For more than two decades, the Family Violence Prevention Fund (FVPF) has worked to end violence against women and children around the world. Instrumental in developing the landmark Violence Against Women Act passed by Congress in 1994, the FVPF has continued to break new ground by reaching new audiences including men and youth, promoting leadership within communities to ensure that violence prevention efforts become self-sustaining, and transforming the way health care providers, police, judges, employers and others address violence.

Main Office
Futures Without Violence
100 Montgomery Street, The Presidio
San Francisco, CA 94129
Phone: (415) 678-5500
Fax: (415) 529-2930

www.futureswithoutviolence.org

The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Networkis the nation's largest anti-sexual assault organization, RAINN operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1.800.656.HOPE and the National Sexual Assault Online Hotline at rainn.org.

National Sexual Violence Resource Center serves as the nation's principle information and resource center regarding all aspects of sexual violence. www.nsvrc.org

Jewish Women International

Jewish Women International, founded in 1897 as B'nai B'rith women, honors the concept of tikkun olam — repairing the world-through education, advocacy and action. Programs & Projects JWI's wide range of programs effect substantive, permanent change. Our life saving initiatives champion self-sufficiency for women and girls, educate Jewish communities and leaders about prejudice and family violence, assist abused women, and empower victims of family violence to help themselves.

2000 M Street, NW, Suite 720
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-857-1300
www.jwi.org

 

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