Education & Training Domestic Violence National/Global Resources
A Call to Men is a violence prevention organization and respected leader on issues of manhood, male socialization and its intersection with violence, and preventing violence against all women and girls. They provide education and training for young men from middle school through college, coaches and communities.
ADWAS provides a variety of services for the deaf, most notably in its partnership with the National Domestic Violence Hotline in making U.S. nationwide helpline services to the non-hearing video phone calls, instant messaging and email. Contact 1-800-812-1001 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alliance for HOPE International is one of the leading systems and social change organizations in the country focused on creating innovative, collaborative, trauma-informed, hope-centered approaches to meeting the needs of survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, elder abuse, and human trafficking. The Alliance supports Family Justice/Multi-Agency Centers through our Family Justice Center Alliance, works with survivors and strangulation and suffocation assaults in our Training Institute on Strangulation Prevention, and also runs the largest camping and mentoring program in the country for children impacted by domestic violence – Camp HOPE America.
A helpful guide and database to finding local legal resources and state-by-state statutory summary charts is available on this site. The Commission was founded in 1994 to increase access to justice for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking by mobilizing the legal profession and increasing the number of well-trained and supported attorneys.
ASISTA is a national non-profit dedicated to helping attorneys and advocates assist immigrant survivors of crime with their immigration matters, ultimately enhancing their safety and security. Their website offers a robust resource library, trainings and pertinent news and events.
Since 1993 has been promoting justice and safety for victims of intimate partner violence and their families. Offers resource center covering topics such as child custody, protection orders, firearms and offender intervention, training and technical assistance, and a series of six important projects including one covering the inter-jurisdictional enforcement of protection orders.
The Center on Domestic Violence at the University of Colorado Denver works vigilantly to modernize programming and design new strategies to support service professionals. They offer training and technical assistance and also run a program called END Violence which is a youth-centered program designed to empower K-12 schools to create enduring, systemic change so that ALL children feel safe, welcome and supported. Their resources page offers a range of information, including an expansive library, which contains over 500 titles to assist with research.
Resourceful Canadian group with an ambitious array of resources including studies on violence and the workplace, a website called Cut It Out for beauty and hair care professionals, training on topics such as safe schools, media literacy and much more.
CWLA is a powerful coalition of hundreds of private and public agencies serving children and families that are vulnerable since 1920. Their expertise, leadership and innovation on policies, programs, and practices help improve the lives of millions of children across the country. CWLA offers trainings, conferences, and webinars.
The Coalition to Stop Violence Against Native Women is committed to stop violence against Native women and children by advocating for social change in our communities. The CSVANW takes ownership and responsibility for the future of Native women and children by providing support, education, and advocacy using our strengths, power and unity to create violence-free communities.
DV LEAP makes the law work for survivors of domestic violence by challenging unjust trial outcomes; advancing legal protections through expert pro bono advocacy; training lawyers, advocates, and judges on best practices; and spearheading domestic violence litigation in the supreme court. Their pro bono lawyers are some of the best legal minds in the world from top law firms bringing the highest quality resources to bear on the side of vulnerable people.
EVAWI works to inspire and educate those who respond to gender-based violence, equipping them with the knowledge and tools they need to support victims and hold perpetrators accountable. They promote victim-centered, multidisciplinary collaboration, which strengthens the response of the criminal justice system, other professionals, allies, and the general public -- making communities safer. Their OnLine Training Institute (OLTI) provides professionals the opportunity to earn 213 contact hours while learning about cutting-edge developments in the criminal justice and community response to sexual assault.
Finding Our Voices is a grassroots non-profit powered by survivors standing proud and speaking loud to educate everyone about the pervasiveness, insidiousness and complexity of domestic abuse. They empower girls and women to recognize, avoid, safely leave and heal from dangerous relationships, reframe domestic abuse away from false and harmful stereotypes (Yes, it happens to smart and successful women) and provide sister-to-sister services for victims. Check out their podcast hosted by founder Patrisha McLean.
Through their Operation: Safe Escape program they can help you, or someone you care about, safely get out of an abusive relationship when technology is being used to prevent escape. They apply the same security principles used by the military, law enforcement, and other personnel security environments to make sure you have the information you need now.
The National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health provides training, support, and consultation to advocates, mental health and substance abuse providers, legal professionals, and policymakers as they work to improve agency and systems-level responses to survivors and their children. Their work is survivor defined and rooted in principles of social justice.
The National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) serves as a national resource center dedicated to the prevention of elder mistreatment. The NCEA disseminates elder abuse information to professionals and the public, and provides technical assistance and training to states and to community-based organizations. Their website includes state-specific resources and frequently asked questions.
Long-standing organization that primarily focuses on public policy and training for programs and shelter professionals. Hosts periodic conferences, Remember My Name registry of domestic violence deaths, and Cosmetic & Reconstructive Support Program that helps survivors who need cosmetic surgery in applying for services through two medical providers. Their financial educational webinar series empower survivors with financial literacy knowledge.
The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges is the oldest judicial membership organization in the country and provides all judges, courts, and related agencies involved with juvenile, family, and domestic violence cases with the knowledge and skills to improve the lives of the families and children who seek justice. In 1994, the NCJFCJ promulgated the Model Code on Domestic and Family Violence (Model Code) to promote consistency across state lines in how domestic violence is handled in the criminal and civil legal systems.
The National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center, Inc. (NIWRC) is a Native-led nonprofit organization dedicated to ending violence against Native women and children. The NIWRC provides national leadership in ending gender-based violence in tribal communities by lifting up the collective voices of grassroots advocates and offering culturally grounded resources, technical assistance and training, and policy development to strengthen tribal sovereignty.
A collaboration of the NW Network of Bisexual, Trans, Lesbian and Gay Survivors of Abuse and the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs, the National LGBTQ Institute on Intimate Partner Violence creates a bridge between mainstream DV services and LGBTQ community programs and empowers local communities to create sustainable strategies that work at the local level. The LBGTQ Institute on IPV expands the capacity of individuals, organizations, governmental agencies, local communities, tribes, and tribal organizations to identify and respond to the specific and emerging needs of diverse LGBTQ intimate partner violence survivors. They inform research and policy agendas, coordinate with other Domestic Violence Resource Network members, and provide training and technical assistance to improve violence prevention and intervention efforts nationwide.
The National Link Coalition is a multi-disciplinary, collaborative initiative to increase awareness and address public policy, programs and research. Intentional abuse in any form should be taken seriously. This organization serves as the National Resource Center on The Link between Animal Abuse and Human Violence.
This Washington, DC-based outfit that was formed in 1990 as social change organization, dedicated to creating a social, political and economic environment in which violence against women no longer exists. Though more focused on policy and supporting state coalitions and allied organizations, it does offer plenty of useful information and operates a separate website covering domestic violence laws. They also offer detailed information about technology safety.
Through its special projects, NRCDV has been a source for 20 years for those wanting to educate themselves and help others on the many issues related to domestic violence. The special projects include Building Comprehensive Solutions, Domestic Violence Awareness Project, Domestic Violence Evidence Project, VAWnet, preventIPV, RHY Toolkit and ACE-DV, and each has its own dedicated website with additional resources that you can access here.
The National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) is the leading nonprofit in providing information and tools to prevent and respond to sexual violence. NSVRC translates research and trends into best practices that help individuals, communities and service providers achieve real and lasting change. NSVRC also works with the media to promote informed reporting.
Researchers estimate that 1 in 6 men have experienced unwanted or abusive sexual experiences before age 18. This organization offers online individual chat and group support groups, information on healing, as well as helpful resources for family and friends, professionals and community outreach.
One Love is on a mission to educate young people about healthy and unhealthy relationships, empowering them to identify and avoid abuse and learn how to love better. They engage young people with powerful films and honest conversation. Through our workshops and peer-to-peer discussions, One Love offers a framework that helps students spread our message online and in their communities.
The Peaceful Families Project (PFP) is an initiative devoted to ending domestic violence in Muslim families by facilitating awareness workshops for Muslim leaders and communities, providing cultural sensitivity trainings and technical assistance for professionals, conducting research, and developing resources.
RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800.656.HOPE, online.rainn.org and rainn.org/es) in partnership with more than 1,000 local sexual assault service providers across the country and operates the DoD Safe Helpline for the Department of Defense. RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help survivors, and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice.
RESPOND is a non-profit organization launched by a dedicated team of highly experienced professionals in the fields which impact victims of violence including criminal justice, advocacy, and healthcare. Their team consists of members with combined decades of professional and real-world experience from diverse disciplines who have made revolutionary, measurable advances in their respective fields.
Shared Hope International is dedicated to bringing an end to sex trafficking through a three-pronged approach – prevent, restore, and bring justice through a wide variety of programs and resources. The Shared Hope International Training Center provides extensive training tools for those in the fight against sex trafficking. Delivering collaboration, advocacy, resources, and learning on juvenile sex trafficking, our tools are designed for professionals, advocates and the general public. Their Women’s Investment Network (WIN) provides women the opportunity to engage in hands-on vocational training, leadership development and job skills courses so they can achieve financial independence.
Stop It Now! prevents the sexual abuse of children by mobilizing adults, families and communities to take actions that protect children before they are harmed. They provide support, information and resources to keep children safe and create healthier communities. Since 1992, they have identified, refined and shared effective ways for individuals, families and communities to act to prevent child sexual abuse before children are harmed - and to get help for everyone involved.
Safer Families, Safer Communities, a project of the new National Domestic Violence and Firearms Resource Center, supports comprehensive implementation and enforcement of domestic violence firearm prohibitions at all levels of government. Launched in 2016, the Safer Families, Safer Communities website is the first website wholly dedicated to addressing the intersection of domestic violence and firearms. By providing information, as well as community-based strategies and examples, this project seeks to prevent domestic violence-related homicide in our families and communities.
The Network is a collaborative membership organization dedicated to improving the lives of those impacted by domestic violence through education, public policy and advocacy, and the connection of community members to direct service providers. Their Centralized Training Institute (CTI) to respond to the ongoing demand for professional domestic violence prevention and intervention training in Chicagoland. The trainings conducted by CTI are designed to improve the quality of domestic violence services provided to survivors by enhancing the understanding, expertise and skill sets of community members, advocates, organizers and professionals.
Operated by the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence, VAWnet is an online network focused on violence against women and other forms of gender-based violence. VAWnet.org has long been identified as an unparalleled, comprehensive, go-to source of information and resources for anti-violence advocates, human service professionals, educators, faith leaders, and others interested in ending domestic and sexual violence.
WomenatthecentrE is a survivor centered and led non-profit organization working to eradicate all forms of gender-based violence globally. They are dedicated to ensuring the voices and expertise of survivors are central in the inception, development, and implementation of all programs and policies aimed at preventing and responding to gender based violence. Survivors are the true experts, and the organization channels their shared experiences to create a better world for everyone.