Dating violence help victims

22 Sep

The Date Safe Project is committed to being the nation’s leading organization for teaching how “asking first” makes all the difference in creating safer intimacy and in decreasing occurrences of sexual assault.

Futures Without Violence has led the way and set the pace for ground-breaking education programs, national policy development, professional training programs, and public actions designed to end violence against women, children and families around the world.

It can be hard to know where to go for the help you want and it may not be clear how these programs can support your efforts to live a life free of violence and abuse—but you are not alone!

The resources listed below are great places to start your journey towards safety, hope and healing.

The Family Violence Prevention and Services Program (FVPSA), is the primary Federal funding stream for a national network of domestic violence shelters and programs.

Reaching out for help to stop domestic violence in your relationship, and navigating the complex resources in your community can be difficult.

Otherwise, call the following numbers for help now.

If you or someone you know is experiencing teen dating abuse; consider the following: In case of an emergency, call 911.

There are two national resource centers working collaboratively to promote practices and strategies to improve our nation’s response to domestic violence: 1. There is also a network of culturally specific resource centers that works to address the impact of domestic violence within and culturally relevant responses for the following ethnic and racially specific communities: Being aware and educated about relationship violence is a key step to preventing violence before it starts.

The National Resource Center on Domestic Violence 2. The resources below can help anyone learn more about relationship violence and the impact of abuse.

As you make decisions about how to get away from the abuse and ensure your own safety, developing a safety plan becomes more and more important.

Caring advocates on the hotline and in your local program can help you think through how to be safe in an emergency, during a domestic violence incident, while getting help from resources in the community, and when you’re with your children—this is called a “safety plan.” To learn more about tribal domestic violence programs and resources available for Native/Indigenous communities, contact the National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center.