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The National Health Resource Center (HRC) on Domestic Violence and the National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma, and Mental Health (NCDVTMH) have partnered to offer specialized training and technical assistance to recipients of 2021 ARP COVID-19 Testing, Vaccines and Mobile Health Units Supplemental Funding. This funding has created an unprecedented opportunity for Family Violence Prevention Services Administration (FVPSA) grantees to address the physical, mental and behavioral health needs of both survivors and the domestic violence workforce. See FVPSA guidance on this funding, including program instructions, FAQs, and program officer contacts.
Available training and technical assistance services through the HRC will include:
Ongoing peer learning: An Innovation Lab bringing together healthcare and domestic violence leaders to share lessons learned, help identify potential local partners, provide feedback and support, and test new strategies to better serve the health needs of survivors.
Advocate wellness and resilience program: Cohort-based learning collaborative to build peer support and advocate for organizational policies that promote wellness. Asynchronous activities, readings, and reminders to promote self-care and mindfulness.
Webinar series: Bi-monthly webinars on a range of topics related to best practices, trauma-informed care, promoting health equity, community level prevention, and sustainable partnerships. Speakers will include other Domestic Violence Resource Network (DVRN) members, with a special focus on including the strengths and self-defined needs of historically marginalized communities.
Policy and systems advocacy (for state/tribe/territory domestic violence coalitions): Monthly convenings of the Coalition Working Group on Health to define, develop and promote systems changes that prioritize survivor health and prevent domestic violence.
Tools and resources:
Template Letter of Support and Intent to Collaborate for inclusion in your application.
The National Health Resource Center (HRC) and National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma, and Mental Health (NCDVTMH) are also available to respond to individual technical assistance requests.
All services are free of charge, and available to domestic violence local programs, state/tribe/territory domestic violence coalitions, and the organizations they are partnering with in the implementation of their funded activities.