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Designing & Innovating Solutions

Ideating & Innovating With Community

Explore strategies to design effective and culturally relevant programs and interventions that create the desired impacts and result in positive outcomes for families impacted by DV. Utilizing human centered design processes can help to ensure your strategies match the real needs of survivors and can lead to better outcomes. Programs that are able to articulate the problem they are trying to solve and have a clear theory of change are better positioned to reach their desired impact. 

GUIDING PRINCIPLES

Guiding principles inform and guide decisions and choices. They are needed to provide clear guideposts, allow for different—but not...

MANDATORY REPORTING

It has been repeatedly documented that mandated reporters fail to recognize or consider the impact of poverty, systemic racism,...

ORGANIZATIONAL MISSION AND CORE VALUES 

It is important that your mission and organizational values are current, accurate, and reflective of the tireless work you...

COVID-19 & DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Intimate partner violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking are on the rise during COVID-19. Shelter in place regulations and...

LOGIC MODELS

A logic model is a brief (usually one-page) visual representation of how your program works.

REIMAGINING CHILD AND FAMILY SAFETY

Ensuring the safety and wellbeing of children and their families while repairing and preventing harms caused by existing systems...

TRAUMA-INFORMED CARE

In order to adequately support healing and resiliency within families involved in these programs (and staff), and to break...

THEORY OF CHANGE

Creating a theory of change can be a helpful tool in developing programs or solutions to address complex problems...

PETS IN SHELTER

Research suggests that many domestic violence survivors delay or do not seek shelter from abusive partners because they are...

PROTECTIVE FACTORS & RESILIENCY

Domestic violence (DV) protective factors are individual and relational attributes, as well as environmental and social conditions, that lessen...

CHILD FRIENDLY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SHELTERS

Programs should strive to create spaces that are comfortable and feel safe for both adult and child survivors. For...

PROGRAM GUIDELINES

The manual presents program guidelines for consideration to improve the services for children exposed to domestic violence and explores...

Practice Guidance, Workbook

Increasing Domestic Violence Agency Accessibility for People with Disabilities