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August 17, 2011 | Fact/Tip Sheet

Creating Trauma-Informed Services Tipsheet Series: A Trauma-Informed Approach to Domestic Violence Advocacy


National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health

Publication Date:

August 2011

This document will discuss five core components of a trauma-informed approach to domestic violence advocacy. These include (1) providing survivors with information about the traumatic effects of abuse; (2) adapting programs and services to meet survivors’ trauma- and mental health-related needs; (3) creating opportunities for survivors to discuss their responses to trauma; (4) offering resources and referrals to survivors; and (5) reflecting on our own and our programs’ practice.