October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. And this October, NCDVTMH celebrated its 10-year anniversary! We looked back over the past 10 years and selected a few of our most frequently requested publications. Click here to view our Domestic Violence Awareness Month & 10-Year Anniversary Special Edition Newsletter.
“Historically, the systems to which domestic violence (DV) survivors turned have not been fully prepared to address the range of issues survivors and their children faced in trying to access safety from violence and recover from its traumatic effects. While it has long been recognized that DV can have significant traumatic effects, the DV field often did not have the resources to respond to the mental health and substance use-related needs of survivors. At the same time, the behavioral health field was often unable to fully respond to the DV-related needs of survivors.
In 2005, the National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health (NCDVTMH) was launched with a grant from the Family Violence Prevention and Services Program (FVPSA); Administration on Children, Youth and Families; U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Through our research, training, and policy initiatives, we have worked to bridge the gaps between the mental health, substance use, and domestic violence fields, so that survivors and their children can access the array of resources that best meet their needs.”
Click here to learn more about our history and access our hand-picked selection of featured resources: Domestic Violence Awareness Month & 10-Year Anniversary Special Edition Newsletter.