The National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health provides training, support, and consultation to advocates, mental health and substance abuse providers, legal professionals, and policymakers as they work to improve agency and systems-level responses to survivors and their children. Our work is survivor-defined and rooted in principles of social justice.
Our Unique Contribution
The National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health offers training, consultation, and resources on the following:
- Raising public awareness about the intersection of domestic violence, trauma, substance abuse, and mental health (e.g., through updates on research, policy, and practice provided in our Newsletter and other publications).
- Building the capacities of systems and agencies to address the traumatic effects of abuse and to facilitate healing, recovery, justice, and safety (e.g., through trainings, webinars, and user-friendly resources created for domestic violence advocates, mental health and substance abuse providers, and legal professionals).
- Developing and promoting policies that improve collaboration and system responses to survivors and their children experiencing the impact of domestic violence and other lifetime trauma (e.g., through the development of model agency policies, providing analysis of current policies and legislation).
- Analyzing and promoting research that advances knowledge and builds the evidence base for responding to trauma in the lives of domestic violence survivors and their children.