Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American Community

idvaacI was on a webinar with IDVAAC last week.  They hosted a great discussion called “The Intersection of Spirituality, Religion, and Intimate Partner Violence in the African American Community,” (transcript & audio of which I believe will be up soon).  I just wanted to highlight the amazing work they’re doing–especially their Community Insights project.  They’re also starting a project on Teen Dating Violence soon, so stay tuned!


New Prevention Tool

SPF ImageThe Community Toolbox has information about a new prevention resource, the Strategic Prevention Framework.  This looks like a valuable tool for communities doing a variety of different kinds of prevention.

Red Flag Campaign

redflagpostersfinal_4The Virginia Sexual & Domestic Violence Action Alliance has a cool campaign, The Red Flag Campaign, for college campuses.  It includes materials for raising awareness and doing presentations.  Who’s up for using it here?! 


Poster text: She doesn’t let me hang out with my friends.  She says she should be enough.

Vice President Biden Announces Appointment of White House Advisor

Lynn Rosenthal, formerly of FCADV and NNEDV, has been appointed to a new (and much-needed!) position in the White House.

Domestic Violence Expert Comments on Chris Brown Plea

I didn’t have a chance to post about Chris Brown & Rihanna because of my blogging hiatus.  You can find a collection of links about it here, though.  Esta Soler, President of the Family Violence Prevention Fund, has a statement about Chris Brown’s plea deal here.

‘He Thought a Baby Would Keep Me in His Life Forever’

Check out this article about pregnancy as a method of power & control for intimate partner violence.  Find out more information about the connections between dating violence and sexual health here.