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April 2020

Advocacy with Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence: What It Is, What It Isn’t, and Best Practices

Regional Victim Assistance Training


April 21, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

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Within DV agencies the word "advocacy" has come to often be used as a catch-all term for any type of direct service or case management. However, genuine advocacy for survivors means partnering with them to represent their rights while linking them to the resources, protections, and opportunities they need to achieve their self-defined goals. This kind of broad-based advocacy has been shown to be effective in increasing survivors’ safety, wellbeing, and quality of life. Yet, this type of advocacy has…

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