API-GBV is proud to be part of the Domestic Violence Resource Network (DVRN), a Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA) -funded network of resource centers that inform and strengthen domestic violence intervention and prevention efforts at the individual, community, and societal levels. DVRN member organizations work collaboratively to promote practices and strategies to improve our nation’s response to domestic violence and make safety and justice for all families a priority. The DVRN consists of two national resource centers, four special issue resource centers, three culturally-specific resource centers, five emerging issue resource centers, and the National Domestic Violence Hotline.
Partner organizations routinely host webinars and in-person trainings, provide written resources, respond to questions from professionals working directly with victims, offer customized technical assistance, and often partner with state domestic violence coalitions and local programs on research projects and to promote cutting-edge best practices. All training, technical assistance and resources provided by the DVRN is available to Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA) grantees and others seeking to address domestic violence in their communities.
Please contact each center directly for technical assistance and training opportunities.
DVRN Partner Organizations:
- Alaska Native Women’s Resource Center
- Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence
- Battered Women’s Justice Project
- Capacity Center to Expand Services to Children, Youth, and Abused Parents (at Futures Without Violence)
- Capacity Technical Assistance Project (at National Network to End Domestic Violence)
- National Center on Domestic Violence Trauma & Mental Health
- National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women
- National Domestic Violence Hotline and Love is Respect
- National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center
- National Latin@ Network for Healthy Families and Communities (at Casa de Esperanza)
- National LGBTQ Institute on IPV (a collaboration of the Northwest Network of Bisexual, Trans, Lesbian and Gay Survivors of Abuse and the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs)
- National Health Resource Center on Domestic Violence (at Futures Without Violence)
- National Resource Center on Domestic Violence
- Resource Center on Domestic Violence: Child Protection and Custody (at the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges)
- StrongHearts Native Helpline
- Ujima: The National Center on Violence Against Women in the Black Community
What happens when the laws that are supposed to protect survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault become turned against them? Survivors can be criminalized for reacting in self-defense, participating in criminal activity under their abusers’ coercion, or for failing to protect their children from witnessing or being impacted by violence in the home. Survivors of color, who struggle with mental health or substance dependency, or who otherwise don’t fold the “perfect victim” mold are disproportionately incarcerated. In this workshop, API-GBV will be joined by Hyejin Shim and Neda Said of Survived & Punished, who will guide participants through a discussion of the criminalization of survivors, and how advocates can support criminalized survivors.
PowerfuL Partnerships: Collaborative efforts to address human trafficking affecting AAPI communities, 2022
Alia El-Sawi, a Victim Assistance Specialist at the Department of Homeland Security, joins API-GBV for our first “fireside chat” hosted by our Executive Director Monica Khant. Drawing also from her previous role as the Anti-Human Trafficking Coordinator at a community-based organization that provides culturally-responsive services for survivors of human trafficking, Alia will discuss what can be done to increase coordination and communication between DHS agents and community-based advocates in responding to trafficking situations and minimizing trauma for survivors. The conversation will also illuminate challenges to current anti-trafficking efforts, including fear of reporting, human-trafficking’s concurrence with other forms of gender-based violence, and the abundant stereotypes around the trafficking of AAPI individuals.
Following the sudden withdrawal of U.S. military presence from Afghanistan nearly 100,000 Afghan refugees were evacuated to the United States, with many still remaining on U.S. military bases and resettlement to happen by the end of January 2022. Many evacuees now face uncertainty related to their immigration status, concern about families back in Afghanistan, and the challenge of acclimating to life in the U.S.
Over the past year and a half, API-GBV strove to learn more deeply from our community of front-line advocates, national partners, systems contacts, and allies through a series of listening sessions, assessment, and surveys. During this webinar, staff shared themes and...
Relationship Violence in Five Los Angeles Asian American Communities: Intergenerational Risk and Strengthening Factors
This study explores risk and protective factors in five Asian American communities: Cambodian, Chinese, Korean, North Indian Hindu, and Pakistani Muslim. These factors include cultural traditions, norms, attitudes and beliefs, particularly around gender roles, intergenerational family dynamics, intimate relationships, and approaches to child-rearing. This study involved 23 semi-structured focus groups (163 total participants) to gather the perspectives of youth/young adults, parents, community leaders, and service providers in six different languages across the five communities.
How COVID-19 and Systemic Responses Are Impacting Asian and Pacific Islander Survivors of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
This advisory explains how the COVID-19 outbreak is impacting Asian and Pacific Islander (API) survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, and describes policies enacted to address the pandemic including the CARES Act, and API and immigrant survivors’ eligibility for the programs and services offered in the legislation, as well as the implications of utilizing the services. The Advisory also discusses the effect of systematic responses to the COVID-19 crisis and the unique issues that API survivors face that systems must account for to support survivor safety during the pandemic.