Help Stop Domestic Violence
DCADV is the statewide, nonprofit coalition of agencies and individuals working to stop domestic violence in Delaware. We work in partnership with direct service providers, government officials, and business and community partners to promote equality in relationships as we strive to alter the social conditions that allow violence and abuse to occur. We invite you to join us in these efforts.
Join or renew your membership today! Your support ensures that critical work in the areas of policy and advocacy, public education, and media outreach can continue.
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DCADV Job Openings
Below please find our current openings. Interested candidates should send resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Training Specialist – Full-time
Empowerment Evaluation Assistant – Part-time
Highlights and Accomplishments from July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016
The Domestic Violence Coordinating Council (DVCC) is a state agency legislatively created to improve Delaware's response to domestic violence and sexual assault. The DVCC brings together all stakeholders including service providers, policy-level officials and community partners to eradicate domestic violence. The DVCC is committed to leading the nation through innovative legislative action, community education and an outstanding coordinated system response to violence in families and the community.
THRIVE Delaware Collaborative Learning Sessions
In support of Delaware's efforts to become more trauma-informed, DCADV is launching an exciting new series of collaborative learning sessions early 2017. We’ll start off with a panel and roundtable discussion to contemplate “What Makes an ACE?”, moving beyond individuals to broader structures and conditions that give breeding ground to adverse childhood experiences. The series continues with two webinar conversations on parenting. The first will focus on practical guidance to support and engage parents and caregivers’ with individual trauma and the broader context of their lived experiences. The second webinar will feature one mother’s personal journey with parenting for liberation in the context of her work as a black feminist in the violence against women movement, helping us think about the role our advocacy and organizations play in disrupting and dismantling oppression.
The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP) has released its report Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and HIV-Affected Intimate Partner Violence in 2015. To read the full report, click here.
DCADV Staff Contributes Articles to the Delaware Journal of Public Health
The October 2016 issue of the Delaware Journal of Public Health (https://issuu.com/dam-dpha/docs/final-de-jph-october) focuses on Violence and Public Health. In this issue, DCADV, Delaware Men, and our local prevention program partners (CHILD, Inc. Safe+Respectful and Turning Point at People’s Place REAL Relationships) had the opportunity to contribute articles about our implementation of state and local violence prevention strategies for practice-based evidence. There is also an article about the work of our Project Connect/DV Shelter partners, highlighting their efforts to assess/screen for the effects of domestic violence on an individual’s health in reproductive/sexual health and shelter settings.
Check out the issue to learn more about the incredible work being done statewide to improve community conditions for Delawareans and beyond.