This manual is written by the University of British Columbia, however; there are many facets here that will provide useful to those of us in the States. Mostly interesting to the the common layperson who is interested in psychology/psychiatry or the student, this manual is a well-thought out guide to how to help others when help is needed right now.
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The Domestic Violence Resource Network (DVRN) is funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to inform and strengthen domestic violence intervention and prevention efforts at the individual, community, and societal levels.
The DVRN works collaboratively to promote practices and strategies to improve our nationâ€™s response to domestic violence and make safety and justice not just a priority, but also a reality. DVRN member agencies ensure that victims of domestic violence, advocates, community-based programs, educators, legal assistance providers, law enforcement and court personnel, health care providers, policy makers, and government leaders at the local, state, tribal and federal levels have access to up-to-date information on best practices, policies, research and victim resources.
Ending violence in our community requires a comprehensive approach of efforts to provide safe places for victims of violence, to empower survivors to rise above their circumstances and to educate the entire community.Â Through integrated programs in the areas of residential services, clinical services and community education, Synergy touched more than 40,000 peopleÂ last year.
- Almost 1,300 women and children found refuge in our shelters, while our hotlines handled 4,456 calls.
- Synergy’s therapists saw over 3,000 patients for a total ofÂ almost 7,000 individual sessions, 1,400 family sessions and 8,500 group sessions.
- Over 20,000 people participated in our community education programs to empower and educate people to overcome or avoid violence.
- Many others participated in mentoring programs, received help with court proceedings, or benefited from another of Synergy’s programs.