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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.
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News & Events
Highlights and Accomplishments from July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016
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!
Recent DCADV Work:
On Tuesday, Nov. 1st, DCADV presented a 3-hour workshop, “Doing Gender, Doing Health: The Impact of How traditional notions of masculinity impact the health and well-being of men and boys” to providers across the state as part of the DSAMH Training Calendar. Participants analyzed messages and health programming and discussed transformative approaches to effectively change norms that undermine men and women’s health
On Saturday, Oct. 25th, DCADV presented a “Healthy Relationships” workshop at the annual United Way PRIDE Council Gay/Straight Alliance and Anti-Bullying Summit at Polytech High School in Woodside. Students discussed healthy relationships, how to navigate dating and gender norms, and ways to stand together in collaborative solidarity. Students also reviewed the Center for Healthy Teen Relationships’ “Our Gender Revolution” and “Love What’s Real” campaigns. Nationally known transactivist and DE native Sarah McBride made a special appearance at the workshop.
10/24- Opening Day “Violence in Delaware” at DSAMH’s Progressive 3-part Conference on Trauma- DCADV hosted a resource table at this event held at Dover Del Tech, which yielded approx.. 100 visitors to the table. Resources were distributed on DV services, prevention programs, and our work on the CDC “Connecting the Dots” publication, which was discussed by keynote speaker Dr. Alex Crosby from the CDC National Center for Injury Prevention and Control.
On Saturday, Oct. 1st DCADV served on a panel and provided a training on IPV and reproductive health for UD peer educators at the UD Star Campus. The peer educators are part of statewide efforts to promote pre-conception care in order to reduce infant mortality in DE.