A new report by the Urban Indian Health Institute (UIHI) documents murdered and missing indigenous women and girls in 71 cities. Seventy-one cases identified were in Washington State, the second highest of 10 states included in the analysis. Forty-five of those cases were in Seattle, the highest number of the 71 cities surveyed. The report, […]
The National Intimate Partner & Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS) is an ongoing, nationally representative survey conducted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The survey assesses sexual violence, stalking, and intimate partner violence in the United States. In May 2018, the CDC released new data in this NISVS 2015 Data Brief. Sexual […]
A new study—Ending Jim Crow in America’s Restaurants—reveals deep racial and gender segregation in the restaurant industry. This means that women, immigrants, and people of color working in restaurants have less opportunity to increase their wages. When survivors don’t have access to a livable, stable income, it affects how they make decisions about their relationships: […]
New data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) illustrate the lifetime health consequences of domestic and sexual violence. In Washington State, 41% of women and 32% of men report experiencing violence from an intimate partner. According to national data, men and women experience […]
On September 14, 2016, 66 out of 70 (94%) identified domestic violence programs in Washington participated in the National Census of Domestic Violence Services, a one-day unduplicated count of adults and children seeking domestic violence services in the United States. This annual census documents the number of individuals who sought services in a single 24-hour […]
A new report from the Center for Policy Research and the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence looks at opportunities for building the evidence base for domestic violence services and interventions. Building Evidence for Domestic Violence Services & Interventions: A Framing Paper This paper 1) provides a summary and critique of the current state of rigorous evidence on core […]
WSCADV asked teens how we should talk about emergency contraception and birth control. This is what they said.
NEW! The Enlace Project: Practice Guidelines for Working With Latin@ Pregnant and Parenting Survivors: An Integrated Approach to Intimate Partner Violence and Reproductive & Sexual Coercion. WSCADV and WCSAP joined with bilingual bicultural Spanish speaking dv/sa advocates and healthcare staff in rural central and eastern Washington to create NEW guidelines to build upon the skills […]