New Resource! Friends & Family Guide for Helping Someone in an Abusive Relationship

We are thrilled to announce the release of our new Friends & Family Guide. This online resource covers how to help someone who is experiencing abuse, as well as how to talk to someone who is harming or abusing their partner. The guide also includes a section on how to support teens to have healthy relationships. WSCADV’s research […]

Verizon Foundation Funds Innovative Partnership for Pregnant & Parenting Survivors

Domestic violence is all too common among young pregnant and parenting women, but support can be hard to come by. That’s why WSCADV is bringing together Home Visiting programs (support services for expectant parents and young families) and Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault programs in Yakima, Adams, and Grant counties to share their expertise and learn from […]

“There’s No One I Can Trust.”

This paper from the National LGBTQ Domestic Violence Capacity Building Learning Center reports on a survey conducted in collaboration with the National Domestic Violence Hotline. Over 3600 people seeking help for domestic violence shared how their fears about and experiences of mandatory reporting impacted their ability to reach out for help. The study found that […]

Working with Latin@ Pregnant and Parenting Survivors

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 […]

Does Marriage Make Women Safer?

Does being married make women less vulnerable to abuse? Does marriage make it harder to get away from a violent partner? The relationships between marriage, violence, economic and legal ties are complicated. But the recent discussion has sparked questions about how marriage factors into domestic violence homicide in Washington State. Here is a snapshot of what […]

Powerful Story About Guns and Domestic Violence

A powerful story this week in Parent Map, “Normal from the Outside: A Family’s Story of Guns and Domestic Violence” by Rory Graves. “Police seized 24 guns and hundreds of rounds of ammo from my mom and John’s home after the shooting. Unless new legislation passes in our state, my mother may have no legal […]