Friends & Family Guide

A collection of tips and resources for friends and family of people experiencing abuse.

Election Season and Non-Profit Advocacy: What to Know

As advocates, we know that elections matter. Advocates and non-profits can be involved in the electoral process in limited ways, with very specific restrictions based on Federal and state law. This summary provides some general information on the ‘dos’ and ‘don’ts’ of non-profit advocacy around elections.

DV Fatality Review Recommendations: Housing

Based on in-depth reviews of 84 domestic violence homicide and murder-suicide cases, the Domestic Violence Fatality Review has identified 11 key goals to improve the response to domestic violence in Washington State. Among these key goals: Increase victims’ options for economic and housing stability.

DV Fatality Review Recommendations: Historically Marginalized Communities

Based on in-depth reviews of 84 domestic violence homicide and murder-suicide cases, the Domestic Violence Fatality Review has identified 11 key goals to improve the response to domestic violence in Washington State. Among these key goals: Improve the relationships between historically marginalized communities and law enforcement and appropriately provide translation services for non-English speaking communities.

Safety Planning with DV Survivors: Core Concepts

Safety planning is one of the foundations for meaningful survivor-centered advocacy. The webinar and attachments take a look at the theory behind safety planning and how to do it well in real life. This is helpful for anyone who works closely with DV survivors, particularly new advocates and those looking for a refreshed perspective on a classic advocacy technique.

2018 Legislative Wrap Up Webinar

Our annual wrap up summary of bills impacting survivors of abuse during the 2018 Washington State legislative session. View slides here.  Answers to questions raised during our 2018 Legislative Wrap Up Webinar.