Home visitors and domestic violence advocates are strengthening their partnerships to better meet the needs of pregnant and parenting survivors and their families. Working hand in hand, home visitors and domestic violence advocates support survivors, their families, and communities to be safer, stronger, and more connected.
Watch our short film about the partnership between home visitors and advocates:
Hear about how partnerships between community-based home visitors and domestic violence advocates make things better for families from Jami Bess, Family Support Services Director, Open Arms Perinatal Services.
Home visitor resources
- Advocates and Home Visitors Go Great Together – Building Partnerships
- Advocates and Home Visitors: An Innovative Partnership in Action
- Safety Planning with Survivors: Core Concepts webinar
- Home Visitor Reference Sheet – When Domestic Violence is Disclosed
- Supervisor Reference Sheet – When Domestic Violence is Disclosed
- Social Worker’s Domestic Violence Practice Guide for Home Visitors
We are working with the Washington State Department of Children, Youth, and Families, Washington State Department of Health and Start Early to provide training to home visitors and build collaborative relationships with domestic and sexual violence advocacy programs. We increase their capacity to talk about domestic violence, and make referrals to local advocacy programs.