How Federal Agencies Address Domestic Violence

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A new federal report highlights “trauma-informed” approaches that more than three-dozen federal agencies have adopted to address violence and abuse against women.

The Federal Partners Committee on Women and Trauma arranges data sharing, no-cost training and policy guidance between agencies ranging from the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

The report details steps taken by various agencies to establish early trauma assessment and treatment of victims.

In the DoD, for instance, “violence in the military has been identified as an area for further exploration,” according to the report. “The goal for this next year is to identify, summarize, and define common and specific risk factors associated with various types of violence, including self-directed, sexual, family and workplace violence.”

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has established a series of collaborations and programs to address domestic violence, including ongoing community forums in the Detroit area to determine strengths, disparities and gaps in the current system for addressing unmet trauma and mental health needs.

Read the full report HERE.

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