Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence

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OPDV announces a new publication: Domestic Violence and Faith Communities: Guidelines for Leaders

This document is designed to assist faith leaders in responding to domestic violence within their communities by providing guidelines and information about working with individuals who are abused, and by encouraging them to raise awareness of the issue within their communities.

To order copies, please use the Public Education Materials Order Form

Another Successful Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month!

The launch of OPDV’s #controlisntlove awareness campaign featured iconic Valentine’s Day conversation hearts in social media advertisements and as props in a photo booth activity around the state. Instead of the traditional happy messages of love on these candies, the hearts showed the kinds of controlling words that victims of abuse might hear from their partners.

To see more photos from OPDV’s February events, visit our Facebook page!

How are you changing the message? February might be over, but that doesn’t mean we should stop talking about teen dating abuse. Visit Governor Cuomo’s Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention program page for more ways that you can make a difference in your community.  

New Domestic Violence and the Workplace Tools

Desk Reference for Recognizing and Responding to Domestic Violence (pdf) HTML (web page) - is a tool that will help managers and supervisors assess for domestic violence and provide appropriate assistance and referral for victims. The information applies to all victims, regardless of their gender or the gender of their partner, including gay, lesbian and transgender victims and men who are abused by their female partners.

Domestic Violence and the Workplace: Safety Plan Meeting Guidelines (pdf) HTML (web page) - is a tool that will assist managers and supervisors in creating a workplace safety plan for victims of domestic violence that will enhance their safety and the overall safety of the workplace.

Recent publication: Winter 2017 OPDV Bulletin

Domestic Violence and Risk of Homicide: Know the Red Flags (pdf) card provides easy-to-understand indicators of potentially dangerous or deadly domestic violence and provides concrete suggestions about how to help victims. Available to order as a hard copy

Domestic Violence and Strangulation: A Guide for Victims and Professionals pdf HTML (web page), provides information about the signs and symptoms of strangulation, and provides recommendations and resources for victims and professionals. Now available to order!

Domestic Violence and the Workplace: A Handbook for Employers provides information to employers about the impact domestic violence can have in the workplace, and offers guidance and resources on how to best address the concern. 

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