The training tools highlighted below help support the efforts to plan, organize or communicate about domestic violence awareness events and activities. These webinar recordings, BlogTalkRadio sessions, and manuals can be used in a variety of settings–from public to professional, from academic to agency-based–and can help raise awareness, increase capacity, or expand a person's knowledge base.
Media often want to talk to someone directly affected by the issues which they are reporting about. Advocates are frequently asked to identify a survivor of domestic violence who will agree to an interview, and this will surely remain the case. Always check with a few survivors who are willing to do interviews and keep a running list - before identifying anyone to the media. Find out all the details you can before contacting a survivor for a speaking event.
An interview should not be a traumatic experience but rather a positive exchange of information. To assist advocates and survivors prepare for this experience, the NRCDV has developed several resources that can be downloaded here. Hard copies of these publications are also available upon request.