SAFETY ALERT:

If you are in danger call 911.
Or reach the National Domestic Violence Hotline
at 1­-800-799-7233 or TTY 1­-800-787-3224.
review these safety tips.

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Training Resources

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 resource packets 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.

 

Preparing a Survivor For A Media Interview

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.

 
 

Webinar Recordings

  • Writing for the Web (2011)
    This webinar session discusses how to draft, design, and promote content that is appropriate for web-based consumption.
  • Utilizing Social Media (2011)
    This webinar session focuses on effective use of social media to engage your constituents and get your message of anti-violence out to the community.
  • The Red Pump Project - Case Study (2011)
    This webinar session details how social media outlets such as Facebook, Twitter, and blogging websites were used to successfully build an education and prevention focused non-profit that addresses the issues of AIDS and HIV awareness.
  • Media Advocacy: Getting Our Issues in the News (2011)
    This webinar session emphasizes how anti-violence advocates can work in partnership with traditional print and radio outlets to promote our message of anti-violence advocacy.
 
 

BlogTalkRadio Sessions

  • Engage Print and Online Media to Your Advantage (October 2011)
    Listen to a lively discussion about effective use of traditional and new social media outlets to engage constituents, donors, survivors, and allies to get your message of anti-violence out to the community. Presenters discuss traditional media relations, national and state-specific messaging, social media marketing, and strategic communications.
  • Exploring Youth-Driven Prevention Campaigns (October 2011)
    On this show, participants learn about statewide and local youth-driven violence prevention initiatives in Alaska and Florida. Both funded through CDC's DELTA , the Alaska Network on Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault (ANDVSA) and the Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence (FCADV) share strategies and lessons learned through the development and implementation of two positive campaigns to engage youth: Stand Up Speak Up! and I Am Courageous. This 30-minute program highlights the challenges and rewards of promoting primary prevention messaging during Domestic Violence Awareness Month and beyond.
  • World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (June 2011)
    This radio segment focuses on our aging population, the impact this has on our society, the issue of ageism, and how community-based programs can work together to prevent and respond to abuse and neglect in later life. Listeners hear from experts on this topic from the National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life and the University of California Irvine Center of Excellence on Elder Abuse & Neglect, with support being provided by the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence.
 
 

Resource Packets