Helping Domestic Violence Survivors Build Assets: A New Toolkit Offers Strategies for How Domestic Violence Agencies Can Partner with Asset-Building Organizations (webinar)
|Tuesday, May 1, 2012. 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern|
|Together, the Family and Youth Services Bureau, Division of Family Violence Prevention and the Office of Community Services, Assets for Independence Program (AFI) announce a new toolkit to help increase the number of partnerships between domestic violence and asset-building agencies. This toolkit will train both communities about the financial needs of domestic violence survivors and how best to tailor asset-building services to meet those needs.
The toolkit has been developed to provide step-by-step guidance to bring partnerships with asset building specialist and domestic violence advocates from concept to reality.
Economic dependence and lack of economic options are the main reasons that victims stay with or return to an abusive partner. Over the past several years, domestic violence (DV) agencies and asset-building organizations have begun working together to build the economic capacity of survivors.
In this session you will hear from AFI programs and DV agencies in the field that have developed different models for partnering (in Kentucky and in El Paso, TX), and learn from toolkit authors about the valuable guidance and resources that the toolkit offers.
More detailed information on presenters and resource materials will be forwarded prior to the webinar to all who have registered.
Who should participate in this webinar? State domestic violence coalitions, local domestic violence service providers, AFI grantees and other asset-building organizations. State coalitions should pass this invitation along to their members programs.
AFI Resource Center