Resources and Links

Local Resources

Buncombe County Family Justice Center: The Family Justice Center (at 35 Woodfin Ave. in downtown Asheville) is a safe place where victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and elder abuse can come for help. Survivors can access many difference services (legal, medical, counseling, etc.) in one supportive environment.

Mountain Child Advocacy Center: The Child Advocacy Center (in Mission Children's Hospital, 11 Vanderbilt Park Drive) identifies and responds to child abuse and neglect in Buncombe County by educating, advocating and empowering the public to protect children and reduce trauma through a coordinated community effort.

Danger Assessment: The Danger Assessment helps to determine the level of danger an abused woman has of being killed by her intimate partner. This is used widely in Buncombe County.  

Violence Prevention Planning Resources and Examples

Preventing Multiple Forms of Violence: A Strategic Vision for Connecting the Dots: A publication of the CDC, this highlights shared risk factors, protective factors, and strategies for addressing IPV, sexual violence, and child abuse in cost-effective, efficient ways.

Risk and Protective Factors for Child Maltreatment, Intimate Partner Violence, and Sexual Violence: A reference table adapted from a CDC document for local use.

North Carolina Sexual Violence Prevention Plan:This is the state-wide plan to prevent sexual violence developed with the support of the CDC's Project EMPOWER.

North Carolina Plan to Prevent Intimate Partner Violence: This is the state-wide plan developed with NCCADV and DELTA.

North Carolina IOM Task Force on Essentials for Childhood: This is basically North Carolina's plan to prevent child abuse, created in partnership with the CDC, NC DHHS and NC Institute of Medicine. This link is to the executive summary, but more information can be found on the NCIOM's website.

Preventing Family Violence: Community Engagement Makes the Difference: This document, published by the Family Violence Prevention Fund, outlines 5 goals for community engagement with several example strategies under each goal. 

Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect: A Technical Package for Policy, Norm, and Programmatic Activities: This document from the CDC focuses on building five protective factors for children and families, as well as sections on cross-sector collaboration and monitoring and evaluation.

Preventing IPV Across the Lifespan: A Technical Package of Programs, Policies and Practices: A brand new CDC document outlining prevention approaches to IPV, addressing risk and protective factors for women and families, as well as sections on cross-sector collaboration and monitoring and evaluation.

Primary Prevention of Intimate-Partner Violence and Sexual Violence: This is a World Health Organization background paper that summarizes risk factors and approaches for preventing two types of violence.

Addressing Intimate Partner Violence and Sexual Violence Among Adolescents:Emerging Evidence of Effectiveness: This is a literature review identifying effective approaches to prevent IPV and SV in adolescents.

General Resources and Articles about SV and IPV

Futures Without Violence: Excellent resources and information about violence against women, children and families.

North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence: NC's go-to for resources, training, technical assistance, and policy change information to prevent and address domestic violence.

North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Assault: NC's go-to for resources on education, advocacy, and legislation to prevent and address sexual violence.

How Domestic Violence in One Home Affects Every Child in a Class: An excellent article to help frame conversations about how domestic violence in one family affects the whole community.

American Perceptions of Sexual Violence: A FrameWorks document outlining how framing public messages about sexual violence changes the support and perception of violence prevention efforts.

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