ANDVSA’s Advocacy Initiative works to enhance the capacity of domestic violence and sexual assault programs to provide accessible, culturally responsive, and trauma informed services for survivors.
The Advocacy Initiative provides:
- Advocacy resources for both the public and ANDVSA member programs, including “Real Tools: Responding to Multi-Abuse Trauma”, available online in English or Spanish
- Basic and advanced training for domestic violence and sexual assault advocates, both online and in-person
- Technical assistance and resource development for ANDVSA member programs
- Specialized training for advocates, community agencies and law enforcement on domestic violence, sexual assault, multiple abuse issues, including the intersections of trauma, mental health and substance use