Expanding Safety and Support Services For Survivors of Domestic Violence and Their Pets
Join us for our FREE upcoming webinar hosted by the NRCDV:

Presented by Sheltering Animals and Families Together (SAF-T)  
  and The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI)

Hosted by the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence

Research studies have shown that as many as 48% of women refuse or delay leaving an abusive home out of fear of leaving their pets or livestock behind. The solution? Transform family violence shelters to allow pets  on-site with their families!

Through participation in this webinar advocates will learn about:

  • Ways to provide safe shelter to survivors and their pets
  • National SAF-T day 
  • New legislation that protects victims and pets from further abuse
  • The Safe Havens Mapping Project

REGISTER NOW! It’s free!

Monday, July 27th, 2:00 – 3:30pm Eastern

Monday, August 17, 2:00 – 3:30pm Eastern
(Repeat Session) /rkbsvsr/jhpmkpxj

You will receive a confirmation email shortly after you register from NRCDV (



It’s V-Day. We are RISING. Eve’s message to you.

Teens, is your relationship healthy?


In a healthy relationship:

  • Your partner respects you and your individuality.
  • You are both open and honest.
  • Your partner supports you and your choices even when they disagree with you.
  • Both of you have equal say and respected boundaries.
  • Your partner understands that you need to study or hang out with friends or family.
  • You can communicate your feelings without being afraid of negative consequences.
  • Both of you feel safe being open and honest.

Are you in a healthy relationship? An unhealthy relationship? Do you know a teen who may be in an abusive relationship? Join us on 2/28 at 3 pm for a webinar introducing Check back soon for details including registration information!

Want to help end domestic violence by working for a great organization?

National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (NRCDV) is currently seeking an experienced Training and Resource Development Specialist to join their team of professionals. 

The NRCDV Training and Resource Development Specialist is responsible for coordinating domestic violence training, specialized technical assistance, and resource development on a wide range of subjects and issues that intersect with domestic violence dynamics, prevalence, intervention, prevention, and public awareness.

This training, technical assistance, and resource development will be guided by high-quality research, analysis, information and resources on domestic violence and be provided to individuals and local, state, tribal and federal entities throughout the U.S. 

READ the full job description.
We can stop it together: Building Strong RHY Partnerships
Join our Blogtalkradio episode where we will talk with providers of outreach, prevention, safe havens and counseling services for runaway and homeless youth are keenly aware that many of the young people who seek their services have witnessed domestic violence and/or have been victims of relationship violence, and/or child maltreatment or neglect in their homes.

Join us now!!

#TeenDVMonth Blogfest 2013: "Between Friends Poster Design Contest"

In recognition of TDV Awareness Month, Between Friends sponsored a poster design contest for young people throughout the city of Chicago. Classrooms and after-school groups were invited to create posters that promoted healthy relationships.  More specifically, the contest was centered on the importance of equality in relationships, and thus aptly named the Equal Love Poster Design Contest.  Between Friends chose this theme because of the importance of discussing healthy relationship characteristics with young people in conjunction with education about the warning signs of abuse. Voting for finalists took place over the past two weeks on the Between Friends REACH Facebook page. The winning poster, submitted by Waters Elementary, will be professionally printed and distributed to schools all over the city for display. Additionally, the top three winners are receiving prizes including gift cards for the teachers and a pizza party for the first place classroom. Please take a moment to check out the Equal Love Poster Design Contest photo album on Facebook to view all of the terrific entries to this year’s contest.

Paul Robinson
Prevention Education Specialist
Between Friends

This post was written for #TeenDVMonth Blogfest 2013, in recognition of Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month in February. Though February is over, we thought this blog submission highlighted a wonderful way to promote healthy relationships, all year long.