Partner Violence: Utah Resources

The Center for Women and Children in Crisis

The mission of the Center for Women and Children in Crisis is to provide a caring, advocating, safe, and educationally based environment for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. In fulfilling this important mission, The Center for Women and Children in Crisis has two locations and administers several programs with the dedication of multiple full and part time staff members. Programs include basic shelter services, children's program, after care program, transitional housing, domestic violence outreach services, sexual assault services, prevention education programs, and a rural domestic violence program. 

Dating Violence in Utah

If you or someone you love is in a violent relationship, call these FREE hotlines open 24 hours a day/7 days a week: 

Utah Domestic Violence Link Line 1-800-897-LINK (5465)

Rape & Sexual Assault Crisis Line 1-888-421-1100

Utah Department of Health's dating violence overview includes teen dating violence data, warning signs someone is in a violent relationship, what you can do if you're in a violent dating relationship, and how you can help a loved one who is in a violent dating relationship. The section on prevention includes a Healthy Relationships Toolkit.

Dating Violence in Utah Resources:

Domestic Violence in Utah

If you or someone you love is in a violent relationship, call these FREE hotlines open 24 hours a day/7 days a week: 

Utah Domestic Violence Link Line 1-800-897-LINK (5465)

Rape & Sexual Assault Crisis Line 1-888-421-1100

Utah Department of Health's domestic violence overview includes explanations of the four types of intimate partner violence (IPV), a 2016 fact sheet from the Utah Department of Health, domestic violence statistics, and references. 

Training materials for health care providers: 

Domestic Violence Shelter Programs and Services

Programs at the YWCA include the Women In Jeopardy Shelter Program, Kathleen Robison Huntsman Apartments, Residential Self Sufficiency Program, and Children’s Advocacy and Intervention Program.

24-hour crisis line 801-537-8600 

Family Justice Center at the YWCA

The Salt Lake Area Family Justice Center at the YWCA provides confidential access to critical services for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, elder abuse, and stalking. Services include crisis intervention, safety planning, risk of danger assessment, advocacy, police reports, protective orders, stalking injunctions, and dating violence orders, children's play room, language services, refugee advocacy services, 24-hour sexual assault exams (Code R), short-term counseling, domestic violence support groups, Utah Crime Victims Legal Clinic (UCVLC), emergency shelter, immigration assistance, housing and economic empowerment services, and information and referrals to other critical services.

MAN Utah

The Men’s Anti-violence Network of Utah (MAN) was formed in 2009 by men concerned about continuing interpersonal violence in Utah and wanting to do something to make the state safer. Today, MAN of Utah continues to grow its membership and is working closely with the Utah Coalition Against Sexual Assault (UCASA), the Utah Domestic Violence Council (UDVC), the Utah Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice (CCJJ) and other partners to prevent interpersonal violence in Utah. The website includes a section with facts about domestic violence in Utah and the US and sexual violence in Utah and the US, a MAN Pledge to never commit or condone violence, an events calendar, and a blog.

Utah Domestic Violence Coalition

Utah Domestic Violence Coalition is a private non-profit organization recognized nationally for providing expertise concerning issues of domestic and sexual violence to member programs, community partners and others in Utah. We advocate for the development of policies and practices that enhance victim safety and empowerment while raising awareness of the need for prevention and intervention. A membership structure is utilized to ensure the voices of victims and local communities remain central to our work and mission. UDVC's website includes sections for resources, prevention, education, policy, lethality assessment program, and events.

24-hour LINKLine: 1-800-897-LINK (5465)

Partner Violence: National Resources

End Violence Against Women International

End Violence Against Women International (EVAWI) envisions a world where gender-based violence is unacceptable, where perpetrators are held accountable, and victims receive the compassion, support, and justice they deserve. EVAWI hosts an annual conference, regional trainings, webinars with webinar archive, and an online training institute. The website has an extensive resources section, which includes a resource library, glossary, directory of trainers and consultants, best practices, forensic compliance, information on the Making a Difference (MAD) Project, training bulletins, and testimonials. There is also an events calendar and email newsletter sign-up.

Highlighted training bulletin:

The National Domestic Violence Hotline

Operating around the clock, seven days a week, confidential and free of cost, the National Domestic Violence Hotline provides lifesaving tools and immediate support to enable victims to find safety and live lives free of abuse. Callers to The Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) can expect highly trained, experienced advocates to offer compassionate support, crisis intervention information and referral services in more than 200 languages. Visitors to the Hotline's website can find information about domestic violence, safety planning, local resources and ways to support the organization.

The website features a blog, domestic violence statistics, and downloadable resources, including awareness brochures, power and control wheels (also in Spanish), and additional materials.

National Resource Center on Domestic Violence

The National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (NRCDV) strives to be a trusted national leader and sustainable organization, renowned for innovation, multi-disciplinary approaches and a commitment to ensuring that policy, practice and research is grounded in and guided by the voices and experiences of domestic violence survivors and advocates. The website includes sections on key initiatives, trainings, publications, NRCDV media, and the Domestic Violence Resource Network (DVRN).

See also: 

VAWnet, a Project of the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence: Home to thousands of materials on gender-based violence and related issues.

Teen Dating Violence

A starting place for pediatric medical home teams to begin addressing teen dating violence, published by The Resilience Project, a program of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Includes sections on framing the question, actions to take, tools to educate, related AAP policy, and learning more.   

Highlighted resources:

Young Moms Module: Assessment and Safety Planning for Domestic Violence in Home Visitation

From Futures Without Violence, this training module highlights what everyone deserves in any relationship, proves to be an important strategy for home visitors working with young moms. It helps them frame a supportive conversation that meets young mothers where they are. Ultimately, the card provides a platform to segue into a conversation that include partner violence. The new federal benchmarks for home visitation require that programs document screening and track referrals. This module will train home visitors on how to screen, refer and document these activities as part of routine programming.

Click the link below to download the slides and notes to the trainer. Access this tool, available as a digital download. Click here to view the accompanying webinar recording.

Please note:

While every effort has been made to ensure resources shared are safe and reputable, no resource is endorsed or guaranteed by Utah's Trauma-Resiliency Collaborative or its members.  No resource listed is in an any way a substitute for obtaining professional help.


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