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  • Community Wide Plan to End Domestic Violence (CWP 3.0)

    Download a PDF C.W.P. Real Time Scorecard

    The approach to the Community-Wide Plan to End Domestic Violence is rooted in a framework called Results Accountability. In Results Accountability, there is a focus on making a measurable improvement in the quality of life for the entire community. There is a recognition of the importance of driving toward big picture, measurable change. The desired result of the Community-Wide Plan to End Domestic Violence is just that: to end domestic violence in Central Indiana.

    This result is a tall order for any community and Central Indiana is no exception. Success requires the collective effort of the entire community and every resident has a role to play. Obvious strategies alone-such as connecting victims to crisis intervention services or incarcerating people who batter and abuse-will not end domestic violence. Responding to the needs of victims and confronting perpetrators of violence are both important pieces to the puzzle, but to end domestic violence, the whole community must participate

    The CWP 3.0 is focused on the achievement of community-wide results for targeted populations through population-level strategies. Specifically, the Domestic Violence Network has led the development of the CWP 3.0 through the lens of targeted results identified for targeted populations:

    Community Members and youth

    Victims/Survivors of Domestic Violence

    People who Batter and Abuse

    June 17 Midyear Update

    Learn about DVN’s Rich History of Community Wide Plans

    State of Domestic Violence Reports

     Domestic Violence in the Criminal Justice System, Marion County released April 2014





    What Does It Mean To Be A Partner?

    We invite you to join our community partnership in the work to end domestic violence, at no cost to you or your organization. What does it mean to be a partner in the Network?  As a partner you will:

    • receive the Domestic Violence Network’s bi-monthly newsletter, Network News

    • have an open invitation to join fellow Advocates in networking and resource sharing at monthly Advocate Group meetings,

    • have an open invitation for your entire staff to attend professional development trainings throughout the year,

    • join our e-mail list and receive the latest updates on issues around domestic violence, events, opportunities for engagement and needs of the community and the Network,

    • have continued access to available resources (e.g., Power of Images banners, printed literature and resources),

    • have access to shared information about the latest activities in local legislation,

    • have access to local domestic violence data and analysis to use for your specific needs such as grant proposals or outcome development,

    • have access to victim assistance funds as available, and

    • have a voice, input and involvement during all stages of the development and execution of the next Community Wide Plan to End Domestic Violence.


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    Advocates Group

    The Domestic Violence Network’s Advocates Group is a network of individuals from social service organizations, law enforcement agencies, judiciaries, prosecutors’ offices, health care institutions, faith-based organizations, and other stakeholders that share a concern about domestic violence in Central Indiana and interact with victims, survivors and/or perpetrators of domestic violence. The Domestic Violence Network facilitates monthly Advocates Group meetings to foster networking among community members working to end domestic violence, to share community resources and to provide opportunities for professional development. The Domestic Violence Network works to host the Advocates Group meetings at a new location each month to help familiarize participants with the facilities and services of partner organizations throughout Central Indiana. For more information about the Advocates Group, please contact Tosha Begley, Advocates Group Program Coordinator, at tbegley@dvnconnect.org or 317-872-1086.

    Advocates Group Listing

    Learn about the Community Wide Plan


    Indiana Says NO MORE

    Indiana Says NO MORE is a local version of the national NO MORE campaign developed to radically increase awareness of domestic violence and sexual assault. The cornerstone of Indiana Says NO MORE is a powerful Public Service Announcement that features multiple individuals from our community – men, women, young, and old – looking into the eyes of the viewer and declaring that “Indiana Says No More: Together we can end domestic violence and sexual assault.” You can view the PSA, pledge your support or become a campaign partner by visiting www.IndianaSaysNoMore.com.


    Power of Images

    In 2009, families of domestic violence homicide victims, domestic violence service providers, Vision3 Creative and the Domestic Violence Network came together to create Power of Images, a community-wide project to heighten public awareness and understanding about domestic violence in Central Indiana. To honor the memory and capture the impact of the deaths of 12 individuals from Central Indiana who have died as a result of domestic violence, 12 banners were designed that include images of each Honoree and a comment, quote, or summarized statement to capture the essence of the lost loved one’s life and impact of his/her death on the family, friends, and community. Individually, the Power of Images banners humanize the issue of domestic violence, appeal to broad audiences, and are appropriate to display in a variety of settings. Together, their message is a powerful means of raising awareness and encouraging community action to end domestic violence. View all of the Power of Images videos on DVN’s YouTube page.


    Annual Commemoration Ceremony

    Each October, during Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Domestic Violence Network hosts an Annual Commemoration Ceremony to celebrate survivors of domestic violence and honor those who have lost their lives to abuse in Marion, Hamilton, Madison, Hancock, Shelby, Johnson, Morgan, Hendricks and Boone Counties.


    Shattering the Silence

    In 2002, WTHR’s Community Affair Director Angela Cain began an inspiring Shattering the Silence campaign to increase awareness about domestic violence in our community. Through Angela’s informational and compassionate programming, Shattering the Silence has played an invaluable role in helping Hoosiers to gain awareness of the devastating effects of domestic violence and how to reach out for help. Throughout the first ten years of the Shattering the Silence campaign, local emergency shelters and domestic violence service providers have received growing support for their work and calls to Central Indiana’s domestic violence help line at 211 have increased, allowing more victims and their children to gain access to safe shelter and crucial support services.  Learn more about how you can Shatter the Silence on domestic abuse at http://www.wthr.com/category/43083/shattering-the-silence.

    Date/Time Event
    08.25.2014 - 12.31.2014
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
    Real Tools: Responding to Multi-Abuse Trauma 08.25.2014 - 12.31.2014
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

    Series begins August 25

    Presented by The National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma and Mental Health

    This webinar series will offer a practical toolkit for providing trauma-informed services responsive to the needs of women survivors of domestic violence and/or sexual assault affected by substance abuse. This series will provide a forum to discuss substance abuse in the context of domestic violence, sexual assault, and various forms of oppression.

    This series is appropriate for substance abuse treatment providers and allied professionals working with women who are survivors of domestic and sexual violence. Advocates partnering with substance abuse providers may also be interested in this series, which addresses treatment strategies and collaboration as well as other topics.

    For a full list of webinar topics and to register click here. 


    09.10.2014 - 11.14.2014
    6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Redefining Health Care Response to Interpersonal Violence
    IU Health-Methodist Hospital , Indianapolis IN
    09.10.2014 - 11.14.2014
    6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

    September 10-November 14

    Presented by the Indiana University School of Medicine

    This educational series has been designed to educate healthcare providers, social workers, mental health therapists, law enforcement, advocates, and attorneys that work

    in a variety of settings to care for all patients of interpersonal violence. The presenters will discuss the identification, assessment and intervention of all types of interpersonal violence. Community members who are interested in participating and learning more about the effects of interpersonal violence in the community are encouraged to register.

    When: Wednesdays from 6-10 pmSept. 10 to Nov. 14

    Where:  IU Health-Methodist Hospital, I-65 at W. 21st St.,

    Indianapolis, Petticrew Auditorium

    Cost: Free

    Registrationclick here for the brochure.

    2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    Co-Advocacy 10.23.2014
    2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    Date: Thursday, October 23, 2014
    Time: 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM (Central Time)Presenter: Rosario de la Torre is the Family Advocacy/ Refugio Manager for Casa de Esperanza.

    Description: Co-advocacy is a collaborative process of improving how organizations work together to ensure that they are providing appropriate resources and services to all participants they served. Co-advocacy services require on-going communication and sharing information, resources and tools between the organizations, as well as working together with the participants to ensure their needs are met. This webinar discusses strategies, tools and approaches for effective co-advocacy services.

    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    QPR - Question Persuade Refer (Suicide Prevention Training)
    St. Vincent Hospital , Fishers IN
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


    QPR – Question Persuade Refer (Suicide Prevention Training)
    Thursday, October 23rd
    6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
    CEU’s awarded:

    St. Vincent Hospital, 13861 Olio Road, Fishers, 46037 (first floor conference rooms A &B)

    1 CEU will be awarded for this training
    QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer — 3 simple steps that anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide.   During this training, participants will:
    • Understand suicide as a national and local public health problem
    • Recognize someone at risk of suicide
    • Demonstrate increased knowledge of suicide intervention skills
    • Describe community resources and how to access them
    SafeTalk (Suicide Prevention Training)
    Thursday, October 30th
    9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    CEU’s awarded:

    MHA Indy, 301 E. 38th St., Indianapolis, 46205

    3 CEUs will be awarded for this training
    Most people with thoughts of suicide invite help to stay safe. Alert helpers know how to use these opportunities to support that desire for safety. As a safeTALK-trained suicide alert helper, you will be better able to:
    • move beyond common tendencies to miss, dismiss or avoid suicide;
    • identify people who have thoughts of suicide;
    • apply the TALK steps (Tell, Ask, Listen and KeepSafe) to connect a person with suicide thoughts to suicide first aid, intervention caregivers.
    Additional Information:
    Please arrive at least 10-15 minutes prior to the training to sign-in, receive training materials, and prepare for the training.  Thank you!


    Please visit our website at www.mhaindy.net for upcoming trainings!
    Become a volunteer clinical associate for our Crisis & Suicide Intervention hotline!   Don’t delay – you can save a life.  Calls are increasing – we need you now.  Call 251-0005  ext. 1010 today to sign up for the next training. 



    1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
    Engaging Men in Prevention of Violence Against Women: Global Initiatives 10.27.2014
    1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
    Date: Monday, October 27, 2014
    Time: 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM (Central Time)Presenters: Richard M. Tolman, LMSW, PhD, is a Professor at the University of Michigan School of Social Work, Christopher T. Allen, MA, PhD, is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, and Humberto Carolo, Director of Programs for the White Ribbon Campaign.

    TBD: Additional members of the research team and practitioners engaged in prevention of VAW work with men.

    Description: Faculty will discuss research on global initiatives of men working to prevent violence against women. The team conducting the research includes the faculty and Erin Casey (University of Washington-Tacoma), Juliana Carlson (University of Kansas), Heather Storer (University of Washington-Seattle) and Cliff Leek (Stonybrook University).

    Articles: Several research papers will be considered including:

    • Storer, H., Casey, E. , Carlson, J., Edleson, J. & Tolman, R.M. (in press). Primary prevention is?: A global perspective on how organizations that partner with men in combating gender-based violence conceptualize and operationalize primary prevention in their work on violence against women. Violence Against Women.
    • Carlson, J., Casey, E., Kimball, E., Neugut, T., Tolman, R. M., & Edleson, J. (in press). Strategies to engage men and boys in violence prevention: A global organizational perspective. Violence Against Women.
    • Casey, E.A., Carlson, J.C., Fraguela-Riso, C., Kimball, E., Neugut, T., Tolman, R.M. & Edleson, J. (2013). Context, challenges and tensions in global efforts to engage men in the prevention of violence against women: An ecological analysis. Men and Masculinities, 16, 2, 228-251.
    • Kimball, E., T., Edleson, J., Tolman, R., Neugut, T.,& Carlson, J. (2013). Engaging Men as Allies in Ending Violence Against Women: A Global Survey of Organizations. Violence Against Women.

    Click here for registration details

    10.28.2014 - 10.29.2014
    All Day
    Annual ICADV Conference: Take It Personally
    Wyndham Hotel , Indianapolis IN
    10.28.2014 - 10.29.2014
    All Day

    2014 Fee Schedule:

    Membership Level Early Bird Rate Regular Rate
    ICADV Provider Member $205 $225
    ICADV Partner Member $230 $255
    ICADV Personal Member $245 $270
    State Employee $245 $275
    Non-Member $275 $300
    One-Day Rate $140 $160

    Early Bird 
    registration must be in the ICADV office byFriday, October 3.Scholarship Applications

    We are now accepting applications for a small number of scholarships that cover the cost of conference registration fees. The deadline to apply is Monday, September 29.

     To apply, please follow this link and complete the application form. Recipients will be notified by September 30, ahead of the early bird registration deadline of October 3.


    At the conference Outstanding Service Awards Luncheon on October 29, ICADV will recognize outstanding individuals in the fields of Domestic Violence Professional, Preventionist, Law Enforcement Officer, Prosecutor, Judge, Health Care Professional, Batterers’ Intervention Provider and Volunteer who demonstrate dedication above and beyond the call of duty to helping survivors of intimate partner violence and to the anti-violence movement as a whole. Nominations are due no later than 5 pm on October 7. To nominate a colleague, associate or friend, please click this link.

    Hotel Room Rates

    Wyndham Indianapolis West Hotel & Conference Center www.wyndham.com
    Conference Rate: $99 / night + tax (currently 17%)

    Reservations Now Accepted. Call 317-248-2481

    The full conference brochure will be available by September 1.

    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Stewards of Children
    United Way of Central Indiana , Indianapolis IN
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Stewards of Children is a revolutionary evidence-based sexual abuse prevention training program that educates adults to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse, and motivates them to courageous action. The Stewards of Children program is designed for organizations that serve children and youth, and any/all adults interested in protecting children.The program includes:

    • An interactive workbook and a 7 Steps Guide for each participant containing the full program curriculum
    • An accompanying 1 ¼ hour DVD integrating segments of sexual abuse survivors relating their stories of violation and healing, with segments from the author of the curriculum and from professionals who interface daily with the problem of sexual abuse
    • Opportunity for discussion about important issues in sexual abuse prevention and the relevance of these issues within organizations that serve children and adolescents.
    After the training participants will:
    • Understand the facts of child sexual abuse – incidence rates and effects on individuals and society
    • Understand how child sexual abuse happens
    • Understand that adults are responsible for the protection of children
    • Understand the importance of screening staff/volunteers who work with children and adolescents
    • Understand the importance of a well conceived one-adult/one-child policy
    • Have resources to react responsibly to incidents of child sexual abuse
    • Understand the proactive role youth-serving organizations need to take to protect children and educate their communities about child sexual abuse

    Click here to register

    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Why I Stayed
    Butler University Pharmacy and Health Science Building Room 150 , Indianapolis IN
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Tuesday, October 28 at 6:00 p.m.

    Pharmacy and Health Sciences Building, room 150

    Former Butler student, Hannah, who survived sexual assault and four years in a violent marriage, invites faculty, staff, and students to hear her story. After leaving the marriage, she vowed not to remain silent about her story—the story of so many other women. For the past two years, she has been outspoken in the community about the issues of sexual assault and domestic violence, giving a voice to those who haven’t yet found their own voice. Join us to hear Hannah’s story and talk with representatives from Butler’s Counseling and Consultation Services and Victim Advocate Program as well as representatives from local agencies providing free services to survivors and their loved ones. This program is sponsored by the Office of Health Education and Outreach Programs, Counseling and Consultation Services, and REACH.

    10:30 am - 12:00 pm
    Cultural Competency: Working with LGBTQ Youth 10.29.2014
    10:30 am - 12:00 pm

    Topics Include: LGBTQ terms and definitions, effects from lack of support, issues surrounding LGBTQ youth, balancing cultural and moral issues with professional obligations, and more.

    Trainer: Graham Brinklow, Indiana Youth Group

    Cost: $10 *FREE to SYPF with code

    To register, click here.

    3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    Support Groups for Women Experiencing Substance Abuse and Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Trauma & Oppression, Part 2 10.29.2014
    3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

    Presented by Patti Bland, M.A., CDP, Substance Abuse Training Director, National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health

    This webinar is the second part of a two-part webinar offering an overview of an approach for providing interdisciplinary trauma-informed support groups for women who are affected by substance abuse, domestic violence, sexual assault, and other forms of trauma and oppression. Part two describes specific topics and offers materials, making it easier for substance abuse counselors and advocates to provide trauma-informed support groups for women experiencing domestic violence, substance abuse coercion, and/or a substance use disorder. Group materials are both educational and practical and can be provided in multiple treatment settings as well as in advocacy programs. The group handout materials can also be used in 1-1 counseling sessions as well as in informational lecture series.

    When: Wednesday, October 29, 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm EST

    Cost: Free

    RegistrationClick here

    Click here for the recording of Part 1.