Support survivor health in advocacy programs
Providing Health Services
Promote survivor health at your agency by offering important health services such as reproductive health resources, pain medication, and rapid HIV testing. Reflect a culture of health for your clients and staff through wellness classes, healthy food options, and access to health coverage and care.
One way that DV/SV advocates can promote health is by talking with survivors about reproductive coercion and offering reproductive health services like pregnancy tests, emergency contraception (EC), and condoms.
Supporting staff who are experiencing vicarious trauma is a key element in a comprehensive culture of health at DV/SV agencies.