About Us

Our Mission

The National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma, and Mental Health promotes survivor-defined healing, liberation, and equity by transforming the systems that impact survivors of domestic and sexual violence and their families.

Our Vision

We envision a society where all people are free of systemic, collective, and individual trauma.

Our Work

Domestic and sexual violence and other lifetime trauma can have significant mental health and substance use-related consequences, impacting a survivor’s ability to access safety, heal from trauma, and pursue their life goals.

NCDVTMH enhances agency- and system-level responses to survivors and their families through comprehensive training and technical assistance, research and evaluation, policy development, and public awareness. Emphasizing an accessible, culturally responsive, and trauma-informed (ACRTI) approach, we offer training and consultation to domestic violence and sexual assault advocates, programs, and coalitions; healthcare, mental health, and substance use service providers; legal and child welfare professionals; and local, state, and federal policymakers. 

At NCDVTMH, we are guided by the experiences of domestic and sexual violence survivors and their families and by an intersectional analysis of how systems impact the lives of survivors. Our work addresses the realities faced by marginalized communities and is aligned with the broader anti-violence movement. We work in close partnership with allied organizations committed to gender, racial, economic, and social justice.

NCDVTMH serves as one of four national Special Issue Resource Centers funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; Administration on Children, Youth and Families; Family Violence Prevention and Services Program and is a member of the Domestic Violence Resource Network (DVRN). We are funded through a combination of unrestricted private funds and federal grants.

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