Toolkit

Core Curriculum on Creating Accessible, Culturally Responsive, and Trauma-Informed Services: A Capacity Building Training for Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Programs

Background

For more than a decade, the Core Curriculum on Creating Accessible, Culturally Responsive, and Trauma-Informed (ACRTI) Services has been a cornerstone of NCDVTMH’s work. Over the years, we have partnered with programs and coalitions nationwide to build capacity and to integrate the ACRTI philosophy into both service provision and organizational culture.

In 2021, we debuted a revised version of this well received and widely used Core Curriculum, updated based on experiences of survivors, advocates, trainers, and leaders in the field. The full curriculum includes presentations, video trainings, and written materials. Our accompanying 2021-2022 webinar series explores the enhanced capacity building resources in the revised Core Curriculum and provides insight from staff who have utilized these tools in the field.

This toolkit includes:

  • Introduction
  • Module 1 – An Integrated Approach
  • Module 2 – The Impacts of Trauma
  • Module 3 – The Impact on Advocates and Advocacy
  • Module 4 – Creating Inclusive Environments, Services, and Organizations
  • Module 5 – Supporting Children, Parents, and Families Affected by Domestic Violence
  • Module 6 – Supporting Survivors Experiencing Mental Health Challenges, Emotional Distress, and Crisis
  • Module 7 – Trauma-Informed Advocacy and Substance Use

Resources

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