Domestic Violence

E-Learning Module on IPV Screening for Pediatric Healthcare Providers

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Help for Victims of Violence

This is an online, case-based, asynchronous module that was created for patient-facing staff at a pediatric healthcare institution. The goal of this module is to increase awareness, screening, and appropriate management of patients and families experiencing intimate partner violence (IPV) in the pediatric setting.

This is of utmost importance given the prevalence of IPV, its effect on child development, and the current paucity of resources for training staff at pediatric institutions. The module will take about 20 minutes to complete.

Intimate Partner Violence/Domestic Partner Violence Resources – 24 Hours

DC Victim Hotline


Accion Hotline

(Spanish Only)

National Resources

National Domestic Violence Hotline

Call 1-800-799-7233
TTY 1-800-787-3224 or text
“START” to 88788

Love is Respect National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline

Call 1-866-331-9474
TTY 1-866-331-8453

National Sexual Assault Hotline

Rape, Abuse & Incest
National Network’s (RAINN)
Call 800-656-HOPE (4673)

Youth Advocacy & Empowerment

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

A toolkit to address teen dating violence



Black Swan Academy


SMYAL (for LGBTQ Youth)


Wanda Alston Foundation

LGBTQIA+ at-risk and homeless youth
(202) 733-3643

Latin American Youth Center

(202) 319-2225

Resources & Links Supporting Children and Families Affected by Domestic Violence

DC Coalition Against Domsetic Violence

What is Domestic Violence?

Get Help

Community Conversations

Intamate Partner Violence

Technical Assistance

Black Women and Sexual Asult

Black Women Experiencing Intimate Partner Violence

Find Help

Other Cultural-Specific Resources

Asian/Pacific Islander Domestic Violence Resource Project (DVRP)

Multi-lingual Advocacy, case management, civil legal representation, economic/financial advocacy, emergency assistance, immigration services, LGBTQ+. DC: 202.833.2232 Hotline: 202.833.2233

ECDC’s Safe Journey

This program aims to aid those DV survivors and raise awareness among immigrant communities. The program refers to DV survivors (individuals and families) to counseling service providers, mental health counseling and to Social Service Agencies.  703-685-0510 EXT 237

Peaceful Families Project

An initiative devoted to ending domestic violence in Muslim families by facilitating awareness workshops for Muslim leaders and communities, providing cultural sensitivity trainings and technical assistance for professionals, conducting research, and developing resources. (540) 324-8818

Asha For Women

Emotional support; information and guidance about services; financial guidance; temporary housing; legal services; translation services; medical and educational assistance; housing assistance; career counseling and employment advice; community outreach: Telephone #: 202-683-2019 – Helpline #: 888-417-2742

Asian Pacific American Legal Resource Center (APALRC)

Direct legal services; multilingual legal referral helpline; legal interpreter project; advocacy; Legal Assistance for Victims of Domestic Violence Project; Crime Victims Assistance Partnership; Housing and Community Development Project; Reaching the Dream” Project; Legal Assistance for Domestic Workers Project; Telephone/Helpline #: 202-393-3572

Legal Momentum: Immigrant Women Program

Legal Momentum’s programs: Employment & Housing Rights for Victims of Domestic Violence, Equality Works, Immigrant Women, National Judicial Education, Sexuality & Family Rights, Teen Dating Abuse, and Violence Against Women. Telephone #: 202-326-0040

Foundation for Appropriate and Immediate Temporary Help

Family Assistance Program (immediate assistance with rent, utilities, education); FAITH Thrift Store; Food programs (food pantry, food drives); Domestic Violence program. Self-sufficiency program (6 transitional housing units, job training, medical bills assistance); Children and Teen programs. Telephone #: 571-323-2198

Strong Hearts

Resources & Links Supporting Children and Families Affected by Domestic Violence, I would just list us once with our website, we’re about to revamp it and this will all change but having our main web address will allow people to find all this info easily.


La Clinica del Pueblo

(Latinx Community) – Counseling and support for battered immigrant and Hispanic women. Telephone: (202) 462-4788.

Ayuda Clinica Legal Latina

Legal and support services for Latina battered and immigrant women. Telephone #: (202) 387-4848

The Person Center

(African Immigrants)


Founded in 2000 by a coalition of women to address domestic abuse in the Jewish community. It has grown to support victims of intimate partner violence.

Support Services and Counseling

DC Safe

DC SAFE is the only 24/7 crisis intervention agency for domestic violence in the Washington, DC.

Mary’s Center

Mary’s Center can offer screening, safety planning, and referrals for legal services, support groups, and safe housing/shelter. 


DASH provides access to safe housing & services to survivors of domestic and sexual violence and their families as they rebuild their lives in the DC area.

House of Ruth

House of Ruth provides safe and stable housing to women, children and families in the DC area who have experienced homelessness and abuse.

DC Rape Crisis Center

24-hour hotline:

My Sister’s Place

202.529.5261 hotline 1-844-443-5732 For over 40 years, MSP has been an innovator in changing lives by providing DC’s first hotline and one of the first domestic violence shelters, and most recently, first Batterer Intervention group.

Second Chance Employment Services

A non-profit org of HR professionals that seeks to advance economic independence for at-risk women and their dependents through thorough employment placement services.
Telephone #: 888-331-7451

The Women's Center

Nonprofit counseling and psychological center for women, men, and families in the Metropolitan Washington area. Telephone #: (202) 293-4580.

Center for Child Protection and Family Support

A non-profit social service agency that provides services and programs directly to children and families and also provides professional training on various child welfare issues. Telephone #: 202-544-3144.

Family and Domestic Violence Support in Maryland

211 connects Marylanders who need support with a domestic violence situation, family violence, sexual assault, restraining or protective order, human trafficking, child abuse or neglect and adult abuse or neglect.

Wendt Center for Loss and Healing



DAWN (Deaf/Hard of Hearing)
202-559-5366 (TTY)

Financial Counseling

Crime Victims Compensation Fund


Tzedek DC



Ending Women’s Homelessness


Community Family Life Services, Inc


DC SAFE (Emergency Housing Only)


District Alliance for Safe Housing (DASH)


House of Ruth


My Sister’s Place


Legal Counseling



DC Volunteer Lawyers Project


DV Legal Empowerment and Appeals


Legal Aid Society of DC


Network for Victim Recovery


Intimate Partner Violence Exams

DC Forensic Nurse Examiners

Forensic Medical Exams

MedStar Washington Hospital Center Emergency Department

110 Irving Street, NW
Washington, DC 20010

Getting and Order of Protection

Domestic Violence Intake Center, NW DC

Superior Court
500 Indiana Ave. NW, 4550
Washington, DC 20001
Mon-Fri 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Domestic Violence Intake Center, SE

United Medical Center
1320 Southern Ave. SE # 311
Washington, DC 20019
Mon-Fri 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Intimate Partner Violence Assistance Program Coordinators

DC VA Medical Center
50 Irving St., N.W.
Washington, DC 20422
IPVAP Coordinators/POC
(202) 745-2433

Satellite Office

1328 Southern Ave SE, #311
Washington, DC 20032

There are many steps you can take to protect your safety during or after an abusive relationship. You may wish to apply for a Civil Protection Order (CPO). If the judge agrees with your petition, a Temporary Protection Order (TPO) will be immediately issued. A TPO is valid up to 14 days and is used to allow time for the abuser to be served before the CPO hearing.  In emergency situations and outside normal court hours an Emergency Temporary Protection Order (ETPO) can be issued.  This order last for 5 days and must be initiated through a process between the police officer and an advocate from Survivors and Advocates for Empowerment (SAFE).

You may seek a protection order if the other person is a family member, roommate, someone with whom you had a dating relationship or a child in common.  Website