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New Resources to Support DV Survivors Living with HIV!

November 5, 2014

NNEDV’s Positively Safe program is excited to share a NEW resource developed by our partners at the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence, Creating a Culture of Acceptance: Abuse, HIV, and Women in Shelter eLearning Module.

This great new resource, developed by Kenya Fairley for the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence in collaboration with Michele Decker, ScD and Samantha Illangasekare, PhD of John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (November 2014, is a 1-hour interactive eLearning module that presents evidence linking intimate partner violence with women’s risk of becoming infected with HIV. It also discusses the impact of intimate partner violence on the lives of women living with HIV. Throughout the module specific strategies will be reviewed for crisis counselors, domestic violence victim advocates and shelter managers to help HIV positive survivors residing in domestic violence shelters regain control of their health and their lives, including helping women recognize their own risk, providing guidance on positive action steps to increase their health and safety, and creating an environment of acceptance and support that de-stigmatizes HIV positive women.

Access the module at: http://vawnet.org/elearning/HIV/player.html

You can find handouts, posters, brochures, and other resources to be made available and distributed at all DV and HIV/AIDS service provider locations in the Positively Safe Toolkit.