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. The Center envisions a society where all people are free of systemic, collective, and individual trauma.

The National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma, and Mental Health offers training, consultation, and resources on the following:

  • Raising public awareness about the intersection of domestic violence, trauma, substance use, and mental health (e.g., through updates on research, policy, and practice provided in our newsletter and other publications).
  • Building the capacities of systems and agencies to address the traumatic effects of abuse and to facilitate healing, recovery, justice, and safety (e.g., through trainings, webinars, and user-friendly resources created for domestic violence advocates, mental health and substance use treatment providers, and legal professionals).
  • Developing and promoting policies that improve collaboration and system responses to survivors and their children experiencing the impact of domestic violence and other lifetime trauma (e.g., through the development of model agency policies, providing analysis of current policies and legislation).
  • Analyzing and promoting research that advances knowledge and builds the evidence base for responding to trauma in the lives of domestic violence survivors and their children.

Hektoen works with NCDVTMH to seek funding opportunities and provides coordination and technical support for the pre-award application process. Once an award is received, Hektoen executes all contracts, hires grant personnel and manages payroll and human resources needs, tracks grant expenditures, conducts timely reporting, and ensures compliance with funder requirements and legal obligations through ongoing monitoring and review of sponsored program administration.

More information about the NCDVTMH is available on their website.