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Resources and Training for Survivors of Domestic Violence

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Exposure to violence is linked to increased risk for suicide, and this includes exposure to domestic or intimate partner violence. Eliminating domestic violence is an important public health goal in its own right, and is also an essential strategy for reducing suicides in Rhode Island.

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A non-profit organization in Rhode Island working to reduce sexual abuse and violence while supporting and advocating for those affected by it.

A grassroots Rhode Island task force made up of domestic violence survivors who are dedicated to using their voices and experiences to end domestic violence.

A network of member agencies that provides emergency and support services to victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual violence, and stalking. For immediate help, you can call their 24-hour statewide Helpline at 1-800-494-8100

An organization in Providence that promotes healthy relationships by providing culturally sensitive support, advocacy, housing, and education for victims and survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking. Victims/survivors can call their helpline at 401-765-3232.

Training is available for Survivors of Domestic Violence

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention offers this suicide prevention training available for general audiences with specific modules for seniors, LGBTQ people, and workplace settings.

Now Matters Now, a skills-based site grounded in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and supported by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, offers free training for those with suicidal thoughts, substance or mental health problems or their family members and friends. It also offers courses for healthcare, crisis, peer support service and school counseling providers.

A course that teaches you how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. It focuses on reaching out to provide initial help and support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem or experiencing a crisis.

A one-hour training focused on “gatekeepers”—people in a position to recognize a crisis and do something about it. A gatekeeper can be a friend, coworker, teacher, boss, or parent.