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Domestic Violence Services

Counseling Services for Victims of Human Trafficking

15POVC-22-GG-03929-HT
Geographical Areas Served
  • Schenectady County
Indicates all geographic areas to which services are provided, excluding states. See States Served.
States Served
NY
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Open
Funding First Awarded
2022
$252,576

Intimate Partner Violence

Intimate partner violence, also known as domestic violence, family violence, and dating violence, occurs throughout the country every day. It impacts victims and witnesses physically, psychologically, and socially. Unlike most other crimes, domestic violence is usually not a sudden, isolated, and unexpected incident. It may involve years of emotional and psychological trauma, as well as physical injuries that may become increasingly more severe and...

The Vicarious Trauma Toolkit

The Vicarious Trauma Toolkit (VTT) was developed on the premise that exposure to the traumatic experiences of other people—known as vicarious trauma—is an inevitable occupational challenge for the fields of victim services, emergency medical services, fire services, law enforcement, and other allied professionals; however, organizations can mitigate the potentially negative effects of trauma exposure by becoming vicarious trauma-informed.