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DVAM 2019: Importance of Raising Awareness

This month’s first article is in observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Throughout October, hundreds of advocacy groups provide outlets for expression and avenues for education. Programming spans from community trainings to social media information campaigns to healing workshops and more. As a national campaign, DVAM draws attention to the fight against domestic violence. What […]

Guest Writer: Kristina Smelser and Immigrant Experiences

A Forgotten People By Kristina Smelser In failing to comprehend the sheer scale of Asian and Pacific Islander migration into the United States, our society largely tends to discount these immigrants as unworthy of culturally-specific support and resources.  Since 2010, the number of South and East Asian immigrants arriving in the U.S. has surmounted that […]

Outreach and Training Coordinator Job Description

The Asian/Pacific Islander Domestic Violence Resource Project (DVRP) is looking for a proactive, creative, and compassionate individual determined to end gender-based violence. The Outreach and Training Coordinator is a full-time, non-exempt position, reporting to the Outreach Program Manager (OPM) and working closely with the Executive Director (ED). The Outreach and Training Coordinator assists with the […]

Guest Writer: Janet Namkung and Mental Health

My “Rebellious” Journey to Talking About My Mental Health By Janet Namkung “Hi, my name is Janet, and I am an Asian American mental health advocate who is still in recovery, every day.” For the longest time, saying those words felt like a coming out story or something I was ashamed of – so I’m […]

What is Domestic Violence?

Domestic violence is a pattern of abusive behaviors used to gain power and control over a dating partner, spouse or relative. It is not an isolated incident and can include verbal, emotional, psychological, sexual, economic, or physical forms of abuse such as: threats, slapping, choking, name calling, insulting, rape, blaming the survivor for abuse or controlling […]