ENDGBV offers training to help NYCHA staff support residents

Van Dyke Houses 

Domestic Violence reports are on the rise as more victims and survivors are being encouraged to report their experiences. Because of this growing trend, NYCHA partnered with ENDGBV to help staff learn how to identify signs of abuse and refer residents to City resources for victims and survivors of domestic violence.

“The domestic violence workshop was very educational. I learned a lot of new information, including how to handle myself in a domestic violence situation,” said Caretaker China Stewart.

The workshop, which has been presented at all 15 MAP developments, covered several topics concerning intimate partner violence, including:

• The various forms that abuse can take, such as physical, sexual, emotional, economic, or technological;

• Common barriers that victims face in reporting or disclosing abuse; and

• City resources available to victims of intimate partner and domestic violence, elder abuse, and sex trafficking, including the NYC Hope resource portal and the NYC Family Justice Centers (one-stop centers in each borough providing vital social service, civil legal, and criminal justice assistance).