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Success for Survivors Through Connection Not Separation

Published Date: 
Wednesday, November 12, 2014

This webinar provides an overview of the Full Frame Initiative’s project (FFI) to understand how people who have experienced domestic violence define success for themselves, and how others in the domestic violence field define success for survivors. Over two and a half years, FFI conducted 46 workshops with survivors and practitioners in mainstream, culturally specific and underserved communities, and 12 interviews with policy makers and funders, across California. For the more than 150 survivors in this project, success is about connection to family and friends, belonging to something bigger than oneself, and creating value for self and others. Domestic violence is not central to their identity, and success is not achieved through traditionally conceived pathways to safety, such as separation. FFI will present the details and findings of this groundbreaking project, and share recommendations for concrete action steps to improve systems and services for people who have experienced violence in their relationships.

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