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The Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American Community (IDVAAC) is hosting a weekly Blog Talk radio show called is a vehicle to discuss critical issues associated with domestic violence in the African American and African diaspora communities. It is a primary prevention and public education tool to inform African Americans across the United States about the problem, research and solution to understand issues related to domestic violence and approaches to reduce domestic violence. In the radio shows we will explore either traditional or innovative but also thoughtfully discussed experiences and perspectives of domestic violence among African Americans. Our shows will be hosted by three collaborators: 1) The Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American Community (IDVAAC) that is a national technical assistance and resource center on domestic violence among African Americans); the African American Domestic Peace Project (AADPP is a project developed by IDVAAC located in 15 cities across the United States; currently, 8 sites will host shows) and finally the Women of Color Network (WOCN: a national domestic violence and sexual assault technical assistance organization). is funded by a grant from the Administration for Children and Families, Family and Youth Services Bureau, US Department of Health and Human Services. The words and content of these programs are the responsibilities of the host and do not necessarily represent the official views of the U.S. Department of Human Services. Please visit for show information and other details.

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the Intersection of Domestic Violence and Sex Trafficking. Learning objectives: Understand the connection between domestic violence and sex trafficking Understand the psycho-social impact of sex trafficking on the victims... more

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Join hosts Alice Lynch and Sumayya Coleman and show commentator Tonya Lovelace as they talk to Lynn Peters and Quentin Walcott about what it means to serve as Aspiring Allies to African American women survivors of violence and... more

Domestic violence and healing

This show will focus on African American men response to domestic violence and the battered women's movement. The role of African American men in reducing violence against women and girls. How can African American men and women... more

Join host Grace Aron and guest speakers Manna Techlemariam, Veronica Saccoh and Fatima Kourouma to discuss the intersection of Domestic Violence and Substance Abuse/Mental Health.