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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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domestic violence and prison reentry

DV and prison re-entry

Domestic violence and prison re-entry

Please join host Carolyn Russell, Executive Director of A Safe Place and Project Leader for the Oakland Domestic Violence Peace Project and Co-Host George Jurand of the San Francisco Sherriff Department. This show will focus on... more


A Personal Testimony of Abuse and how the actions of the Father affected the Son. After the testimony, guidance will be given on the important role of Fatherhood. And, what can be done to encourage healthy, non-abusive... more

Fathers contribute to the well-being of their children and female partners when relationships are healthy and loving. Yet research indicates that in high conflict relationships when fathers are abusive to their female partners and/or their... more

Join hosts Alice Lynch and Sumayya Coleman and Research Commentator Shasme Jackson as they talk to Rose Pulliam and B. Cole about the dynamics of intimate partner violence in lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender, and queer... more

During Show facilitate by Dr. Oliver William, our guest will begin a conversation on Islam and Perspective about Domestic Violence and Social Justice, the appropriate response of Mosques to domestic violence, the role of Islamic... more

Kalyn Risker will facilitate a dialog with guest presenter Janis Gonder Allen which will explore some of the historical and current challenges of the backlog of untested forensic rape kits. Specifically examining the backlog in Detroit,... more