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Resources and Materials by DVRP

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Recipes for Healing: DVRP's Debut Graphic Novel

A Guide on Navigating the Ongoing
Pandemic, Grief & Continual Care

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Cultural Perspectives on Mental Health: A DC Study of Asian/ Pacific Islanders

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Understanding the Impact of COVID19 and Anti-Asian Hate Violence In Montgomery County

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Mapping my Journey: A Guide for Your Healing Journey

This workbook is rooted in community conversations. In 2021, DVRP created spaces within our community to understand the experiences of the A/PI survivors we work with while accessing and receiving healthcare services. This workbook is a culmination of these conversations and through our years of work supporting survivors access resources for care.

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Centering Autonomy and Care in Planning our Safety:

The “Keeping Us Safe” toolkit may be used by service providers, educators, survivors and community members for information on individual and collective healing. DVRP recognizes the multiple ways in which violence manifests itself; through intimate partner relationships, systemic violence including gendered racism and xenophobia. We also recognize that the violence we are responding to is as a result of White supremacy, patriarchy, colonials, settler colonialism, imperialism, Islamophobia, xenophobia, capitalism, homophobia, transphobia and the many intersecting systems of oppression that continue to exploit and harm our communities. This toolkit examines our responses to these multiple layers of violence that we experience and engage in and suggest community centered responses.

This guide serves as an introduction to survivor-centered and trauma-informed language.

It is intended for service providers supporting survivors of violence to approach conversations and care modalities thoughtfully, by placing the survivor’s needs and realities at the center.

We would like to highlight that this guide is not an exhaustive set of ways in which you can approach survivor-centered and trauma-informed practice through language. We invite you to consider that language can be perceived differently by different people, so, we ask you to use this guide only as a starting point in understanding how language helps in forming a relationship and providing meaningful support to survivors.

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This coloring book, “Healthy Mind & Healthy Soul” was developed through a grant from A Beautiful Mind Foundation to provide support to the A/PI community during these challenging times. We hope the artwork provides you an outlet for mindfulness and healing.

Our healthy relationship sundae was originally created to support our work with high schoolers and college students in talking through healthy relationships, while specifically highlighting A/PI flavors and ingredients.

This sundae activity is intended to allow folks to trace whether their relationships (friendships, familial, co-workers, romantic partners, etc…) hold multiple healthy elements, the hope is that folks are left with a robust sundae at the end with many ingredients.

The back of the card explores when unhealthy dynamics may become abusive, and give folks space to also identify for themselves when harm and violence has occurred.

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Disrupting Elder Abuse:
Senior Cards

Our senior cards explore different ways elder abuse can manifest: physically, sexually, mentally, emotionally, and financially. They also organize different resources and other organizations that work to support survivors of elder abuse.

These cards may be used by other service providers, educators, survivors, and community members who are interested in identifying and disrupting cycles of abuse that impact our elders. They are also available in Chinese, Japanese, Urdu, and Vietnamese.

Partner Organizations

The Sukhi Project

An online platform for the Asian community to find culturally specific resources, support groups, podcasts & more!



The Crescendo Group

A social enterprise that works with women survivors of armed conflicts and gender-based violence (GBV) to increase economic empowerment by developing a marketplace of handmade items for socially conscious consumers and retailers.


Washington English Center 

Since 1993, Washington English Center, a community-based program, has provided English literacy education and workforce preparation programs to low-income adult immigrants in the greater Washington area using volunteer teachers and tutors.

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