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Building Effective Partnerships is the second in a series of 5 related Guides developed for relationship and marriage educators and program administrators to help them understand and respond to domestic violence issues that may arise within their programs. Identifying common ground, creating a shared sense of purpose, and building mutual trust are key to not only building collaborative relationships, but sustaining them over time. This guide describes some of the opportunities and challenges inherent in building respectful and meaningful collaborations with the domestic violence advocacy community, as well as suggestions for how to proceed. The full Resource Packet consists of the following Guides: Understanding Domestic Violence: Definitions, Scope, Impact and Response; Building Effective Partnerships with Domestic Violence Programs; Protocol Development and Implementation: Identifying and Responding to Domestic Violence Issues; Screening and Assessment for Domestic Violence: Attending to Safety and Culture; and After Disclosure: Responding to Domestic Violence. (Author abstract modified)