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Baltimore Says: Nobody Ever Earned it - Making a Public Service Video That’s Real

Published: October, 2012| Lisa Nitsch

Domestic violence and sexual assault agencies often want to make public awareness resources to promote nonviolence and their work. However, what often gets produced is something amateurish, or even… View this resource

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Domestic and Sexual Violence in the Workplace

Published: September, 2012| NCPOFFC, Maya Raghu, Jen White

This webinar provides information on the connection between the workplace and violence including the cost of domestic and sexual violence, firearms in the workplace, as well as employer and victim… View this resource

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Meeting the Needs of LGBTQ Survivors of Domestic Violence: NCAVP Can Help Your Coordinated Community Response

Published: September, 2012| Chai Jindasurat

Chai Jindasurat explains the nuances of intervening with survivors/victims and perpetrators of LGBTQ domestic violence; how homophobia, biphobia, transphobia and other forms of oppression and… View this resource

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Trauma-Informed Care in Violence Against Women Work: Holistic Thinking for Superior Programs

Published: September, 2012| Dr. Janine D’Anniballe

This webinar discusses the trauma related to sexual assault and domestic violence and highlight new thinking and best practices of trauma-informed care. We explore the importance of having a holistic… View this resource

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Reframing Domestic Violence as Coercive Control, Part 2 of 2: What This Means for Interventions

Published: May, 2012| Evan Stark

Evan Stark continues the presentation he began April 19th, explaining why the violence model is insufficient and describing how coercive control harms women’s most basic rights to liberty, equality… View this resource

Promising Practices & Policies

Missouri’s Shelter Rules Project Provides Guidance to Examine and Reduce Shelter Rules

Published: April, 2012| Kenya Fairley, Edited by Stephanie Avalon

The project engaged shelter leaders from seven regions that comprise Missouri. Participants met and agreed to work toward reducing rules or implementing a voluntary services approach at their… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Reframing Domestic Violence as Coercive Control, Part 1 of 2

Published: April, 2012| Evan Stark

It appears that a majority of women who seek outside assistance because of partner abuse are victims of coercive control, a pattern of subjugation that has more in common with hostage-taking than the… View this resource

Tools & Guides

Islamic Marriage Contracts: A Resource Guide For Legal Professionals, Advocates, Imams & Communities

Published: March, 2012| Maha Alkhateeb

This guide was developed as a resource for legal professionals and advocates working with Muslims, and for Muslim leaders and community members. It is meant to provide and clarify information about… View this resource

Promising Practices & Policies

Michigan’s Open Doors Project Creates Toolkit for Working with Survivors of Domestic and/or Sexual Violence Who Have Criminal Histories

Published: February, 2012| Cris M. Sullivan, Ph.D., Edited by Stephanie Avalon

As recently featured in a BWJP webinar (resource-center/resource-results/open-doors-development-of-a-best-practice-toolkit-for-working-with-domestic-violence-survivors-with-criminal-histories.html)… View this resource

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Still Feeling Invisible Practical Steps for Your CCR to respond to LGBTQ Needs

Published: January, 2012| Aaron Eckhardt

Most coordinated community responses (CCRs) have only informal arrangements to respond to violence with the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) communities. Often ‘heterosexually… View this resource

Tools & Guides

Violence Against Women: A Curriculum for Empowerment, Facilitator's Manual

Published: January, 1985| Susan Schechter, Sharon Szymanski, Michele Cahill

A manual for facilitators of battered women's groups. The curriculum and workshops were the attempt of the authors to "institutionalize consciousness raising within shelters" and it "offers tools to… View this resource