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Tools & Guides

Representing Victims of Intimate Partner Violence Connected with the Military – A Handbook for Civil Attorneys

Published: June, 2014| Ellen Schell

This handbook provides legal and military policy information needed by civil attorneys representing survivors and victims of intimate partner violence who are connected with the military. View this resource

Webinar Recording

Holistic Safety Planning Using An Alternative Risk Assessment Framework

Published: May, 2014| Sherry Hamby, PhD

Safety planning for domestic violence has changed little in decades and still relies heavily on one-size-fits-all checklists. This workshop describes an alternative risk assessment framework, Multiple… View this resource

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Representing Clients Experiencing Trauma in Civil Protection Order Cases

Published: May, 2014| NCPOFFC, Erika Sussman, Olga Trujillo

This webinar contains information on the impact of trauma on legal advocacy, how to recognize trauma in clients, common diagnoses often associated with trauma and how to interact with survivors. View this resource

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Immigration 101: Immigration Remedies in Removal Proceeding and Your Role as an Advocate

Published: April, 2014| Sonia Parras Konrad, Cecelia Friedman Levin

In this webinar, our experts, Sonia Parras Konrad and Cecelia Friedman Levin, introduce participants to basic concepts in immigration law, common immigration legal terms, an overview of the government… View this resource

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Military-Related Interpersonal Violence Survivors and Co-Occurring Conditions

Published: April, 2014| April Gerlock, Ph.D., ARNP, PMHNP-BC, PMHCNS-BC

Research has established that a history of trauma can result in a variety of problems such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injury (TBI), depression, substance abuse, and… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Supporting Survivors with Disabilities and Deaf Survivors: Key Considerations for Accessing Protection Orders and Other Supports

Published: April, 2014| NCPOFFC, Sandra Harrell

This webinar contains information on the dynamics of abuse for people with disabilities, unique issues that occur when protection orders are sought, additional barriers these survivors face when… View this resource

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Pornography and The Abuse of Women

Published: March, 2014| Walter S. DeKeseredy, Ph.D., Rus Ervin Funk, Angelita Velasco Gunn

The faculty discuss research on the significant contribution of pornography and “porn culture” to violence against women. They examine the impact of the pornography industry on the sexual… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Intersection Between Interpersonal Violence Exposure and Military Service

Published: February, 2014| Melissa Dichter, MSW, PhD, Greg Jacob, Glenna Tinney

This webinar addresses interpersonal violence victimization, including intimate partner violence and sexual assault in the context of military employment and how and why this is different for women in… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Transgender People, IPV and the Legal System

Published: January, 2014| Leigh Goodmark, J.D., Terra Slavin, J.D., Michael Munson

Transgender persons subjected to abuse have not been the focus of legal scholarship. The dearth of legal scholarship is not surprising given how little research exists on the experience of transgender… View this resource

Statute Guides & Matrices

Advocate Confidentiality Statutes

Published: January, 2014| NCPOFFC

This matrix contains state advocate confidentiality statutes. View this resource

Tools & Guides

An Approach to Legal Advocacy for Individual Battered Women

Published: June, 1997| Jill Davies

This chapter was developed for non-lawyer advocates working with individual battered women. Effective legal advocacy requires a thorough understanding of the law, the courts, and domestic violence. 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