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Webinar Recording

Exploring Where to Stand on Stand Your Ground: Recent Changes in Self-Defense Laws and Implications for Victims of Battering

Published: July, 2013| Cindene Pezzell

Do “Stand Your Ground” (SYG) laws exclude victims of battering Are they particularly harmful to victims of battering who defend themselves Is the problem with the laws themselves or the application of… View this resource

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Family Advocacy Programs in the Military Services

Published: June, 2013| Kathy Robertson, Martin Inman, Paulette Hubbert, Melvina Thornton, Pamela Collins, Rene Robichaux, John Reibling, Lolita Allen

This webinar helps the participant understand the infrastructure for military Family Advocacy Programs (FAPs), how each branch of the military implements FAP policies related to domestic violence, and… View this resource

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Islamic Marriage Contracts & Divorces: Implications for Legal Advocacy

Published: June, 2013| Abed Awad, J.D., Chic Dabby

Advocates and attorneys working with Muslim battered women are often faced with complicated legal issues surrounding civil and religious marriages and civil and religious divorces. Because abusers… View this resource

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Teen Protection Orders – Research and Advocacy

Published: June, 2013| Andrew R. Klein, Ph.D., Andrew Sta. Ana

Dr. Klein reviews the findings and recommendations of the New York State Teen Protection Order study. It is the first to examine implementation of POs to address teen dating violence. New York amended… View this resource

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NISVS 2010: Victimization by Sexual Orientation Report: Findings and Implications

Published: May, 2013| Mikel L. Walters, PhD., Connie Burk, Chai Jindasurat

The webinar reviews the findings and implications of the NISVS 2010: Findings on Victimization by Sexual Orientation Report. The NISVS study found that lesbians and gay men reported IPV and SV over… View this resource

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The Long Road Back: Resources for Women Veterans

Published: March, 2013| Betty Moseley Brown, Ed.D, Deborah L. Frett, Rachel Natelson, Joy J. Ilem, Kayla Williams

This webinar helps identify the issues faced by women veterans and maneuver the maze of programs and services available for them. Speakers discuss programs and services for women veterans provided by… View this resource

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Advocacy Initiated Response to Children of Domestic Violence Survivors: New Zealand’s KIDshine

Published: March, 2013| Jill Proudfoot

In Auckland, New Zealand, when police respond to domestic violence incidents, community advocates follow up with the adult survivors; but children also receive in-home visits to address safety… View this resource

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Intimate Partner Sexual Assault – Research and Advocacy

Published: March, 2013| TK Logan, Walter S. DeKeseredy

Intimate partner sexual abuse includes a broad range of sexual conduct, illegal and legal. Sexual conduct that is illegal is a limited set of the full range of sexual abuse inflicted by intimate… View this resource

Promising Practices & Policies

Denver’s Triage Project Demonstrates Value of Advocate-Initiated Response

Published: March, 2013| Margaret Abrams, Edited by Stephanie Avalon

Outreach by community-based advocates who initiate contact ensures that DV victims receive valuable information regarding protection orders, safety planning, counseling and linkage with other… View this resource

Research & Statistics

Military-Related Post-traumatic Stress Disorder and Intimate Relationship Behaviors: A Developing Dyadic Relationship Model

Published: March, 2013| April Gerlock, Ph.D., ARNP, PMHNP-BC, PMHCNS-BC, Jackie Grimesey, George Sayre

This article, published by the Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, describes some of the relationship dynamics between Veterans in treatment for PTSD and their intimate partners, through… 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