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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

Webinar Recording

Using the Advocate Initiated Response: Contacting Victims after Their Partner’s Arrest

Published: February, 2013| Rose Thelen

Following our webinar on research showing the effectiveness of advocacy and particularly the advocate initiated response, Rose Thelen presents on this approach to engaging victims caught up in the… View this resource

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Denver’s Domestic Violence Early Intervention Team (TRIAGE): Policy, Practice & Research

Published: February, 2013| Margaret Abrams, M.A., Dora-Lee Larson, M.A., Anne P. DePrince, Ph.D.

Begun in January 2006, Denver’s TRIAGE is a collaborative, multidisciplinary team that seeks to identify & assess risk factors for continuing, severe domestic violence, to provide active and… View this resource

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Black Women’s Use of Violence in Intimate Partner Relationships and the Advocacy Response

Published: January, 2013| Dr. Hillary Potter, Umi (Shelia) Hankins

This presentation addresses Black women’s use of responsive violence. The presenters look at ways to engage with women about their use of violence, placing the violence in context, while recognizing… View this resource

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Honoring Resistance

Published: December, 2012| Nick Todd, Gillian Weaver-Dunlop

The response-based approach for working with victims and perpetrators of abuse was developed by Dr. Allan Wade, Dr. Linda Coates, and Nick Todd (R. Psych). Nick Todd and Gillian Weaver-Dunlop have… View this resource

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Is Advocacy Effective? A Review of the Research Evidence

Published: November, 2012| Dr. Cris Sullivan

Most domestic violence service programs engage in various forms of advocacy. Advocacy involves more than providing emotional support and referrals - it is a distinct activity that involves working to… View this resource

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Stalking: Prevalence, Lethality, and Impact

Published: November, 2012| Michelle Garcia

Research indicates that 6.6 million people were stalked in one year in the United States. Yet, stalking is a crime that is often misunderstood, minimized or missed entirely. This webinar addresses the… View this resource

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Advocating on Behalf of Battered Women When the Abuser Works for a Law Enforcement Agency

Published: October, 2012| Jan Russell

While most of the dynamics of domestic violence remain the same regardless of the abuser’s employer, battered women abused by members of law enforcement agencies, sworn and civilian, face unique… View this resource

Research & Statistics

Addressing Domestic Violence in Immigrant Communities: Critical Issues for Culturally Competent Services

Published: February, 2012| Sheetal Rana, Leni Marin

Immigrant women as a social category are a diverse group. In the U.S., there are approximately 18 million women and girls who have emigrated from many countries around the world, under a myriad of… View this resource

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National Directory of Programs With Experience Serving Immigrant Victims

Published: January, 2012| The National Immigrant Women's Advocacy Project

A directory of service providers with experience working with immigrant victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, U-visa crimes and human trafficking, by state. This directory is also useful to… View this resource

Research & Statistics

LGTBQH Intimate Partner Violence

Published: December, 2011| National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs

For the past 14 years, the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP) has produced this report to document intimate partner violence (IPV) within lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer… View this resource

Tools & Guides

Information on the Legal Rights Available to Immigrant Victims of Domestic Violence in the United States and Facts about Immigrating on a Marriage-Based Visa Fact Sheet

Published: January, 2011| US Citizenship and Immigration Services

Immigrants are particularly vulnerable because many may not speak English, are often separated from family and friends, and may not understand the laws of the United States. For these reasons… View this resource

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Safety & Privacy in a Digital World

Published: January, 2011| VAWnet

This Special Collection provides information and resources to support the safety and privacy of those who may or do experience technology-assisted abuse. It reviews the ways in which technology can be… View this resource

Tools & Guides

Meeting the Legal Needs of Human Trafficking Victims: An Introduction for Domestic Violence Attorneys and Advocates

Published: January, 2009| Jean Bruggeman, Elizabeth Keyes

This publication was developed pursuant to a generous grant from the ABA Enterprise Fund, as part of a collaborative effort by several ABA entities aiming to provide attorneys with leadership and… 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