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Webinar Recording

Bystander Intervention on Campus: Interpersonal Violence/Sexual Assault

Published: August, 2015| Sherry Hamby, Robert Eckstein

Bystander intervention is a promising innovation in violence prevention and research on its utility in the context of many different forms of violence has increased over the past ten years. It is a… View this resource

Webinar Recording

From Sports Equity to Full Equality in Education: Title IX and Campus Sexual Assault

Published: June, 2015| Wendy Murphy, J.D.

This webinar provides an overview of the history of title IX and how it came to be widely understood as applicable to the problem of campus sexual assault. It also provides information about recent… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Sex Trafficking: A Court Watch Program

Published: June, 2015| Amy Walsh Kern

Subsequent to the 2011 passage of Minnesota’s Safe Harbor Law, which stands as a national model for laws requiring children who are sex trafficked to be treated as victims and not criminals, WATCH has… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Suicide and Domestic Violence: Where Science and Practice Meet

Published: April, 2015| Dr. Jacquelyn Campbell, Dr. Kate Cerulli

The faculty reviewed the research demonstrating the links between experiencing domestic violence with increased risk for suicide and suicidality (attempts and ideation) among women in the US and… View this resource

Webinar Recording

When Men Murder Women

Published: March, 2015| Rebecca E. Dobash, Russell Dobash, Susan Fuller

Faculty discussed the findings of research in the UK on femicide (domestic violence murder, sexual murder and the murder of older women) and the implications of the research for policy and practice. View this resource

Webinar Recording

How Do Survivors of Domestic Violence Define Success for Themselves? A New Project to Address an Overlooked Question

Published: February, 2015| Anna Melbin

The Full Frame Initiative (FFI) set out to understand how people who have experienced domestic violence and others in the domestic violence field define success for survivors. FFI conducted 46… View this resource

Webinar Recording

The Stalking and Harassment Assessment and Risk Profile (SHARP)

Published: December, 2014| TK Logan, Teri Faragher

This presentation introduces the Stalking and Harassment Assessment and Risk Profile (SHARP) and will describe the assumptions and conceptual framework. The overall goal of SHARP is to provide a… View this resource

Webinar Recording

The Impact of Differential Sentencing of Batterers

Published: May, 2014| Andrew Klein, Ph.D., Judge Michael Denton, James E. Henderson Jr., MSW

The faculty discuss research from a statewide study in Rhode Island on the impact of differential sentencing of batterers on recidivism. The investigation examined the severity of sentencing of DV… View this resource

Promising Practices & Policies

Recognizing Freedom from Domestic Violence as a Human Right

Published: April, 2014| Rose Dominguez, Edited by Stephanie Avalon

In the classroom, students critically engage with human rights law and contemporary social problems while honing their lawyering and advocacy skills. Outside the classroom, students gain hands-on… View this resource

Webinar Recording

The Forensic Experiential Trauma Interview (FETI)

Published: March, 2014| Russell Strand

A new approach to interviewing sexual assault victims is gleaning more information about the crimes and leading to greater numbers of offender prosecutions. Because law enforcement investigations are… View this resource

Tools & Guides

Saving Women's Lives: Ending Firearms Violence Against Intimate Partners

Published: June, 2014| Americans For Responsible Solutions

Americans for Responsible Solutions (ARS), the gun violence prevention organization founded by former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, retired combat veteran and NASA astronaut… View this resource

Research & Statistics

Intimate Partner Violence, 1993-2010

Published: November, 2012| Shannan Catalano

From 1994 to 2010, the overall rate of intimate partner violence in the United States declined by 64%, from 9.8 victimizations per 1,000 persons age 12 or older to 3.6 per 1,000. View this resource

Research & Statistics

The Civic Origins of Progressive Policy Change: Combating Violence Against Women in Global Perspective, 1975–2005

Published: August, 2012| Mala Htun, S. Laurel Weldon

Over the past four decades, violence against women (VAW) has come to be seen as a violation of human rights and an important concern for social policy. Yet government action remains uneven. Some… View this resource

Website

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

Research & Statistics

Violence Against Women in the United States and the State’s Obligation to Protect

Published: January, 2011| University of Virginia School of Law

Despite legal and policy measures designed to protect victims, domestic violence remains a pervasive rights violation in the United States. Legal and policy developments in the criminal justice system… View this resource

Community Safety Assessment Report

Safety & Accountability Audit of the Response to Native Women Who Report Sexual Assault in Duluth, Minnesota

Published: January, 2009| Mending the Sacred Hoop & Program for Aid to Victims of Sexual Assault

Executive Summary of a Safety Audit from 2006-2008 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