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Webinar Recording

Addressing Fathering After Violence: The Role of Batterer Intervention Programs

Published: April, 2011| Melissa Scaia, Scott Miller

The presenters describe the rationale for and the development of the Fathering after Violence Program, a new supplement to Duluth's Creating a Process of Change for Men Who Batter curriculum. They… View this resource

Promising Practices & Policies

Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs Addresses Intimate Partner Sexual Assault

Published: October, 2010| Jennifer Levy-Peck, Edited by Stephanie Avalon

Because many IPSV survivors feel out of place in either domestic violence or sexual assault support groups, WCSAP created an IPSV Support Group Guide with a full curriculum for a psychoeducational… View this resource

Promising Practices & Policies

Washington State Arrest Grant Targets Intimate Partner Sexual Assault and Stalking

Published: September, 2010| Mike Davis, Edited by Stephanie Avalon

The Vancouver Police Department Domestic Violence Unit (http://www.cityofvancouver.us/police/page/domestic-violence-unit) in the State of Washington is on call and available 24 hours a day. Between… View this resource

Tools & Guides

Future Directions for BIPs: Examining the Power of Male Peer Support and Building Alternative Support Communities

Published: November, 2009| Barbara Hart, Esq.

This article explores the concept of "male peer support – and the strength and direction of that support – is undeniably a factor in the decision-making of male batterers regarding the infliction of… View this resource

Policy Analysis

Countering Confusion About the Duluth Model

Published: June, 2008| Graham Barnes, Michael Paymar

In this paper, the authors examine and respond to research and criticism from three sources and clarify other myths and misinformation about the Duluth Model. Given the difficulty of changing… View this resource

Tools & Guides

Violence Against Native Women: A Guide for Practitioner Action

Published: October, 2006| NCPOFFC

This guide contains information on protection orders and Native American women and domestic and sexual violence. It provides specific information on the barriers to justice faced by Native women and… View this resource

Policy Analysis

Structural Racism, the Criminal Justice System, and Violence Against Women: Literature Review

Published: March, 2003| Gavin Kearney

Literature on domestic violence, the criminal justice system, and race/ethnicity all discuss a number of problems with using the criminal justice system to address domestic violence. This article… View this resource

Tools & Guides

Battered Women's Risks Chart

Published: December, 2002| Adapted from Jill Davies & Eleanor Lyon

This chart was adapted from "Safety Planning With Battered Women: Complex Lives/Difficult Choices" by Jill Davies and Eleanor Lyon, and describes the three types of risks that battered women face:… View this resource

Tools & Guides

Marital Rape

Published: February, 1996| Kersti Yllo

In order to fully and adequately respond to men who rape and women who are sexually assaulted, we must focus our attention on forced sex in marriage, not as an additional form of physical battering… 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