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Webinar Recording

Trauma-Informed Practice Scales for DV Programs

Published: July, 2015| Cris M. Sullivan, Ph.D., Lisa A. Goodman, Ph.D., Rachel Ramirez, MSW, Deb Heimel, MA

In this webinar, the faculty describe the development of a new tool that DV programs can use to evaluate and improve their work. The TIP Scales assess six domains of trauma informed practice… View this resource

Promising Practices & Policies

Illinois Model Protocols Help Find Justice for Victims with Disabilities

Published: July, 2015| Shirley Paceley, Teresa Tudor, Edited by Stephanie Avalon

Finding justice for victims with disabilities has been a focus of the Illinois OVW Arrest Grant. Through this initiative administered by the  Illinois Family Violence Coordinating Council… 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

Assessing Helpfulness for Immigrant Crime Victims

Published: April, 2015| Leslye Orloff, Detective Shelli Sonnenberg Wardle, Jane Anderson, William Tamayo

The U visa is a form of legal immigration status that offers protection from deportation, work authorization, and a potential path to lawful permanent residency for immigrant victims of certain crimes… 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

Immigrant Crime Visas: Law Enforcement’s Tool to Strengthen Community Policing

Published: February, 2015| Leslye Orloff, Mike LaRiviere

Congress created the U visa as a tool to strengthen the ability of law enforcement and prosecutorial agencies to detect, investigate, prosecute and sentence crimes against immigrants, a population… 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

Housing Protections for Survivors of Domestic Violence in Rental Housing

Published: January, 2015| Renee Williams, Catherine Bishop

Last year, President Obama signed the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 into law. The law continues many of the housing protections that had been provided by VAWA 2005 and further… 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

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