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Webinar Recording

Reframing Domestic Violence as Coercive Control, Part 1 of 2

Published: April, 2012| Evan Stark

It appears that a majority of women who seek outside assistance because of partner abuse are victims of coercive control, a pattern of subjugation that has more in common with hostage-taking than the… View this resource

Tools & Guides

Islamic Marriage Contracts: A Resource Guide For Legal Professionals, Advocates, Imams & Communities

Published: March, 2012| Maha Alkhateeb

This guide was developed as a resource for legal professionals and advocates working with Muslims, and for Muslim leaders and community members. It is meant to provide and clarify information about… View this resource

Promising Practices & Policies

Michigan’s Open Doors Project Creates Toolkit for Working with Survivors of Domestic and/or Sexual Violence Who Have Criminal Histories

Published: February, 2012| Cris M. Sullivan, Ph.D., Edited by Stephanie Avalon

As recently featured in a BWJP webinar (resource-center/resource-results/open-doors-development-of-a-best-practice-toolkit-for-working-with-domestic-violence-survivors-with-criminal-histories.html)… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Still Feeling Invisible Practical Steps for Your CCR to respond to LGBTQ Needs

Published: January, 2012| Aaron Eckhardt

Most coordinated community responses (CCRs) have only informal arrangements to respond to violence with the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) communities. Often ‘heterosexually… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Open Doors: Development of a "Best Practice" Toolkit for Working with Domestic Violence Survivors with Criminal Histories

Published: November, 2011| Dr. Cris M. Sullivan, Dr. Sheryl Pimlott Kubiak, Paula Callen

The majority of incarcerated women have also been victims of intimate partner violence. Upon their release from jail/prison, these women have difficulty finding services that address their complex… View this resource

Promising Practices & Policies

New Zealand's KIDshine Not Just Promising but Proven and Effective

Published: October, 2011| Donna Williamson, Edited by Stephanie Avalon

Since 2002, KIDshine has added followup contacts with abused mothers and their children in Auckland through in-home visitation to address safety planning, trauma, and recovery. Formerly called The… View this resource

Tools & Guides

Seeking Dismissal of Charges Against a Battered Woman for Violation of Civil Protection Order or Criminal No Contact Order: Sample Brief

Published: September, 2011| Sandra Tibbetts Murphy, Madina L. Nguyen

This sample brief form argues that a government agency is not permitted to arrest and/or prosecute a battered women, listed as a protective party, for allegedly violating a civil protection order or… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Developing Protocols to Ensure Multiple Opportunities for Safe Disclosures of Domestic Violence

Published: July, 2011| Anne Menard

Anne Menard shares lessons learned from assisting a range of program developing protocols to address domestic violence, included federally-funded programs who thought the populations they were serving… View this resource

Promising Practices & Policies

Seattle's Peace In The Home Helpline Provides Culturally Specific Responses

Published: March, 2011| Sharon Chew, Edited by Stephanie Avalon

The Peace in the Home Helpline – (888) 847-7205 – is a unique and cost-effective call transfer system that uses existing technology to route LEP callers to community-based programs that can meet… View this resource

Tools & Guides

Full Faith and Credit for Protection Orders: Assisting Survivors with Enforcement Across Jurisdictional Lines

Published: March, 2011| NCPOFFC

This guide for advocates provides information on the full faith and credit provision of the Violence Against Women Act, 18 U.S.C. §2265, enforcement and registration of protection orders, and tips to… 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