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Webinar Recording

Has There Been a Sharp Decline in Nonfatal Domestic Violence Special Report of the Bureau of Justice Statistics

Published: December, 2014| Dr. Jennifer Truman, Dr. Rachel Morgan, Dr. Michael Planty, Dr. Michele Lynberg Black, Dr. Walter S. DeKeseredy, Dr. Sherry Hamby

Faculty discusses the findings of BJS statisticians contained in the Special Report, below, which examines both the NCVS 10-year aggregate IPV data from 2003 to 2012 and the apparent 67% decline in… View this resource

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Accessible Trauma Resolution – A Model with Evidence to Match

Published: November, 2014| Teresa Descilo, MSW, MCT

In most communities, effective trauma therapy is not accessible to many people as the mental health field is only now grasping the importance of resolving trauma. Trauma-specific services are still… View this resource

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Co-Advocacy

Published: October, 2014| Rosario de la Torre

Co-advocacy is a collaborative process of improving how organizations work together to ensure that they are providing appropriate resources and services to all participants they served. Co-advocacy… View this resource

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Best Practices & Helpseeking Obstacles: Law Enforcement and Advocacy

Published: August, 2014| Dr. Sherry Hamby, John Guard, Margaret (Peg) Ruddy

The faculty discuss the findings of a national study of domestic violence witnessed by children. Among other findings, an exemplary level of police response was most associated with arrest. Contact… View this resource

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Understanding The Sword and Shield of Technology

Published: July, 2014| Valenda Applegarth

Technology can be used to stalk, harass, and violate laws meant to protect victims, or to enhance victim privacy and safety. This webinar showcases both aspects of technology using examples from cases… View this resource

Promising Practices & Policies

A Roadmap to Risk Assessment: Maine’s Use of the Ontario Domestic Assault Risk Assessment Tool

Published: June, 2014| Julie Colpitts, Faye Luppi, Edited by Stephanie Avalon

In the first phase, MCEDV engaged stakeholders to identify high-risk behaviors and gaps in the coordinated community response. There was consensus that Maine had difficulty identifying high-risk… View this resource

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Holistic Safety Planning Using An Alternative Risk Assessment Framework

Published: May, 2014| Sherry Hamby, PhD

Safety planning for domestic violence has changed little in decades and still relies heavily on one-size-fits-all checklists. This workshop describes an alternative risk assessment framework, Multiple… View this resource

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Representing Clients Experiencing Trauma in Civil Protection Order Cases

Published: May, 2014| NCPOFFC, Erika Sussman, Olga Trujillo

This webinar contains information on the impact of trauma on legal advocacy, how to recognize trauma in clients, common diagnoses often associated with trauma and how to interact with survivors. View this resource

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Immigration 101: Immigration Remedies in Removal Proceeding and Your Role as an Advocate

Published: April, 2014| Sonia Parras Konrad, Cecelia Friedman Levin

In this webinar, our experts, Sonia Parras Konrad and Cecelia Friedman Levin, introduce participants to basic concepts in immigration law, common immigration legal terms, an overview of the government… 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

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