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  • General Material
February 2013

A Systematic Review of Trauma-Focused Interventions for Domestic Violence Survivors

Author(s): Carole Warshaw, Cris M. Sullivan, Echo A. Rivera
This literature review provides an analysis of nine trauma-based treatments specifically designed or modified for survivors of domestic violence, along with caveats and recommendations for research and practice going forward.
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  • NRCDV Publications
  • General Material
October 2012

Outcome Evaluation for DV Programs #1: Why Should We Want to Evaluate Our Work?

Author(s): Eleanor Lyon, Cris M. Sullivan
This brief document describes the benefits of evaluating domestic violence services by responding to popular reasons for resisting such efforts. The content of this series of Outcome Evaluation Issues Briefs is drawn from a 2007 NRCDV publication entitled "Outcome Evaluation Strategies for Domestic Violence Services Programs Receiving FVPSA Funding: A Practical Guide," authored by Eleanor Lyon, PhD and Cris Sullivan, PhD.
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  • NRCDV Publications
  • General Material
October 2012

Domestic Violence Shelter Services: A Review of the Empirical Evidence

Author(s): Cris M. Sullivan
This paper examines the empirical studies of shelter effectiveness in the lives of abused women. This review includes studies of "shelter" in general, and does not address the specific programs offered within shelter (e.g., support groups, children's programs), which are the subject of separate research summaries. See more at The DV Evidence Project.
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  • NRCDV Publications
  • General Material
October 2012

Outcome Evaluation for DV Programs #5: How Do We Approach Gathering, Maintaining and Analyzing Data?

Author(s): Eleanor Lyon, Cris M. Sullivan
This brief document provides general guidelines for using samples with special considerations for shelters, groups, and advocacy; reviews protocols for data collection; and provides recommendations for data storage, entry, and analysis. The content of this series of Outcome Evaluation Issues Briefs is drawn from a 2007 NRCDV publication entitled "Outcome Evaluation Strategies for Domestic Violence Services Programs Receiving FVPSA Funding: A Practical Guide," authored by Eleanor Lyon, PhD and Cris Sullivan, PhD.
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  • NRCDV Publications
  • General Material
October 2012

Outcome Evaluation for DV Programs #2: What is the Difference Between Research and Evaluation and Between Process and Outcome Evaluation?

Author(s): Eleanor Lyon, Cris M. Sullivan
This brief document describes the key distinctions between research and evaluation and describes the utility of each for domestic violence programs. The content of this series of Outcome Evaluation Issues Briefs is drawn from a 2007 NRCDV publication entitled "Outcome Evaluation Strategies for Domestic Violence Services Programs Receiving FVPSA Funding: A Practical Guide," authored by Eleanor Lyon, PhD and Cris Sullivan, PhD.
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  • NRCDV Publications
  • General Material
October 2012

Advocacy Services for Women with Abusive Partners: A Review of the Empirical Evidence

Author(s): Cris M. Sullivan
Advocacy interventions have received scant evaluation, and the belief in their effectiveness has largely been predicated on anecdotal evidence. The purpose of this review was to systematically locate and review the empirical evidence behind providing advocacy services to survivors of intimate partner violence. See more at The DV Evidence Project.
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  • NRCDV Publications
  • General Material
October 2012

Outcome Evaluation for DV Programs #6: How Can We Make Our Evaluation Findings Work for Us?

Author(s): Eleanor Lyon, Cris M. Sullivan
This brief document discusses how outcome evaluation can be used both internally and externally by domestic violence programs, how to share information with others, and how to use findings to justify or support services. The content of this series of Outcome Evaluation Issues Briefs is drawn from a 2007 NRCDV publication entitled "Outcome Evaluation Strategies for Domestic Violence Services Programs Receiving FVPSA Funding: A Practical Guide," authored by Eleanor Lyon, PhD and Cris Sullivan, PhD.
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  • NRCDV Publications
  • General Material
October 2012

Outcome Evaluation for DV Programs #3: How Do We Attend to Safety, Confidentiality and Diversity?

Author(s): Eleanor Lyon, Cris M. Sullivan
Before even beginning any evaluation efforts, all programs should consider three important issues: (1) how you will protect the confidentiality and safety of the survivors providing you information, (2) how to be respectful when gathering and using information, and (3) how you will address issues of diversity in your evaluation plan.
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  • General Material
  • NRCDV Publications
October 2012

Examining the Work of Local Domestic Violence Programs within a "Social and Emotional Well-Being Promotion" Conceptual Framework

Author(s): Cris M. Sullivan
This paper examines the work of domestic violence programs within a "social and emotional well-being" framework. It first elucidates how domestic violence negatively impacts survivors' and their children's well- being, and which factors have been shown to restore this well-being over time. It then describes the Theory of Change that is at the foundation of domestic violence programs' work, and details how domestic violence programs creatively engage with survivors and their children to influence the factors known to promote their well-being.
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  • NRCDV Publications
  • General Material
October 2012

Outcome Evaluation for DV Programs #4: Outcomes Evaluation - What Effects Are We Having?

Author(s): Eleanor Lyon, Cris M. Sullivan
This brief document describes the difference between outcome and process evaluation, distinctions between goals, objectives, and outcomes, and how to select outcomes that make sense for domestic violence programs. The content of this series of Outcome Evaluation Issues Briefs is drawn from a 2007 NRCDV publication entitled "Outcome Evaluation Strategies for Domestic Violence Services Programs Receiving FVPSA Funding: A Practical Guide," authored by Eleanor Lyon, PhD and Cris Sullivan, PhD.
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  • General Material

Best Practice Toolkit for Working with Domestic Violence Survivors with Criminal Histories

Author(s): Sheryl Kubiak, Cris M. Sullivan, Lauren Fries, Nkiru Nnawulezi, Gina Fedock
An important capacity-building goal of the Open Doors Project is to enhance the community collaboration between DV/SA advocates, community service providers and those working in the criminal justice and corrections systems. The goal of these collaborations is to facilitate a shared objective of keeping women safe and out of jails and prisons.
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  • Training Tools
  • General Material
January 2006

Mission-focused management and empowerment practice: A handbook for Executive Directors of DV Programs

Author(s): Cris M. Sullivan
This handbook presents a brief grounding of the Battered Women's Movement and offers specific ideas and strategies for engaging in mission-focused and empowerment management.