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January 2015

The Misuse of Police Powers in Officer-Involved Domestic Violence

Author(s): Diane Wetendorf, Dottie L. Davis
This document explores how the power and authority granted to officers to protect the public can lead to the abuse of their power. Recommendations are provided for advocates working with survivors whose batterers are in law enforcement.
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January 2015

Grounding Tools to Use with Kids

This interactive tool offers five grounding tools that support the ability for anyone to calm their mind and body down during a scary time. This tool can be used with an advocate, parent, or even alone.
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January 2015

Increasing Language Access in the Courts Toolkit

This toolkit examines advocates’ observations about the court experiences of survivors with limited English proficiency, and offers guidance and resources to build systems change efforts for language accessibility.
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January 2015

Power and Control Wheel for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans Relationships

This lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans relationship power and control wheel is adapted from the Power and Control and Equity Wheels developed by the Domestic Abuse Intervention Project.
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July 2014

Getting Started: Tips for Domestic Violence Service Providers

Service providers can make small changes that can improve their response to the needs of survivors at risk for or diagnosed with HIV/AIDS. This resource helps domestic violence service providers integrate HIV discussions, screening, and support into their programs.
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January 2014

Summary of U.S. State Laws Related to Advocate Confidentiality

This chart summarizes laws around when communication is protected (i.e., is privileged or confidential) between domestic or sexual violence victims and advocates, and defines various advocate roles and types of communication.
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January 2014

Circle of Hope: A Guide for Conducting Effective Psychoeducational Support Groups

This manual offers a guide to planning and conducting educational support groups for survivors of sexual violence.
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January 2014

Women With HIV Speak Out Against Violence: A collection of essays and reflections of women living with and affected by HIV

Compiled from personal narratives, and written by the women impacted, this collection is designed to share an intimate understanding of life for women living with HIV/AIDS and the intersection of domestic violence.
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December 2013

"It Takes a Village, People" Advocacy, Friends and Family & LGBT Survivors of Abuse

Author(s): Connie Burk, Selma Al-Aswad Dillsi, Meg Crager
Friends and family report that they want to help, but they don’t know what to do. This toolkit reinforces a simple task: to use your core advocacy skills to help survivors build their support networks.
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June 2013

Working with Deaf Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence

This Q and A was conducted with Jennifer Shaw, Project EMERGE Director, Vera House and Lindsay Ryan Anthony, ASADV Empowerment/Project EMERGE Advocate. It provides recommendations for building trust with the Deaf community to ensure that domestic violence services, policies and trainings are grounded in an understanding of Deaf culture.
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June 2013

When Crisis Strikes: A Toolkit for Critical Incident Response and Management

PCADV developed this toolkit to help domestic violence programs navigate a crisis situation – a homicide, suicide, natural death, accident or fire – that could disrupt services, distress staff and shelter residents, and attract unwanted media and public interest.
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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.