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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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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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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

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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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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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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January 2013

Safety Planning With Transgender Clients

This webinar reviews core components of intimate partner violence and safety planning; provides information on transgender-specific abuse tactics and planning strategies; offers many transgender-specific examples and potential solutions; and provides a tool for working with clients who seek to reduce harm or leave an abusive relationship.
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January 2013

Who's Spying on Your Computer? Spyware, Surveillance, and Safety for Survivors

Do you want to know what spyware is, how it works, how it can end up secretly monitoring your computer? This handout answers those questions, discusses risks, and provides safety tips for survivors of abuse, for organizations that assist victims, and for parents.
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January 2013

Healthy Relationships/Equality Wheel

This accessible graphic illustrates - with the use of drawings in place of written words - what a healthy relationship looks like.
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January 2013

Women who Stay: Perspectives of Latina Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence on Staying with or Leaving Abusive Partners

Many women, regardless of race or ethnicity, choose to continue to live with partners who have been (or continue to be) abusive. Traditional domestic violence intervention approaches have emphasized women leaving abusive relationships, but the applicability and acceptability of this approach for women from culturally diverse backgrounds, including immigrant and Latina survivors of IPV, is not well understood.
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January 2013

Judicial Checklist

This checklist includes a definition and examples of domestic violence, judicial considerations in civil protection order cases, judicial considerations regarding custody and visitation in domestic violence cases, and access to the courts.