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Trauma-Informed Organizational Toolkit for Homeless Services

Author(s): Guarino, Clervil, Bassuk
The prevalence of traumatic stress in the lives of families experiencing homelessness is extraordinarily high. This comprehensive toolkit was developed for use by homeless shelters and housing providers, although the material can be highly useful for domestic violence advocates.
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Women of Color VOICES: Volume 1, Issue 1

Highlights include: 'On the Road:' Learning From the Asian & Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence Featuring Women of Color-led Initiatives: A Site Visit with Spirits of Hope Coalition Poems: My Innocence & Counting Survivor Advocacy in the Digital Age Domestic Violence and Animal Abuse: Addressing Survivors' Concerns for Their Pets
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Assessing Social Risks of Battered Women

Author(s): Radhia A. Jaaber, Shamita Das Dasgupta
Whether visible to outside observers or not, social risks are real and significant to the individual battered woman.
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Background Reading: DV, Trauma & Mental Health

This list compiled by the National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health provides recommended background readings for anyone interested in learning more about domestic violence, trauma, and mental health.
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A Guide for Friends, Family and Care Providers of Sexual Violence Survivors Who Have Disabilities

This 26-page guide contains a general overview of sexual violence information, with special information pertaining to victims with disabilities.
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12 Teaching Scenarios: Responding to Rape, Domestic Violence, and Child Abuse

Author(s): Marie De Santis
Teaching scenarios used in this self-paced online course are designed for use in groups and classes of all kinds.
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Working With Teen Survivors Of Dating Violence: What Every Advocate Should Know Before Working With Teen Survivors Of Dating Violence

This short document defines dating violence and discusses some basic do’s and don’ts for working with teen survivors of dating violence.
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The National Prevention Toolkit on Officer-Involved Domestic Violence

This Toolkit is part of a broad-based effort to prevent violence in the homes of criminal justice families and to support healthy families, agencies, and communities. The training is designed as a prevention tool for criminal justice officers.
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Emergency Preparedness and You

This webpage provides step by step guidance on how to take preparedness actions in the case of public health emergencies including pandemic influenza.
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Emergency Preparation and People with Disabilities

This page provides information on emergency preparedness as it relates to individuals with disabilities. Key areas discussed in the document are 1) preparation, 2) notification and evacuation, 3) sheltering and interim services, and 4) recovery.
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Fact Sheets & Practical Tools for Advocates

These fact sheets provide information and practical tips to domestic violence advocates on working with survivors who are experiencing trauma symptoms and/or mental health conditions.
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Gender-Informed Disaster Planning & Response

This page provides information and resources that demonstrate the gendered nature of disasters and provides recommendations for gender-informed disaster planning and response.