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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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  • Training Tools
  • General Material
October 2012

With Impunity: Men & Gender Violence

Author(s): Michael Paymar, Laura Goodman
The documentary With Impunity: Men & Gender Violence, examines realities and options for ending violence against women. The beliefs about manhood that allow men to exploit and use violence against women are ingrained in our culture. Impunity engages the thinking of leading historians, sociologists and practitioners to examine our past, cultural realities and options for ending gender-based violence.
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  • General Material
August 2012

Know and Tell Why Factsheet

This fact sheet explains the importance of service providers knowing why they are required to ask specific questions, and explaining to survivors what information the agency is trying to find out with the questions. This is particularly important when working with trans individuals.
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  • General Material
June 2012

Model Rights and Responsibilities for Shelter Residents

Author(s): Margaret Hobart
This document provides general guidelines to keep in mind when crafting shelter rules, including a model set of rules structured in the form of rights and responsibilities.
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  • General Material
May 2012

Who are Transgender People? Transgender Basics for Victim Service Providers

This factsheet provides a brief overview of basic information about transgender identities, including terms and definitions, for victim service providers.
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  • General Material
May 2012

Safety in Court

This webpage includes tips to help survivors be safer getting to the courthouse, once inside the courthouse, and leaving the courthouse. Example tips include: bring a friend or family member to the courthouse, identify safe places to sit near courthouse security, and have a police or sheriff escort the survivor to transportation after the proceeding.
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  • Training Tools
  • General Material
March 2012

Understanding the Nature and Dynamics of Domestic Violence

This manual provides an overview of the complex issue of domestic violence, and offers strategies for advocacy and empowerment.
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  • General Material
January 2012

Youth Services Policy Development Tool

This tool outlines the key elements in building comprehensive, coherent, and youth survivor-centered organizational policies, including which policies a project team should have, why those policies are important, and how to develop those policies effectively. Within each section of the tool are examples of policy language selected from current Youth Services grantees who have developed and implemented successful programs or sample language.
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  • Training Tools
  • General Material
January 2012

Sexual Violence in Disasters: Interactive Online Series

This three-part series of interactive online courses discuss the connections among sexual violence and disasters and offer recommendations for creating a pre-disaster plan for sexual violence prevention and response.
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  • General Material
January 2012

Creating Accessible, Culturally Relevant, Domestic Violence and Trauma Informed Agencies: A Self Reflection Tool

This tool uses questions and discussion prompts to guide agencies through a self-reflective process, beginning with imagining how accessible, culturally relevant, and trauma-informed (ACDVTI) work might be carried out in their organization, and then thinking through the first steps and additional resources that will be needed for creating change.
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  • General Material
January 2012

Tips for Supporting Children and Youth Exposed to Domestic Violence: What You Might See and What You Can Do

This tip sheet gives describes common behaviors among infants, young children, school-age children, and adolescents exposed to domestic violence and provides concrete recommendations about ways advocates can help.
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  • General Material
January 2012

National Survey of Youth Access to Dating Abuse Services

This survey report illustrates important national trends in service provision to youth. Trends in availability and accessibility highlight gaps in service as well as strengths and unique needs of communities.