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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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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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December 2011

A Practical Guide for Creating Trauma-Informed Disability, Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Organizations

This guidebook focuses on the impact of domestic violence, sexual assault, and other forms of trauma on people with disabilities. It describes four conditions for a trauma-informed organization and provides tips on trauma-informed practices, creating organizational change, and providing universal safeguards.
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December 2011

Increasing Emotional Safety in Domestic Violence Shelters

This Conversation Guide is designed to help you increase emotional safety and improve responsiveness to trauma in your shelter or program.
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December 2011

Making a Connection When Trauma Affects Interaction and Communication

This Conversation Guide is designed to help you increase your staff's ability to support survivors when trauma affects interaction and communication.
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December 2011

Representing Domestic Violence Survivors Who are Experiencing Trauma and Other Mental Health Challenges: A Handbook for Attorneys

Author(s): Mary Malefyt Seighman, Erika A. Sussman, Olga Trujillo
This handbook was created to provide guidance to attorneys so that they can help survivors achieve their civil legal objectives when trauma or other mental health challenges are a potential factor in a case.
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October 2011

Safety and Services: Women of color speak about their communities

Author(s): Jacqueline Boggess, Jill Groblewski
The project upon which this report is based invited African American women to express their views on services for victims and survivors of domestic violence, in particular the needs of survivors in low-income communities.
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October 2011

Honor Our Voices: Children's Perspectives of Domestic Violence

This online learning module features the diaries of three children in different age groups, sharing their experiences of exposure to domestic violence and offering related best practice themes for shelter advocates and other social service providers. Includes a downloadable guide for practice and a digital library of short audio programs.
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June 2011

Working together to end Abuse in Later Life in Latino Communities

The abuse of older adults is a common problem in our society, but rarely discussed. This is particularly challenging because victims/survivors of elder abuse are often an invisible population across cultures, gender, immigration status, etc. In this webinar, presenters discuss the specific and unique needs of Latino victims of elder abuse as this group is especially underrepresented in research and practice. Best approaches for bridging this gap as well as examples of successful collaborations to address this problem are highlighted in this webinar.
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June 2011

Thoughtful Documentation: Model Forms for Domestic Violence Programs

It is important that all programs think about and discuss what information they keep and why. This resource provides a set of sample forms that shelters can use to collect information about clients, and includes rationale for data elements included and excluded.
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June 2011

Women and Trauma: Report of the Federal Partners Committee on Women and Trauma, A Federal Intergovernmental Partnership on Mental Health Transformation

The Federal Partners Committee on Women and Trauma is an outgrowth of the SAMHSA-sponsored ÐFederal Intergovernmental Partnership on Mental Health Transformation Working Group on Women and Trauma. The Federal Partners Committee came together with the collective mission of developing strategies to address the consequences of trauma on women. This report provides background on women and trauma, describes a Roundtable held on April 29, 2010, and presents an outline of what the Committee plans for the coming year. The report illustrates the importance of listening to and incorporating the voices of people who have been directly impacted by trauma, and describes Ðtrauma-informed care, a new approach to addressing trauma that can be implemented in any setting. ÐIn a trauma-informed framework, prevention programs, human services, government agencies, and civic groups work together to create healthier, safer, more healing and more productive communities.
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May 2011

Supporting Parenting in Shelter Webinar

Author(s): Margaret Hobart
This 1.5 hour webinar explores practical approaches to supporting parenting in shelter. The presenters offer suggestions for policy change, making space for parenting, and for providing survivor centered advocacy that helps rebuild parent/child bonds and resiliency.