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Special Collection

Special Collection
January 2016

Disaster and Emergency Preparedness and Response

Author(s): Patty Branco
This collection includes selected materials and resources -- many gender-informed -- that can be used by domestic and sexual violence organizations to increase their preparedness for and response to major disasters and emergencies.

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  • General Material
  • General Material
September 2015

Emergency Financial First Aid Kit (EFFAK): Strengthen Your Financial Preparedness for Disasters and Emergencies

The EFFAK is a flexible tool designed to help individuals and families at all income levels collect and secure the documentation they would need to get on the road to recovery without unnecessary delays, should disaster strike.
Materials
  • General Material
January 2015

The Resource: Technical Assistance from Your Coalition: Planning for the Unexpected

This document collects lessons learned by DV and SA programs in Missouri that have faced unexpected challenges. The lessons learned can serve as guidance for advocates across the country in planning for disasters and other emergency situations.
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  • General Material
September 2013

Making Shelters Safe for Transgender Evacuees

This document provides guidelines for making shelters safe for transgender evacuees.
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  • General Material
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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  • General Material
September 2012

Tips for Talking With and Helping Children and Youth Cope After a Disaster or Traumatic Event

Natural disasters such as tornados, or man-made tragedies such as bombings, can leave children feeling frightened, confused, and insecure. Whether a child has personally experienced trauma or has merely seen the event on television or heard it discussed by adults, it is important for parents and teachers to be informed and ready to help if reactions to stress begin to occur. This guide is for parents, caregivers, and teachers.
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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
December 2011

Understanding Traumatic Triggers

This short fact sheet explains what triggers are and how to handle situations that might be triggering a person.
Materials
  • Training Tools
  • General Material
January 2011

Intersection of Domestic Violence and Disaster Curricula

These curricula are geared toward professional staff working in the fields of domestic violence and/or disaster response to ensure trauma-informed best practice for disaster management in the context of domestic violence.
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  • General Material
January 2011

WCSAP Manager’s Viewpoint: Disaster Resilience: Emergency Planning and Recovery for Sexual Assault Programs

This document offers information to assist sexual assault programs with emergency preparedness and recovery planning. It includes the perspectives of experienced program managers and an expert on gender-based violence in disasters, as well as planning tools and resources.
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  • General Material
November 2010

Special report: For U.S. veterans, the war after the wars

Author(s): Nick Carey
Since the war began in October 2001, there have been periodic reports about substance abuse, depression, domestic violence, suicide, homelessness and violent crime among traumatized veterans of Afghanistan and Iraq. High unemployment in a bad economy has merely compounded their troubles.
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  • General Material
  • General Material
  • General Material
June 2010

Hard-Won Lessons: Responding to Women's Interests and Needs in the Gulf Coast Oil Spill

Author(s): Elaine Enarson
This two-page talking points document is intended to help guide oil spill response and recovery work.