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Special Collection

Special Collection
December 2015

Navigating the Civil Legal System: Resources for Survivors of Domestic Violence, Their Advocates, and Legal Professionals

Survivors of domestic violence can face a number of legal issues that either directly stem from, or are affected by, the actions of those who use abuse and violence. These issues can include obtaining protection orders against an abuser; filing for divorce; seeking custody of and/or visitation with minor children; and filing for child support. This Special Collection is specifically focused on those legal issues most commonly arising in family court.
Special Collection
July 2013

Safety & Privacy in a Digital World

This Special Collection provides information and resources to support the safety and privacy of those who may or do experience technology-assisted abuse. It reviews the ways in which technology can be misused, offers tips for enhancing data security and personal privacy, and explores considerations for advocates and organizations serving survivors of abuse.

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Materials
  • General Material
January 2016

A Guide to Staying Safe on Facebook

This guide is a short, summary guide that provides quick and easy explanations of important settings. This information will be helpful to anyone using Facebook who is interested in increasing their privacy and security.
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  • Training Tools
  • General Material
January 2015

Online Privacy & Safety Video Series

Online privacy and safety is more than just checking your privacy settings. This video series discusses how you can be private and secure when using social media.
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  • General Material
January 2014

Images, Consent, & Abuse

Billions of images are captured, uploaded online, and distributed electronically every day. This handout discusses safety, privacy, and legal issues around the intersection of abuse and assault, consent, and privacy.
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  • Training Tools
May 2013

Mandatory Reporting and Keeping Youth Safe

Author(s): Nahama Broner, Venita Embry, Merissa Gremminger
This FYSB Webinar provides tools that can help advocates and practitioners develop mandatory reporting policies and protocols.
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  • Training Tools
  • General Material
January 2013

Send Me a Pic, Babe: How Everyone on the Web Gets to See You In Your Bra & Panties

Author(s): Circle: Creating Safer Communities Ending Violence Against Women Together
This PPT presentation offers a simple way to introduce the implications of sexting for teens in dating relationships to a general audience. While it describes legal provisions in Vermont, the content can be adapted for use elsewhere.
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  • General Material
  • Training Tools
January 2013

Hanging Out or Hooking Up: Clinical Guidelines on Responding to Adolescent Relationship Abuse - An Integrated Approach to Prevention and Intervention (Second Edition)

Author(s): Elizabeth Miller, Rebecca Levenson
This document focuses on the critical role of the adolescent health care provider in preventing, identifying and addressing adolescent relationship abuse. These guidelines are applicable to providers working in a wide range of settings serving adolescents.
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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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  • General Material
November 2011

Model Medication Policy for DV Shelters

Author(s): Mary Malefyt Seighman, Kelly Miller, Rachel White-Domain
The Model Medication Policy is designed to offer guidance to domestic violence programs on adopting medication policies that are accessible, trauma informed, and compliant with anti-discrimination laws.
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  • General Material
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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  • General Material
June 2010

Victim Confidentiality Considerations For Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Programs When Responding to Rare or Emergency Situations

Author(s): Julie Kunce Field
This article provides guidelines for thinking about confidentiality in emergencies and creating policies to address victim safety.