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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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April 2011

Lawmakers propose new protections for military sexual assault victims

Author(s): Leo Shane III
This article discusses the proposed legislation sponsored by Representatives Mike Turner, R-Ohio, and Niki Tsongas, D-Massachusetts. This legislation would provide for the rights and privileges of military personnel impacted by sexual violence while serving, including rights to confidentiality, services, and legal access.
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January 2011

Frequently Asked Questions about U.S. Federal Laws and Confidentiality for Survivors

This is a Q&A about VAWA, how it works, and what information it protects.
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January 2011

Selecting A Database

This chart provides agencies with an easy way to answer key questions to consider when selecting a database. The chart has sections that list questions for agencies to answer regarding: (1) general technical information, (2) data entry, (3) modifying fields and screens, (4) permissions and access, (5) reports, (6) data storage, (7) confidentiality and data ownership, and (8) breeches, liability and notice.
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January 2011

Tech Top 10 Guidelines: Social Media Use by Programs & Staff

In recognition of the increasing role that social media plays in the lives of survivors as well as programs and staff, this tool addresses the benefits and risks of social media use within anti-violence programs.
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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.
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January 2010

Social Networking & Privacy Tips for Domestic & Sexual Violence Programs

This one page handout introduces a few important safety risks and confidentiality considerations for advocates and organizations participating in social media.
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January 2010

Privacy Considerations When Posting Content Online

For those who want to be more protective of their online information, this handout provides some questions to consider when posting content online.
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January 2010

Online Privacy & Safety Tips

This 1-page handout provides tips for preventing sensitive and personal information from making its rounds on the Web. It highlights email, passwords, social networks, online accounts, and safe web browsing.
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January 2009

Website Safety: Tips For Advocacy Organizations

This handout covers 3 basic steps organizations can take if they work with survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence and stalking: (1) have safety alerts and an escape button on every page of your website; (2) post some general safety tips that alert survivors to risks without educating stalkers about new ways to abuse; and, (3) use web forms that promote informed consent.
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October 2008

Intimate Partner Violence: Encouraging Disclosure and Referral in the Primary Care Setting

This article discusses the critical role of primary care providers in identifying intimate partner violence and facilitating referrals through routine inquiry, ongoing dialogue, and establishing patient trust.
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August 2008

Balancing Obligations: Serving Teen Victims and Mandated Reporting of Statutory Rape

This paper provides information about statutory rape and mandatory reporting laws for statutory rape. It discusses obstacles faced by service providers with regards to confidentiality and reporting and provides suggestions for overcoming them.