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January 2009

The Intersection of Spirituality, Religion, and Intimate Partner Violence in the African American Community

Author(s): Tameka Gullum
This resource includes information about the role of religion in the African American community as it relates to domestic violence, and it includes specific recommendations for advocates in domestic violence and sexual assault programs.
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January 2009

Clergy Response to Domestic Violence

This comprehensive guide seeks to “equip religious leaders and respond appropriately” to domestic violence in their faith communities.
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January 2009

Broken Vows: Religious Perspectives on Domestic Violence

Through the stories of six survivors and expert information from Jewish, Roman Catholic and Protestant leaders, Broken Vows addresses how religious teachings have been misused to perpetuate abuse and how religious communities can work proactively to end domestic violence. This multi-faith DVD training program outlines prevention and intervention best practices and includes a 40-page study guide. Materials are also available in Spanish.
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January 2008

Vicarious Trauma Handout

This handout addresses some of the psychological and spiritual changes that humanitarian workers may experience. It the common symptoms of vicarious trauma and provides guidance for coping.
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January 2008

Where Faith and Safety Meet: Faith Communities Respond to Elder Abuse

This online toolkit is designed to help domestic violence, sexual assault, and elder abuse service providers reach out to and collaborate with local faith leaders.
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January 2007

Faith Communities: Domestic Violence Protocol

The purpose of these protocols is to provide all religious and lay leaders of New Hampshire with an action plan to safely respond to families in their faith communities who are experiencing domestic violence. This report was created by a collaboration of New Hampshire professionals with broader application to other states.
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  • NRCDV Publications
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January 2007

Religion & Domestic Violence: Information and Resources

This collection of information packets serves as an introduction to the complex and varied issues that religion and faith can present for victims and survivors of domestic violence and their advocates in both the faith and secular communities.
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September 2005

What Every Faith Congregation Needs to Know about Elder Abuse

This document provides information about the dynamics of elder abuse to clergy and other members of religious congregations and about reporting as well as preventing elder abuse.
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  • NRCDV Publications
  • General Material
March 2005

Violence Against Women and the Role of Religion

Author(s): Marie Fortune, Cindy Enger
This document provides an overview of some of the basic issues and questions that confront religiously identified women who have experienced abuse, and outlines strategies for clergy and secular anti-violence advocates to reach out to one another.
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January 2005

Walking Together: Working with Women from Diverse Spiritual Traditions

This guide for purchase is geared toward providing advocates strategies and suggestions for effective collaborations with religious communities.
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January 2002

Guidelines for Local Spiritual Assemblies on Domestic Violence

This supplement to the Bahá’í guidelines on “Developing Distinctive Bahá’í Communities,” offers a policy statement and recommendations for addressing domestic violence in the context of Bahá’í principles, laws, and exhortations. It outlines the roles and responsibilities of individuals and local spiritual assemblies, and offers resources and references for additional support.
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January 2002

Creating Partnerships with Faith Communities to End Sexual Violence

Author(s): Cynthia Okayama Dopke
The idea for the development of this manual grew out of a series of interfaith dialogue sessions in the Seattle area that the Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs convened in collaboration with the Faith Trust Institute, formerly the Center for the Prevention of Sexual and Domestic Violence. The dialogues focused on naming sexual violence from a faith perspective, community accountability and the role of the faith community in prevention.