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  • NRCDV Publications
  • General Material
October 2012

Advocacy Services for Women with Abusive Partners: A Review of the Empirical Evidence

Author(s): Cris M. Sullivan
Advocacy interventions have received scant evaluation, and the belief in their effectiveness has largely been predicated on anecdotal evidence. The purpose of this review was to systematically locate and review the empirical evidence behind providing advocacy services to survivors of intimate partner violence. See more at The DV Evidence Project.
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  • General Material
August 2012

Meeting Survivors' Needs Through Non-Residential Domestic Violence Services and Supports: Results of a Multi-State Study - Interview with Anne Menard and Eleanor Lyon

Author(s): Mary Louise Kelley
In this podcast series, Mary Louise Kelley is joined by Anne Menard and Eleanor Lyon to discuss a study focused on nonresidential domestic violence services.
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  • General Material
June 2012

Model Rights and Responsibilities for Shelter Residents

Author(s): Margaret Hobart
This document provides general guidelines to keep in mind when crafting shelter rules, including a model set of rules structured in the form of rights and responsibilities.
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  • General Material
May 2012

Services Available to Victims of Human Trafficking: A Resource Guide for Social Service Providers

This booklet provides brief descriptions of community and State-funded resources available to victims of trafficking. Various Federal benefits and services are included as well as details on how to obtain a Certification Letter or Eligibility Letter from the HHS Office of Refugee Resettlement.
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  • General Material
May 2012

2012 Truth About Abuse Survey Report

This report provides data illustrating that the vast majority of shelters across the United States consistently report startling increases in the demand for their services and decreases in funding. In short, demand is up, while funding, services and prevention programs are down.
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  • Training Tools
  • General Material
March 2012

Understanding the Nature and Dynamics of Domestic Violence

This manual provides an overview of the complex issue of domestic violence, and offers strategies for advocacy and empowerment.
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  • General Material
  • Training Tools
February 2012

Trafficking: Considerations and Recommendations for Battered Womens Advocates

Author(s): Firoza Chic Dabby
This document includes information for domestic violence advocates working with victims of trafficking. After a brief overview of statistics and issue analysis, the document provides considerations and recommendations for advocates in seven key areas.
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  • General Material
January 2012

Working with Victims with Brain Injuries in Domestic Violence Shelters

Author(s): Sue Parry, Judith Avner
Domestic violence victims who have a traumatic brain injury (TBI) may need help coping with the high levels of stress and stimulation that can be part of communal living. Because TBI affects different people differently, shelter residents will have different needs. Screening for TBI during shelter intake will help advocates identify ways to make the shelter more accessible and user-friendly.
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  • Training Tools
  • General Material
January 2012

Sheltering Animals & Families Together: Start-Up Manual

Author(s): Allie Phillips
This manual provides simple, how-to methods for starting SAF-T at a domestic violence shelter. SAF-T is available to encourage every domestic violence shelter throughout the United States and other countries to keep people and their pets safe.
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  • General Material
January 2012

Domestic Violence Counts: 2011. A 24-hour census of domestic violence services

On September 15, 2011, 89 percent of identified domestic violence programs in the United States participated in the 2011 National Census of Domestic Violence Services. The results were published in the this report.
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  • General Material
January 2012

Abuse of Residents of Long Term Care Facilities

This research brief discusses elder and vulnerable/dependent adult abuse in long term care settings such as nursing homes and board and care homes/assisted living facilities.
Materials
  • NRCDV Publications
  • General Material
December 2011

Domestic Violence and the Holidays: Considerations for Survivors from Specific Populations

With the holiday season approaching, questions arise about the connection between domestic violence and distinctive holidays. This brief document offers guidance from the NRCDV Technical Assistance Team. This document provides an analysis of the available data on the volume of request for domestic violence services during the holidays, and offers recommendations for advocates on how to help survivors during this time of year.