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April 2012

Domestic Violence Homicide Response Plan: A Toolkit for Domestic Violence Programs

This toolkit starts from the reality that any community can experience a domestic violence homicide. Building collaborative relationships, including with clergy, prior to a crisis is of utmost importance to establish the foundation and spirit with which your response will be handled. This document provides a framework for programs and their communities to develop a plan that will provide guidance in responding to a domestic violence homicide, whether the victim had been a client or not.
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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

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.
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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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  • General Material
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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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  • 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.
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December 2011

Increasing Emotional Safety in Domestic Violence Shelters

This Conversation Guide is designed to help you increase emotional safety and improve responsiveness to trauma in your shelter or program.
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  • NRCDV Publications
  • General Material
November 2011

Enhanced Services to Children and Youth Who Have Been Exposed to Domestic Violence: Promising Practices & Lessons Learned

Author(s): Anne Menard, Kenya Fairley, Jackie List Warrilow, Nancy Durborow
This Guide showcases the nine demonstration projects funded by the FVPSA Program of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services through Stamp Out Family Violence Act of 2001, focusing on their goals, collaborative partnerships, experiences, challenges, and successes. These Demonstration of Enhanced Services to Children and Youth Exposed to Domestic Violence sites expanded the fieldÕs understanding of the varied ways in which children, youth and families experiencing domestic violence can be identified and provided essential services and supports.
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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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  • NRCDV Publications
  • General Material
November 2011

Meeting Survivors' Needs through Non-Residential Domestic Violence Services & Supports: Results of a Multi-State Study

Author(s): Eleanor Lyon, Jill Bradshaw, Anne Menard
This report highlights data that documents how well local domestic violence programs are addressing the needs of those reaching out to them for assistance. This substantial data collection effort involved 90 urban, rural and suburban community-based domestic violence programs and nearly 1,500 domestic violence survivors surveyed in 2010 about their experiences seeking and receiving non-residential domestic violence services.