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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

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.
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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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  • 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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  • Training Tools
  • General Material
October 2011

Honor Our Voices: Children's Perspectives of Domestic Violence

This online learning module features the diaries of three children in different age groups, sharing their experiences of exposure to domestic violence and offering related best practice themes for shelter advocates and other social service providers. Includes a downloadable guide for practice and a digital library of short audio programs.
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  • NRCDV Publications
  • General Material
  • General Material
July 2011

Emerging Responses to Children Exposed to Domestic Violence

Author(s): Jeffrey L. Edleson, Barbara Nissley
This document reviews the new research, policies, and programs focused on children who have witnessed adult domestic violence. It argues that the diversity of children’s experiences requires equally diverse responses from those who serve them.
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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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  • Training Tools
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May 2011

Supporting Parenting in Shelter Webinar

Author(s): Margaret Hobart
This 1.5 hour webinar explores practical approaches to supporting parenting in shelter. The presenters offer suggestions for policy change, making space for parenting, and for providing survivor centered advocacy that helps rebuild parent/child bonds and resiliency.
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  • General Material
January 2011

Wisconsin Coalition Against Domestic Violence Growing Together Project: An Analysis of Focus Groups with Mothers and Youth Statewide

Author(s): Jennifer Obinna, Ann Brickson, Sherry Di Lorenzo
In 2011, WCADV conducted 6 adult and 2 youth focus groups at DV programs in eight locations around Wisconsin. The purpose of these groups was to understand more about how DV has affected mother-child relationships and learn more about what these mothers and children need from DV programs. The focus groups were supplemented with information gathered from children in support groups in local domestic violence programs. See more of WCADVs materials on Children and Youth at: http://www.wcadv.org/ourwork/children-and-youth
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  • General Material
  • Training Tools
January 2011

Somewhere to Turn: Making Domestic Violence Services Accessible to Battered Immigrant Women - A 'How To' Manual For Battered Women's Advocates and Service Providers

Author(s): Leslye E. Orloff, Rachael Little
This manual addresses: the dynamics of domestic violence in immigrant families; ways to create agency-wide cultural competency training programs; multicultural approaches to shelter protocol development; recruiting and hiring multicultural staff; foreign language needs and helpful interviewing techniques for client intake sessions and meetings; ways to do outreach and collaboration with immigrant communities; and, descriptions of model programs.
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  • General Material
January 2011

Domestic Violence Counts 2010. A 24-hour census of domestic violence shelters and services

On September 15, 2010, 91 percent of identified domestic violence programs in the United States participated in the 2010 National Census of Domestic Violence Services. The results were published in this report.
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  • NRCDV Publications
  • General Material
November 2010

Domestic Violence and the Holidays: Understanding the Research

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. The 2010 version provides an analysis of the available data on the volume of request for domestic violence services during the holidays.