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April 2017

Vicarious Trauma Toolkit

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The VTT includes tools and resources tailored specifically to these fields that provide the knowledge and skills necessary for organizations to address the vicarious trauma needs of their staff.
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May 2013

Vision 21: Transforming Victim Services Final Report

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This Final Report provides a set of findings and broad recommendations, informed by stakeholder forums and literature reviews, that form a framework for strategic, transformative change. It outlines ways the field can overcome the obstacles it faces and change how it meets victims' needs and addresses those who perpetrate crime.
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Through Our Eyes: Children, Violence, and Trauma

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This online video series addresses the needs of children exposed to violence and victimization. The series includes a public awareness video in which victims discuss the effects of the violence and trauma they experienced; and three topic-specific videos detailing evidence-based treatment, child advocacy strategies, and community-based approaches to help those affected.
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September 2012

National Victim Assistance Academy Resource Paper: Human Trafficking

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This Resource Paper is part of a series of foundation-level training documents. This paper includes statistics, definitions, impact/effects on victims, effective responses, and additional information designed to educate entry-level professionals and volunteers.
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SART Toolkit: Resources for Sexual Assault Response Teams

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This toolkit is a collection of resources for communities that are considering building a SART (Sexual Assault Response Team) or those that want to improve their existing coordinated response to victims of sexual assault. Effective SARTs leverage the knowledge that each component of the multidisciplinary team brings to the response. By using the tools in this resource, and by working with the strengths of each agency, SARTs are able to provide a coordinated response to ensure the needs of victims are met.
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OVC Technical Assistance Guides

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The guides have since been adapted for use by other grantees and organizations that provide programs for victims of any type of crime. The guides include:
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Strengthening Sexual Assault Victims' Right to Privacy

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This document provides practical assistance to statewide sexual assault coalitions and rape crisis centers to help them maintain victim confidentiality, addressing common challenges, providing core concepts, and offering practical tips for improving confidential services to victims of sexual violence.
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April 2008

First Response to Victims of Crime: A Guidebook for Law Enforcement Officers

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This guide book offers user-friendly information for law enforcement on how to respond to a wide range of victims. It attempts to highlight the most salient issues involved for victims of certain crimes and for certain populations of victims.
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Victimization of Elderly, Chapter 14

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Types of abuse described here include domestic and sexual violence. The document also presents community resources, supportive services, and collaborative efforts that are available for older abuse survivors and their families.
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April 2001

Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Programs: Improving the Community Response to Sexual Assault Victims

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This Bulletin provides an anecdotal look at how U.S. SANE programs are impacting sexual assault victims, service practice, and communities.
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Directory of Training and Technical Assistance Resources for Anti- Human Trafficking Task Forces and Service Providers

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Developed by the Office for Victims of Crime and the Bureau of Justice Assistance, this directory is an excellent resource for practitioners and task forces seeking to expand and enhance their knowledge of anti-human trafficking practices.
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Latinas and Sexual Violence

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This fact sheet addresses cultural and linguistic considerations for improving outreach into Latin@ communities with a special focus on Latinas. It promotes greater awareness of the barriers to services that Latina victims face and tools for removing those barriers.