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The results displayed below have been grouped first by VAWnet Special Collections - containing our most highly valued resources - then by individual related materials. Refine your search by category, types, author and/or publisher using the options provided. Sort by date published, date added, or alphabetically. For assistance in locating a resource, use our online contact form.
Results displayed are grouped first by VAWnet Special Collections then by individual related materials. For assistance in locating a resource, use our online contact form.
total results: 229  | date published date added a-z

Special Collection

Special Collection
November 2017

Serving Trans and Non-Binary Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence

Author(s):
Despite the fact that people who identify as trans or non-binary experience violence at alarming rates, there are still significant gaps in services for these survivors of domestic and sexual violence. This collection supports advocates and agencies seeking to provide accessible, sensitive, and relevant services that are inclusive to survivors of all genders.
Special Collection
April 2014

Violence in the Lives of the Deaf or Hard of Hearing

Author(s):
This Special Collection offers information regarding the experiences and needs of individuals who are Deaf or hard of hearing and have experienced abuse. The purpose of this collection is to: 1) increase victim advocates' knowledge and understanding of Deaf culture, 2) provide resources to assist helping professionals in direct service work with Deaf individuals, and 3) highlight best practices for addressing domestic and sexual violence in the Deaf community.
Special Collection
April 2013

Trauma-Informed Domestic Violence Services: Developing Collaborations and Increasing Access (Part 3 of 3)

The third of a 3-part collection, which also includes Understanding the Framework and Approach (PART 1 of 3), and Building Program Capacity (PART 2 of 3), PART 3 provides resources for building collaboration to ensure that survivors and their children have access to culture-, DV- and trauma-informed mental health and substance abuse services.
Special Collection
January 2013

NRCDV Access Initiative: Documenting Our Progress Towards Greater Accessibility

Author(s):
Be the change we wish to see in the world. That is just what the staff of the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (NRCDV) had in mind when we launched the “Access Initiative” in 2006. The Initiative represented NRCDV’s organizational commitment –as an employer, service provider, and community member—to individuals with disabilities and accessibility in general. “The Access Initiative not only made me a better TA Provider, but also a better person.” - NRCDV staff member, 2013

Materials

Materials
  • General Material
  • Training Tools
July 2020

Coffee and Conversation: When Black Women Seek Help

Publisher(s):
This webinar from Ujima, Inc. explores the many different avenues or systems that Black women may engage when addressing the intersecting forms of violence in their lives. Presenters from different service sectors discuss the ways in which advocates in those fields can be more culturally humble, trauma-informed, and responsive to the needs and realities of Black women survivors.
Materials
  • General Material
June 2020

Helping Those Who Help Others: Key Findings from a Comprehensive Needs Assessment of the Crime Victims Field

Author(s): Publisher(s):
This report summarizes the main findings and crosscutting themes and outlines findings from the National Resource Center for Reaching Victims' needs assessment, offering strategies to support the crime victims field’s goal of reaching more people and closing service gaps. 
Materials
  • General Material
  • NRCDV Publications
  • Training Tools
June 2020

WEBINAR: Enhancing Services to Male Survivors Series: Changing the Narrative

Author(s): Publisher(s):
In part one of the Enhancing Services to Male Survivors Series, presenters engage in a discussion about including a gender-conscious philosophical framework for enhanced services to male survivors of domestic violence that links to and builds upon the historical roots of the movement against gender-based violence and is consistent with anti-discrimination laws and related grant conditions.
Materials
  • General Material
  • NRCDV Publications
May 2020

How can domestic violence programs best serve survivors?

Author(s): Publisher(s):
In 2014, the Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence joined with other state domestic and sexual violence coalitions and national partners in exploratory conversations about the nature and future of our work. In NRCDV's May 2020 TA Question of the Month, guest writer Colleen Yeakle explores ICADV's findings and next steps.
Materials
  • General Material
May 2020

COVID-19 Impact Briefs

Publisher(s):
The National Resource Center for Reaching Victims conducted a series of listening sessions to unearth the impact the COVID-19 health crisis is having on underserved victims of crime and better resource the crime victim services field to respond to those needs. This series of impact briefs summarizes key findings.
Materials
  • General Material
  • NRCDV Publications
January 2020

How can domestic violence advocates better serve Muslim women in shelter?

Author(s): Publisher(s):
As domestic violence shelters build capacity to serve diverse populations and strive to become culturally competent, it is important for advocates to understand how they can have a direct impact on the outcome of the survivor’s path. In NRCDV's January 2020 TA Question of the Month, guest writer Saman Quraeshi offers strategies for supporting Muslim women in shelter.
Materials
  • General Material
  • Training Tools
February 2019

Protection Orders and Working with People with Disabilities

Publisher(s):
This tip sheet is a tool that attorneys, advocates, and others can familiarize themselves with common types of disabilities, the unique barriers people with those disabilities may experience in the protection order office, and strategies for overcoming those barriers that attorneys and advocates can implement in their work.
Materials
  • General Material
January 2019

Strategies for Supporting Bicultural and Bilingual Staff

Publisher(s):
It is important to provide meaningful access to services for all survivors, including taking steps to ensure access for individuals with limited English proficiency (LEP). This Technical Assistance Bulletin offers strategies for supporting bicultural and bilingual staff.