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January 2019

Why Faith Matters: Responding to Sexual Violence and Abuse: A Handbook for Advocates and Allies

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Spirituality and religion may be essential aspects of a victim's/ survivor's life and identity. This handbook, written for advocates, addresses key questions and issues that may arise in the aftermath of sexual violence and abuse and offers ways for advocates and allies to support survivors.
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January 2019

APA Issues First-Ever Guidelines for Practice with Men and Boys

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This article contains guidelines to help psychologists specifically work with men and boys. It emphasizes how traditional masculinity is psychologically harmful and that socializing boys to suppress their emotions causes damage that echoes both inwardly and outwardly.
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  • Training Tools
September 2018

Recommendations for Suicide Prevention Hotlines on Responding to Intimate Partner Violence

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Developed by experts at the National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health, this document provides guidance for suicide prevention crisis centers on recognizing and responding to intimate partner violence (IPV) in the context of suicide prevention and other crisis calls.
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January 2018

Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) Toolkit

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The SART Toolkit is available for local, multi-disciplinary teams working on sexual assault cases. This toolkit is a source for information and resources related to working as a team, responding to sexual assault, starting a SART, engaging your community, and much more.
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  • Training Tools
October 2017

Enhanced Safety Planning for Immigrant Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence

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This webinar offers guidance for advocates on how to help immigrant survivors become aware of their rights; identify immigration remedies for victims, including special VAWA provisions around confidentiality; prepare enhanced safety plans for immigrant survivors; and increase meaningful access to services for immigrants and survivors with limited English proficiency.
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October 2017

First Responders: Support for Pregnant Survivors of Abuse or Rape During Disasters

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This fact sheet covers the intersection of abuse and pregnancy, specific challenges and barriers to reporting violent incidents during disasters, what first responders need to know about pregnant survivors of abuse, and ways they can be of help.
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August 2017

National Best Practices for Sexual Assault Kits: A Multidisciplinary Approach

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These best practices emphasize the use of collaborative, victim-centered, and multidisciplinary approaches to improve evidence collection and preservation, increase consistency and provide uniformity for the prioritization and transferal of evidence, enhance laboratory process efficiencies for DNA testing, and advance investigative practices and agency protocols.
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July 2017

Part of the Solution: Gender-Integrated Sexual Assault Support Groups

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Widespread practices of holding only single-gender support groups deprive many transgender, non-binary, and male survivors of opportunities to benefit from these core services. This webinar outlines ways that advocates can create more inclusive sexual assault support groups and extend services to more survivors.
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  • NRCDV Publications
July 2017

Serving Male-Identified Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence

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This paper offers guideposts for responding to the needs of male-identified victims of intimate partner violence. It is meant to be a resource to foster meaningful dialogue around supporting inclusive services for all victims and survivors seeking safety and healing.
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May 2017

Domestic Violence Counts 2016: A 24-hour census of domestic violence shelters and services

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For the eleventh consecutive year, on September 14, 2016, NNEDV conducted a one-day unduplicated count of adults and children seeking domestic violence services in the United States. This annual census documents the number of individuals who sought services in a single 24-hour period, as well as the types of services requested, the number of service requests that went unmet due to a lack of resources, and the issues and barriers that domestic violence programs face as they strive to provide services to victims of domestic violence.
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April 2017

Integrating Transgender Survivors into Shelter and Support Groups

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Traditionally, these services have been restricted to non-transgender women or they have been sex-segregated, excluding male survivors (transgender and non-transgender) or individuals who do not identify within the gender binary (as male or female). A growing number of shelters and support groups affirm that inclusion of survivors of all genders is much easier than some may think.