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Sexual Violence Against Asian and Pacific Islander Women Training Manual

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This training manual describes the different types of sexual violence perpetrated against Asian and Pacific Islander women. Skits and discussion questions are included to help advocates understand sexual violence in vulnerable populations.
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Working with Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Youth

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TGNC youth often face severe discrimination and harassment in schools. This resource addresses problems ranging from lack of gender-neutral bathrooms to confidentiality, with specific recommendations for addressing each problem in a school setting.
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Medical Providers' Guide to Managing the Care of Domestic Violence Patients within a Cultural Context

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This manual recognizes the impact of culture on patient-doctor communication, particularly when discussing domestic violence. The manual provides guidelines for health care providers to effectively screen culturally diverse patients for domestic violence.
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Effective Victim Interviewing: Helping Victims Retrieve and Disclose Memories of Sexual Assault

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The purpose of a law enforcement interview with a sexual assault victim is to help them: (1) remember details about their sexual assault, and (2) share those details with investigators. The investigator’s role is then to document this information and evaluate it within the context of the entire investigation. This module offers a brief overview of the scientific research on stress, trauma, and memory, as well as the unique dynamics of sexual assault.
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Making the Connection: Intimate Partner Violence and Public Health

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This document provides an introduction to basic prevention concepts by exploring the public health approach, two classification systems, a planning tool used to develop more comprehensive initiatives, and the importance of understanding terminology. It addresses the topics of women's health, mental health and substance abuse, family planning, STIs and HIV, perinatal programs, breastfeeding, child and adolescent health, and injury and violence prevention.
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Circle of 6

While this mobile application was originally designed for college students to prevent sexual violence, it’s helpful for teenagers, parents, friends, and communities seeking to foster healthy relationships and safety.
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Reproductive Justice 101: A Select History

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This Reproductive Justice 101 interactive timeline - from 1654 onward - is a great tool for starting dialogues within organizations about the issue.
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Working with a Deaf Survivor: A Resource Guide

This manual provides guidance for domestic violence advocates in working with survivors who are Deaf or hard of hearing. It offers tips for effective communication and collaboration with disability rights advocates and organizations. For additional resources, see the Vermont NetworkÍs page on Hearing Accommodations.
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Timeline of Important Reproductive Freedom Cases Decided by the Supreme Court

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This webpage lists major Supreme Court cases dealing with reproductive freedom – specifically, the right to contraception, the right to abortion, and the right to bear a child - through 2007.
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Police Brutality Against Women of Color and Trans People of Color: A Critical Intersection of Gender Violence and State Violence

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This fact sheet analyzes the intersections of race, gender identity, state violence, and gender-based violence.
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First Steps to Building an IDA Project in Native Communities

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This brief document presents an overview of the challenges and considerations when creating an IDA program with Native American communities.
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National Survey of Teen Dating Violence Laws

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Each state treats young victims of dating abuse differently, but not all ways are equal. loveisrespect conducted a nationwide review of state laws and found common trends, both positive and negative, that directly impact the protection of teens.