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Family Violence Quality Assessment Tool for Primary Care Offices

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The tool may be used to assess family violence efforts in primary care practices at the beginning and intermittently (every 6 months, every year, every few years) when focusing on family violence as a quality improvement goal. It is meant to be a tool for identifying deficiencies and so that they can be remedied and the care to patients living with violence and abuse can be improved.
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Rompiendo el Silencio: Manual de entrenamiento para activistas, consejeras y organizadoras Latinas

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Este manual ofrece información básica y esencial sobre nuestros derechos, el funcionamiento del sistema de protección para sobrevivientes de la violencia doméstica, y como trabajar para sobrepasar las barreras que existen en la sociedad que impiden que inmigrantes sobrevivientes de la violencia doméstica obtengan la protección necesaria contra el abuso. Asimismo, propone estrategias sobre cãmo organizarse, cãmo trabajar en grupo, cãmo lograr que el grupo perdure, cãmo empezar nuestra propia agencia de servicios, y cãmo negociar y moverse en el sistema.
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Attorney General's Annual Report to Congress and Assessment of U.S. Government Activities to Combat Trafficking in Persons for Fiscal Year 2014

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This report describes the U.S. governments comprehensive campaign to combat TIP during Fiscal Year (FY) 2014, including efforts to carry out the 3P strategy to (1) protect victims by providing benefits and services; (2) investigate and prosecute human trafficking crimes; and (3) prevent further trafficking-related crimes. The report features an assessment of U.S. government activities based on improvements since the last annual report and recommendations made by agencies for further improvement during FY 2015.
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Individual Development Accounts

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This document, in Q&A format, explains the basics of IDAs and is written for consumers. Eligibility, selecting a program, and general differences between programs are covered.
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Working Definition of Allyship: The Handout

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Allyship is an active, consistent, and arduous practice of unlearning and re-evaluating, in which a person holding systemic power seeks to end oppressions in solidarity with a group of people who are systemically disempowered. This handout from the Oregon Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence offers guidance on practicing allyship.
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TANF Education and Training Resources

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This site highlights states that have created successful education and training programs using the TANF program and includes recommendations for federal policies on education and training within the TANF program.
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The Premium Tax Credit - The Basics

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This IRS website provides basic information on eligibility for the premium tax credit, reporting changes in circumstance to the marketplace, and claiming the credit on federal tax returns. The website also links to IRS publications, regulations, and notices related to the premium tax credit.
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U Visa for Domestic Violence Crimes

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This brief provides general information about the process of applying for U visa.
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So You Want to Talk About Race

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In So You Want to Talk About Race, Ijeoma Oluo guides readers of all races through subjects ranging from intersectionality and affirmative action to "model minorities" in an attempt to make the seemingly impossible possible: honest conversations about race and racism, and how they infect almost every aspect of American life.
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Empowering Teens in Relationships: Respect & Bodily Autonomy for All

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In the U.S., one in three teens experiences dating violence (TDV) – meaning their partner uses behaviors like physical violence, gaslighting, digital harassment, and stalking to gain and maintain control over them. This resource is designed to help parents, caregivers, community members, and professionals support and empower teens by exploring the under-recognized intersection between violence prevention and body liberation and providing dozens of suggestions for a variety of situations.
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Overcoming Inadmissibility for U Visa applicants

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This paper provides information and strategies for applying for U visa application waivers.
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The Sexual Abuse to Prison Pipeline: The Girls’ Story

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This report explores the sexual abuse to prison pipeline in which girls are arrested and incarcerated after they are sexually abused by mapping out key points in the pipeline.