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Special Collection

Special Collection
June 2013

Domestic Violence and Religion

This special collection outlines how faith leaders from many different spiritual communities can become effective allies in the prevention and intervention of domestic violence in their communities.

Materials

Materials
  • General Material
  • Training Tools
January 2016

Domestic Violence Outreach: Domestic Violence Resource Manual

Publisher(s):
The Domestic Violence Resource Manual is an online resource compiled by the Family Ministries Archdiocese of Chicago. This Manual is a collection of information from a variety of sources available to the general public free of charge. Setting Up a Domestic Violence Ministry is a section within the manual, and it provides information on needed steps to forming a domestic violence ministry, background reading, tips related to incoming calls to the Parish and how to keep track of calls, among others.
Materials
  • NRCDV Publications
  • General Material
December 2015

Domestic Violence and the Holidays: Beyond Resolutions, Envisioning Your Future

Author(s): Publisher(s):
As we naturally reflect on the year that has passed, questions may arise about how to set and achieve life goals and envision the short- and long-term future. This Technical Assistance Guidance explores the New Year’s holiday as an opportunity for domestic violence programs to engage in positive visioning with advocates and survivors.
Materials
  • General Material
  • NRCDV Publications
May 2015

How can I assist survivors of Jewish faith in overcoming obstacles to obtaining a religious divorce (“Get”)?

Author(s): Publisher(s):
A get is a document needed to terminate a marriage between two Jewish people and certifies the fact that each individual is now free to remarry in accordance with Jewish law. NRCDV's May 2015 TA Question of the Month provides guidance on assisting Jewish survivors of domestic violence through the process of obtaining a get.
Materials
January 2015

Smiling Mind

Publisher(s):
This mobile app provides meditation tools for people 7 years or older.
Materials
  • General Material
  • NRCDV Publications
December 2014

How can I talk about healthy sexuality in conservative, religious communities?

Author(s): Publisher(s):
Increasing individual knowledge about sex and sexuality is a key piece of the sexual violence prevention puzzle, so it’s important to find ways to engage all members of your community. NRCDV's December 2014 TA Question of the Month offers strategies for engaging religious communities in sexual violence prevention efforts.
Materials
  • NRCDV Publications
  • General Material
November 2014

Domestic Violence and the Holidays: Promoting Wellness and Managing Stress

Publisher(s):
This Technical Assistance Guidance is intended to help domestic violence programs create the organizational support needed to better respond to the wellness needs of shelter staff during the holiday season.
Materials
  • General Material
September 2014

If You Care about Religious Freedom, You Should Care about Reproductive Justice

Publisher(s):
This fact sheet outlines why health care providers should not deny women access to needed health care services, reproductive justice & religious freedom, why employers should not use their religious beliefs to deny women insurance coverage of health care services, why religious freedom should not include the freedom to discriminate against women, and how you can support reproductive justice and religious liberty values.
Materials
  • General Material
January 2014

Confidentiality and Mandatory Reporting: A Clergy Dilemma?

Author(s): Publisher(s):
There is increasing controversy surrounding the issue of mandatory reporting by clergy of physical or sexual abuse of children and the privilege of confidentiality within the pastoral role. Some clergy perceive the expectation of mandatory reporting of child abuse by helping professionals to be in direct conflict with their pastoral role. When state law requires clergy (along with all other helping professionals) to report suspected child abuse, some clergy feel that they face a dilemma.
Materials
  • NRCDV Publications
  • General Material
December 2013

Domestic Violence and the Holidays: Cultural Sensitivity During the Holiday Season

Publisher(s):
The holiday season (defined here as the time period beginning the week of Thanksgiving through New Year's Day) can present both opportunities and challenges for survivors and advocates in shelter. This Technical Assistance Guidance discusses some issues to consider as programs work with survivors and their families during this time of year. Offering a range of supportive programing can increase the chances that residents will have a positive shelter experience. Included are practical, cost-effective interventions, which may be easily adopted at any shelter program.
Materials
  • General Material
  • NRCDV Publications
July 2013

As an advocate at a secular program, how can I support and validate the religious beliefs and spiritual needs of survivors?

Publisher(s):
Many survivors of domestic and sexual violence experience religion, faith, and/or spirituality as distinctive elements of their identity and personal lives, and may wish to mobilize resources rooted in their belief systems in their journey towards safety, solace, and support. NRCDV's July 2013 TA Question of the Month provides guidance on how advocates in secular programs can support this.
Materials
  • General Material
January 2013

Can Forgiveness Play a Role in Criminal Justice?

Author(s): Publisher(s):
This article describes how parents of a domestic violence victim (Ann) coped with her murder by her boyfriend (Conor) and ultimately used the process of restorative justice (controversial in domestic violence cases) to find forgiveness with the help of their strong religious beliefs and religious support system.