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eNewsletter – October/November 2011

Monday, October 03, 2011

OCTOBER IS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH

In this eNewsletter, we draw attention to new resources and events to support your prevention and awareness efforts during DVAM and throughout the year! The 2011 Campaign in a Box (Just add heart and spirit!) includes a collection of sample materials that can be customized for individual use, educational webinars, and other useful tools to enhance your prevention and awareness efforts.

Resources

Utilizing Social Media – How to Post, Tweet, and Share: Includes 3 webinar recordings – Writing for the Web, Utilizing Social Media to Engage the Community, and Case Study – The Red Pump Project.

Engaging the Press – What to Say and How: Features the webinar recording, Media Advocacy: Getting Our Issues in the News.

Sheltering Animals and Families Together: This webinar recording features the Sheltering Animals and Families Together Program (SAF-T Program).

Events
Register now for these free events sponsored by the NRCDV!

National Call of Unity: Tuesday, October 4 at 3pm Eastern/12 Pacific

BlogTalkRadio: Exploring Youth-Driven Prevention Campaigns: Tuesday, October 11 at 3pm Eastern/12 Pacific – Sharing stories and lessons from the development and implementation of campaigns emphasizing peace and respect for youth in Alaska and Florida.

Twitter Town Hall: How can we make “healthy relationships” cool for youth?: Wednesday, October 19 at 3pm Eastern/12 Pacific – Sharing strategies and lessons on the use of language and generational accessibility.

BlogTalkRadio: Successful Collaborations to Help Runaway/Homeless Youth: Thursday, October 20 at 3:30pm Eastern/12:30 Pacific – Forging successful and sustainable collaborations amongst the RHY and anti-violence fields.

BlogTalkRadio: Engage Print Online Media to Your Advantage: Friday, October 21 at 3pm Eastern/12 Pacific – Using traditional and new social media outlets to engage constituents, donors, survivors, and allies to get your message of anti-violence out to the community.


LITTLE VOICES, BIG TRUTHS

New online training gives children of domestic violence a voice.

Honor Our Voices is a new online learning module created by the Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse and the Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare, both at the University of Minnesota, with support from the Avon Foundation. The purpose of the project is to present children’s perspectives of violence while providing key issues and promising practices in working with children exposed to domestic violence.

The Honor Our Voices training revolves around the diaries of three children. Their diaries are composites of real life stories and events of children exposed to domestic violence. Users will be able to page through each of the three diaries at their own pace while exploring interactive audio and visual highlights and learning how to respond to children of different ages.


NEW ONLINE LEARNING TOOL

Marital Rape Online Learning Tool by the National Sexual Violence Resource Center for VAWnet, the National Online Resource Center on Violence Against Women (September 2011)

This 30 minute online learning tool is adapted from the Applied Research Paper, Marital Rape: New research and directions by Raquel Kennedy Bergen. Participants will learn the definition, risk factors, and effects of marital rape and will be able to identify potential intervention strategies.


NEW SPECIAL COLLECTIONS

Sexual Violence in the Military (September 2011) addresses sexual violence against military service members, defines Military Sexual Trauma (MST), and offers resources (including information on current policy, procedures, legislation, and litigation) to support the prevention of and response to sexual violence as it impacts service members and veterans in the United States.

Building Collaborations Between Healthy Marriage & Relationship Education and Domestic Violence Programs (September 2011) explores the the overlapping and complementary goals of the HMRE and DV fields, offering resources in support of building bridges in order to effectively address and respond to domestic violence and promote safe and healthy relationships.


TA QUESTIONS OF THE MONTH

October 2011: What do I need to consider when hosting a survivor speaker at my domestic violence awareness event?

…it is important to leave a legacy… of not being afraid to tell the truth… we must pass this on to our children rather than a legacy of fear and victimization.” ~ SONIA SANCHEZ, Black Women Writers at Work

Check out this month’s question to learn about considerations when hosting survivor speakers at your awareness events for DVAM and throughout the year.

September 2011: Is there a link between eating disorders and sexual violence?

When a person is forced, coerced, or manipulated into any unwanted sexual activity, she or he may experience a variety of thoughts, feelings and reactions. While each person’s response to sexual violence is unique, there are some common responses that many people report in the course of their healing. In addition to feelings of guilt or shame, changes in sleeping patterns and flashbacks to the event, many people report eating disorders (NSVRC, 2010).

Check out the September question to share your ideas on how to begin a conversation on media literacy and positive body image.


RECENT ADDITIONS

View all recent additions to the VAWnet library. Highlights include…

Addressing “The Ultimate Insult”: Responding to women experiencing intimate partner sexual violence by Jill Duncan and Dr. Deborah Western for the Australian Domestic and Family Violence Clearinghouse (February 2011)

Use Of Victim Service Agencies By Victims Of Serious Violent Crime, 1993-2009 by Lynn Langton for the US Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics (August 2011)

Youth Activist Prevention Toolkit by the Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence (FCADV) Youth Advisory Board (August 2011)

Preventing Child Sexual Abuse Online Resource Collection by the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (2011)

Monsters in the Closet by the Verizon Foundation and the National Domestic Violence Hotline (August 2011)

Supporting Parenting in Shelter Webinar by Margaret Hobart for the Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence (May 19, 2011)

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