It’s safe to say that the experts see benefits in having those who have experienced trauma write about the thoughts and feelings surrounding those events. For people currently experiencing IPV, journaling about events at home can help create a record of what has been happening which can later be used to help support claims of abuse.
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Young people have always been on the front lines of our social justice movements, pushing us to be bolder and more innovative. This TA Question of the Month offers some key considerations for forming and sustaining a youth advisory board for your domestic violence organization.
Native women have been on the receiving end of many injustices. These injustices include homelessness and various forms of physical and sexual violence. Native women experience high rates of homelessness. Native women also have the highest rate of domestic violence and rape of any group of women. To support Native survivors, we must understand the historical context of their experiences.
Writing in plain language is a tool to advance racial equity. It is an important step in dismantling white supremacy practices and anti-Blackness. When we move away from plain language and towards complicated wording and discipline-specific language, we prioritize people who already work in our field, and for whom English as a first language. When we use plain language, we center language access and justice.
Gender-based violence organizations have a responsibility and an opportunity to support the survivors on their staff on their healing journey by creating survivor-centered workplaces that help staff stay employed and support their financial security and long-term safety. In the November TAQ, guest authors from FreeFrom outline actionable recommendations for how organizations can start building survivor-centered workplaces.
The National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (NRCDV), National AI/AN Women’s Resource Center (NIWRC) and the Alaska Native Women’s Resource Center (AKNWRC) convened a workgroup of gender-based violence and housing advocates from Indian country to reflect on the needs of AI/AN survivors. This TAQ outlines some of the needs identified in the workgroup.