Research &amp; Statistics Content Topic Results https://vawnet.org/ en Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Other Tax Credits https://vawnet.org/sc/earned-income-tax-credit-eitc-and-other-tax-credits <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Other Tax Credits</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/ckeene" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ckeene</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 08/12/2016 - 12:46</span> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://vawnet.org/sc/earned-income-tax-credit-eitc-and-other-tax-credits" data-a2a-title="Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Other Tax Credits"><a class="a2a_button_facebook"></a><a class="a2a_button_twitter"></a><a class="a2a_button_linkedin"></a><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share" href="https://www.addtoany.com/share#url=https%3A%2F%2Fvawnet.org%2Fsc%2Fearned-income-tax-credit-eitc-and-other-tax-credits&amp;title=Earned%20Income%20Tax%20Credit%20%28EITC%29%20and%20Other%20Tax%20Credits"></a></span> <div class="field field--name-field-featured-collection-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/sc_page/public/assets/images/PiggyBank-EITCcollection.jpg?itok=OA2DB0MO" width="399" height="366" alt="piggy bank" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-sc-page" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-published-date field--type-datetime field--label-inline clearfix"> <div class="field__label">Published</div> <div class="field__item">January 31, 2022</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-author field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline clearfix"> <div class="field__label">Author(s)</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/author/shaina-goodman" hreflang="en">Shaina Goodman</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/author/marium-durrani" hreflang="en">Marium Durrani</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/author/breckan-erdman-winters" hreflang="en">Breckan Erdman Winters</a></div> </div> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=8095&amp;2=bookmark" token="EqsAljr_k5LHWv14Un3UN-nOs4vsxiJGFpbCXgPFw1U"></drupal-render-placeholder> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><hr /> <p><strong><em>With the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, taxes may not be at the top of your mind. Even if they are, you may not want to leave home for tax preparation help. For information on what you need to know to file your taxes in 2022, see the <a href="https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus-tax-relief-and-economic-impact-payments" target="_blank" title="https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus-tax-relief-and-economic-impact-payments">Coronavirus Tax Relief</a> page from the IRS.</em></strong></p> <hr /> <p>Over forty years ago, Congress authorized a federal tax credit program called the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). It was conceived as an incentive to "make work pay" by giving low-income workers a refund for a percentage of their earnings. Since its inception, the EITC has been heralded as one of the most successful anti-poverty strategies in the United States, and numerous other tax credit programs have followed. Today there are tax credit programs for low-income workers with children and other dependents and for individuals seeking higher education, as well as outreach efforts designed specifically for underserved populations.</p> <p>This collection highlights key resources for the EITC, the Child Tax Credit, Health Coverage Tax Credits, and others. It includes general information and fact sheets, reports and research, information about how tax credits affect eligibility for other federal benefits, resources to access state specific statistics and contact information, and resources specific to four underserved populations (domestic violence survivors, Native Americans, workers who are immigrants, and workers with disabilities). It also provides information on free tax preparation services across the country and ways to avoid predatory lending and tax services. Please <a href="http://www.nrcdv.org/contact-us/" target="_blank">contact the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence</a> with comments, questions, or suggestions for new additions to this collection.</p> <p>This Special Collection draws heavily from the work of the <a href="https://www.cbpp.org/" target="_blank">Center on Budget and Policy Priorities</a>, one of the nation's premier policy organizations working at the federal and state levels on fiscal policy and public programs that affect low- and moderate-income families and individuals.</p> <p>Special thanks to Anna Melbin, Founder of Catalyst Consulting and Training, for originally developing this collection in partnership with the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (NRCDV) in 2012, and to former NRCDV staff Shaina Goodman and Marium Durrani for their contributions. This collection is updated annually with new information and resources.</p> </div> Fri, 12 Aug 2016 16:46:41 +0000 ckeene 8095 at https://vawnet.org Identifying and Preventing Gender and Intersectional Bias in Law Enforcement Responses to Domestic and Sexual Violence https://vawnet.org/sc/identifying-and-preventing-gender-and-intersectional-bias-law-enforcement-responses-domestic-and <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Identifying and Preventing Gender and Intersectional Bias in Law Enforcement Responses to Domestic and Sexual Violence</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/berdman" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">berdman</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 04/05/2019 - 11:13</span> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://vawnet.org/sc/identifying-and-preventing-gender-and-intersectional-bias-law-enforcement-responses-domestic-and" data-a2a-title="Identifying and Preventing Gender and Intersectional Bias in Law Enforcement Responses to Domestic and Sexual Violence"><a class="a2a_button_facebook"></a><a class="a2a_button_twitter"></a><a class="a2a_button_linkedin"></a><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share" href="https://www.addtoany.com/share#url=https%3A%2F%2Fvawnet.org%2Fsc%2Fidentifying-and-preventing-gender-and-intersectional-bias-law-enforcement-responses-domestic-and&amp;title=Identifying%20and%20Preventing%20Gender%20and%20Intersectional%20Bias%20in%20Law%20Enforcement%20Responses%20to%20Domestic%20and%20Sexual%20Violence"></a></span> <div class="field field--name-field-featured-collection-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/sc_page/public/assets/images/GenderBiasPolicing-img.jpg?itok=tyvjsoll" width="399" height="366" alt="COURAGE venn diagram" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-sc-page" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-published-date field--type-datetime field--label-inline clearfix"> <div class="field__label">Published</div> <div class="field__item">January 14, 2022</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-author field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline clearfix"> <div class="field__label">Author(s)</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/author/carrie-bettinger-lopez" hreflang="en">Carrie Bettinger-Lopez </a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/author/rosie-hidalgo" hreflang="en">Rosie Hidalgo</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/author/olivia-garcia" hreflang="en">Olivia Garcia</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/author/renu-sara-nargund" hreflang="en">Renu Sara Nargund</a></div> </div> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=10755&amp;2=bookmark" token="p8g9ZB7CRfWjCUYw3D3db3bYlU64xQs29pLVHsSNLzo"></drupal-render-placeholder> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>This special collection is a product of the <a href="http://www.law.miami.edu/courage">COURAGE in Policing Project</a>, jointly supported by the Human Rights Clinic at the University of Miami School of Law, Casa de Esperanza National Latin@ Network, and UN Women. [<em>Note:</em> Rosie Hidalgo contributed to the production of this Special Collection prior to January 2021, in her capacity as Senior Director of Public Policy, Casa de Esperanza (now Esperanza United).] The purpose of this special collection is to compile resources focused on improving the law enforcement responses to domestic violence and sexual assault.</p> <p>Domestic violence, sexual assault, and other forms of gender-based violence (GBV) are pandemics that are globally ubiquitous, despite decades of efforts to address these ills through public health, criminal justice, education, and social welfare sectors. Despite the devastating prevalence of GBV, the United Nations (UN) has reported that in most countries, less than 40% of women who experienced violence sought any sort of help, and of those, less than 10% sought help from the police (United Nations Statistics Division 2015). This reflects a profound mistrust of state systems whose frontline responders are usually law enforcement officers and whose purported mission is to protect and serve.<br /> <sdtpr></sdtpr></p> <p><sdtpr></sdtpr><sdt id="-849329248" sdttag="goog_rdk_11"></sdt></p> <p><sdtpr></sdtpr><sdt id="-248659207" sdttag="goog_rdk_13">The reasons behind the fraught relationship between survivors and law enforcement are complex. They range from a lack of effective trainings on responding to GBV and communicating with survivors, to the use of investigation and prosecution policies and practices that do not account for the effects of trauma on victims, to a lack of accountability mechanisms for misconduct, including GBV perpetrated by law enforcement officers themselves, to biases (gender, race, and otherwise) that are ingrained in the criminal legal system. These dynamics particularly impact survivors from marginalized or underserved communities, who often have a deep mistrust of the police. Recent surveys underscore the significance of gender, racial, and other forms of bias in police responses to GBV, and the effects of bias on how people engage with the criminal legal system. </sdt></p> <p><sdtpr></sdtpr><sdt id="1617409072" sdttag="goog_rdk_15"></sdt></p> <p><sdt id="-1753504965" sdttag="goog_rdk_19"><sdt id="-372778817" sdttag="goog_rdk_17">While law enforcement response is only one component of a comprehensive approach to GBV, it is a critical piece, particularly in the context of high-risk situations and when survivors seek to engage with the police. In 2011, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) began stepping up its investigations into discriminatory law enforcement responses to GBV in several cities and, in 2015, the DOJ published a Guidance entitled Identifying and Preventing Gender Bias in Law Enforcement Response to Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence (DOJ 2015). The Guidance, which articulates eight principles, was created to improve responses to GBV by the 18,000 law enforcement agencies (LEAs) across the U.S.</sdt></sdt></p> <p><sdt sdttag="goog_rdk_55"><sdt sdttag="goog_rdk_27">The guidance </sdt>provides a foundation for <sdt id="-276724540" sdttag="goog_rdk_28">considering how law enforcement can </sdt>improv<sdt id="-1488783468" sdttag="goog_rdk_29">e </sdt>responses to survivors<sdt id="-1415928366" sdttag="goog_rdk_31">, </sdt><sdt id="-202795846" sdttag="goog_rdk_32">women</sdt><sdt id="365257681" sdttag="goog_rdk_34"> and </sdt><sdt id="1621034115" sdttag="goog_rdk_35">girls</sdt><sdt id="1503396647" sdttag="goog_rdk_37"> of color, and people from historically exploited and vulnerable communities, including </sdt><sdt id="-1259291502" sdttag="goog_rdk_38">lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT</sdt><sdt id="-1637713894" sdttag="goog_rdk_40">Q+</sdt><sdt id="-617761653" sdttag="goog_rdk_41">) individuals</sdt><sdt id="-1445536547" sdttag="goog_rdk_42">, who</sdt><sdt id="1946646915" sdttag="goog_rdk_43"> are disproportionately impacted by sexual assault and domestic violence. </sdt><sdt id="-715425319" sdttag="goog_rdk_45">Through eight sections (A-G), this collection offers resources for  identifying and preventing gender</sdt><sdt id="-507829370" sdttag="goog_rdk_47">, racial, and other forms of bias, especially for </sdt><sdt id="-597867441" sdttag="goog_rdk_48">underserved and marginalized survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.</sdt><sdt id="937865840" sdttag="goog_rdk_50"><sdt id="-365218683" sdttag="goog_rdk_51"> </sdt><sdt id="563067113" sdttag="goog_rdk_52" showingplchdr="t">     </sdt></sdt><sdt id="-1961255843" sdttag="goog_rdk_53"><sdt id="-742800771" sdttag="goog_rdk_54"></sdt></sdt></sdt></p> <p>We hope that this special collection will provide various perspectives and resources for advocates, law enforcement leaders, and others who are considering ways to improve law enforcement responses to gender-based violence, particularly in underserved or marginalized communities. Our hope is to expand and improve pathways to safety for survivors.</p> <p>We recognize that there are many unanswered questions that may come up for readers in the review of this special collection. These may include questions such as: how have advocates approached law enforcement issues? What is the historical impact of the work done by advocates? What is the ability of law enforcement to implement measurable and sustainable change? and how can law enforcement evaluate and correct itself at this point? While this special collection does not directly answer these questions, we recognize the importance of exploring these pertinent questions in future collections to better identify and prevent gender bias in the law enforcement response to sexual assault and domestic violence. We also acknowledge the need for rigorous evaluations of existing law enforcement training programs to bring greater accountability, enhance credibility, and bridge gaps in the program to ensure training effectiveness.</p> <p>In the future, the COURAGE project plans to develop a collection of resources highlighting the importance of different pathways to safety, particularly for survivors who want alternatives to the criminal legal system, such as “violence interruption” programs, restorative and transformative justice, collective healing, economic justice, and health and housing justice. We welcome your feedback and ideas.</p> <p>We approach this work with the intention of dismantling misogynist, anti-black and racist norms that are prevalent throughout U.S. society, including in the criminal legal system. Indeed, it is well understood that many survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault choose not to engage with the criminal legal system for a variety of reasons, including: a history of violence by law enforcement and other state agents against women, black and minority communities; fear of the immigration, child welfare, public assistance, and other consequences for survivors and their family members; deportation, exploitation, and a desire to protect one’s family from justice system involvement. Nonetheless, for the victims who do interact with the criminal legal system, the focus of this initiative is to make existing law enforcement systems more trauma-informed, survivor-centered, and accountable.</p> <p>While criminalization of individuals who inflict GBV has historically been viewed as a proxy for justice, advocates and scholars are proposing alternative frameworks, such as “violence interruption,” restorative justice, community justice, collective healing, economic justice, health and housing justice, and “police abolition.” We endorse these calls for increased research and investment in non-criminal approaches to preventing and responding to GBV, and we believe they are in line with a human rights-based, “due diligence” approach.</p> <p>While we must develop and embrace a long-term vision for safety, justice, and healing for survivors, we also believe that we must develop viable models to improve police response to GBV for the foreseeable future. For such a devastating and deadly problem, we must approach the problem in the here-and-now with tactical precision. This means investing in the alternative approaches outlined above, while insisting on improvements to the criminal legal system that currently exists. </p> <p>While the role of law enforcement will likely evolve in response to these crises, it remains an important system actor in the GBV context for the foreseeable future. It is thus critical that LEAs espouse and implement the following principles, expanding on the DOJ Guidance: accountability for officer-perpetrated GBV; trauma-informed interactions with survivors; effective investigation of GBV reports; and attention to intersecting forms of discrimination. Doing so will help prevent gender and other intersectional forms of bias, thereby improving responses to GBV and contributing to a safer world for all of us.</p> <p>The authors are grateful to colleagues from UN Women who contributed feedback and ideas to this special collection: Mirko Fernandez, Laura Capobianco, and Caroline Meenagh.</p> </div> Fri, 05 Apr 2019 15:13:06 +0000 berdman 10755 at https://vawnet.org Centering the Needs of Male-Identified Survivors of Domestic Violence https://vawnet.org/sc/centering-needs-male-identified-survivors-domestic-violence <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Centering the Needs of Male-Identified Survivors of Domestic Violence</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/berdman" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">berdman</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 01/22/2021 - 10:31</span> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://vawnet.org/sc/centering-needs-male-identified-survivors-domestic-violence" data-a2a-title="Centering the Needs of Male-Identified Survivors of Domestic Violence"><a class="a2a_button_facebook"></a><a class="a2a_button_twitter"></a><a class="a2a_button_linkedin"></a><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share" href="https://www.addtoany.com/share#url=https%3A%2F%2Fvawnet.org%2Fsc%2Fcentering-needs-male-identified-survivors-domestic-violence&amp;title=Centering%20the%20Needs%20of%20Male-Identified%20Survivors%20of%20Domestic%20Violence"></a></span> <div class="field field--name-field-featured-collection-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/sc_page/public/assets/images/MaleSurvivors-SCimage.jpg?itok=Df6aTQyX" width="399" height="366" alt="father and son" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-sc-page" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-published-date field--type-datetime field--label-inline clearfix"> <div class="field__label">Published</div> <div class="field__item">October 01, 2021</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-author field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline clearfix"> <div class="field__label">Author(s)</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/author/ivonne-ortiz" hreflang="en">Ivonne Ortiz</a></div> </div> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=11724&amp;2=bookmark" token="exemXjiyUZfn8cmKhEZZPPz1hV1BduLn8LbQaRreWPs"></drupal-render-placeholder> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><em>“An officer said to me, ‘She must be a really big woman, and stronger than you.’  Society doesn't believe men like me that go through things like these.” –  Male Survivor</em></p> <p>Developing services that meet the needs of all survivors of domestic violence (DV) requires that we center safety and all the voices of those that experience harm. Historically, domestic violence programs were born from the women’s liberation movement of the 1970’s to address the needs of female survivors. Overtime, it has come to be understood that anyone can be a victim of domestic violence regardless of race, ethnicity, class, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Currently, most domestic violence programs primarily provide services to women and children, who continue to represent the majority of victims seeking these services. At the same time, these programs struggle with the idea of integrating services to address male-identified victims across the lifespan. Both research and practice underscore the need to improve services to this group.</p> <p>While data shows that domestic violence disproportionately affects girls and women, boys, gay, bisexual, transmasculine and heterosexual men are also victims. In 2015, NRCDV conducted a series of listening sessions with male survivors; out of these conversations, we noted that one of the most significant barriers to accessing services was shame and stigma, including the pressure they felt as men to be strong and “keep everything together.” Male victims often fear that their complaints are not credible or that they will be blamed for the abuse if they tell anyone. Some re-counted that receiving non-residential services from a domestic violence (DV) program was not an option because of their gender.</p> <p><em>“I felt judged and not believed. You know men should be able to take care of their woman type of mentality.” – Male Survivor </em></p> <p>We have a long way to go to deepen our understanding of the specific challenges male victims continue to face. Society needs a broader concept of “male identity” to ensure accessibility to services and the promising practices developed by agencies serving them. Given this absence of information, it is especially critical to amplify the voices of male victims from historically marginalized communities, as well as the experiences and best practices of the advocates who work with them.</p> <p><em>“It’s hard…people don't believe you. I told one doctor my partner was beating me up and he immediately thought that I was gay. Society can’t believe that a woman can abuse a man.” – Male Survivor </em></p> <p><strong>About this collection:</strong></p> <p>This collection offers available resources for domestic violence service providers to enhance responses to male-identified survivors of domestic violence within their current service delivery models and within specialized community-driven programming and services.</p> <p>NRCDV has compiled resources that may offer helpful guidance for domestic violence programs that need to enhance their response to male-identified victims. See our related TA Guidance document, <a href="/material/serving-male-identified-survivors-intimate-partner-violence">Serving Male-Identified Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence</a>.</p> <hr /> <p><strong>A note about language:</strong></p> <p>Throughout this collection, we will be using the following terms interchangeably domestic violence (DV), intimate partner abuse (IPA), and intimate partner violence (IPV) to describe physical violence, sexual violence, stalking, or psychological harm by a current or former partner or spouse.</p> </div> Fri, 22 Jan 2021 15:31:08 +0000 berdman 11724 at https://vawnet.org Disaster and Emergency Preparedness and Response https://vawnet.org/sc/disaster-and-emergency-preparedness-and-response <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Disaster and Emergency Preparedness and Response</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/ckeene" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ckeene</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 08/11/2016 - 18:29</span> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://vawnet.org/sc/disaster-and-emergency-preparedness-and-response" data-a2a-title="Disaster and Emergency Preparedness and Response"><a class="a2a_button_facebook"></a><a class="a2a_button_twitter"></a><a class="a2a_button_linkedin"></a><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share" href="https://www.addtoany.com/share#url=https%3A%2F%2Fvawnet.org%2Fsc%2Fdisaster-and-emergency-preparedness-and-response&amp;title=Disaster%20and%20Emergency%20Preparedness%20and%20Response"></a></span> <div class="field field--name-field-featured-collection-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/sc_page/public/assets/images/2016-10/SCfeature-disaster.jpg?itok=1bqqO-uy" width="399" height="366" alt="sand bags to prepare for flood" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-sc-page" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-published-date field--type-datetime field--label-inline clearfix"> <div class="field__label">Published</div> <div class="field__item">March 23, 2020</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-author field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline clearfix"> <div class="field__label">Author(s)</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/author/patty-branco" hreflang="en">Patty Branco</a></div> </div> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=7999&amp;2=bookmark" token="WJnlHT3Hy4f8cqAzIKqQA8XnIf2rpsjpIGmULdE-2i0"></drupal-render-placeholder> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Although the body of research on post-disaster violence is limited, the available information from recent experiences has demonstrated that gender violence is a critical issue facing communities affected by disasters. Concerns about injuries, infectious diseases and the provision of basic needs often take precedence over the surveillance of violence in the aftermath of a disaster (<a href="http://www.who.int/violence_injury_prevention/publications/violence/violence_disasters.pdf" target="_blank">World Health Organization, 2005</a>). However, the data that is available underscore that women, in particular, become especially vulnerable to sexual and domestic violence in the chaos and social breakdown that follows a disaster (<a href="http://www.ncdsv.org/images/gfw_caughtinthestormimpactnaturaldisasterswomen_12-2005.pdf">Chew &amp; Ramdas, 2005</a>). For instance, the acute affordable housing shortage in the Gulf region following Katrina heightened women’s exposure to sexual violence -- many women and girls have had to “share accommodations with extended family members, acquaintances, or even in some cases, known former abusers, simply to have a place to call home” and “the resulting overcrowding has led to abuse specifically linked to the Katrina experience” (<a href="https://iwpr.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/D481.pdf">Jones-DeWeever, 2008, p. 2</a>).</p> <p>At the same time, disasters can also have a distinctly challenging impact on those individuals already traumatized by violence. Clearly, “natural and man-made disasters can greatly impact the health and well being of crime victims and the response they receive” (for example, the chaos that follows a disaster creates additional obstacles to survivors in reporting crimes, pursuing justice, and receiving support or assistance) (<a href="/material/victims-violence-times-disaster-or-emergency">West, 2006, p. 6</a>). In particular, survivors of violent crime can have a particularly hard time coping in the aftermath of a disaster because the shock, fear, anxiety, sudden loss of safety and the collapse of traditional support systems can trigger feelings and reactions from earlier traumas.</p> <hr /> <p><a href="/news/preventing-managing-spread-covid-19-within-domestic-violence-programs"><img alt="" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" height="312" src="/sites/default/files/assets/images/COVID-19Wide.png" width="1040" /></a></p> <blockquote>NRCDV has compiled <a href="/news/preventing-managing-spread-covid-19-within-domestic-violence-programs" target="_blank">resources</a> that may offer helpful guidance for domestic violence programs preparing for and responding to the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19). A wealth of information and recommendations have been developed and made widely available by the <a href="https://nnedv.org/latest_update/resources-response-coronavirus-covid-19/" target="_blank">National Network to End Domestic Violence</a>, <a href="https://www.futureswithoutviolence.org/get-updates-information-covid-19/" target="_blank">Futures Without Violence</a>, <a href="https://nhchc.org/clinical-practice/diseases-and-conditions/influenza/" target="_blank">National Health Center for the Homeless Council</a> and the <a href="https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/index.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fpreparing-individuals-communities.html" target="_blank">Centers for Disease Control and Prevention</a> (CDC) that can be adapted and used by community-based domestic violence programs.</blockquote> <hr /> <p><strong>About This Collection</strong></p> <p>This collection highlights the disproportionate vulnerability of women and children to domestic and sexual violence in disaster and emergency situations, and organizes information to help increase the safety and well being of those at higher risk for violence (or re-traumatization) during and after a major disaster or crisis. Note that the terms “disaster” and “emergency” are being used broadly to refer to major traumatic events and crisis situations that are either natural (e.g., hurricanes, earthquakes, tornados, etc.) or human-caused (e.g., massacres, terrorist attacks, etc.).</p> <p>Included in this collection are selected materials and resources -- many gender-informed -- that can be used by domestic and sexual violence organizations to increase their preparedness for and response to major disasters and emergencies. Also included is information developed for victims/survivors of domestic and sexual violence who are concurrently coping with trauma and stress after a natural disaster or major crisis. Special attention has been given to the issues faced by children in these situations. Links to several films and documentaries are offered as a tribute to the victims and survivors of those events as well as tools that advocates and activists may use in their educational and awareness programming. A list of organizations working directly or indirectly with disaster and emergency preparedness and response is included, including international and national relief efforts aiming at responding primarily to the needs of domestic and sexual violence survivors in the aftermath of a disaster.</p> <p>This special collection was developed by the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence in consultation with the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, the Alabama Coalition Against Domestic Violence, the Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence, and the Family Violence Prevention and Services Program Office of the Department of Health and Human Services.</p> <p><strong>A Final Note</strong></p> <p>It is important to note that despite the many challenges that women face in disaster situations, they have been -- everywhere -- playing crucial roles in the rebuilding of their communities. As Jones-DeWeever (<a href="https://iwpr.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/D481.pdf">2008, p. 5</a>) reports about the women of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast:</p> <p><em>They have been on the ground, from the very beginning, doing everything from trudging through the post-Katrina sludge, lending their sweat to the rescue and clean-up efforts, to organizing family, friends, and neighbors to push through seemingly impossible odds to make sure their communities were saved, and not erased from existence. They have done their part. They now deserve, at the very least, to have their voices heard, their needs addressed, and to be assured that future disasters will not replicate many of the horrors that they have in fact endured. Through their voices, we hope to learn, take those lessons to heart, and then properly plan for those disasters yet to come.</em></p> </div> Thu, 11 Aug 2016 22:29:18 +0000 ckeene 7999 at https://vawnet.org Preventing and Responding to Domestic Violence in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, or Queer (LGBTQ) Communities https://vawnet.org/sc/preventing-and-responding-domestic-violence-lesbian-gay-bisexual-transgender-or-queer-lgbtq <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Preventing and Responding to Domestic Violence in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, or Queer (LGBTQ) Communities</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/ckeene" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ckeene</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 08/11/2016 - 14:42</span> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://vawnet.org/sc/preventing-and-responding-domestic-violence-lesbian-gay-bisexual-transgender-or-queer-lgbtq" data-a2a-title="Preventing and Responding to Domestic Violence in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, or Queer (LGBTQ) Communities"><a class="a2a_button_facebook"></a><a class="a2a_button_twitter"></a><a class="a2a_button_linkedin"></a><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share" href="https://www.addtoany.com/share#url=https%3A%2F%2Fvawnet.org%2Fsc%2Fpreventing-and-responding-domestic-violence-lesbian-gay-bisexual-transgender-or-queer-lgbtq&amp;title=Preventing%20and%20Responding%20to%20Domestic%20Violence%20in%20Lesbian%2C%20Gay%2C%20Bisexual%2C%20Transgender%2C%20or%20Queer%20%28LGBTQ%29%20Communities"></a></span> <div class="field field--name-field-featured-collection-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/sc_page/public/assets/images/LGBTQSpecialCollection-img.jpg?itok=hswWLzsl" width="399" height="366" alt="rainbow mosaic" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-sc-page" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-published-date field--type-datetime field--label-inline clearfix"> <div class="field__label">Published</div> <div class="field__item">June 01, 2019</div> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=7959&amp;2=bookmark" token="MCnpGJ_gxuxd5uMGI77KcKvmFislOiTZLA2t-3vMNoM"></drupal-render-placeholder> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Although the U.S. has made exciting progress in recent years, from the passage of marriage equality to shifting culturally-held definitions of sex and gender, people who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, or Queer* (LGBTQ) continue to face widespread violence, harassment, and discrimination. While research is limited, the research that is available indicates that <a href="https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/pdf/cdc_nisvs_victimization_final-a.pdf">members of LGBTQ communities experience domestic and sexual violence at rates that are equal to or higher than non-LGBTQ people</a>, particularly when they hold additional marginalized identities, such as being a woman of color or an undocumented immigrant.</p> <p>And while they experience high rates of violence, LGBTQ survivors also often face significant barriers to safety and accessing services, such as historical over-incarceration and harassment by police, unintended outing, discrimination by service providers, and a lack of culturally responsive services that can result in revictimization. Additional layers of oppression often add to these barriers – the <a href="/material/2015-us-transgender-survey-report">2015 U.S. Transgender Survey (USTS)</a> found that “transgender people of color who completed the survey experienced deeper and broader forms of discrimination than white USTS respondents,” and although they experienced higher rates of interpersonal violence, Black respondents reported less comfort reaching out to police, medical professionals, and shelters for help. Additionally, the lack of LGBTQ-inclusive violence prevention efforts and healthy relationship programming in most communities results in low levels of awareness of the prevalence and impact of domestic and sexual violence in LGBTQ communities. This special collection is intended to help domestic violence organizations address these gaps in services for LGBTQ survivors.</p> <p>The information in this special collection offers an overview of research and resources that are currently available on preventing and responding to domestic violence within LGBTQ communities. Resources provided in this special collection are especially relevant to organizations and individuals who want to increase their capacity to provide culturally responsive intervention services to the LGBTQ survivors of domestic violence and to those who want to work with LGBTQ communities on prevention strategies.</p> <p>This special collection draws from the work of many leaders around the United States who focus specifically on the issue of domestic violence within LGBTQ communities. We want to specifically highlight the work on a national level that the <a href="https://avp.org/" target="_blank">National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs</a> (NCAVP), <a href="http://nwnetwork.org/" target="_blank">The Northwest Network</a>, the <a href="http://lgbtqipv.org/">National LGBTQ Institute on IPV</a>, <a href="http://tnlr.org/" target="_blank">The Network/La Red</a>, and <a href="https://forge-forward.org/">FORGE</a> have done in partnership with these communities. Additionally, a <a href="/sc/organizations-focused-dv-lgbtq-communities">list of organizations</a> working around the issue of domestic violence in LGBTQ communities is provided at the end of this special collection.</p> <p>Originally developed by the Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse, this collection was updated in 2019 by the National LGBTQ Institute on IPV in partnership with the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence. For more extensive information specific to transgender and non-binary survivors, see our <a href="/sc/serving-trans-and-non-binary-survivors-domestic-and-sexual-violence">Serving Trans and Non-Binary Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence</a> special collection. For access to additional academic and conceptual articles on LGBTQ IPV, please visit the <a href="https://www.zotero.org/groups/263455/lgbtq_institute_on_ipv?">LGBTQ Institute’s online Zotero library</a>.</p> <p><em>PLEASE NOTE: With any personal identity the language chosen by the individual to describe their identity is of the utmost importance. Language that one individual uses to describe their sexual or gender identity can be considered offensive to the next. Definitions for these identities are not fixed and are always changing in meaning, both in society and by individuals.</em></p> </div> Thu, 11 Aug 2016 18:42:40 +0000 ckeene 7959 at https://vawnet.org Preventing and Responding to Teen Dating Violence https://vawnet.org/sc/preventing-and-responding-teen-dating-violence <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Preventing and Responding to Teen Dating Violence</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/ckeene" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ckeene</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 08/10/2016 - 14:02</span> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://vawnet.org/sc/preventing-and-responding-teen-dating-violence" data-a2a-title="Preventing and Responding to Teen Dating Violence"><a class="a2a_button_facebook"></a><a class="a2a_button_twitter"></a><a class="a2a_button_linkedin"></a><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share" href="https://www.addtoany.com/share#url=https%3A%2F%2Fvawnet.org%2Fsc%2Fpreventing-and-responding-teen-dating-violence&amp;title=Preventing%20and%20Responding%20to%20Teen%20Dating%20Violence"></a></span> <div class="field field--name-field-featured-collection-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/sc_page/public/assets/images/TDV2019-specialcollection.jpg?itok=kzYRKGfK" width="399" height="366" alt="teen couple in front of blue brick wall with #1Thing logo" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-sc-page" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-published-date field--type-datetime field--label-inline clearfix"> <div class="field__label">Published</div> <div class="field__item">January 30, 2019</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-author field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline clearfix"> <div class="field__label">Author(s)</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/author/patty-branco" hreflang="en">Patty Branco</a></div> </div> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=7852&amp;2=bookmark" token="n5we9qrRFHX_98NJmHlA_HY2xhFUklqr4gMKlHbtdjg"></drupal-render-placeholder> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>This special collection emphasizes collaborative and multi-level approaches to the prevention of and response to teen dating violence (TDV). It draws on the work of many organizations and organizes the resources on TDV prevention and responses by different populations. The first section of this special collection provides general information about teen dating violence. The next six sections include TDV information related to: 1) young people, 2) bystanders, 3) parents and caregivers, 4) men and boys, 5) teachers and school-based professionals, 6) health care professionals, 7) pregnancy prevention programs, and 8) domestic violence and sexual violence service providers. The final section presents documents on TDV-related laws and legislation. The special collection concludes with examples of national programs that address TDV and a list of national and statewide organizations and programs.</p> <p>While most available materials on TDV focus on prevention and response to young people in high schools, it is important to acknowledge that TDV prevention also includes outreach to younger teens in middle schools and older college students, as well as youth who are not represented in our system of education (runaways, homeless youth, etc.). Fortunately, there is a growing number of materials across age groups, which is reflected throughout the collection. This special collection will be updated regularly, and new documents will be added as they become available. We welcome your comments, suggestions, and information about documents for this special collection.</p> <p>This infographic from <a href="https://www.joinonelove.org/" target="_blank">One Love</a> draws upon leading national studies to highlight the scope of violence in intimate relationships:</p> <p><img alt="" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" height="779" src="/sites/default/files/assets/images/OneLoveInfographic_0.png" width="665" /></p> </div> Wed, 10 Aug 2016 18:02:45 +0000 ckeene 7852 at https://vawnet.org Responding to the Needs of Immigrant Survivors of Domestic Violence https://vawnet.org/sc/immigrant-women-and-domestic-violence <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Responding to the Needs of Immigrant Survivors of Domestic Violence</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/ckeene" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ckeene</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 08/11/2016 - 13:33</span> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://vawnet.org/sc/immigrant-women-and-domestic-violence" data-a2a-title="Responding to the Needs of Immigrant Survivors of Domestic Violence"><a class="a2a_button_facebook"></a><a class="a2a_button_twitter"></a><a class="a2a_button_linkedin"></a><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share" href="https://www.addtoany.com/share#url=https%3A%2F%2Fvawnet.org%2Fsc%2Fimmigrant-women-and-domestic-violence&amp;title=Responding%20to%20the%20Needs%20of%20Immigrant%20Survivors%20of%20Domestic%20Violence"></a></span> <div class="field field--name-field-featured-collection-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/sc_page/public/assets/images/ImmigrantSurvivorsSC-img.jpg?itok=TAZBITkL" width="399" height="366" alt="Monarch butterflies migrating" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-sc-page" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-published-date field--type-datetime field--label-inline clearfix"> <div class="field__label">Published</div> <div class="field__item">October 01, 2018</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-author field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline clearfix"> <div class="field__label">Author(s)</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/author/patty-branco" hreflang="en">Patty Branco</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/author/sheetal-rana" hreflang="en">Sheetal Rana</a></div> </div> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=7943&amp;2=bookmark" token="ZwurEFGTfbB7mCDeOqngmO2vdMUKOHU6GxO0JIJsdRM"></drupal-render-placeholder> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>The term “immigrant" refers to individuals who come to one country from another country in order to live there permanently or for an extended period of time. Immigrants are very diverse, from varied socio-cultural, economic, and educational backgrounds. They include individuals and families who have lived in the U.S. for a short period of time, as well as those who have lived in the country for many years. They have different histories and biographies, including their experiences in their country of origin, on their journey from their home country, of the immigration process, and of living in the United States. Many immigrants are U.S. citizens or possess different types of legal immigration status, and some may be undocumented. This diversity among immigrant communities also extends to their experiences of domestic violence.</p> <p>While there are differences in domestic violence experienced by immigrant survivors, there may be commonalities, such as patterns of abuse tied to the survivors’ experiences as an immigrant, as well as challenges and barriers to seeking help. Similarly, domestic violence service providers may face common challenges in offering services to immigrant survivors. These challenges and barriers could be linked to a limited understanding of issues related to the survivors’ immigration status, eligibility for public assistance, different cultural practices, English language proficiency, etc. It is also essential to note the importance of using a strengths-based approach, recognizing the courage, strength, resilience, and perseverance of immigrants who have sought to establish a new life for themselves and their children in the United States. This special collection explores the complex experiences of immigrant survivors and includes resources to support their path to safety and justice. It also includes resources that help domestic violence service providers respond effectively and appropriately to immigrant survivors.</p> <p>It is important to note here that several documents included in this Special Collection focus on laws and regulations related to maintaining legal immigration status, public assistance, and related matters. These laws and regulations change over time and thus some of the documents included here may be dated or may become dated. For up-to-date resources on laws and regulations, please also consult the expert organizations listed at the end of this collection. This collection will be updated with new resources as they become available, and we welcome your comments and suggestions via VAWnet’s <a href="http://www.vawnet.org/contact/" target="_blank">online contact form</a>.</p> <p>This collection was originally developed in 2009 by Sheetal Rana with the Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse, updated by Patty Branco on October 2018, and complements the related collections, <a href="/sc/immigrant-women-and-sexual-violence">Immigrant Women and Sexual Violence</a> and <a href="/sc/human-trafficking">Human Trafficking</a>. Special thanks to Rosie Hidalgo and Heidi Notario for their valuable contributions.</p> </div> Thu, 11 Aug 2016 17:33:29 +0000 ckeene 7943 at https://vawnet.org Building Comprehensive Solutions to Domestic Violence https://vawnet.org/sc/building-comprehensive-solutions-domestic-violence <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Building Comprehensive Solutions to Domestic Violence</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/berdman" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">berdman</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 07/27/2018 - 08:34</span> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://vawnet.org/sc/building-comprehensive-solutions-domestic-violence" data-a2a-title="Building Comprehensive Solutions to Domestic Violence"><a class="a2a_button_facebook"></a><a class="a2a_button_twitter"></a><a class="a2a_button_linkedin"></a><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share" href="https://www.addtoany.com/share#url=https%3A%2F%2Fvawnet.org%2Fsc%2Fbuilding-comprehensive-solutions-domestic-violence&amp;title=Building%20Comprehensive%20Solutions%20to%20Domestic%20Violence"></a></span> <div class="field field--name-field-featured-collection-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/sc_page/public/assets/images/BCSspecialcollection-img.jpg?itok=OFyNRKpA" width="399" height="366" alt="BCS logo" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-sc-page" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-published-date field--type-datetime field--label-inline clearfix"> <div class="field__label">Published</div> <div class="field__item">August 01, 2018</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-author field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline clearfix"> <div class="field__label">Author(s)</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/author/jill-davies" hreflang="en">Jill Davies</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/1347" hreflang="en">Anne Menard</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/author/shaina-goodman" hreflang="en">Shaina Goodman</a></div> </div> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=10367&amp;2=bookmark" token="SqiRX434H1pIGlZt4EHux3bh08T2HwjG2EAo-Y4-uzk"></drupal-render-placeholder> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>BCS is a key initiative of the <a href="https://www.nrcdv.org/">National Resource Center on Domestic Violence</a> (NRCDV) in collaboration with <a href="https://www.ghla.org/">Greater Hartford Legal Aid</a>. The mission of BCS is to promote victim-defined advocacy and responses. We pursue this through analysis, technical assistance, information, and tools that are practical, ready to use and responsive to the complex challenges advocates face.</p> <p>NRCDV’s mission is to strengthen and transform efforts to end domestic violence. Since 1993, NRCDV has provided a wide range of free, comprehensive, and individualized technical assistance, training, and specialized resource materials and projects designed to enhance current intervention and prevention strategies.</p> <p>Greater Hartford Legal Aid is a not-for-profit law firm that advocates for equal justice for poor people. Its attorneys protect legal rights and use the law to address the effects and root causes of poverty. Staff works with the community to identify and address current issues. GHLA’s domestic violence advocacy began in 1979. It is recognized as a state and national leader on family violence and violence against women.</p> <p><img alt="NRCDV Logo.jpg" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" height="60" src="/sites/default/files/assets/images/NRCDV%20Logo.jpg" width="422" />                     <img alt="GHLA logo.jpg" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" height="76" src="/sites/default/files/assets/images/GHLA%20logo.jpg" width="244" /></p> </div> Fri, 27 Jul 2018 12:34:10 +0000 berdman 10367 at https://vawnet.org Safety & Privacy in a Digital World https://vawnet.org/sc/safety-privacy-digital-world <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Safety &amp; Privacy in a Digital World</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/ckeene" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ckeene</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 08/12/2016 - 08:42</span> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://vawnet.org/sc/safety-privacy-digital-world" data-a2a-title="Safety &amp; Privacy in a Digital World"><a class="a2a_button_facebook"></a><a class="a2a_button_twitter"></a><a class="a2a_button_linkedin"></a><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share" href="https://www.addtoany.com/share#url=https%3A%2F%2Fvawnet.org%2Fsc%2Fsafety-privacy-digital-world&amp;title=Safety%20%26%20Privacy%20in%20a%20Digital%20World"></a></span> <div class="field field--name-field-featured-collection-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/sc_page/public/assets/images/2017-12/DigitalWorldSpecialCollection-img.jpg?itok=qz14NB9e" width="399" height="366" alt="hands holding a cell phone" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-sc-page" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-published-date field--type-datetime field--label-inline clearfix"> <div class="field__label">Published</div> <div class="field__item">January 16, 2018</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-last-updated field--type-datetime field--label-inline clearfix"> <div class="field__label">New Resources Added</div> <div class="field__item">June 28, 2018</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-author field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline clearfix"> <div class="field__label">Author(s)</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/author/casey-keene" hreflang="en">Casey Keene</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/author/breckan-erdman-winters" hreflang="en">Breckan Erdman Winters</a></div> </div> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=8086&amp;2=bookmark" token="XWZSp2O96YUvwLNwgI8XmSmQ5QtLBSPpOvDrRG2lDds"></drupal-render-placeholder> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>For many of us, technology plays an integral role in our day-to-day lives. We connect with friends and family on social media, access news and current events from online media sources, and use smart phones' GPS capabilities to figure out how to travel to new places. While rapid advancements in technology provide us with powerful tools to connect, learn, and exchange ideas, they also arm abusers with new ways to inflict harm.</p> <p>This newly updated special collection explores ways to promote safe internet use, build healthy online communities, and promote social justice online, while addressing some of the ways that abusers misuse technology to commit gender-based violence. The collection features resources that highlight the importance of privacy and promote safe online interactions, paying particular attention to working with children and youth to foster safe online spaces. It also includes resources for survivors who have experienced or are currently experiencing digital abuse, and provides helpful information for service providers.</p> <p>Technology is ever evolving, at a rate that sometimes feels impossible to grasp. There will always be a “next big thing” which will undoubtedly raise questions about the safety of survivors of abuse. It is our role to ask those questions, to support informed, survivor-centered choices around the use of technology, and to continue to advocate for the rights and needs of those experiencing abuse.</p> <p>This collection was developed by the <a href="http://www.nrcdv.org/" target="_blank">National Resource Center on Domestic Violence</a>. Special thanks to the <a href="https://www.techsafety.org/">SafetyNet Project of the National Network to End Domestic Violence</a> for their leadership and resource development in this area.</p> </div> Fri, 12 Aug 2016 12:42:57 +0000 ckeene 8086 at https://vawnet.org Serving Trans and Non-Binary Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence https://vawnet.org/sc/serving-trans-and-non-binary-survivors-domestic-and-sexual-violence <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Serving Trans and Non-Binary Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/berdman" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">berdman</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 06/13/2017 - 11:52</span> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://vawnet.org/sc/serving-trans-and-non-binary-survivors-domestic-and-sexual-violence" data-a2a-title="Serving Trans and Non-Binary Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence"><a class="a2a_button_facebook"></a><a class="a2a_button_twitter"></a><a class="a2a_button_linkedin"></a><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share" href="https://www.addtoany.com/share#url=https%3A%2F%2Fvawnet.org%2Fsc%2Fserving-trans-and-non-binary-survivors-domestic-and-sexual-violence&amp;title=Serving%20Trans%20and%20Non-Binary%20Survivors%20of%20Domestic%20and%20Sexual%20Violence"></a></span> <div class="field field--name-field-featured-collection-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/sc_page/public/assets/images/Umbrellas.jpg?itok=u18tsOp-" width="399" height="366" alt="pink blue and white umbrellas" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-sc-page" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-published-date field--type-datetime field--label-inline clearfix"> <div class="field__label">Published</div> <div class="field__item">November 01, 2017</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-last-updated field--type-datetime field--label-inline clearfix"> <div class="field__label">New Resources Added</div> <div class="field__item">January 01, 2018</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-author field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline clearfix"> <div class="field__label">Author(s)</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/author/breckan-erdman-winters" hreflang="en">Breckan Erdman Winters</a></div> </div> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=9434&amp;2=bookmark" token="LBDHwmBE0HN-xgYmXy1SSIvYlG03XmNSYTJ-4DCmANA"></drupal-render-placeholder> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Despite the fact that people who identify as transgender or non-binary experience violence and harassment in every aspect of life at astoundingly high rates (<a href="/material/2015-us-transgender-survey-report">NCTE, 2016</a>), there are still significant gaps in services (<a href="/material/unequal-treatment-transgender-individuals-domestic-violence-and-rape-crisis-programs">Seelman, 2015</a>) for these survivors of domestic and sexual violence. This Special Collection supports advocates and agencies seeking to build their capacity to provide accessible and inclusive services to trans and non-binary survivors.</p> <p>This collection offers guidance on how to provide accessible, culturally responsive, and affirming services to survivors of all genders. It includes resources that explain the importance of pronouns and outline some key concepts and terms relating to gender identity and expression. Additionally, this collection cites recent research illustrating the broad scope of violence against trans individuals and communities, particularly for people who live at the intersections of multiple forms of oppression, and addresses the failure of systems to properly support survivors in these communities. It directs service providers to some helpful tools and guidance for promoting inclusivity and advocating for trans survivors within domestic and sexual violence organizations. Lastly, this collection also provides resources for survivors.</p> <p>This collection draws heavily from the work of <a href="http://forge-forward.org/">FORGE</a>, a national transgender anti-violence organization that provides direct services to trans survivors of domestic and sexual violence, as well as training and technical assistance to service providers around the country. Visit their <a href="http://forge-forward.org/">website</a> for more information and resources on serving trans survivors of domestic and sexual violence.</p> </div> Tue, 13 Jun 2017 15:52:01 +0000 berdman 9434 at https://vawnet.org