Domestic Violence Content Topic Results https://vawnet.org/materials/domestic-violence?field_author_target_id&field_publisher_target_id en 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> <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> <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> <div class="field field--name-field-published-date field--type-datetime field--label-inline"> <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"> <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> <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> <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> <div class="field field--name-field-published-date field--type-datetime field--label-inline"> <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"> <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 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> <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-TDV.jpg?itok=wKsFnupZ" width="399" height="366" alt="young couple holding hands with painted heart" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-sc-page" /> </div> <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> <div class="field field--name-field-published-date field--type-datetime field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Published</div> <div class="field__item">January 22, 2018</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-author field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <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 materials in this collection focus on TDV prevention and response to young people in high schools, we 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.). 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="Screen Shot 2017-01-24 at 10.37.49 AM.png" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" height="849" src="/sites/default/files/assets/images/2017-01/Screen%20Shot%202017-01-24%20at%2010.37.49%20AM.png" width="725" /></p> </div> Wed, 10 Aug 2016 18:02:45 +0000 ckeene 7852 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> <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> <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> <div class="field field--name-field-published-date field--type-datetime field--label-inline"> <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"> <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"> <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" hreflang="en">Breckan Erdman</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 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> <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> <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> <div class="field field--name-field-published-date field--type-datetime field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Published</div> <div class="field__item">January 11, 2018</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-author field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <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> </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"><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 three underserved populations (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.</p> </div> Fri, 12 Aug 2016 16:46:41 +0000 ckeene 8095 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> <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> <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> <div class="field field--name-field-published-date field--type-datetime field--label-inline"> <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"> <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"> <div class="field__label">Author(s)</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/author/breckan-erdman" hreflang="en">Breckan Erdman</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 Reproductive Justice & Violence Against Women: Understanding the Intersections https://vawnet.org/sc/reproductive-justice-violence-against-women-understanding-intersections <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Reproductive Justice &amp; Violence Against Women: Understanding the Intersections</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/2017-02/SCFeature-ReproJustice_0.jpg?itok=DRAsYzOk" width="399" height="366" alt="birth control pills" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-sc-page" /> </div> <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 - 20:40</span> <div class="field field--name-field-published-date field--type-datetime field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Published</div> <div class="field__item">February 28, 2017</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-author field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Author(s)</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/author/amanda-manes" hreflang="en">Amanda Manes</a></div> </div> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=8066&amp;2=bookmark" token="yPFVr2TUkMu_SMgBPT4YT10Eo_wt89p0Z_6ngt_vr6k"></drupal-render-placeholder> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Reproductive justice is a framework and movement that links reproductive health and rights with social justice. The term was claimed and coined by women of color as a result of the <a href="http://www.iisd.ca/cairo.html" target="_blank">1994 International Conference on Population and Development hosted in Cairo</a>, and the reproductive justice movement emphasizes that a woman's reproductive health is not only based on individual choice but also a variety of factors and conditions within one's experiences, family, and community. While many women see abortion rights as their main issue – and it is indeed important – many women, and in particular women of color and low income women, often have difficulty accessing contraception, comprehensive sex education, sexually transmitted infection prevention and care, alternative birth options, adequate prenatal and pregnancy care, domestic violence assistance, adequate wages to support families, safe homes, and so much more. Even the right to parent is often threatened. Reproductive justice addresses all of these critical issues (Loretta J. Ross, SisterSong, 2006).</p> <p>The reproductive justice analysis also understands that women, and particularly women of color and their communities, experience reproductive oppression. Reproductive oppression is "the controlling and exploiting of women, girls, and individuals through our bodies, sexuality, labor, and reproduction (both biological and social) by families, communities, institutions and society" (<a href="http://reproductivejustice.org/assets/docs/ACRJ-A-New-Vision.pdf" target="_blank">Asian Communities for Reproductive Justice, 2005</a> and <a href="http://www.sistersong.net/publications_and_articles/Understanding_RJ.pdf" target="_blank">Loretta J. Ross</a>, <a href="http://www.sistersong.net/publications_and_articles/Understanding_RJ.pdf" target="_blank">SisterSong, 2006</a>). This reproductive oppression cannot be separated out from the other oppressions individuals and communities experience, just as a person's reproductive health experiences cannot be separated from mental, social, economic, familial, communal, or environmental well-being (<a href="http://reproductivejustice.org/assets/docs/ACRJ-A-New-Vision.pdf" target="_blank">Asian Communities for Reproductive Justice, 2005</a> and <a href="http://www.sistersong.net/publications_and_articles/Understanding_RJ.pdf" target="_blank">Loretta J. Ross, SisterSong, 2006</a>).</p> <p>This intersectional paradigm at the core of reproductive justice acknowledges that systems of oppression simultaneously discriminate based on race, gender, sexuality, class, ability, age, immigration status, language, and other factors. These intersecting forms of oppression and discrimination have historically resulted in power, privilege, and resources for a select few and limited access to power and resources for a large majority, including women of color, women in poverty, women as an overall group, and others. Reproductive justice aims to bring about the complete physical, mental, spiritual, political, social and economic well-being of women and girls, based on the full achievement and protection of not only women’s reproductive rights, but their human rights.</p> <p>This collection includes select resources that detail the history of the reproductive justice movement, provide comprehensive information on reproductive justice and social change, and lift up the work of organizations that are advancing a reproductive justice agenda. Also included are resources on the intersection of domestic and sexual violence and reproductive justice, and information on federal and state policies surrounding the issue.</p> <p>This is an update to a collection that was originally developed by the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence, and the Women of Color Network. We would like to thank SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Health Collective, especially Loretta Ross, and the Asian Communities for Reproductive Justice for their years of dedication to and development of reproductive justice as a framework and movement and for all of their resources that are part of this collection.</p> </div> Fri, 12 Aug 2016 00:40:12 +0000 ckeene 8066 at https://vawnet.org Gender Based Violence and Intersecting Challenges Impacting Native American & Alaskan Village Communities https://vawnet.org/sc/gender-based-violence-and-intersecting-challenges-impacting-native-american-alaskan-village <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Gender Based Violence and Intersecting Challenges Impacting Native American &amp; Alaskan Village Communities</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/img-sc-native.jpg?itok=8we54znp" width="399" height="366" alt="Gender Based Violence and Intersecting Challenges Impacting Native American &amp; Alaskan Village Communities" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-sc-page" /> </div> <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, 10/12/2016 - 16:34</span> <div class="field field--name-field-published-date field--type-datetime field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Published</div> <div class="field__item">September 01, 2016</div> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=9019&amp;2=bookmark" token="Vyjn7d1XRbBNHcCtbSGqAFS7IY8omlXm4ZLGdX_OStM"></drupal-render-placeholder> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>The identities of Native Americans/Alaskan Villagers originate in various experiences and political statuses. Enrollment status means an individual is a citizen of tribe. “Tribe” is defined by the United States for some federal government purposes to include only tribes that are<em>federally recognized</em> by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, pursuant to the Indian Reorganization Act of 1934, as amended in 1936 to include a number of Alaska Native villages (<a href="http://www.bia.gov/FAQs/" target="_blank">US Bureau of Indian Affairs, 2015</a>). Throughout the country, there are tribes that have had active applications for federal enrollment for over 30 years. In the last three years, three new tribes have been granted “federal status” by the federal government, which oversees the application process and helps define which Native community has been given the political status of a sovereign Nation. However, Native identity and sovereignty are also defined by Native people as being about a cultural connection, such as being tied to the land and water, subsistence hunting and fishing, community life, traditional values, and spiritual practice, not simply a political status as qualified by Western thinking.</p> <p>The voices in many of the materials included in this Special Collection may come from a sovereign nation perspective, while other voices represent those not enrolled or affiliated with a federally recognized Tribe. Hundreds of tribes exist without federal recognition, meaning individuals may be a member of a state recognized tribe or may not be enrolled in any tribe. Native communities also exist in cities or urban environments, known as “urban Indians,” where families are mixed in both federally/state recognized status or no political Indian status at all. Some individuals were born into an enrollment status, but have since been dis-enrolled from their tribes; this affects their political status of “Native American.” The identity of “Native status” is very complex. All of these identities and citizenship statuses, as well as where they live and where they come from, can affect the methods and availability of services to and for Native survivors.</p> <p><b>Common Identity Terminology</b></p> <p>Naming conventions have been proposed and used, but none are accepted by all indigenous groups. Typically, each name has a particular audience and political or cultural connotation, and regional usage varies.</p> <ul><li>Aboriginal</li> <li>Alaskan Native</li> <li>Alaskan Villager</li> <li>American Indian</li> <li>First Nations</li> <li>Indian</li> <li>Indigenous</li> <li>Native</li> <li>Native American</li> <li>Native Hawaiian</li> <li>Tribal</li> <li>Tribe or Village Name (Navajo, Cherokee, Seminole and Emmonak are examples of self-identity used instead of the above list)</li> </ul><p>For more information on Native identities, please see the following resources:</p> <ul><li><a href="https://muse.jhu.edu/login?auth=0&amp;type=summary&amp;url=/journals/wicazo_sa_review/v020/20.1justice.html" target="_blank">Real Indians: Identity and the Survival of Native America</a> by Eva Marie Garroutte for The University of California Press (2003)</li> <li><a href="http://www.bia.gov/FAQs/" target="_blank">Frequently Asked Questions on Federal Tribal Enrollment</a> from the U.S. Department of the Interior Indian Affairs</li> <li><a href="http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ana/resource/american-indians-and-alaska-natives-what-are-state-recognized-tribes" target="_blank">American Indians and Alaska Natives - What are State Recognized Tribes?</a> from the Administration for Native Americans (2014)</li> <li><a href="http://www.ncsl.org/research/state-tribal-institute/list-of-federal-and-state-recognized-tribes.aspx" target="_blank">Federal and State Recognized Tribes</a> from the National Conference of State Legislatures (Updated 2015)</li> </ul><p>The content of this collection has been selected to highlight areas of intersections impeding the safety of Native American families. Each section contains extremely unique impacts regarding sovereignty, policy, historical trauma and cultural impacts of cultural oppression or colonization. This collection is not meant to be a complete representation of all intersections of family or intimate partner violence, as it would be impossible to represent thousands of trauma-impacting factors; it is instead meant to provide a comprehensive collection of the most significant and researched resources on domestic violence and intersecting issues affecting Native and Alaskan Native people today.</p> <p><img alt="National-Indigenous-Womens-Resource-Center-300x76.png" height="76" src="/sites/default/files/assets/images/2016-10/National-Indigenous-Womens-Resource-Center-300x76.png" width="300" /></p> </div> Wed, 12 Oct 2016 20:34:43 +0000 ckeene 9019 at https://vawnet.org Preventing and Responding to Domestic & Sexual Violence in Later Life https://vawnet.org/sc/preventing-and-responding-domestic-sexual-violence-later-life <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Preventing and Responding to Domestic &amp; Sexual Violence in Later Life</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-laterlife.jpg?itok=_fua71wn" width="399" height="366" alt="older woman walking on the beach" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-sc-page" /> </div> <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 - 13:36</span> <div class="field field--name-field-published-date field--type-datetime field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Published</div> <div class="field__item">June 01, 2016</div> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=7843&amp;2=bookmark" token="T6tfyCJlCOUrD_2lawFIljp8jCm_8PXr-keiP0XADwU"></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 brings together selected materials related to preventing and responding to elder abuse and abuse in later life. It draws from the work of the <a href="http://www.ncall.us/" target="_blank">National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life</a> (NCALL), <a href="http://www.nsvrc.org/" target="_blank">National Sexual Violence Resource Center</a> (NSVRC), <a href="https://ncea.acl.gov/" target="_blank">National Center on Elder Abuse</a> (NCEA), <a href="http://www.napsa-now.org/" target="_blank">National Adult Protective Services Agency</a> (NAPSA) and other organizations. By focusing specifically on domestic and sexual violence (DV/SV) in later life, this special collection highlights the complexities of older people's DV/SV experiences and emphasizes collaborative and multi-pronged approaches to addressing DV/SV in later life. Accordingly, the materials included in this special collection have been organized by their relevance to key stakeholders.</p> <p>Although particular effort was made to include materials related to addressing elder abuse and abuse in later life in diverse groups of older people, very few materials in this special collection focus on elder abuse and abuse in later life within culturally diverse communities. This limitation is due to significant gaps in current literature.</p> <p><img alt="ncall.gif" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" height="67" src="/sites/default/files/assets/images/2016-10/ncall.gif" width="200" />This special collection was developed by the <a href="http://www.mincava.umn.edu/" target="_blank">Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse</a> (MINCAVA) in July 2010, revised by the <a href="http://www.ncall.us/" target="_blank">National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life</a> (NCALL) in June 2015, and updated in June 2016 by the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence in preparation for <a href="https://www.acl.gov/news-and-events/events-and-observances/world-elder-abuse-awareness-day" target="_blank">World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD)</a>, observed each year on June 15th.</p> </div> Wed, 10 Aug 2016 17:36:08 +0000 ckeene 7843 at https://vawnet.org Building Credit and Assets: Helping Survivors Recover from Economic Abuse https://vawnet.org/sc/building-credit-and-assets-helping-survivors-recover-economic-abuse <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Building Credit and Assets: Helping Survivors Recover from Economic Abuse</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-credit.jpg?itok=KX5xDkR5" width="399" height="366" alt="dollar bill folded into a house" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-sc-page" /> </div> <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 - 08:54</span> <div class="field field--name-field-published-date field--type-datetime field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Published</div> <div class="field__item">March 01, 2016</div> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=8091&amp;2=bookmark" token="-cH3cxAzlrj_5EAMm5qM59zBOw7Vz-ZHEh5hJ0gsgK0"></drupal-render-placeholder> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>In many cases of domestic violence, financial abuse is one of many tactics used by an abusive partner to exert power and control in the relationship. It might include controlling how money is spent, withholding money or giving an allowance, not allowing a partner to work or earn money, stealing their partner’s identity or credit, ruining their partner’s credit, depleting available assets, and more.</p> <p>Financial abuse can have an immediate impact on a survivor’s life – further isolating her, undermining her autonomy – and can also have long-term and far-reaching consequences, often trapping a survivor in poverty and interfering with her future economic stability.</p> <p>As advocates, we know that poverty increases risk and vulnerability for those living in it; and it is therefore critical that we have at least a foundational understanding of how money and finances work. For example, a low credit score equals increased risk to a potential lender and consequently, higher interest rates and costs to the borrower. This means that survivors often pay more because of bad credit, despite being among the least able to afford that. In addition, the world of credit has drastically and rapidly changed over the years, both in terms of access and use. Understanding and devoting resources to credit building and repair is critical to survivor’s long-term security.</p> <p>Additionally, access to traditional Individual Development Accounts (IDAs) and non-traditional Match Savings accounts can offer survivors the opportunity they need to jumpstart their personal asset building and begin to recover from the impacts of financial abuse. While many domestic violence programs or service providers may not have the infrastructure to actually provide these and other economic opportunities, understanding how they work is a key component of advocacy.</p> <p>One of the most exciting endeavors in the economic justice field is combining the world of micro-lending and credit building. Small no- or low-interest loans for the sole purpose of credit repair coupled with thoughtful re-payment policies is quickly and dramatically changing the economic status of many survivors and their families.</p> <p>The goal of this special collection is to help advocates better understand these important topics, how they intersect with each other, and how they can be leveraged to better support survivors.</p> <p><em>Special thanks to Kim Pentico, Director of the Economic Justice Program at the National Network to End Domestic Violence, for her assistance in framing this updated collection, and to Anna Melbin, Founder of Catalyst Consulting and Training, for originally developing the Asset Building and IDA portion of this collection in partnership with the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence.</em></p> </div> Fri, 12 Aug 2016 12:54:29 +0000 ckeene 8091 at https://vawnet.org