Nonprofit Management Content Topic Results https://vawnet.org/ en 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 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 Legislative Advocacy for Nonprofit Organizations https://vawnet.org/sc/legislative-advocacy-nonprofit-organizations <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Legislative Advocacy for Nonprofit Organizations</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">Wed, 06/21/2017 - 14:11</span> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://vawnet.org/sc/legislative-advocacy-nonprofit-organizations" data-a2a-title="Legislative Advocacy for Nonprofit Organizations"><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%2Flegislative-advocacy-nonprofit-organizations&amp;title=Legislative%20Advocacy%20for%20Nonprofit%20Organizations"></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/img-nonprofit%20lobbying%20sc.jpg?itok=2dtL2-Pl" width="399" height="366" alt="rotary 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">July 01, 2017</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 class="field__item"><a href="/author/rosie-hidalgo" hreflang="en">Rosie Hidalgo</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=9467&amp;2=bookmark" token="rI-vMEgh5LSab3yo8bKsIZ3n3o59k36wgAaweX8akOY"></drupal-render-placeholder> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Legislative action has long played an important role in the movement to end gender-based violence, often as a critical component of the grassroots activism of survivors, advocates, and other people committed to mobilizing to end gender-based violence (<a href="http://www.icadvinc.org/what-is-domestic-violence/history-of-battered-womens-movement/">ICADV 2009</a>). In order to have widespread impact and improve the laws, policies and systems that affect victims of gender-based violence, engaging in advocacy with legislators and policymakers at the local, state, and national level is essential.</p> <p>Legislators and policy makers rely on hearing from constituents and community members about ways that laws can be improved to better address domestic and sexual violence. Through legislative advocacy and “lobbying,” domestic and sexual violence organizations can work to “improve policies that are responsive to the needs and realities of survivors as well as their children and families” by connecting legislators to the needs and lived experiences of survivors in their communities (<a href="https://nationallatinonetwork.org/en-about-us/public-policy">National Latin@ Network</a>).  Lobbying is recognized as “a key way that nonprofits can advance their mission, amplify the voices of their supporters, educate policymakers, and protect their values" (<a href="http://www.bolderadvocacy.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Amplify-Your-Voice.pdf#sthash.pL8SniHu.dpuf">Bolder Advocacy</a>). As Nayantara Mehta writes, “Getting involved in the legislative process and having a say in policy discussions is not just an appropriate role for nonprofits; it is vital. If nonprofits are not speaking on behalf of their often-vulnerable communities, chances are nobody else is either.” (<a href="https://apps.americanbar.org/buslaw/blt/2009-03-04/mehta.shtml">Mehta 2009</a>).</p> <p>Nonetheless, domestic and sexual violence organizations may hesitate to participate in legislative advocacy due to concerns about or limited understanding of the restrictions on 501(c)(3) nonprofits’ lobbying activities. While some activities, such as endorsing or opposing particular candidates for public office, are strictly prohibited, Congress specifically created rules that permit nonprofit organizations to engage in lobbying, as long as it does not constitute a “substantial part” of the organization’s activities. Additionally, nonprofits can also participate in other advocacy focused on influencing public policy, described in more detail below.</p> <p>This collection is designed to provide assistance to nonprofit organizations interested in participating in legislative advocacy. Resources include materials describing the specific federal regulations limiting lobbying activities of 501(c)(3) nonprofits; details on the ways in which these organizations <i>can</i> participate in lobbying activities; specific information on legislative advocacy for domestic and sexual violence organizations; and useful advocacy tools and tips.</p> <div> <p><i>Please note that this collection is intended to provide general information on these topics and does not constitute legal advice.</i></p> </div> </div> Wed, 21 Jun 2017 18:11:22 +0000 berdman 9467 at https://vawnet.org Open Doors: Domestic Violence Shelter Development https://vawnet.org/sc/open-doors-domestic-violence-shelter-development <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Open Doors: Domestic Violence Shelter Development</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 - 09:05</span> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://vawnet.org/sc/open-doors-domestic-violence-shelter-development" data-a2a-title="Open Doors: Domestic Violence Shelter Development"><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%2Fopen-doors-domestic-violence-shelter-development&amp;title=Open%20Doors%3A%20Domestic%20Violence%20Shelter%20Development"></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-opendoors.jpg?itok=GUgzRZmC" width="399" height="366" alt="3 open doors" 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 01, 2014</div> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=7912&amp;2=bookmark" token="XzVu67381mWf-nfrR7rwMJZZpBkuINXAsdSGy_5hwgo"></drupal-render-placeholder> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>The NRCDV receives a large number of technical assistance requests related to domestic violence program development. Part 1 provides resources for building, sustaining and enhancing shelter programs to meet the diverse needs of domestic violence survivors.</p> <p>This is PART 1 of a 2-part collection, which also includes <strong>Thinking Beyond Shelter (Or Alternative Ways to Help Survivors) </strong>(PART 2 of 2). PART 1 provides resources for building, sustaining, and enhancing shelter programs to meet the diverse needs of domestic violence survivors.</p> </div> Thu, 11 Aug 2016 13:05:55 +0000 ckeene 7912 at https://vawnet.org Open Doors: Thinking Beyond Shelter (Or Alternative Ways to Help Survivors) https://vawnet.org/sc/open-doors-thinking-beyond-shelter-or-alternative-ways-help-survivors <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Open Doors: Thinking Beyond Shelter (Or Alternative Ways to Help Survivors)</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 - 12:40</span> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://vawnet.org/sc/open-doors-thinking-beyond-shelter-or-alternative-ways-help-survivors" data-a2a-title="Open Doors: Thinking Beyond Shelter (Or Alternative Ways to Help Survivors)"><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%2Fopen-doors-thinking-beyond-shelter-or-alternative-ways-help-survivors&amp;title=Open%20Doors%3A%20Thinking%20Beyond%20Shelter%20%28Or%20Alternative%20Ways%20to%20Help%20Survivors%29"></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-opendoors2.jpg?itok=76I8Ycv6" width="399" height="366" alt="heart of helping hands" 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 01, 2014</div> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=7924&amp;2=bookmark" token="N9KTXW2FbNlUCc0EqEIQpMfSiF0ZOztNPoZofPFR6q4"></drupal-render-placeholder> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Many concerned community members want to help families experiencing domestic violence. This is PART 2 of a 2-part collection, which includes Domestic Violence Shelter Development (PART 1). PART 2 provides suggestions and ideas for building needed resources in your community for survivors of domestic violence, in lieu of opening a shelter or safe house.</p> <p>While many individuals and communities across the country have succeeded in establishing shelters that serve the needs of countless survivors of domestic violence, one of the most vital considerations regarding whether to start a new shelter is that of need. In just one day in 2013, more than 66,500 victims across the country were served by 1,649 local domestic violence programs participating in the <a href="https://nnedv.org/content/2013-census-report/">2013 National Census of Domestic Violence Services</a>. The vast majority of these programs (77%) included emergency shelter as part of their services (<a href="https://nnedv.org/content/2013-census-report/">NNEDV, 2014</a>). While most survivors access supportive nonresidential services only, according to the 2013 National Census of Domestic Violence Services – in which approximately 87% of identified local domestic violence programs in the U.S. participated – 36,348 domestic violence victims found refuge in emergency shelters or transitional housing provided by local domestic violence programs (<a href="https://nnedv.org/content/2013-census-report/">NNEDV, 2014</a>).</p> <p>Despite large numbers of domestic violence survivors finding safety in shelters across the country, shelters are not equipped to meet the long-term needs of survivors, as most are designed to provide emergency, short-term housing. Moreover, many survivors utilize the numerous non-residential services provided by domestic violence programs, and have an interrelated range of needs. For example, a survivor may need legal advocacy for a protective order case against an abusive partner. Attempting to leave an abuser without legal protection may exacerbate an already dangerous situation. Or a survivor may need financial help in order to execute a carefully constructed safety plan.</p> <p><img alt="NeedsofSurvivors.png" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" height="265" src="/sites/default/files/assets/images/2016-10/NeedsofSurvivors.png" width="649" /></p> <p><b>Alternative Ways to Help Survivors</b></p> <p>Based upon your particular background or area of expertise, choose a section below to learn about the unique ways in which individuals can assist survivors of domestic violence. Please note the following list is not exhaustive, and individuals are encouraged to help survivors to the extent they are able and under the guidance of their domestic violence victim advocacy program. To find a program serving your community, contact your state/territory coalition. Each coalition identifies local domestic violence programs (also referred to as members) organized by county or region on their websites.</p> </div> Thu, 11 Aug 2016 16:40:51 +0000 ckeene 7924 at https://vawnet.org Trauma-Informed Domestic Violence Services: Building Program Capacity (Part 2 of 3) https://vawnet.org/sc/trauma-informed-domestic-violence-services-building-program-capacity-part-2-3 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Trauma-Informed Domestic Violence Services: Building Program Capacity (Part 2 of 3)</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 - 20:07</span> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://vawnet.org/sc/trauma-informed-domestic-violence-services-building-program-capacity-part-2-3" data-a2a-title="Trauma-Informed Domestic Violence Services: Building Program Capacity (Part 2 of 3)"><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%2Ftrauma-informed-domestic-violence-services-building-program-capacity-part-2-3&amp;title=Trauma-Informed%20Domestic%20Violence%20Services%3A%20Building%20Program%20Capacity%20%28Part%202%20of%203%29"></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-traumainformed2.jpg?itok=yFaCPrT_" width="399" height="366" alt="building blocks" 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">April 01, 2013</div> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=8046&amp;2=bookmark" token="lM1Sw49XR3wwe7IYPjuAxigBumuS8RyifqRkZ8sDXUE"></drupal-render-placeholder> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Building on over 20 years of work in this area, the <a href="http://www.nationalcenterdvtraumamh.org/">National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma &amp; Mental Health</a> (NCDVTMH) has put into practice a framework that integrates a trauma-informed approach with a DV victim advocacy lens. The term trauma-informed is used to describe organizations and practices that incorporate an understanding of the pervasiveness and impact of trauma and that are designed to reduce retraumatization, support healing and resilience and address the root causes of abuse and violence. The resources compiled in these collections reflect this integrated perspective (NCDVTMH 2013 adapted from Harris and Fallot 2001).</p> <p>Resources on providing trauma-informed services and advocacy that have been developed by NCDVTMH specifically for DV settings are listed first. Also included throughout this Special Collection are resources that have been developed for mental health or substance abuse settings that can also be useful to DV victim advocates.</p> <p>The goals of this Special Collection series are to provide:</p> <ul> <li>Basic information about the different ways in which trauma can affect individuals and to highlight current research on effective ways to respond to trauma;</li> <li>Practical guidance on developing trauma-informed DV programs and services; and</li> <li>Resources that will help support collaboration between DV programs, and mental health, substance abuse, and other social services agencies and that will increase awareness about trauma treatment in the context of DV.</li> </ul> <p>This is PART 2 of a 3-part collection that also includes Understanding the Framework and Approach (PART 1 of 3) and Developing Collaborations and Increasing Access (PART 3 of 3). PART 2 provides practical tools and resources on building capacity to implement trauma-informed programs.</p> <p><b>A Note About Gender:</b> <em>Intimate partner violence perpetrated by men against their female partners is epidemic. At the same time, whatever a person’s gender or their partner’s gender, they may experience intimate partner violence, and gendered language can minimize the experiences of many survivors. We have attempted to use language in this Special Collection that reflects our analysis of gender oppression and other forms of oppression, as well as our commitment to serving all survivors of domestic violence.</em></p> <p>This Special Collection was developed by the <a href="http://www.nationalcenterdvtraumamh.org/" target="_blank">National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma &amp; Mental Health</a> (NCDVTMH) in partnership with the <a href="http://www.nrcdv.org/" target="_blank">National Resource Center on Domestic Violence</a>. Contact NCDVTMH for specialized <a href="http://www.nationalcenterdvtraumamh.org/trainingta/" target="_blank">technical assistance and training</a> on this and related topics.</p> <p><img alt="NCDVTMH-Button_0.jpg" height="90" src="/sites/default/files/assets/images/2016-10/NCDVTMH-Button_0.jpg" width="329" /></p> </div> Fri, 12 Aug 2016 00:07:19 +0000 ckeene 8046 at https://vawnet.org Trauma-Informed Domestic Violence Services: Developing Collaborations and Increasing Access (Part 3 of 3) https://vawnet.org/sc/trauma-informed-domestic-violence-services-developing-collaborations-and-increasing-access-part <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Trauma-Informed Domestic Violence Services: Developing Collaborations and Increasing Access (Part 3 of 3)</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 - 20:15</span> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://vawnet.org/sc/trauma-informed-domestic-violence-services-developing-collaborations-and-increasing-access-part" data-a2a-title="Trauma-Informed Domestic Violence Services: Developing Collaborations and Increasing Access (Part 3 of 3)"><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%2Ftrauma-informed-domestic-violence-services-developing-collaborations-and-increasing-access-part&amp;title=Trauma-Informed%20Domestic%20Violence%20Services%3A%20Developing%20Collaborations%20and%20Increasing%20Access%20%28Part%203%20of%203%29"></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-traumainformed3.jpg?itok=uqT_eHwD" width="399" height="366" alt="rainbow puzzle of blocks" 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">April 01, 2013</div> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=8051&amp;2=bookmark" token="cSk4Z6KYC4qHpTEudQAjN8n3CWhfrhCFSBGf-cn9ViA"></drupal-render-placeholder> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Building on over 20 years of work in this area, the <a href="http://www.nationalcenterdvtraumamh.org/">National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma &amp; Mental Health</a> (NCDVTMH) have put into practice a framework that integrates a trauma-informed approach with a DV victim advocacy lens. The term trauma-informed is used to describe organizations and practices that reflect an understanding of the pervasiveness and impact of trauma and that are designed to reduce retraumatization, support healing and well-being and address the root causes of abuse and violence. The resources compiled in these collections reflect this integrated perspective (NCDVTMH 2013, adapted from Harris and Fallot 2001).</p> <p>Resources on providing collaborative and comprehensive trauma-informed services and advocacy that have been developed by NCDVTMH specifically for DV settings. Also included throughout this collection are resources that have been developed for mental health or substance abuse settings that can also be useful to DV victim advocates.</p> <p>The goals of this Special Collection series are to provide:</p> <ul> <li>Basic information about the different ways in which trauma can affect individuals and to highlight current research on effective ways to respond to trauma;</li> <li>Practical guidance on developing trauma-informed DV programs and services; and</li> <li>Information that will help support collaboration between DV programs, and mental health, substance abuse, and other social services agencies and that will increase awareness about trauma treatment in the context of DV.</li> </ul> <p>This is PART 3 of a 3-part collection, which also includes Understanding the Framework and Approach (PART 1 of 3), and Building Program Capacity (PART 2 of 3). PART 3 provides resources for building collaboration to ensure that survivors and their children have access to culture-, DV- and trauma-informed mental health and substance abuse services.</p> <p><b>A Note About Gender:</b> <em>Intimate partner violence perpetrated by men against their female partners is epidemic. At the same time, whatever a person’s gender or their partner’s gender, they may experience intimate partner violence, and gendered language can minimize the experiences of many survivors. We have attempted to use language in this Special Collection that reflects our analysis of gender oppression and other forms of oppression, as well as our commitment to serving all survivors of domestic violence.</em></p> <p>This Special Collection was developed by the <a href="http://www.nationalcenterdvtraumamh.org/" target="_blank">National Centeron Domestic Violence, Trauma &amp; Mental Health</a> (NCDVTMH) in partnership with the <a href="http://www.nrcdv.org/" target="_blank">National Resource Center on Domestic Violence</a>. Contact NCDVTMH for specialized <a href="http://www.nationalcenterdvtraumamh.org/trainingta/" target="_blank">technical assistance and training</a> on this and related topics.</p> <p><img alt="NCDVTMH-Button.jpg" height="90" src="/sites/default/files/assets/images/2016-10/NCDVTMH-Button.jpg" width="329" /></p> </div> Fri, 12 Aug 2016 00:15:44 +0000 ckeene 8051 at https://vawnet.org Conflict Resolution Tools for Domestic Violence Shelter Staff https://vawnet.org/sc/conflict-resolution-tools-domestic-violence-shelter-staff <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Conflict Resolution Tools for Domestic Violence Shelter Staff</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 - 08:28</span> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://vawnet.org/sc/conflict-resolution-tools-domestic-violence-shelter-staff" data-a2a-title="Conflict Resolution Tools for Domestic Violence Shelter Staff"><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%2Fconflict-resolution-tools-domestic-violence-shelter-staff&amp;title=Conflict%20Resolution%20Tools%20for%20Domestic%20Violence%20Shelter%20Staff"></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-conflictresolution.jpg?itok=p_SyWrBo" width="399" height="366" alt="balancing stones" 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, 2009</div> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=8075&amp;2=bookmark" token="HjmXvABy977o1DbtuPEscT0CJ4yCStuG1R9lcLYUyYY"></drupal-render-placeholder> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Although most domestic violence victims* who seek assistance from local domestic violence programs do not need emergency shelter, far too many do. For those fleeing an abusive partner, finding a safe and supportive refuge for themselves and their children is critically important. In most cases, domestic violence shelter staff and volunteers work hard to create and maintain a ”home-like” feel for the families that come to a shelter and a shared sense of communal living among shelter residents. Some programs are able to offer individual rooms with private bathrooms for residents, while others may have two or three families sharing a room or a suite of rooms with a common bathroom. Typically, a shelter has other common areas where residents prepare and eat meals, play with their children, watch TV, use a computer if one is available, and socialize.</p> <p>Sharing living space with others is difficult under the best of circumstances and conflicts are inevitable – anyone who has grown up in a large family or shared an apartment with others knows this first hand! But group living is particularly challenging when you are sharing communal space with strangers who, like you and your children, are living in real fear, are unsure of the future, and are recovering from the trauma of domestic violence.</p> <p>While advocates working in shelter programs are expected to build a community and manage a household of women and children from diverse backgrounds and circumstances, many may not receive the necessary training to resolve the types and intensity of conflicts that may arise within the shelter. Such training should equip advocates to better identify, understand and respond to the many challenges associated with communal living, including those described in Meeting Survivors' Needs: A Multi-State Study of Domestic Violence Shelter Experiences, discussed in more detail below.</p> <p>In order to help address the training and technical assistance needs of domestic violence advocates, the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (NRCDV) developed this brief collection on Conflict Resolution Tools and Resources for Domestic Violence Shelter Staff. Building on the findings from the Meeting Survivors’ Needs study, this online collection includes selected materials and resources intended to equip advocates with a contextual framework and practical skills to better resolve conflicts that often arise within a shelter environment. A full set of publications related to <em><a href="/sc/meeting-survivors-needs-research-project">Meeting Survivors' Needs: A Multi-State Study of Domestic Violence Shelter Experiences</a> </em>can be found on VAWnet, including the Research in Brief, Executive Summary, and Final Report, as well as Webinar materials, a Shelter Study FAQ, and related resources.</p> <p>NRCDV provides 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. To suggest other resources we should include in this collection or for ongoing technical assistance or other resources, please contact NRCDV at 800-537-2238 or nrcdvTA@nrcdv.org.</p> <p><em>*A note about language:<em> Because most domestic violence victims are women abused by a male partner, and most residents of domestic violence shelters are women and their children, we will use "she" and "woman" when referring to a victim of domestic violence. Also, the term "victim" is used here instead of "survivor" to serve as a reminder of the violence and control faced by women in abusive relationships seeking services from a domestic violence shelter. All victims of domestic violence, regardless of their gender or the gender of their abusive partner, deserve safety and advocacy.</em></em></p> </div> Fri, 12 Aug 2016 12:28:05 +0000 ckeene 8075 at https://vawnet.org Nonprofit Management https://vawnet.org/sc/nonprofit-management-0 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Nonprofit Management</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">Thu, 07/13/2017 - 15:38</span> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://vawnet.org/sc/nonprofit-management-0" data-a2a-title="Nonprofit Management"><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%2Fnonprofit-management-0&amp;title=Nonprofit%20Management"></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/NonprofitManagementSC-img.jpg?itok=57vnHhAs" width="399" height="366" alt="woman on a video call with coworkers" 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 01, 2000</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 class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/1347" hreflang="en">Anne Menard</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/author/colleen-bozard" hreflang="en">Colleen Bozard</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/author/ellen-stein-wallace" hreflang="en">Ellen Stein Wallace</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/author/michael-johnson" hreflang="en">Michael Johnson</a></div> </div> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=9520&amp;2=bookmark" token="0hB7n-EN5GdKxNwU7RPwYc3TeDO1POeHibl4u6Aaq2U"></drupal-render-placeholder> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Nonprofit organizations play a key role in our efforts to end gender-based violence and other forms of injustice and to build safe and thriving communities. In order to ensure that nonprofits are able to be as effective and mission-driven as possible in their programmatic work, they need to have a solid infrastructure. This collection offers key information on nuts and bolts of managing a nonprofit, and resources to support organizations in their journey to dismantle structural racism and center racial equity. Particular attention is paid to the importance of building a strong and diverse board and staff, helpful fundraising strategies, managing the organization's finances, and ways to promote a healthy workplace through human resources management.</p> <p><strong>"Leaders, even the most visionary, cannot do this work alone. Strong, healthy organizations that understand their unique contributions are needed to power the ideas and change we want." - <a href="https://www.movetoendviolence.org/core-program-elements/">Move to End Violence</a></strong></p> <p><em>Developed by NRCDV staff in consultation with the <a href="https://nnedv.org/">National Network to End Domestic Violence</a>.</em></p> </div> Thu, 13 Jul 2017 19:38:33 +0000 berdman 9520 at https://vawnet.org Economic Justice as a Framework for Violence Prevention https://vawnet.org/material/economic-justice-framework-violence-prevention <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Economic Justice as a Framework for Violence Prevention</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">Thu, 04/28/2022 - 13:06</span> <div class="field field--name-field-material-type field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item">General Material</div> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=12519&amp;2=bookmark" token="Oc9KY00_gUiLscm_UwYp6XK4aBUFKj2lS1QyhuNLDQM"></drupal-render-placeholder> <div class="field field--name-field-published-date field--type-datetime field--label-inline clearfix"> <div class="field__label">Published Date</div> <div class="field__item">April, 2022</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-publisher field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline clearfix"> <div class="field__label">Publisher(s)</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/publisher/delaware-coalition-against-domestic-violence-dcadv" hreflang="en">Delaware Coalition Against Domestic Violence (DCADV)</a></div> </div> </div> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://vawnet.org/material/economic-justice-framework-violence-prevention" data-a2a-title="Economic Justice as a Framework for Violence Prevention"><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%2Fmaterial%2Feconomic-justice-framework-violence-prevention&amp;title=Economic%20Justice%20as%20a%20Framework%20for%20Violence%20Prevention"></a></span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>This white paper from the Delaware Coalition Against Domestic Violence explores how all local and statewide organizations, corporations, workplaces, and sectors can consider ways to adopt and advance policies that promote economic equity and revamp policies that may hinder success, stability, and safety for employees and communities. This white paper is intended to raise awareness and increase knowledge capacity of economic justice among community partners, corporations, and state legislators.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-associated-links field--type-link field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Associated Links</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="https://dcadv.org/file_download/inline/3ae71aec-e683-4e1d-802b-316f0cf9ef27" target="_blank">Economic Justice as a Framework for Violence Prevention</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-material-categories field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Material Categories</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/materials/prevention-programming" hreflang="und">Prevention Programming</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/materials/nonprofit-management" hreflang="und">Nonprofit Management</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/materials/economic-justice" hreflang="und">Economic Justice</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/materials/domestic-violence" hreflang="und">Domestic Violence</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/materials/socioeconomic-class" hreflang="und">Socioeconomic Class</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/materials/workplace" hreflang="und">Workplace</a></div> </div> </div> Thu, 28 Apr 2022 17:06:00 +0000 berdman 12519 at https://vawnet.org