Cultural Competence Content Topic Results https://vawnet.org/ en Preventing and Responding to Domestic Violence in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, or Queer (LGBTQ) Communities https://vawnet.org/sc/preventing-and-responding-domestic-violence-lesbian-gay-bisexual-transgender-or-queer-lgbtq <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Preventing and Responding to Domestic Violence in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, or Queer (LGBTQ) Communities</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/ckeene" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ckeene</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 08/11/2016 - 14:42</span> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://vawnet.org/sc/preventing-and-responding-domestic-violence-lesbian-gay-bisexual-transgender-or-queer-lgbtq" data-a2a-title="Preventing and Responding to Domestic Violence in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, or Queer (LGBTQ) Communities"><a class="a2a_button_facebook"></a><a class="a2a_button_twitter"></a><a class="a2a_button_linkedin"></a><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share" href="https://www.addtoany.com/share#url=https%3A%2F%2Fvawnet.org%2Fsc%2Fpreventing-and-responding-domestic-violence-lesbian-gay-bisexual-transgender-or-queer-lgbtq&amp;title=Preventing%20and%20Responding%20to%20Domestic%20Violence%20in%20Lesbian%2C%20Gay%2C%20Bisexual%2C%20Transgender%2C%20or%20Queer%20%28LGBTQ%29%20Communities"></a></span> <div class="field field--name-field-featured-collection-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/sc_page/public/assets/images/LGBTQSpecialCollection-img.jpg?itok=hswWLzsl" width="399" height="366" alt="rainbow mosaic" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-sc-page" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-published-date field--type-datetime field--label-inline clearfix"> <div class="field__label">Published</div> <div class="field__item">June 01, 2019</div> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=7959&amp;2=bookmark" token="MCnpGJ_gxuxd5uMGI77KcKvmFislOiTZLA2t-3vMNoM"></drupal-render-placeholder> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Although the U.S. has made exciting progress in recent years, from the passage of marriage equality to shifting culturally-held definitions of sex and gender, people who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, or Queer* (LGBTQ) continue to face widespread violence, harassment, and discrimination. While research is limited, the research that is available indicates that <a href="https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/pdf/cdc_nisvs_victimization_final-a.pdf">members of LGBTQ communities experience domestic and sexual violence at rates that are equal to or higher than non-LGBTQ people</a>, particularly when they hold additional marginalized identities, such as being a woman of color or an undocumented immigrant.</p> <p>And while they experience high rates of violence, LGBTQ survivors also often face significant barriers to safety and accessing services, such as historical over-incarceration and harassment by police, unintended outing, discrimination by service providers, and a lack of culturally responsive services that can result in revictimization. Additional layers of oppression often add to these barriers – the <a href="/material/2015-us-transgender-survey-report">2015 U.S. Transgender Survey (USTS)</a> found that “transgender people of color who completed the survey experienced deeper and broader forms of discrimination than white USTS respondents,” and although they experienced higher rates of interpersonal violence, Black respondents reported less comfort reaching out to police, medical professionals, and shelters for help. Additionally, the lack of LGBTQ-inclusive violence prevention efforts and healthy relationship programming in most communities results in low levels of awareness of the prevalence and impact of domestic and sexual violence in LGBTQ communities. This special collection is intended to help domestic violence organizations address these gaps in services for LGBTQ survivors.</p> <p>The information in this special collection offers an overview of research and resources that are currently available on preventing and responding to domestic violence within LGBTQ communities. Resources provided in this special collection are especially relevant to organizations and individuals who want to increase their capacity to provide culturally responsive intervention services to the LGBTQ survivors of domestic violence and to those who want to work with LGBTQ communities on prevention strategies.</p> <p>This special collection draws from the work of many leaders around the United States who focus specifically on the issue of domestic violence within LGBTQ communities. We want to specifically highlight the work on a national level that the <a href="https://avp.org/" target="_blank">National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs</a> (NCAVP), <a href="http://nwnetwork.org/" target="_blank">The Northwest Network</a>, the <a href="http://lgbtqipv.org/">National LGBTQ Institute on IPV</a>, <a href="http://tnlr.org/" target="_blank">The Network/La Red</a>, and <a href="https://forge-forward.org/">FORGE</a> have done in partnership with these communities. Additionally, a <a href="/sc/organizations-focused-dv-lgbtq-communities">list of organizations</a> working around the issue of domestic violence in LGBTQ communities is provided at the end of this special collection.</p> <p>Originally developed by the Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse, this collection was updated in 2019 by the National LGBTQ Institute on IPV in partnership with the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence. For more extensive information specific to transgender and non-binary survivors, see our <a href="/sc/serving-trans-and-non-binary-survivors-domestic-and-sexual-violence">Serving Trans and Non-Binary Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence</a> special collection. For access to additional academic and conceptual articles on LGBTQ IPV, please visit the <a href="https://www.zotero.org/groups/263455/lgbtq_institute_on_ipv?">LGBTQ Institute’s online Zotero library</a>.</p> <p><em>PLEASE NOTE: With any personal identity the language chosen by the individual to describe their identity is of the utmost importance. Language that one individual uses to describe their sexual or gender identity can be considered offensive to the next. Definitions for these identities are not fixed and are always changing in meaning, both in society and by individuals.</em></p> </div> Thu, 11 Aug 2016 18:42:40 +0000 ckeene 7959 at https://vawnet.org Responding to the Needs of Immigrant Survivors of Domestic Violence https://vawnet.org/sc/immigrant-women-and-domestic-violence <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Responding to the Needs of Immigrant Survivors of Domestic Violence</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/ckeene" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ckeene</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 08/11/2016 - 13:33</span> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://vawnet.org/sc/immigrant-women-and-domestic-violence" data-a2a-title="Responding to the Needs of Immigrant Survivors of Domestic Violence"><a class="a2a_button_facebook"></a><a class="a2a_button_twitter"></a><a class="a2a_button_linkedin"></a><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share" href="https://www.addtoany.com/share#url=https%3A%2F%2Fvawnet.org%2Fsc%2Fimmigrant-women-and-domestic-violence&amp;title=Responding%20to%20the%20Needs%20of%20Immigrant%20Survivors%20of%20Domestic%20Violence"></a></span> <div class="field field--name-field-featured-collection-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/sc_page/public/assets/images/ImmigrantSurvivorsSC-img.jpg?itok=TAZBITkL" width="399" height="366" alt="Monarch butterflies migrating" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-sc-page" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-published-date field--type-datetime field--label-inline clearfix"> <div class="field__label">Published</div> <div class="field__item">October 01, 2018</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-author field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline clearfix"> <div class="field__label">Author(s)</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/author/patty-branco" hreflang="en">Patty Branco</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/author/sheetal-rana" hreflang="en">Sheetal Rana</a></div> </div> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=7943&amp;2=bookmark" token="ZwurEFGTfbB7mCDeOqngmO2vdMUKOHU6GxO0JIJsdRM"></drupal-render-placeholder> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>The term “immigrant" refers to individuals who come to one country from another country in order to live there permanently or for an extended period of time. Immigrants are very diverse, from varied socio-cultural, economic, and educational backgrounds. They include individuals and families who have lived in the U.S. for a short period of time, as well as those who have lived in the country for many years. They have different histories and biographies, including their experiences in their country of origin, on their journey from their home country, of the immigration process, and of living in the United States. Many immigrants are U.S. citizens or possess different types of legal immigration status, and some may be undocumented. This diversity among immigrant communities also extends to their experiences of domestic violence.</p> <p>While there are differences in domestic violence experienced by immigrant survivors, there may be commonalities, such as patterns of abuse tied to the survivors’ experiences as an immigrant, as well as challenges and barriers to seeking help. Similarly, domestic violence service providers may face common challenges in offering services to immigrant survivors. These challenges and barriers could be linked to a limited understanding of issues related to the survivors’ immigration status, eligibility for public assistance, different cultural practices, English language proficiency, etc. It is also essential to note the importance of using a strengths-based approach, recognizing the courage, strength, resilience, and perseverance of immigrants who have sought to establish a new life for themselves and their children in the United States. This special collection explores the complex experiences of immigrant survivors and includes resources to support their path to safety and justice. It also includes resources that help domestic violence service providers respond effectively and appropriately to immigrant survivors.</p> <p>It is important to note here that several documents included in this Special Collection focus on laws and regulations related to maintaining legal immigration status, public assistance, and related matters. These laws and regulations change over time and thus some of the documents included here may be dated or may become dated. For up-to-date resources on laws and regulations, please also consult the expert organizations listed at the end of this collection. This collection will be updated with new resources as they become available, and we welcome your comments and suggestions via VAWnet’s <a href="http://www.vawnet.org/contact/" target="_blank">online contact form</a>.</p> <p>This collection was originally developed in 2009 by Sheetal Rana with the Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse, updated by Patty Branco on October 2018, and complements the related collections, <a href="/sc/immigrant-women-and-sexual-violence">Immigrant Women and Sexual Violence</a> and <a href="/sc/human-trafficking">Human Trafficking</a>. Special thanks to Rosie Hidalgo and Heidi Notario for their valuable contributions.</p> </div> Thu, 11 Aug 2016 17:33:29 +0000 ckeene 7943 at https://vawnet.org 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 Holiday Toolbox https://vawnet.org/sc/holiday-toolbox <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Holiday Toolbox</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">Mon, 11/04/2019 - 10:14</span> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://vawnet.org/sc/holiday-toolbox" data-a2a-title="Holiday Toolbox"><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%2Fholiday-toolbox&amp;title=Holiday%20Toolbox"></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/DVHolidays.jpg?itok=N3r6guc2" width="399" height="366" alt="heart shaped mug of hot chocolate" 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, 2016</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">November 13, 2019</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-author field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline clearfix"> <div class="field__label">Author(s)</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/author/ivonne-ortiz" hreflang="en">Ivonne Ortiz</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/author/kenya-fairley" hreflang="en">Kenya Fairley</a></div> <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=11077&amp;2=bookmark" token="4M9uXjuP4_AY0JMBeguaM7E3f3OJZMC4HtSnnTCT6vo"></drupal-render-placeholder> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Welcome to our Holiday Toolbox! NRCDV has released information to the field, including Technical Assistance (TA) Guidance documents, as part of our Domestic Violence and the Holidays Series in preparation for the time period beginning the week of Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day (“the holidays”). These were developed to 1) respond to the common misperception that domestic violence increases during the holidays, and 2) provide support during a time that may be stressful for survivors of domestic violence and the programs that serve them.</p> <p>Available research linking reports of domestic violence to the holiday season is limited and inconclusive. In fact, data available from the <a href="http://www.thehotline.org/">National Domestic Violence Hotline (NDVH)</a> shows a decline in the number of calls received during the holidays, including on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day (see <a href="/sc/holiday-toolbox/effect-holidays-calls-national-domestic-violence-hotline">Effect of the Holidays on Calls to the National Domestic Violence Hotline</a>). Whether or not domestic violence programs experience shifts in the number of survivors accessing services during the holidays, there are unique opportunities and challenges to consider as victim advocates provide services to survivors and their families during this time.</p> <p>The resources included in this Toolbox highlight <a href="/material/keeping-your-cup-full-self-care-essential-trauma-informed-advocacy">trauma-informed strategies</a> to support programs in <a href="/news/why-healing-collective-trauma-critical-our-social-justice-efforts">promoting healing, wellness and safety</a> during the holiday season, while taking into consideration the diverse needs of survivors and the advocates that serve them. Each TA Guidance document provides best practice information and resources related to: positive visioning, promoting wellness and managing stress, cultural sensitivity, responding to the food-related needs of survivors in shelter, considerations for working with survivors from specific populations, and understanding the available research.</p> <p>The Toolbox features holiday call data from the <a href="http://www.thehotline.org/">National Domestic Violence Hotline</a>, and a social media section offering messaging to engage audiences around supporting survivors during the holidays via Twitter, Facebook and other channels.</p> <p>These tools are offered to inspire and support community-based programs in their efforts to develop innovative, trauma-informed, culturally inclusive practices that are responsive to the unique needs of both survivors and advocates.</p> </div> Mon, 04 Nov 2019 15:14:27 +0000 berdman 11077 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> <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> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://vawnet.org/sc/gender-based-violence-and-intersecting-challenges-impacting-native-american-alaskan-village" data-a2a-title="Gender Based Violence and Intersecting Challenges Impacting Native American &amp; Alaskan Village Communities"><a class="a2a_button_facebook"></a><a class="a2a_button_twitter"></a><a class="a2a_button_linkedin"></a><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share" href="https://www.addtoany.com/share#url=https%3A%2F%2Fvawnet.org%2Fsc%2Fgender-based-violence-and-intersecting-challenges-impacting-native-american-alaskan-village&amp;title=Gender%20Based%20Violence%20and%20Intersecting%20Challenges%20Impacting%20Native%20American%20%26%20Alaskan%20Village%20Communities"></a></span> <div class="field field--name-field-featured-collection-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/sc_page/public/assets/images/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> <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">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 Violence in the Lives of the Deaf or Hard of Hearing https://vawnet.org/sc/violence-lives-deaf-or-hard-hearing <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Violence in the Lives of the Deaf or Hard of Hearing</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/ckeene" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ckeene</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 08/10/2016 - 15:27</span> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://vawnet.org/sc/violence-lives-deaf-or-hard-hearing" data-a2a-title="Violence in the Lives of the Deaf or Hard of Hearing"><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%2Fviolence-lives-deaf-or-hard-hearing&amp;title=Violence%20in%20the%20Lives%20of%20the%20Deaf%20or%20Hard%20of%20Hearing"></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-Deaf.jpg?itok=KWw3D7HW" width="399" height="366" alt="hands signing" 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, 2014</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/gretchen-waech" hreflang="en">Gretchen Waech</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/author/cathy-hoog" hreflang="en">Cathy Hoog</a></div> </div> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=7897&amp;2=bookmark" token="gPCurDEvOaTaIk6apJIqCy4tTqxT27KElnXZOo-sGsI"></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 offers information regarding the experiences and needs of individuals who are Deaf or hard of hearing and have experienced abuse. The purpose of this collection is to: 1) increase victim advocates' knowledge and understanding of Deaf culture, 2) provide resources to assist helping professionals in direct service work with Deaf individuals, and 3) highlight best practices for addressing domestic and sexual violence in the Deaf community.</p> <p>Special thanks to Gretchen Waech, former executive director of <a href="http://www.diaaiowa.org/" target="_blank">Deaf Iowans Against Abuse</a> and the <a href="https://www.facebook.com/JDVNC/" target="_blank">Justice for Deaf Victims National Coalition</a>, and Cathy Hoog from <a href="http://www.adwas.org/" target="_blank">Abused Deaf Women's Advocacy Services</a> for their thoughtful contributions to this collection. </p> </div> Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:27:06 +0000 ckeene 7897 at https://vawnet.org Domestic Violence in Latin@ Communities https://vawnet.org/sc/domestic-violence-latin-communities <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Domestic Violence in Latin@ Communities</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/ckeene" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ckeene</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 08/11/2016 - 13:12</span> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://vawnet.org/sc/domestic-violence-latin-communities" data-a2a-title="Domestic Violence in Latin@ Communities"><a class="a2a_button_facebook"></a><a class="a2a_button_twitter"></a><a class="a2a_button_linkedin"></a><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share" href="https://www.addtoany.com/share#url=https%3A%2F%2Fvawnet.org%2Fsc%2Fdomestic-violence-latin-communities&amp;title=Domestic%20Violence%20in%20Latin%40%20Communities"></a></span> <div class="field field--name-field-featured-collection-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/sc_page/public/assets/images/2016-10/SCfeature-latina.jpg?itok=2W9sFnoK" width="399" height="366" alt="colorful Mexican art of faces" 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">February 01, 2014</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/heidi-notario" hreflang="en">Heidi Notario</a></div> </div> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=7934&amp;2=bookmark" token="ao3EpZyepNBQTijMb8TgNx1rfN4EkpAXbEMHW-LUPdw"></drupal-render-placeholder> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><a href="https://www.casadeesperanza.org/" target="_blank">Casa de Esperanza</a> and its national project,<a href="http://www.nationallatinonetwork.org/" target="_blank"> The National Latin@ Network for Healthy Families and Communities</a>, compiled the resources for this collection which reflects many years of work at the intersections of gender-based violence and Latin@ communities. Many of the resources were developed by <a href="https://www.casadeesperanza.org/" target="_blank">Casa de Esperanza</a> while several were produced by other Latin@ organizations doing culturally specific work. Through shared experiences working at the intersections of domestic violence and Latin@ communities, many of the organizations represented here learned that effective responses to this problem require a culturally specific analysis with culturally relevant tools and approaches. Of equal importance is engaging communities to effectively respond to domestic violence. Understanding and honoring the great diversity that exists within Latin@ communities is a key component in delivering effective interventions and trauma-informed responses to address the violence. <strong>To that end, this special collection provides a compilation of tools and resources developed specifically by Latin@s and for Latin@s as well as culturally adapted materials (not simply translations) to address domestic violence in Latin@ communities.</strong> The content included within is not comprehensive, as there is much work taking place not only in the U.S. but also across Latin America. It is our intent to continue adding resources overtime and we count on readers to also <a href="http://www.vawnet.org/contact/" target="_blank">provide recommended additions</a>.</p> <p><img alt="NationalLatin@Network.jpg" height="128" src="/sites/default/files/assets/images/2016-10/NationalLatin%40Network.jpg" style="float:right" width="140" />This special collection:</p> <ol> <li>Introduces the framework and philosophy of Casa de Esperanza as a foundation to its trauma-informed work.  </li> <li>Defines relevant terms within the context of domestic violence in Latin@ communities from a social justice perspective.</li> <li>Provides culturally specific resources and tools that address domestic violence within the Latin@ context related to policy, research and service provision.</li> <li>Offers a list of Latin@ specific organizations addressing violence against women in the U.S.</li> </ol> </div> Thu, 11 Aug 2016 17:12:42 +0000 ckeene 7934 at https://vawnet.org Immigrant Women and Sexual Violence https://vawnet.org/sc/immigrant-women-and-sexual-violence <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Immigrant Women and Sexual Violence</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/ckeene" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ckeene</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 08/11/2016 - 14:26</span> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://vawnet.org/sc/immigrant-women-and-sexual-violence" data-a2a-title="Immigrant Women 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%2Fimmigrant-women-and-sexual-violence&amp;title=Immigrant%20Women%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/2016-10/SCfeature-SVimmigrant.jpg?itok=_bjJiwy7" width="399" height="366" alt="quilt of colorful 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">October 01, 2013</div> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=7952&amp;2=bookmark" token="iIL9ig2MfYx0Wb2QrXUz8rGmAEpOYIyhU-85ACSbSg4"></drupal-render-placeholder> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>This collection addresses some of the problems faced by immigrant women survivors of sexual violence in the United States. Additionally, this collection provides resources and tools for immigrant women and service providers who assist them, such as advocates, lawyers, and medical professionals. The annotated bibliography includes resources on many immigrant communities to highlight strategies that may be successful in stopping violence against immigrant women.</p> <p>The immigrant population in the U.S. is diverse, and the barriers and challenges faced by immigrant women who experience sexual violence vary. This special collection is not comprehensive, and the documents included in this collection do not cover all immigrant communities. Rather, this collection highlights the common experiences of immigrant women who are victims of sexual violence, the legal protections and public benefits available, and practices and suggestions for increasing the effectiveness of services provided to immigrant women. This collection is also limited to documents that are freely available online.</p> <p>We intend to update this special collection regularly and add new documents as they become available. We welcome your comments, suggestions, and information about documents for this special collection. Please submit your comments via VAWnet’s online contact form.</p> <p>This collection was developed by the <a href="http://nsvrc.org/" target="_blank">National Sexual Violence Resource Center</a> (March 2009), updated by <a href="http://www.asistahelp.org/" target="_blank">ASISTA</a> (October 2013), and complements the parallel collection, Immigrant Women and Domestic Violence.</p> </div> Thu, 11 Aug 2016 18:26:17 +0000 ckeene 7952 at https://vawnet.org Domestic Violence and Religion https://vawnet.org/sc/domestic-violence-and-religion <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Domestic Violence and Religion</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/ckeene" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ckeene</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 08/11/2016 - 14:50</span> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://vawnet.org/sc/domestic-violence-and-religion" data-a2a-title="Domestic Violence and Religion"><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%2Fdomestic-violence-and-religion&amp;title=Domestic%20Violence%20and%20Religion"></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-religion.jpg?itok=a7Rd8jSz" width="399" height="366" alt="interfaith flower" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-sc-page" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-published-date field--type-datetime field--label-inline clearfix"> <div class="field__label">Published</div> <div class="field__item">June 01, 2013</div> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=7966&amp;2=bookmark" token="RD1Z5q-hcESx-6PfCTIUUwHbPtUP7yx2LnSqbpMZX6k"></drupal-render-placeholder> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Religious and faith leaders often hold positions of great respect, trust and confidence in our society. Behind the protected walls of religious institutions, congregants often feel safe enough to disclose their most private matters and most trusted secrets to their religious leaders, including the often painful secret that they were experiencing abuse in their homes. Faith leaders can be critically important in the lives of domestic violence victims who are trying to understand what is happening to them and explore how to escape a partner's violence and abuse. A compassionate, informed and effective response by faith leaders can be life-saving for victims and their children and promote critical healing and recovery.</p> <p>However, all too often, religious leaders have not responded effectively to these disclosures. Some may have felt that they did not have the knowledge, comfort level, or theological footing to respond appropriately. Some clergy and faith leaders have tried to ignore the problem of domestic violence as something of a rarity that could be resolved with greater attention to prayer and service to one’s spouse. Clergy from many faiths, steeped in the patriarchal tradition, have often viewed the man as the head of the household. Male power and dominance over women and children was an expected way of life deeply connected to the values of many religious communities—domestic violence was the often ignored and unfortunate consequence of this power imbalance. These deeply entrenched values of male privilege have proved slow to shift in modern society but important progress has been made.</p> <p>In the past several decades, faith communities from a diversity of religious traditions have come forward to denounce violence against women and children and dispel the myth that scripture neither mandates nor excuses this violence. Each religion has progressed on a separate path and timeline toward greater understanding and a few notable leaders have risen up to address abuse in the home on an <em>intra</em>faith and <em>inter</em>faith level in communities across the United States. The path to enhanced response to domestic violence by faith and religious leaders is now much clearer.</p> <p>This special collection outlines how faith leaders from many different spiritual communities can become effective allies in the prevention and intervention of domestic violence in their communities. In order to become effective allies, religious leaders need to understand their proper roles and what is appropriate for them to do and not do to assist victims and abusers. This special collection addresses how clergy and faith leaders can become knowledgeable and educated on the basic dynamics of domestic violence and how to form strong and successful collaborations with domestic violence service providers in their communities. The goal is to provide faith leaders with the necessary tools to properly refer victims to expert, lifesaving help in their communities, while providing spiritual support and guidance during these times of crisis.</p> <p>This collection can also serve as an important tool for secular domestic and sexual violence advocates to 1) understand the important role that faith and religious practice may play in the lives of survivors, 2) learn how to build collaborations with leaders in various faith traditions, and 3) explore ways that programs can better support the spiritual needs of families that experience abuse.</p> <p>The collection is organized into 5 key sections. The first section walks through a variety of organizations, initiatives, resources, and programs that highlight how specific faith communities address violence in the home. Following that, we explore the intersections of race, ethnicity, and culture with regard to faith traditions and practices. The third section provides specific guidance for faith leaders and laity in sensitively and thoughtfully facing the complex barriers that come with working effectively to prevent and respond to domestic violence in their own community. Next, we provide sample materials and training tools for faith communities to use including statements, declarations, sermons, prayers, ministries, and congregational policies. The collection concludes by empasizing the importance of self care and offering tools that can help faith leaders facilitate that process.</p> <p><em>A Note About Gendered Language:</em></p> <p><img alt="StainedGlass.png" height="316" src="/sites/default/files/assets/images/2016-10/StainedGlass.png" style="float:right" width="202" />While all those being victimized by a partner deserve effective advocacy, protection, and support, the overwhelming majority of adult domestic violence survivors seen by local programs are women. Intimate partner violence is a gendered social problem, with women being disproprotionately targeted and harmed by male partners. For that reason, adult survivors are often referred to as "women" and "she/her" in this learning module. This is not meant to minimize the experience of men abused by male or female partners, nor to ignore the experiences of men served by domestic violence programs.</p> <p>This special collection includes resources from a variety of faiths and religions including Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. The terminology used throughout the special collection can be defined in the following manner:</p> <ul> <li>“<strong>Faith</strong> is a deep personal conviction and <strong>religion</strong> is the structure that is built around faith” (Balpreet Singh, legal counsel for the World Sikh Organization of Canada).</li> <li><strong>Faith leader</strong> (used here synonymously with "religious leader") is inclusive of all faith communities. Faith leaders are not necessarily officially ordained and may not only belong to traditional organized religions.</li> </ul> </div> Thu, 11 Aug 2016 18:50:17 +0000 ckeene 7966 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