Cultural Competence Content Topic Results https://vawnet.org/ en Centering the Needs of Male-Identified Survivors of Domestic Violence https://vawnet.org/sc/centering-needs-male-identified-survivors-domestic-violence <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Centering the Needs of Male-Identified Survivors of Domestic Violence</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/berdman" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">berdman</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 01/22/2021 - 10:31</span> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://vawnet.org/sc/centering-needs-male-identified-survivors-domestic-violence" data-a2a-title="Centering the Needs of Male-Identified Survivors of Domestic Violence"><a class="a2a_button_facebook"></a><a class="a2a_button_twitter"></a><a class="a2a_button_linkedin"></a><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share" href="https://www.addtoany.com/share#url=https%3A%2F%2Fvawnet.org%2Fsc%2Fcentering-needs-male-identified-survivors-domestic-violence&amp;title=Centering%20the%20Needs%20of%20Male-Identified%20Survivors%20of%20Domestic%20Violence"></a></span> <div class="field field--name-field-featured-collection-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/sc_page/public/assets/images/MaleSurvivors-SCimage.jpg?itok=Df6aTQyX" width="399" height="366" alt="father and son" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-sc-page" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-published-date field--type-datetime field--label-inline clearfix"> <div class="field__label">Published</div> <div class="field__item">October 01, 2021</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-author field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline clearfix"> <div class="field__label">Author(s)</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/author/ivonne-ortiz" hreflang="en">Ivonne Ortiz</a></div> </div> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=11724&amp;2=bookmark" token="exemXjiyUZfn8cmKhEZZPPz1hV1BduLn8LbQaRreWPs"></drupal-render-placeholder> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><em>“An officer said to me, ‘She must be a really big woman, and stronger than you.’  Society doesn't believe men like me that go through things like these.” –  Male Survivor</em></p> <p>Developing services that meet the needs of all survivors of domestic violence (DV) requires that we center safety and all the voices of those that experience harm. Historically, domestic violence programs were born from the women’s liberation movement of the 1970’s to address the needs of female survivors. Overtime, it has come to be understood that anyone can be a victim of domestic violence regardless of race, ethnicity, class, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Currently, most domestic violence programs primarily provide services to women and children, who continue to represent the majority of victims seeking these services. At the same time, these programs struggle with the idea of integrating services to address male-identified victims across the lifespan. Both research and practice underscore the need to improve services to this group.</p> <p>While data shows that domestic violence disproportionately affects girls and women, boys, gay, bisexual, transmasculine and heterosexual men are also victims. In 2015, NRCDV conducted a series of listening sessions with male survivors; out of these conversations, we noted that one of the most significant barriers to accessing services was shame and stigma, including the pressure they felt as men to be strong and “keep everything together.” Male victims often fear that their complaints are not credible or that they will be blamed for the abuse if they tell anyone. Some re-counted that receiving non-residential services from a domestic violence (DV) program was not an option because of their gender.</p> <p><em>“I felt judged and not believed. You know men should be able to take care of their woman type of mentality.” – Male Survivor </em></p> <p>We have a long way to go to deepen our understanding of the specific challenges male victims continue to face. Society needs a broader concept of “male identity” to ensure accessibility to services and the promising practices developed by agencies serving them. Given this absence of information, it is especially critical to amplify the voices of male victims from historically marginalized communities, as well as the experiences and best practices of the advocates who work with them.</p> <p><em>“It’s hard…people don't believe you. I told one doctor my partner was beating me up and he immediately thought that I was gay. Society can’t believe that a woman can abuse a man.” – Male Survivor </em></p> <p><strong>About this collection:</strong></p> <p>This collection offers available resources for domestic violence service providers to enhance responses to male-identified survivors of domestic violence within their current service delivery models and within specialized community-driven programming and services.</p> <p>NRCDV has compiled resources that may offer helpful guidance for domestic violence programs that need to enhance their response to male-identified victims. See our related TA Guidance document, <a href="/material/serving-male-identified-survivors-intimate-partner-violence">Serving Male-Identified Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence</a>.</p> <hr /> <p><strong>A note about language:</strong></p> <p>Throughout this collection, we will be using the following terms interchangeably domestic violence (DV), intimate partner abuse (IPA), and intimate partner violence (IPV) to describe physical violence, sexual violence, stalking, or psychological harm by a current or former partner or spouse.</p> </div> Fri, 22 Jan 2021 15:31:08 +0000 berdman 11724 at https://vawnet.org 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 Faith, Spirituality, Religion & Domestic Violence https://vawnet.org/sc/domestic-violence-and-religion <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Faith, Spirituality, Religion &amp; 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 - 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="Faith, Spirituality, Religion &amp; 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%2Fdomestic-violence-and-religion&amp;title=Faith%2C%20Spirituality%2C%20Religion%20%26%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/ReligionSC-img_1.jpg?itok=02Ch4b6L" width="399" height="366" alt="&quot;Survivors of abuse deserve the best of what both faith leaders and advocates bring to the table.&quot;" 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><em>“Survivors of abuse deserve the best of what both faith leaders and advocates bring to the table.” – <a href="/news/how-can-partnerships-faith-communities-support-accountability-and-hope-those-who-cause-harm">Rev. Dr. Anne Marie Hunter</a></em></p> <p>Faith and spirituality can be important to grieving and healing for domestic violence survivors. Both faith leaders* and domestic violence advocates can play an integral role in supporting these processes. Each holds unique and valuable perspectives, resources, and backgrounds. Both are well positioned to impact positive outcomes for individuals, families, and communities. Both can shift ideologies that perpetuate harm to those that foster well-being. They can dismantle systemic oppression to allow communities to thrive. Together, faith leaders and domestic violence advocates can create meaningful change. They can support those wish to mobilize, in their healing journey, resources that are rooted in their faith and spirituality.</p> <p>This collection embraces the understanding that religion is a layer of one’s cultural identity. Culturally affirming <a href="/sc/building-comprehensive-solutions-domestic-violence/victim-defined-advocacy">victim-defined advocacy</a> must center spirituality for survivors. Acknowledging, respecting, and understanding religion is critical to creating a holistic response. Advocates and faith leaders can embrace this unique resource for survival, healing, and resilience.</p> <p>This collection includes resources for both domestic violence advocates and faith leaders. It fosters collaboration and promotes the development of meaningful partnerships. In this collection, readers will find helpful information and key resources that address:</p> <ol> <li>the historical context and connections between domestic violence and religion,</li> <li>culturally affirming, faith-centered approaches to support healing and accountability, and</li> <li>the important role of spiritual activism in movement building for social change. </li> </ol> <p><iframe allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/iRxU6vu2Gkw" title="YouTube video player" width="560"></iframe></p> <p><em>* The term faith leader (used here synonymously with "religious leader") is inclusive of all faith communities (federally recognized religious groups and not). Faith leaders are not only necessarily officially ordained.</em></p> </div> Thu, 11 Aug 2016 18:50:17 +0000 ckeene 7966 at https://vawnet.org