Resources Library: Population-Specific Response

A Practical Guide for Creating Trauma-Informed Disability Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Organizations

Added Friday, June 03, 2016 by Action Alliance

A Practical Guide for Creating Trauma-Informed Disability, Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Organizations was developed through the Violence Against Women with Disabilities and Deaf Women Project of Wisconsin. It is designed to highlight and explore effective trauma-informed conditions or core values that victims, survivors and people with disabilities are finding essential for safety and healing. This document is a guide, not a manual. It is designed to lead readers on a journey of exploration into the context of these conditions to promote dialogue and understanding, and spur implementation of strategies for domestic violence, sexual assault and disability organizations to become more trauma-informed.

A-Z Advocacy Model: Asians and Pacific Islanders Build an Inventory of Evidence-Informed Practices

Added Monday, June 26, 2017 by Action Alliance

Asian and Pacific Islander domestic violence agencies have built an extraordinarily rich tapestry of approaches where advocates do everything it takes to mitigate barriers, challenge patriarchy, strategize to build safety and well-being, and redefine culture.

The A-Z Advocacy Model is anchored by five principles that analyze gendered and racialized cultural contexts, confront root causes, and engage in systems change and cultural transformation; all the while, holding women's equality and empowerment central to community well-being:

1. An analysis of intersectionality and patriarchy deepens the understanding of root causes and becomes fundamental to program design.

2. Culturally-specific programming means designing services that address ethnic and linguistic diversity within and among Asians and Pacific Islanders.

3. Survivor-centered advocacy is based on a culturally-specific analysis and definition of domestic and family violence.

4. Integrating an analysis of, and responses to, gender-based violence when working with API survivors of domestic violence became evidence-informed practice.

5. Engaging in systems advocacy builds gateways to services through collaboration, policy advocacy, and research.

Allies in the Struggle: Intersectional work as a trauma-informed response and prevention

Added Saturday, October 15, 2016 by Action Alliance

This webinar, originally broacast in 2015 and presented by the Action Alliance's own Kate McCord, was designed for aspiring white allies interested in deepening their understanding of the connections between racial justice work and domestic and sexual violence intervention and prevention work. Topics included: how disparities created by institutional and systemic expressions of racism may affect survivors of color, why an intersectional approach is integral to a trauma-informed response and building trauma-informed prevention programs, and specific examples of how the Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance has integrated a racial justice lens into various aspects of our work.

Click here to view the webinar.

Barriers to and Promising Practices for Collaboration between Adult Protective Services and Domestic Violence Programs

Added Wednesday, November 04, 2015 by Action Alliance

Barriers to and Promising Practices for Collaboration between Adult Protective Services and Domestic Violence Programs is published by the National Center on Elder Abuse and the National Adult Protective Services Association (NAPSA). This report recommends that Adult Protective Services (APS) and Domestic Violence Programs collaborate on providing services for older adults experiencing domestic violence. Included are potential barriers to collaboration as well as examples of successful collaborations and initiatives.

Best Practices Guides for Virginia Campuses Addressing Gender-Based Violence

Added Thursday, September 15, 2016 by Action Alliance

Recommendations, resources, and concrete examples for campus leaders interested in implementing a trauma-informed and social justice-oriented response to sexual assault, dating violence, stalking, and other forms of gender-based violence on campus.

The Action Alliance created these recommendations based on more than 35 years of gender-based violence response, prevention, and policy work, as well as information gathered from a variety of governmental agencies, professional organizations, and survivor groups.

Recommendations, resources and specific examples are categorized by discipline:
• Campus Administrators
• Advocates and Campus-Based First Responders
• Faculty and other Instructional Employees
• Campus Law Enforcement and Campus Security
• Prevention Specialists

Interactive versions feature live links to concrete examples and resources.

Published September, 2016
112 pages

 

Click here for the online interactive all campus guide.

Click here for the high resolution print version of the all campus guide.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
Click here for the online interactive Community College guide.
 
Click here for the high resolution print version of the Community College guide.