Resources Library: Advocates

Volunteer Training Curriculum: Session 8 Handouts and Materials

Added Friday, July 10, 2015 by Action Alliance

The Volunteer Training Curriculum for Virginia’sSexual and Domestic Violence Agenciess provides 32 hours of activities designed to meet training standards for volunteers.  The curriculum includes everything needed to conduct the trainings – a timed outline with learning objectives, handouts, and materials for activities.

Session 8 is 3 hours and includes information on the co-occurence of mental health, suicide, and substance abuse issues.  Also includes informatoin on the impact of working with trauma survivors.

WHY A TRANSCRIPT IS NOT ENOUGH TO MAKE YOUR VIDEOS COMPLIANT WITH ACCESSIBILITY LAW

Added Monday, June 27, 2016 by Action Alliance

Get tips about creating materials that are accessible to everyone you work with.  Learn "Why A Transcript Is Not Enough To Make Your Videos Compliant With Accessibility Laws" in this blog by 3PlayMedia.

Why do we do what we do? How do we know we are making a difference?

Added Tuesday, November 12, 2013 by Virginia Department of Social Services

This Power Point presentation was developed and presented by Anne Menard, from the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence, for the Virginia Department of Social Services Office of Family Violence Promising Practices Conference on September 16, 2013.  

Why We Stayed

Added Thursday, October 15, 2015 by Action Alliance

This 7-minute video is provided free by the creators of Private Violence, a feature-length documentary that explores domestic violence in the U.S.  This short video features survivors Bev Gooden, Kit Gruelle, Leslie Morgan Steiner and Mildred Muhammad.  It is perfect for engaging discussion via social media and in any classroom, volunteer training, survivors' group, community task force meeting, school, legal or health care setting.  Click here to view the video via YouTube.

Yes, Coalitions May Lobby

Added Thursday, June 02, 2016 by Action Alliance

From the National Sexual Assault Coalition Resource Sharing Project:

As coalitions, may we lobby? Should we? It all seems so unclear, and many coalitions struggle with the particulars of lobbying. By its nature, a coalition is the advocacy organization for the state or territory on issues related to sexual violence. Coalitions may and should lobby. This resource presents the current federal guidelines and limitations as they affect coalitions and any coalition staff responsible for lobbying. State provisions also apply and you will need to seek out resources and legal assistance in your state or territory to help your coalition navigate and maintain compliance with any restrictions on lobbying.