Resources Library: Advocates

Transforming Care in Tribal Communities for Sexual Assault Survivors Through Partnership and Technology

Added Sunday, September 30, 2018 by Action Alliance

For many remote Indian communities, it often is difficult to create, develop and sustain trauma-informed and culturally appropriate services and resources as part of a health response for Indigenous women who have been sexually violated. Sexual assault nurse examiners (SANE) have specialized training, education, and experience in providing quality forensic medical examinations and patient-centered care to survivors. Given high medical staff turnover, it is challenging to keep SANE nurses on staff in tribal community health care facilities. Join us for this webinar to learn how the National TeleNursing Center, Hopi Health Care Center, National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center, and Hopi-Tewa Women’s Coalition to End Abuse are working effectively in partnership to respond using telemedicine to the needs of victims of sexual assault living on tribal lands with limited resources.

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Transitional Housing for Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence: A 2014-15 Snapshot

Added Monday, September 10, 2018 by Action Alliance

With funding from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) (OVW grant 2012-TA-AX-K003), the American Institutes for Research’s National Center on Family Homelessness has completed a comprehensive review of transitional housing for survivors of domestic and sexual violence. The report and accompanying media, released in early 2017, look closely at the programs, the diverse individuals and families served, the varied operating environments, the types of challenges faced, and the range of approaches taken.

The report is built around interview data from in-depth conversations with more than 120 current and former OVW grantees. In addition to hundreds of comments from providers, each of the report’s 12 chapters, on different aspects of the subject, contains information from and links to pertinent literature and online resources. As a whole, the report provides a robust and detailed snapshot of transitional housing programs, illustrating the essential role they play for survivors, and the importance of a survivor-centered, trauma-informed approach that reflects local conditions. The report and accompanying webinars, podcasts, and broadsides can be accessed at http://www.air.org/THforSurvivors/.

Trauma Informed Principles through a Culturally Specific Lens

Added Friday, August 31, 2018 by Action Alliance

The content of this resource is primarily intended for culturally specific, community-based organizations and seeks to provide practitioners with accessible language to describe the trauma informed/culturally specific overlap of their work. This is an effort to uplift their collective knowledge and commitment to actively resist re-traumatization, foster inclusivity, and promote social justice. The document first begins by exploring relevant definitions in the context of trauma informed work and gender based violence. Through specific examples and tips to organizations, we also highlight core principles that apply to working in a trauma informed and culturally specific manner. We conclude by providing a practice scenario and questions to help organizations think through their capacity, philosophy, and commitment to trauma informed and culturally specific approaches.

Trauma-Informed Approaches to Elder Abuse: Applying trauma-informed care to in-home services

Added Monday, March 16, 2020 by Action Alliance

This issue brief overviews elder abuse, neglect and exploitation and examines how to apply a trauma-informed framework that is sensitive to older adults’ unique social, physical and cultural needs. For the purpose of this brief, “older adults” refers to adults 60 years or older and “inhome services” refers to any program that sends volunteers or professionals to the homes of older adults. An electronic version of this brief and accompanying resources are available at: www.fact.virginia.gov/trauma.

Trauma-Informed Birth Support for Survivors of Abuse Webinar

Added Tuesday, June 28, 2016 by Action Alliance

This VAWnet webinar provides information on the impact of trauma in pregnancy and childbirth, and outlines how a partnership between advocates and birth workers in the community may be of benefit to pregnant survivors of domestic or sexual violence.  Together, victim advocacy and doula skills can set in motion a new beginning for healthier relationships between survivors of abuse and their newborns.

 

http://www.vawnet.org/summary.php?doc_id=4511&find_type=web_desc_TT