Resources Library: Intervention & Services

Culture, Language, and Access: Key Considerations for Serving Deaf Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence

Added Thursday, January 29, 2015 by Action Alliance

This policy and practice brief summarizes the findings from work with the Deaf community and offers practical suggestions for increasing Deaf survivors’ access to victim services and other supports, including those offered by the criminal justice and medical systems. This information providse a framework for meeting the needs of Deaf survivors that is grounded in the cultural and linguistic needs of this community. It will also ground policymakers, practitioners, and first responders in the victim services field in the realities of this often-overlooked community.

Developmental Impact of Child Victim of and/or Witness to Interpersonal Violence

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

This handout was provided by Linda Swimm, a private practice therapist, at the workshop titled "Children's Services" at the Virginia Department of Social Services Office of Family Violence Promising Practices conference held on September 16, 2013. 

Dismantling Racism Resources

Added Tuesday, July 01, 2014 by Action Alliance

Two wheels created by the Women of Color Caucus and Social Justice Task Force of the Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance.  These wheels were created in the tradition of the Power and Control Wheel created by the Domestic Abuse Intervention Programs of Duluth, Minnesota.  The Perpetuating Racism Wheel demonstrates how agencies might use power and control to perpetuate racism.  The Dismangling Racism Wheel demonstrates how agencies can use principles of equaliaty to dismantle racism within their agencies.

Domestic Violence Toolkit for Mental Health Professionals

Added Monday, May 07, 2018 by Action Alliance

The Oregon Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence (OCADSV) provides a toolkit for mental health professionals to better understand the links between mental health and domestic violence. It examines how DV is expressed and what that poses for those who are impacted by these forms of DV.

Effects of Racism on Domestic Violence Resources

Added Thursday, January 29, 2015 by Action Alliance

This article examines how racism affects African-American women in terms of domestic violence. Racism alters how African American women receive treatment through domestic violence resources and how they perceive resources. Because of racism, African American women have specific concerns when making decisions about domestic violence relationships and what resources would be best for them.