Resources Library: Model Policies & Best Practices

Action Alliance Training Module: Model Policies on Confidentiality and Record-keeping for Advocates

Added Monday, March 05, 2012 by Action Alliance

Static training module which covers specific requirements on confidentiality and record-keeping ensuring advocates are aware of the legal requirements as well as the commitment to survivor safety involved in different record-keeping strategies and confidentiality protection measures. 

Active Listening Steps

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

This handout was provided by Santa Sorenson, from the Richmond Peace Education Center, at the workshop titled "Conflict Resolution" at the Virginia Department of Social Services Office of Family Violence Promising Practices conference on September 16, 2013.

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.

Beyond Trauma: A Presentation of Dr. Stephanie Covington’s Trauma Theory and Beyond Trauma Gro

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

This Power Point presentation was presented by Qullin Drew Musgrave and Liz Cascone from the Action Alliance at the Virginia Department of Social Services Office of Family Violence Promising Practices conference on September 16, 2013. 

Budgeting: A Guide for Small Nonprofit Organizations

Added Thursday, February 19, 2015 by Action Alliance

Budgeting: A Guide for Small Nonprofit Organizations is provided by the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants.  This 8-page document provides an overview of the budget development process, including the role of the budget committee, setting budget priorities and realities, preparation timeline, how to use the budget as a management tool.  Great resource for new directors and financial managers!