Resources Library: Model Policies & Best Practices

Transformative Justice Workbook

Added Wednesday, June 12, 2019 by Action Alliance

This workbook was collaboratively created by staff of the Virginia Anti-Violence Project (VAVP) and the Virginia Sexual & Domestic Violence Action Alliance (Action Alliance) after 6+ months of conversations and a desire to engage our communities around Transformative Justice and how we both respond to and prevent violence outside of state-based systems that target and criminalize people of color ( particularly black people and communities), queer and trans people, poor folks, immigrants and undocumented communities, disabled folks, and other marginalized communities.

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Transformative Story Telling for Social Change

Added Wednesday, November 15, 2017 by Action Alliance

A Handbook: Why transformative storytelling approaches?

This online handbook provides conceptual reflections, practical experiences, and methodological guidance on transformative creative and visual storytelling methods. These creative storytelling approaches combine a participatory, collaborative methodology with the creative use of technology to generate stories aimed at catalysing action on pressing social issues. They are important, as they contain all these elements, to help us respond to key political, technological and cultural trends in our societies.

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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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Trauma-Informed Birth Support: Survivor + Doula + Advocate

Added Monday, July 20, 2015 by Action Alliance

This pamphlet reviews the connections between pregnancy, childbirth, and trauma, and offers information, resources, and tips for advocates and birth doulas to support trauma-informed birth experiences for survivors of domestic violence.  Published by the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence

Tribal Implementation of VAWA

Added Monday, October 02, 2017 by Action Alliance

This page from the National Congress of American Indians helps to briefly review the application of VAWA as it relates to Tribal communities. Their intent is to push for more inclusion of tribe rights and power to enforce legal and community action towards those who are not included in the VAWA understanding of sexual violence. Current law only allows for tribes to act to address domestic violence towards women only, and limits the ability to prosecute offenders who are not tribal members.

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