Resources Library: Population-Specific Response

Trans birth control information pamphlet

Added Tuesday, March 19, 2019 by Action Alliance

This brochure is for trans people who are interested in learning more about their birth control options. The brochure includes questions for providers, things to consider, and frequently asked questions about fertility and transitioning.

Published by the Virginia Sexual & Domestic Violence Action Alliance and the Virginia League for Planned Parenthood.

Tri-fold brochure.

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 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.

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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