Resources Library: Prevention

Title IX and Dating Abuse from Break the Cycle

Added Friday, September 29, 2017 by Action Alliance

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”) is a Federal civil rights law prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sex in any federally funded education program or activity. While public focus lately has been placed on better implementing Title IX at colleges and universities, very little has been dedicated to how the law should work in secondary schools. This document addresses the need for efficient Title IX implementation in secondary schools.

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Toolkit for Interrupting Oppression - from the Oregon Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence

Added Tuesday, September 22, 2020 by Action Alliance

The Oregon Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence has a rich history of anti-oppression work, supporting and aligning with those who dismantle oppression and build safer communities. Amidst this ongoing work, questions arise as to how we can do more strategic interruptions, how we intervene with an awareness of power (ours and others), and how we can avoid harming or re-victimizing ourselves and others in the process of doing anti-oppresion work. This project seeks to explore these questions while adding nuance to and expanding on the anti-oppression work and interruption tools man of us already use.

This material was created by the OCADSV in the hopes of increasing confidence and capability to intervene when witnessing harm, providing some options, and sparking problem-solving creativity. To view the resource, click the file below.

Working with Older Survivors of Abuse:  A Framework for Advocates

Added Thursday, March 12, 2020 by Action Alliance

The National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life (NCALL), a project of End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin, has been the sole technical assistance provider on the intersection of domestic violence, sexual  assault, and elder abuse for the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) since 1999. Through advocacy and education, NCALL strives to challenge and change the beliefs, policies, practices, and systems
that allow abuse to occur and continue. NCALL aims to improve victim safety by increasing the quality and availability of victim services and support.

As part of the shared mission to enhance the safety and quality of life of victims across the lifespan, NCALL and OVW created this toolkit in partnership with local advocates and others who serve older victims. To gather data for this toolkit, NCALL and OVW conducted a literature review, held national roundtables in 2015 and 2016 with subject matter experts to frame major issues, interviewed key stakeholders, and conducted an external review process. In addition, NCALL conducted videotaped interviews with numerous subject matter experts on key issues and topics covered in this toolkit. Hyperlinks to the video segments created from those interviews are interspersed throughout this summary report document.