Resources Library: Publications/Reports

A-Z Advocacy Model: Asians and Pacific Islanders Build an Inventory of Evidence-Informed Practices

Added Monday, June 26, 2017 by Action Alliance

Asian and Pacific Islander domestic violence agencies have built an extraordinarily rich tapestry of approaches where advocates do everything it takes to mitigate barriers, challenge patriarchy, strategize to build safety and well-being, and redefine culture.

The A-Z Advocacy Model is anchored by five principles that analyze gendered and racialized cultural contexts, confront root causes, and engage in systems change and cultural transformation; all the while, holding women's equality and empowerment central to community well-being:

1. An analysis of intersectionality and patriarchy deepens the understanding of root causes and becomes fundamental to program design.

2. Culturally-specific programming means designing services that address ethnic and linguistic diversity within and among Asians and Pacific Islanders.

3. Survivor-centered advocacy is based on a culturally-specific analysis and definition of domestic and family violence.

4. Integrating an analysis of, and responses to, gender-based violence when working with API survivors of domestic violence became evidence-informed practice.

5. Engaging in systems advocacy builds gateways to services through collaboration, policy advocacy, and research.

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.

Addressing Intimate Partner Violence, Reproductive and Sexual Coercion: A Guide for Obstetric, Gynecologic and Reproductive Health Care Settings Second Edition

Added Friday, September 30, 2016 by Action Alliance

This new resource, Addressing Intimate Partner Violence Reproductive and Sexual Coercion, cobranded by The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and 

Futures Without Violence, focuses on the crucial role of the health care provider in identifying and addressing IPV and reproductive coercion.

Advocacy in Virginia - 2016

Added Friday, June 02, 2017 by Action Alliance

Virginia's Sexual and Domestic Violence Agencies are your community's front-line response to violence. See the incredible impact that sexual and domestic violence advocates made in 2016, providing life saving services to those in need around the Commonwealth.

Advocacy in Virginia - 2017

Added Friday, June 29, 2018 by Action Alliance

Virginia's Sexual and Domestic Violence Agencies are the community's front-line response to violence. See the incredible impact that sexual and domestic violence advocates made in 2017, providing life saving services to those in need around the Commonwealth.