Resources Library: Publications/Reports

Best Practices Guides for Virginia Campuses Addressing Gender-Based Violence

Added Thursday, September 15, 2016 by Action Alliance

Recommendations, resources, and concrete examples for campus leaders interested in implementing a trauma-informed and social justice-oriented response to sexual assault, dating violence, stalking, and other forms of gender-based violence on campus.

The Action Alliance created these recommendations based on more than 35 years of gender-based violence response, prevention, and policy work, as well as information gathered from a variety of governmental agencies, professional organizations, and survivor groups.

Recommendations, resources and specific examples are categorized by discipline:
• Campus Administrators
• Advocates and Campus-Based First Responders
• Faculty and other Instructional Employees
• Campus Law Enforcement and Campus Security
• Prevention Specialists

Interactive versions feature live links to concrete examples and resources.

Published September, 2021
111 pages

 

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Published September, 2016

Beyond Title IX from Futures Without Violence

Added Wednesday, September 27, 2017 by Action Alliance

Futures without Violence and the Avon Foundation brought together a National Campus Advisory board to provide guidance on the new guidelines set forth around Title IX in responding to sexual assaults on college campuses. This report, which comes from this gathering of experts, seeks to move the efforts of higher education institutions past complying with the guidelines to creating a culture of gender-based violence prevention and response.

Excerpt: While legal requirements shape how campuses address gender-based violence, this document goes beyond the legal requirements and points the way to systems, practices and policies for leadership in prevention and response. It addresses intimate partner violence, stalking and sexual misconduct, recognizing that institutions may choose to have separate or integrated policies regarding these offenses. Although many campus policies, as well as the Dear Colleague Letter, address only sexual misconduct explicitly, intimate personal violence and stalking also contribute to an environment hostile to women and are often interrelated.

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Bold Joyful Sexuality and Repro Justice Action Plan

Added Wednesday, June 23, 2021 by Action Alliance

As advocates and preventionists, we can take steps in our professional roles to create a world where all people experience joyful sexuality and reproductive justice. Let’s practice setting a bold action plan for how we can integrate joyful sexuality and reproductive justice across each level of the Social Ecological Model. Below we’ve provided prompts, as well as examples, to get you started.

This is a fun and flexible activity. You can use it in so many ways: for personal reflection, as an exercise in your staff as team building or in-service, use with community partners when mapping out shared values or potential projects, or in programming with youth and adults.

Me: What will you do as an advocate or preventionist?
Examples: I will donate money to abortion funds; I will know my body better; I will experience holistic pleasure.

My Relationships: What can you do to support survivors and clients?
Examples: I will support the survivors that I work with in dating online/forming new relationships online; I will uplift diverse experiences of pleasure; I will explicitly incorporate consent into my relationships with clients.

My Organization : What can you do in your agency? What about with your agency’s partners?
Examples: I will look into my agency’s policies surrounding dress codes; my organization will form partnerships and collaborate with organizations in my community who are working on issues related to reproductive justice; my organization will offer space and resources to organizations working on reproductive justice.

Our Larger Community/Society: What will you do to make an impact on your larger community and society?
Examples: I will connect with my legislators/advocate for policies that center reproductive justice (e.g., access to abortion care and contraception, comprehensive sexuality education, access to childcare and paid parental leave, etc.); I will push against heteronormative policies.

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!

Building Healthy Relationships Across Virginia

Added Friday, October 07, 2016 by Action Alliance

The Teen Dating Violence Prevention Facilitator’s Guide began its “life” in February 1996. The project benefited greatly when Cindy Katona agreed to lead the working committee. With her dedication, enthusiasm and remarkable creativity, Cindy inspired an amazing number of people to do an incredible amount of work. She also recruited vast numbers of volunteers from the Winchester area as ad-hoc members of the committee to field test and refine the curriculum. The First Edition of the guide, titled “Virginia Responds: Teens Building Violence-Free Relationships,” was published by VADV in early 1997, and was welcomed by a diverse range of professionals working with teens.

The year 2004 marked the official beginning of VSDVAA and a greater focus on primary prevention work. It was in this environment that dating violence prevention work with
teens became a priority, and VSDVAA took on the formidable task of revamping the Teen Dating Violence Prevention Facilitator’s Guide. Drawing upon the expertise and
enthusiasm of members of VTDVP Taskforce, VSDVAA staff member Brad Perry was able to obtain invaluable feedback about how the First Edition of the guide was being
used and how a subsequent edition should be modified in order to maximize functionality.  Dozens of meetings and countless work hours later, a new, more streamlined
guide began to take shape with a greater focus on activities.