Resources Library: Training Modules

Supporting Survivors of Abuse with Disabilities

Added Wednesday, June 10, 2020 by Action Alliance

Here are five modules designed for domestic violence and sexual assault service providers to learn how they can enhance their services for people with disabilities. CEU's are available.

These modules were created by the I-CAN! Accessibility Project. The I-CAN! Accessibility Project is a collaboration between the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Social Work and the Partnership for People with Disabilities.

Visit https://sites.google.com/vcu.edu/abusesurvivorswithdisabilities/home to access these resources.

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.

Transforming Relationships: A Violence Prevention Toolkit for Peer Educators

Added Thursday, July 21, 2022 by Action Alliance

This document serves as a tool for young adults and supportive professional staff who want to cultivate safer thriving communities on their college campuses. The goal is to empower student leaders to use their knowledge and skills to make transformative change, which will aid their own development as well as pave the way for future classes of students to do the same. The toolkit dives into foundational knowledge, key frameworks, and activities for peer educators to use in their programming.

Volunteer Training Curriculum

Added Thursday, July 02, 2015 by Action Alliance

The Volunteer Training Curriculum for Virginia’sSexual and Domestic Violence Agenciess provides 32 hours of activities designed to meet training standards for volunteers.  The curriculum includes everything needed to conduct the trainings – a timed outline with learning objectives, handouts, and materials for activities.
Some of the topics addressed in the training include:
• Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence 101
• Prevention 101
• Histories of the Domestic and Sexual Violence Movements
• Crisis Intervention and Communication Basics
• Risk Assessment and Safety Planning
• Working with Children
• The Intersections of Violence and Oppression
• Trauma Stewardship
• And much, much more!

The link below provides access to the full curriculum.  Look for the Session 1-8 files for all of the handouts and materials

Volunteer Training Curriculum: Session 1 Handouts and Materials

Added Thursday, July 02, 2015 by Action Alliance

The Volunteer Training Curriculum for Virginia’sSexual and Domestic Violence Agenciess provides 32 hours of activities designed to meet training standards for volunteers.  The curriculum includes everything needed to conduct the trainings – a timed outline with learning objectives, handouts, and materials for activities.

Session 1 is 3 hours and includes activities designed to inform participants about the basics of intimate partner and sexual violence.