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Domestic Violence: Program Development

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This toolbox provides resources and information to providers to help children and families cope with illness and injury. It provides the basics of trauma informed care.
Authors: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
This paper explores some of the major complexities involved in developing and utilizing outcome measures for DV programs’ work with children.
Authors: Eleanor Lyon, Julia Perilla, and Anne Menard
This discussion paper presents guidelines for consideration to improve the services to and success of children exposed to domestic violence.
Authors: Eleanor Lyon, Julia Perilla, and Anne Menard
November 2015
This one-of-a-kind resource helps practitioners track their organization’s progress over time by capturing point-in-time snapshots of their organizations overall commitment and capacity to serve survivors with disabilities, and allows them to measure their efforts against field standards.
Authors: Center on Victimization and Safety
November 2011
This document is part of the National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma, & Mental Health’s Creating Trauma-Informed Services Tipsheet Series and discusses practical steps that advocates can take to consider survivors’ mental well-being while they are participating in programming.
Authors: National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health
Updated October 2015
The Resource Guide was developed for relationship and marriage educators and program administrators to help them understand and respond to domestic violence issues that may arise within their programs.
Authors: Anne Menard
September 2015
This report compiles comprehensive information about how programs are currently conceptualizing trauma-informed and trauma-specific work and how this translates into enhanced or improved services for survivors of domestic and sexual violence.
Authors: Heather Phillips, Eleanor Lyon, Mary Fabri, and Carole Warshaw
June 2013
PCADV developed this toolkit to help domestic violence programs navigate a crisis situation – a homicide, suicide, natural death, accident or fire – that could disrupt services, distress staff and shelter residents, and attract unwanted media and public interest.
Authors: Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence (PCADV)
May 2015
This document is an analysis of data from a study of 309 Canadian women separated from an abusive partner to examine their use of services. Services studied included general health services, mental health services, social services, violence-specific services, and legal services.
Authors: Marilyn Ford-Gilboe, Colleen Varcoe, Marianne Noh, Judith Wuest, Joanne Hammerton, Eman Alhalal, and Camille Burnett
January 2015
This document collects lessons learned by DV and SA programs in Missouri that have faced unexpected challenges. The lessons learned can serve as guidance for advocates across the country in planning for disasters and other emergency situations.
Authors: Missouri Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence (MCADSV)