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Recent Additions to the VAWnet Library

The resources on this page are the newest additions to our online collection, listed in decending order by date added (the newest resources are listed first).

Crime Against Persons With Disabilities, 2009–2013 - Statistical Tables by Erika Harrell for the Bureau of Justice Statistics (May 2015)
Presents estimates of nonfatal violent victimization (rape, sexual assault, robbery, and aggravated and simple assault) against persons age 12 or older with disabilities from 2009 to 2013.

10 Principles for Effective Prevention Messaging by the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (2015)
This document offers practical tips to think about when developing prevention messaging.

Let's Talk About It! A Transgender Survivor's Guide to Accessing Therapy by michael munson and Loree Cook-Daniels of FORGE (May 2015)
This guide addresses many of the specific questions trans survivors ask: how to decide if therapy is right for you and, if it is, how to choose the best type of therapy for you, and how to find referrals and choose a therapist.

Making Sexual and Domestic Violence Services Accessible to Individuals with Limited English Proficiency: A Planning Tool for Advocacy Organizations by the National Latin@ Network for Healthy Families and Communities, a project of Casa de Esperanza (2015)
This toolkit bridges the gap between the laws, rules, and standards of services; and the effort necessary - community assessments, program policy, staff training, etc. - to develop and implement language access services for survivors with limited English proficiency (LEP).

Increasing Language Access in the Courts Toolkit by the National Latin@ Network for Healthy Families and Communities, a project of Casa de Esperanza (2015)
This toolkit examines advocates’ observations about the court experiences of survivors with limited English proficiency, and offers guidance and resources to build systems change efforts for language accessibility.

Guidance for Creating College and University Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Stalking, and Sexual Violence Prevention and Intervention Programs and Policies for Students by Juliette Grimmett, Amily McCool, and Carolina Alzuru for the North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence (June 2015)
This document includes 2 resources: the Guidance serves as a general guide for colleges and universities as they develop their domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, and sexual violence policies, and the Template is a supplement to the Guidance, including a recommended layout and language for the policy itself.

Facts & Stats Report: Domestic Violence in Asian & Pacific Islander Homes by Mieko Yoshihama and Chic Dabby for the Asian & Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence (Updated 2015)
This report raises awareness about the experiences of Asian victims/survivors of domestic violence and, given a smaller data set, about Pacific Islanders; counters denial about the problem; emphasizes the need for socio-culturally effective prevention and intervention; and serves to guide future research and inform public policy.

Protect, Heal, Thrive: Lessons Learned from the Defending Childhood Demonstration Program by Rachel Swaner, Lama Hassoun Ayoub, Elise Jensen, and Michael Rempel for the National Institute of Justice
This report highlights process evaluation findings from six of the eight sites participating in the Defending Childhood Demonstration Program, a national initiative that the Department of Justice funds and OJJDP supports to address children’s exposure to violence.

Domestic Violence Counts 2014: A 24-hour census of domestic violence shelters and services by the National Network to End Domestic Violence (June 2015)
For the ninth consecutive year, on September 10, 2014, NNEDV conducted a one-day unduplicated count of adults and children seeking domestic violence service in the United States.

Hearts and Hands: Piecing Together Faith and Safety for Rural Victims of Sexual and Domestic Violence by Safe Havens
The resources in this toolkit can help rural advocates reach out to faith leaders and communities, help faith leaders support victims in their congregations, and help advocates and faith leaders build partnerships to support victims together.

Where Faith and Safety Meet: Faith Communities Respond to Elder Abuse by Safe Havens
This online toolkit is designed to help domestic violence, sexual assault, and elder abuse service providers reach out to and collaborate with local faith leaders.

Prevalence of Sexual Violence Against Children and Use of Social Services — Seven Countries, 2007–2013 by Steven A. Sumner, James A. Mercy, Janet Saul, Nozipho Motsa-Nzuza, Gideon Kwesigabo, Robert Buluma, Louis H. Marcelin, Hang Lina, Mary Shawa, Michele Moloney-Kitts, Theresa Kilbane, Clara Sommarin,Daniela P. Ligiero, Kathryn Brookmeyer, Laura Chiang, Veronica Lea, Juliette Lee, Howard Kress, and Susan D. Hillis for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (June 5, 2015)
This Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) highlights data on global sexual violence against children collected from the Violence Against Children Surveys (VACS). Data reveals that among those who reported being a victim of childhood sexual violence, less than 1 in 10 received supportive services, including healthcare, legal/security aid, or counseling support.

Trauma-Informed Birth Support: Survivor + Doula + Advocate by the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (May 2015)
This pamphlet reviews the connections between pregnancy, childbirth, and trauma, and offers information, resources, and tips for advocates and birth doulas to support trauma-informed birth experiences for survivors of domestic violence.

Resource Guide: Combating Violence Against Women by the DHS Council on Combating Violence Against Women (CCVAW) (April 2015)
This resource guide highlights DHS resources available to the public focused on combating violence against women. This document summarizes and provides links to training, publications, guidance, alerts, newsletters, programs, and services available to the public from across the Department.

Safe, Healthy, and Ready to Learn: Policy Recommendations to Ensure Children Thrive in Supportive Communities Free from Violence and Trauma by Futures Without Violence (May 2015)
This consensus report on children exposed to violence explores policy solutions to help children, families, and communities heal and thrive.

Domestic Violence and Homelessness: Statistics by the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (June 2015)
This fact sheet highlights findings from recent research on the intersection of domestic violence and homelessness.

Trauma-Informed Birth Support for Survivors of Abuse presented by Kenya Fairley and Fern Gilkerson for the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (June 3, 2015)
This webinar provides information on the impact of trauma in pregnancy and childbirth and outlines how a partnership between advocates and birth workers in the community may be of benefit to pregnant survivors of domestic or sexual violence. Together, victim advocacy and doula skills can set in motion a new beginning for healthier relationships between survivors of abuse and their newborns.

Abuse in Later Life: A Webinar Series for Civil Attorneys and Legal Advocates by the National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life (NCALL) and the American Bar Association (ABA) Commission on Domestic & Sexual Violence (2015)
This is a recorded 5-part webinar series on Abuse in Later Life. The target audience includes civil attorneys, legal advocates and others who wish to gain a deeper understanding of the topics.

Technology and Abuse in Later Life by NCALL, Disability Rights Wisconsin, End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin and the Safety Net Project of the National Network to End Domestic Violence (December 2014)
This toolkit for older adults is designed with two goals in mind: to provide information about common technologies, including assistive technology, and to identify ways older adults can safeguard themselves from those who misuse technology to control, harass, stalk, and/or threaten them.

Addressing the Needs of Youth Experiencing Homelessness and Abuse by the Runaway & Homeless Youth Program and the Family Violence Prevention & Services Program of the Family & Youth Services Bureau (April 27, 2015)
This webinar focused on the intersections of relationship violence and sex trafficking among runaway and homeless youth. Experts in this field of service suggested a variety of ways that individuals, organizations, and communities can provide effective support to youth experiencing violence and abuse while living in unstable housing situations.

Supporting Parenting of Children Residing in Domestic Violence Shelters by the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (May 2015)
Recognizing that sensitive and complicated dynamics related to child discipline arise in domestic violence shelters, this Technical Assistance Guidance focuses on challenges regarding parenting and discipline of children who reside in these shelters, proposing a variety of recommendations for practice.

Engaging Men: Triumphs, Troubles, and Tools presented by Trace Fleming, Kris Macomber, and Ben Atherton-Zeman, hosted by the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (April 15, 2015)
This webinar served as a virtual workshop designed to generate dialogue about the current proliferation of “engaging men” work.