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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).


The Intersections Between Intimate Partner Violence and HIV/AIDS by Alicia Gill for the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (September 2015)
This Special Collection is designed to assist domestic violence advocates in providing support and resources to victims of domestic violence who are also living with HIV/AIDS or at risk of contracting HIV due to violence in the context of their relationship.

National and State Reports for the National Domestic Violence Hotline: January through June 2015 by the National Domestic Violence Hotline (July 2015)
This toolkit consists of national and state reports for the National Domestic Violence Hotline (The Hotline). In the first half of 2015, The Hotline documented 79,038 contacts across the country. For the purposes of the reports contained in this toolkit, a documented contact refers to telephone calls and online chats where callers or chatters self-disclosed their location.

National and State Reports for loveisrespect: January through June 2015 by the National Domestic Violence Hotline (July 2015)
This toolkit consists of national and the state reports for the top 10 contact states for loveisrespect, a project of the National Domestic Violence Hotline (The Hotline) and Break the Cycle. In the first half of 2015, loveisrespect documented 7,028 contacts across the country. For the purposes of the reports contained in this toolkit, a documented contact refers to telephone calls, online chats and text messages where callers, chatters or texters self-disclosed their location.

Media Guide to Accompany the National and State Reports for the National Domestic Violence Hotline and loveisrespect: January through June 2015 by the National Domestic Violence Hotline (July 2015)
The National Domestic Violence Hotline (The Hotline) compiled this media guide to accompany the bi-annual national and state reports that it distributes for The Hotline and loveisrespect.

Collaborations and Connections Between Child Support Agencies and the Domestic Violence Field: Resources to Make it Real by FYSB’s Family Violence Prevention and Services Program (FVPSA) (October 15, 2015)
For DVAM 2015, OCSE and FPVSA released new resources to provide a roadmap for actions child support and domestic violence programs can take to enhance safe access to child support services and provide ongoing support to collaborations between child support agencies and DV programs/coalitions. This webinar provides an introduction to using those resources and announces the launch of a new Domestic Violence and Child Support Liaisons Network supported by OCSE and FVPSA.

Allies in the Struggle: Intersectional work as a trauma-informed response and prevention presented by Kate McCord for the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence, Domestic Violence Awareness Project (October 21, 2015)
This webinar was designed for aspiring white allies interested in deepening their understanding of the connections between racial justice work and domestic and sexual violence intervention and prevention work.

Embracing the Intersectionality of Oppressions Lens: Bringing the margins to the center presented by WOCN Inc. and their community partners for the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence, Domestic Violence Awareness Project (October 28, 2015)
This webinar explored the significance, gifts, challenges, successes and the evolution of using an intersectionality of oppressions lens as the main approach to our work.

Collaborations and Connections Between Tribal Child Support Agencies and Tribal Domestic Violence Providers: Resources to Make it Real by FYSB’s Family Violence Prevention and Services Program (FVPSA) (October 29, 2015)
This webinar highlighted promising practices for Tribal Child Support Agencies and Tribal DV programs for enhancing safe access to child support and provided a special focus on use of the new resources in Tribal settings.

Domestic Violence Infographic by the Pearson Online Learning and the University of New England (October 2015)
Developed for Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2015, this infographic calls attention to the scope of domestic violence in the U.S., geared to a social work audience.

When Men Murder Women: An Analysis of 2013 Homicide Data by the Violence Policy Center (September 2015)
Nationwide, 1,615 females were murdered by males in single victim/single offender incidents in 2013, at a rate of 1.09 per 100,000. The study found that nationwide, 94 percent of women killed by men were murdered by someone they knew. Of the victims who knew their offenders, 62 percent were wives or other intimate acquaintances of their killers.

Who Will Help Me? Domestic Violence Survivors Speak Out About Law Enforcement Responses by TK Logan and Roberta Valente for the National Domestic Violence Hotline (September 2015)
This report contains the survey results which show a strong disconnect between victims of domestic violence seeking help from law enforcement and the support those authorities are tasked with providing. The report highlights a number of factors that create major obstacles for victims attempting to cope with domestic violence – from distrust of the authorities to fear of punishment from their abusive partner.

Criminal Victimization, 2014 by Jennifer L. Truman and Lynn Langton for the Bureau of Justice Statistics (Revised September 2015)
This bulletin includes violent victimization (rape or sexual assault, robbery, aggravated assault, and simple assault) and property victimization (burglary, motor vehicle theft, and property theft). It describes the annual change from 2013 and analyzes 10-year trends from 2005 through 2014.

Responses from the Field: Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, and Policing by the American Civil Liberties Union (October 2015)
Advocates, service providers, attorneys, and people working in membership-based organizations were invited to share stories and recommendations regarding policing and domestic violence and sexual assault in response to a nationwide survey open for a one-month period in April to May 2015. More than 900 people responded.

Workplace Toolkit by Futures Without Violence (2015)
With only a few small steps, workplaces can help keep everyone safe and productive. Use the resources in this toolkit to help raise awareness, address employment issues and connect people in your workplace to the assistance they may need.

Intimate Partner Violence and Sexual Abuse among LGBT People by Taylor N.T. Brown and Jody Herman
This report provides an overview of existing research on intimate partner violence and sexual abuse among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and makes recommendations for future research.