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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).

WholeSomeBodies by the Vermont Network Against Domestic and Sexual Violence (2013)
WholeSomeBodies was developed as a primary prevention/ health promotion strategy to reduce first-time incidents of sexual violence. Adults who participate in WholeSomeBodies will increase their knowledge of healthy sexuality and increase their skills and motivation to model and teach healthy sexuality to the youth and children in their lives.

In Focus: Sexual Violence, Economic Security for Survivors Project by Wider Opportunities for Women (September 2015)
In Focus: Sexual Violence is the first in a series of research and policy briefs that explore the economic implications of violence and abuse, and offer recommendations to augment and strengthen opportunities to support the economic security of survivors. Future installments will cover Domestic Violence, Stalking, and Trafficking.

Hispanic Victims of Lethal Firearms Violence in the United States by the Violence Policy Center (July 2015)
This comprehensive study on gun violence against Hispanics in America found that Hispanics are disproportionately affected by firearms violence in the United States.

Building Evidence Toolkit by the The National Latin@ Network for Healthy Families and Communities, Casa de Esperanza (2015)
This Toolkit, grounded in the realities of community-based organizations working from a culturally-specific framework, was designed to help enhance programs’ evidence-building capacity.

Everyday Magic: 16 Ways Adults Can Support Children Exposed to Violence and Trauma by Emily Bowen & Amanda Mahnke for Futures Without Violence (2015)
This policy paper offers sixteen ways that adults can support children exposed to violence and trauma to heal and grow. These recommendations are for advocates, educators, and health care providers to help improve their response to children who have experienced violence or trauma.

Supporting Survivors: The Economic Benefits of Providing Civil Legal Assistance to Survivors of Domestic Violence by Jennifer S. Rosenberg and Denise A. Grab for the Institute for Policy Integrity (July 2015)

Child Welfare and Human Trafficking by the Child Welfare Information Gateway (2015)
This issue brief provides a broad overview of the crossover between the child welfare field and the work currently being done to prevent and respond to the trafficking of children and youth in the United States.

Prevention Guidelines for Domestic Violence Programs in Washington State by The Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence (2015)
These prevention guidelines set out to provide a framework for prevention and help guide prevention work in Washington State.

Maturing Your Services: Advocating for Survivors of Sexual Violence in Later Life by the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (2013)
This interactive online course is designed to increase advocates’ and other victim service professionals’ capacity for serving victims of sexual violence in later life.

Building community collaborations to serve victims of sexual violence in later life by the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (2014)
This 3-part podcast series supports the NSVRC's work to address sexual violence across the lifespan, addressing the importance of building community collaborations to serve victims of sexual violence in later life.

Human Trafficking, Domestic Violence, and Sexual Assault: Strategies to Strengthen Community Collaboration to Respond to Survivors' Needse from the Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center (OVCTTAC) (2015)
This five-part webinar series offers strategies, practical tips, case studies, and resources to help domestic violence and sexual assault service providers improve outcomes for human trafficking survivors.

Miami Law Race & Social Justice Law Review: Reimagining the Movement to End Gender Violence by the University of Miami School of Law (2015)
This Converge! conference publication includes 11 articles, 18 edited panel transcripts, and the transcript of Beth Richie’s keynote, Reimagining the Movement to End Gender Violence: Anti-racism, Prison Abolition, Women of Color Feminisms, and Other Radical Visions of Justice.

How to design projects to end violence against women and girls: A step-by-step guide to taking action by UN Women Asia Pacific (2015)
This toolkit outlines a human rights approach to help Pacific nations on policy, community and school levels to address violence against women and girls.

Women’s Experiences of Abuse as a Risk Factor for Incarceration: A Research Update by Melissa E. Dichter (July 2015)
This paper provides an update to Mary Gilfus’ (2002) publication on the pathways from victimization to incarceration among women and girls, based on the relevant research published in the past 12 years. This research provides additional findings about the extent of victimization experienced by women and girls under correctional control, and a deeper understanding of the ways in which experience of victimization can lead to incarceration.

Expanding Safety and Support Services For Survivors of Domestic Violence and Their Pets presented by Sheltering Animals and Families Together (SAF-T) and The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI), hosted by the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (July 27, 2015)
This webinar reviewed 1) ways to provide safe shelter to survivors and their pets, 2) details regarding National SAF-T day, 3) new legislation that protects victims and pets from further abuse, and 4) an overview of the Safe Havens Mapping Project.