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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).


Enhancing Safety: A guide to help advocates identify community-based agencies that provide social welfare to low-income men by Jill Groblewski and Magda Kmiecik for the Center for Family Policy & Practice (March 2014)
African American and Latina women who live in poverty – including domestic violence victims and survivors – have identified that sometimes connecting the men in their lives to social welfare services would help ease women’s burden. The Guide to Identifying Services helps service providers find and learn about local programs that work with low-income men.

Domestic Violence In Context: Unmet Needs and Promising Strategies by Jill Groblewski for the Center for Family Policy & Practice (March 2013)
Focusing on the experiences of low-income African American women, this short issue brief considers how race and poverty affect the service needs of domestic violence victims and survivors.

Images, Consent, & Abuse by the Safety Net Project of the National Network to End Domestic Violence (2014)
This document describes how images of individuals, taken with or without consent, are being distributed online as a tactic of abuse by perpetrators with the intent to harass, impersonate, humiliate, and cause harm. It describes “revenge porn,” the impact on survivors, legal resources, and safety and protective strategies.

Birth Doulas and Shelter Advocates: Creating Partnerships and Building Capacity by Fern Gilkerson and Kenya Fairley for the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (April 2014)
The goal of this Technical Assistance Guidance is to provide information for both victim advocates working in shelter and birth doulas on the impact of trauma in pregnancy and childbirth, and to outline how a partnership between these two communities may be of benefit to pregnant survivors of domestic violence.

Trauma-Informed Birth Support for Survivors of Abuse presented by Pam Glenn for the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (April 21, 2014) [1:24:15]
This webinar, held on Monday, April 21, 2014, provided information for both victim advocates working in shelter settings as well as birth doulas, regarding the identification and impact of domestic violence and abuse in pregnant women. Likewise, the benefits of a partnership between these two groups was discussed as a way to further improve pregnancy and birth outcomes for pregnant survivors.

Understanding Elder Abuse: New Directions for Developing Theories of Elder Abuse Occurring in Domestic Settings by Shelly L. Jackson and Thomas L. Hafemeister for the National Institute of Justice (June 2013)
This paper discusses theory-based explanations of what causes elder abuse and how best to respond to it.

Making Asset Building Accessible to Survivors of Domestic Violence: A Toolkit by Bradley Angle (2014)
This toolkit includes ideas on integrating economic empowerment into advocates’ work with survivors of domestic violence.

Why Prevention? Why Now? by Joan Tabachnik for the International Journal of Behavioral Consultation and Therapy (2013)
This article provides an overview of the shifts in our language, perspective, and policies regarding how we view preventing the perpetration of sexual abuse, and argues that we must adopt and invest in a prevention approach whose goal is to, first and foremost, prevent sexual violence before anyone is harmed.

Head Start Trauma Smart: Creating Trauma-Informed Head Start Communities by Avis Smith for the Region Seven Head Start Association (Summer 2013)
HSTS is an early childhood trauma intervention model created by Crittenton Children’s Center in Kansas City, MO. It is designed to support young children as well as, the parents and teachers who love and care about them. HSTS promotes the development of systemic trauma awareness in Head Start communities, teaching resiliency and practical lifelong coping skills.

Helping Foster and Adoptive Families Cope with Trauma by Heather C. Forkey, Andrew S. Garner, John Stirling, Samantha Schilling, and Lisa Nalven for the American Academy of Pediatrics (2013)
The purpose of this guide is to support adoptive and foster families by strengthening the abilities of pediatricians to: 1) identify traumatized children, 2) educate families about toxic stress and the possible biological, behavioral, and social manifestations of early childhood trauma, and 3) empower families to respond to their child’s behavior in a manner that acknowledges past trauma but promotes the learning of new, more adaptive reactions to stress.

Essentials for Parenting Toddlers and Preschoolers by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2014)
This evidence-based resource offers tools for parents to build safe, stable, and nurturing relationships with their young children.

Violence Through the Lens of Lesbians, Bisexual Women and Trans (LBT) Individuals in Asia by the The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) (May 2014)
This report documents the violence and exclusion suffered by lesbians, bisexual women, and trans persons in these five countries in Asia, and shows how government inaction contributes to the abuse. It is based on interviews with affected women and trans individuals, as well as with government officials, civil society actors, and other key stakeholders.

Preventing and Responding to Gender-Based Violence in Humanitarian Crises by Rebecca Holmes and Dharini Bhuvanendra for the Humanitarian Practice Network (January 2014)
This Network Paper maps and critically analyses good practice in preventing and responding to gender-based violence (GBV) in humanitarian contexts to support humanitarian practitioners and policymakers to improve the quality of GBV programming.

Intersection of Intimate Partner Violence and HIV in Women by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (February 2014)
This fact sheet reviews what studies reveal about the links between intimate partner violence and HIV in women, and offers the CDC’s strategy for addressing these issues.n

Community Action Toolkit for Addressing Intimate Partner Violence Against People of Color by NCAVP with GLAAD, the National Black Justice Coalition, National Center for Transgender Equality, Trans People of Color Coalition, and National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (April 2014)
Raising awareness and education about an issue is one of the first steps to mobilizing and organizing communities to action. This toolkit was designed to provide LGBTQ communities with strategies to create dialogue on intimate partner violence in communities of color, ways to support survivors, and identify resources for intimate partner violence.

Community Action Toolkit for Addressing Intimate Partner Violence Against Transgender People by NCAVP with GLAAD, the National Black Justice Coalition, National Center for Transgender Equality, Trans People of Color Coalition, and National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (April 2014)
Raising awareness and education about an issue is one of the rst steps to mobilizing and organizing communities to action. This toolkit was designed to provide our communities with strategies to create dialogue on transgender intimate partner violence, ways to support survivors, and identify resources for intimate partner violence.

Not Alone: The First Report of the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault from The White House (April 2014)
President Obama created the Task Force to Protect Students From Sexual Assault to help schools live up to their obligation to protect students from sexual violence. As the first step in the Task Force’s work, this report offers action steps and recommendations towards that goal.

Questions and Answers on Title IX and Sexual Violence by the Assistant Secretary of the United States Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (April 2014)
This document reviews common questions and answers related to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, a federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in federally funded education programs and activities.