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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).

Designing Accessible Events for People with Disabilities and Deaf Individuals: Registration Tip Sheet by Center on Victimization and Safety, Vera Institute of Justice (August 2014)
The registration tip sheet covers what questions you should ask about lodging, meals, interpreting, personal care attendants, and other accommodation needs. The tip sheet includes sample questions, and additional resources to ensure your registration process assists you in maximizing access for people with disabilities attending your event.

Designing Accessible Events for People with Disabilities and Deaf Individuals: Budgeting for Access Tip Sheet by Center on Victimization and Safety, Vera Institute of Justice (August 2014)
When planning events there are accommodations necessary to ensure that attendees with disabilities and Deaf attendees have complete access to the venue and the event's presentations and materials. This tip sheet provides you with information on common access features and cost estimates so you can incorporate those considerations into funding proposals and budgets for your events.

Socio-Emotional Impact Of Violent Crime by Bureau of Justice Statistics (September 2014)
Examines victims' socio-emotional problems resulting from violent crime, including moderate to severe distress, problems with family or friend relationships, or problems at work or school. The report explores the relationship between the socio-emotional response to crime and the characteristics of the victim and the incident, such as the victim-offender relationship, injury, weapon use, and demographic characteristics.

Criminal Victimization, 2013 (Revised) by Bureau of Justice Statistics (September 2014)
Presents 2013 estimates of rates and levels of criminal victimization in the United States. Includes estimates of domestic violence, intimate partner violence, and injury and use of weapons in violent victimization. It also describes the characteristics of victims.

When Men Murder Women: An Analysis of 2012 Homicide Data by Violence Policy Center (September 2014)
The study covers homicides involving one female murder victim and one male offender, and uses data from the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Supplementary Homicide Report.

Engaging Asian Men: Divesting from Gender Violence, Investing in Gender Equality by Asian & Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence (2014)
The theme of investing in something meaningful, gender equality, and divesting from something harmful, the practices of gender violence, introduces a fresh dynamic into the debates about engaging men. The API Institute convened advocates, activists and researchers addressing domestic and sexual violence, civil rights, LGBTQ rights, and gender equality to examine the complexities of analysis, strategy and community.

The Pressure Is On: Ready for DVAM 2014? [1:15:12] by the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (September 22, 2014)
Since 1981, advocates, allies, survivors and their families have recognized October as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM). This webinar discusses planning and hosting successful and engaging awareness activities, even with limited time and resources.

Sheltering Transgender Women: Providing Welcoming Services by michael munson for FORGE and the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (September 2014)
This Technical Assistance Guidance highlights effective strategies for integrating trans women into shelter, building on the knowledge that most shelter staff and allied professionals have already developed practice, familiarity, and skill in providing shelter services to women.

Selling Social Change: Exploring What Works in Making the Case for Prevention hosted by the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (September 18, 2014)
On this webinar, the PreventIPV Council and allies share key preliminary findings from discussions with advocates and preventionists on what works and what is needed to make the case for prevention, and explore successful models in Washington and Texas for encouraging investment in prevention.

Why Pets Mean So Much: The Human-Animal Bond in the Context of Intimate Partner Violence by the Animal Welfare Institute for the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (September 2014)
Developed by the Animal Welfare Institute, this Technical Assistance Guidance explores ways that victim advocates can assist survivors of domestic violence and their pets when seeking safety and refuge from abuse.

La importancia de utilizar enfoques y herramientas culturalmente relevantes, cuando trabajamos con comunidades Latinas y otras comunidades que han sido históricamente marginadas presentadoras Heidi Notario & Ivonne Ortiz, La Red Nacional Latina, en colaboración con el Centro Nacional de Recursos sobre la Violencia Doméstica (Marzo 2014)
Sabemos que el responder de manera efectiva a la violencia requiere de un conocimiento profundo de las realidades vividas por aquellos que experimentan dicha violencia. Con este objetivo, el seminario web se enfocó en una sección específica de la compilación, la cual provee herramientas y materiales culturalmente relevantes para responder a la violencia en las comunidades latinas en colaboración con y bajo el liderazgo de dichas comunidades.

Domestic Violence & Youth Homelessness: How the Two Intersect and What You Can Do To Help by Ivonne Ortiz and Susan Spagnuolo for the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence & MANY (May 2014)
This webinar explores research-based information to increase practitioners understanding of the unique needs and risk factors of the population and review materials on effective practices that can be incorporated into their everyday work.