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).
Gender and Social Movements: Overview Report by Jessica Horn for BRIDGE (September 2013)
This overview report, part of the BRIDGE Cutting Edge Pack on gender and social movements, makes the case for engaging with questions of women’s rights and transforming gender power relations across social movements committed to progressive visions of society.
Partnering to Address Faith and Safety: A Guide for Faith Leaders and Domestic and Sexual Violence Service Providers to Assist Older Victims of Abuse by Safe Havens Interfaith Partnership Against Domestic Violence and The National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life (2013)
This guide provides ideas, best practices and strategies for domestic and sexual violence service providers and faith leaders to build partnerships that support older victims and survivors.
Start Strong: Building Healthy Teen Relationships by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) in collaboration with Blue Shield of California Foundation and Futures Without Violence (November 2013)
This online toolkit on preventing teen dating violence shares tips and resources from Start Strong: Building Healthy Teen Relationships—the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s national program working to prevent teen dating violence and promote healthy relationships among middle-school-aged youth.
Confronting Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Sex Trafficking of Minors in the United States by the Institute of Medicine and National Research Council (2013)
In this report, the committee concludes that efforts to prevent, identify, and respond to commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking of minors in the United States require better collaborative approaches that build upon the capabilities of people and entities from a range of sectors. In addition, such efforts will need to confront demand and the individuals who commit and benefit from these crimes.
Trauma-Informed Child Welfare Practice Toolkit by the Chadwick Trauma-Informed Systems Project of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (2013)
This toolkit is designed to assist both individuals and greater systems in their efforts to create a more trauma-informed child welfare system. It includes a variety of tools and resources that are designed to provide guidance, support and practical suggestions that can be utilized across service systems.
Criminal Records & Employment Rights: A Tool for Advocates Working with Domestic Violence Survivors by Erika Sussman for the Center for Survivor Agency and Justice (October 2013)
This tool is designed to help advocates 1) better understand the employment rights of survivors who have criminal records and 2) offer tips and resources to survivors as they prepare for the job application and interview process, attend job interviews, and respond to a decision by a prospective employer.
Criminal Records and Employment Rights: A Tool for Survivors of Domestic Violence by Erika Sussman for the Center for Survivor Agency and Justice (October 2013)
This publication is designed to 1) help survivors with a criminal record to better understand their employment rights, and 2) offer tips and resources as survivors prepare for the job application and interview process, attend job interviews, and hear back from the prospective employer.
Trauma-Informed Approaches: Federal Activities and Initiatives: A Working Document, Second Report by the Federal Partners Committee on Women and Trauma of the National Institute of Corrections (September 2013)
This document reflects how the Federal Partners Committee on Women and Trauma’s efforts to promote, adopt, and implement trauma-informed approaches have enhanced the effectiveness of a wide range of government services and supports.
Start Strong: Building Healthy Teen Relationships, Evaluation Summary by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (September 2013)
The Start Strong evaluation is one of the few, and largest, studies to take an in-depth look at healthy relationship development and TDV prevention efforts involving middle school students.
Building Safer States: Core Components of State Public Health Injury & Violence Prevention Programs by the Safe States Alliance (2013)
The six core components of a state injury and violence prevention (IVP) program described in this document recognize the resource constraints under which state IVP programs operate, but also reflect the creativity, flexibility, and innovation state programs have used to strengthen and expand their work.
Coalition Chronicles 32-2: Violence in Relationships Across the Lifespan by the Wisconsin Coalition Against Domestic Violence
This issue of the Chronicles highlights an important aspect of advocacy—helping survivors of any age or ability to heal and enhance other relationships in their lives.
Intimate Partner Violence In LGBTQ and HIV-Affected Communities in the United States in 2012 by the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP) (October 2013)
NCAVP’s report collects data concerning intimate partner violence within LGBTQ and HIV-affected relationships from 19 anti-violence programs in 20 states across the country. In 2012, twenty-one intimate partner violence (IPV) homicides of LGBTQ and HIV-affected people were documented; the highest yearly total ever recorded.
When Men Murder Women: An Analysis of 2011 Homicide Datae by the Violence Policy Center (VPC) (September 2013)
The annual VPC report details national and state-by-state information on female homicides involving one female murder victim and one male offender. Nationwide, 1,707 females were murdered by males in single victim/single offender incidents in 2011.
No Refuge Here: Sexual Abuse in Immigration Detention [1:30:47] moderated by Christine Kregg for Just Detention International (June 26, 2013)
This webinar on sexual violence behind bars focuses on the immigration detention system. Expert presenters look at the unique vulnerabilities of immigrant detainees, and the obstacles they face to getting help.
Immigrants and the Affordable Care Act by the National Immigration Law Center (2013)
This document reviews how immigrants are included in health care reform per provisions in the Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA).
Access to Healthcare for Immigrant Victims of Sexual Assault by Leslye Orloff, Amanda Baran, and Phoebe Mounts for The National Immigrant Women's Advocacy Project (2013)
This chapter describes the range of services an immigrant victim of sexual assault can access through different programs and services of the health care system.
Parental Alienation Syndrome and Parental Alienation: A Research Review by Joan S. Meier (September 2013)
This paper provides a historical and research overview of Parental Alienation Syndrome and Parental Alienation, identifies strategic issues for advocates working with victims, and offers guidelines to improve courts’ treatment of these issues.
Riding Tandem on the Pathway to Prevention: Ohio's experience collaboratively preventing intimate partner and sexual violence by Jo Simonsen for The Ohio Sexual and Intimate Partner Violence Prevention Consortium (OSIP-VP) (2013)
This paper discusses the advantages and challenges of conjoining the issues of intimate partner violence and sexual violence for the purposes of simultaneously advancing primary prevention.
VAWA 2013 and TVPRA: What Practitioners Need to Know by ASISTA (2013)
The Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (VAWA 2013), combined with the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act (TVPRA), was signed into law on March 7, 2013. This practice advisory provides an overview of substantive changes and technical fixes both in VAWA and TVPRA as well as practice pointers for attorneys and advocates on how to work with these new changes.
Recommendations for Administrators of Prisons, Jails, and Community Confinement Facilities for Adapting the U.S. Department of Justice’s A National Protocol for Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examinations, Adults/Adolescents by U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women (2013)
This guide is designed to assist administrators of prisons, jails, and community confinement facilities in drafting or revising protocols for an immediate response to reports of sexual assault.
Ending Modern-Day Slavery: Using Research to Inform U.S. Anti-Human Trafficking Efforts by Maureen Q. McGough for the National Institute of Justice (2013)
This NIJ study examines the challenges facing the criminal justice system when combating human trafficking.
Creative Strategies for Outreaching and Working Effectively with Immigrant Survivors of Sexual Violence in the Workplace by William Tamayo(EEOC), and Giselle Hass for ASISTA and Futures without Violence (2013)
In light of immigration enforcement and the economic climate, now more than ever, immigrant women are vulnerable to experiencing sexual violence in the workplace. Across the country, immigrant-working women with and without work authorization are subjected to adverse working conditions and victimization at alarming rates.