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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).


Domestic Violence Counts 2013: A 24-hour census of domestic violence shelters and services by the National Network to End Domestic Violence (2014)
For the eighth consecutive year, NNEDV conducted a one-day, unduplicated count of adults and children seeking domestic violence services in the U.S. on September 17, 2013.

Intimate Partner Violence in the United States — 2010 by Breiding, M.J., Chen J., & Black, M.C. for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (2014)
Findings discuss IPV victimization, frequency, severity, patterns, need for services, and impacts to more fully convey this public health burden.

Introduction to Sexual Health by PreventConnect of the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (2013)
This lesson introduces the concept of sexual health or healthy sexuality. It explains the concept and presents sexual health promotion (or the promotion of healthy sexuality) as a tool for prevention.

Supporting and Caring for our Latino LGBT Youth by the Human Rights Campaign and The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) (2013)
This report explores the experiences of nearly 2,000 LGBT youth who identify as Latino. It further analyzes the results of HRC’s groundbreaking survey of more than 10,000 LGBT-identified youth ages 13 to 17, Growing Up LGBT in America.

Supporting and Caring for our Gender-Expansive Youth by the Human Rights Campaign and Gender Spectrum (2013)
Drawing on survey findings from HRC's groundbreaking survey of over 10,000 LGBT-identified youth, this latest report examines the experiences of survey respondents whose gender identities or expressions expand our conventional understanding of gender. It is designed to provide adults with a better understanding of these youth and to help adults find ways to communicate with and support all youth in their lives.

Community Tool Box Toolkits by the Work Group for Community Health and Development, University of Kansas (2013)
Each online toolkit provides key tasks, examples, and links to more detailed instructional sections on topics related to community-based work such as: creating and maintaining partnerships, assessing community needs and resources, developing a framework or model of change, developing strategic and action plans, building leadership, enhancing cultural competence, influencing policy development, writing a grant application, sustainability, and more!

Transgender 101 for Victim Service Providers [1:25:51] by Loree Cook-Daniels and michael munson for FORGE (September 19, 2013)
This fast-paced webinar is designed to assist victim service providers in better serving transgender survivors of sexual assault and other forms of violence. This webinar focuses on basic transgender concepts, but includes references and examples specific to victim service providers.

Power and control tactics specific to trans people [1:22:06] by Loree Cook-Daniels and michael munson for FORGE (August 9, 2012)
Power and control tactics are often a central framework for discussing intimate partner violence. This webinar guides participants through detailed trans-specific power and control tactics both used against transgender/gender non-conforming individuals, as well as those that trans* people use against their partners(s).

Considerations for Sheltering Trans Women by FORGE (2011)
This list of topics/questions will help advocates and other victim service providers help a trans woman determine if and how to best access women-only shelters.

The Elephant in the Middle of the Room: How Trauma Affects Children, Families, and Systems by Charles Wilson for the Chadwick Center for Children & Families
This PowerPoint presentation reviews the causes and types child traumatic stress and the impact on childhood development, emphasizing a trauma-informed approach to working with children who experience violence.

Violence Against Women and Girls: International Human Rights Standards by the International Planned Parenthood Federation (2013)
International and regional law and policy has recognized the need for States to underpin their efforts to eliminate violence against women and provide protection with national action plans.

Gender Equality: The Key to Ending Violence Against Women by the International Planned Parenthood Federation (2013)
This 2-page document reviews how promoting and achieving gender equality is a critical element of the prevention of violence against women.

What Works to Prevent Partner Violence? by Lori L. Heise for the STRIVE Research Consortium (December 2011)
This paper reviews the empirical evidence of what works in low- and middle-income countries to prevent violence against women by their husbands and other male partners.

Transitional Housing Toolkit by the National Network to End Domestic Violence (February 2014)
This toolkit is meant to provide transitional housing providers with easy access to information and resources to enhance services to survivors.

Deaf Community Accountability Wheel by Erin Esposito and Aimee Whyte of Advocacy Services for Abused Deaf Victims (ASADV)
This wheel depicts an ideal response, within the Deaf community, to the issue of domestic violence.

Working with Deaf Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence by the New York State Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence (Summer 2013)
This Q and A provides information for working with Deaf survivors of domestic and sexual violence, including offering practical tips for advocates in building trust and collaboration with the Deaf community.

Healthy Relationships/Equality Wheel by Abused Deaf Women’s Advocacy Services (ADWAS)
This accessible graphic illustrates - with the use of drawings in place of written words - what a healthy relationship looks like.

The Devastating Impact of Human Trafficking of Native Women on Indian Reservations by Lisa Brunner, Program Specialist, National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center Hearing for Combating Human Trafficking: Federal, State, and Local Perspectives” before the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs (September 23, 2013)
According to this testimony, “Native women experience violent victimization at a higher rate than any other U.S. population. Congressional findings are that Native American and Alaska Native women are raped 34.1%, more than 1 in 3, will be raped in their lifetime, 64%, more than 6 in 10, will be physically assaulted.

Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2013 (Title XII of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013) from the U.S. Department of State (2013)
The TVPRA will offer increased support to the State Department’s diplomatic engagement, bolster protections for vulnerable children and domestic workers, and enable effective partnerships to bring services to survivors and prosecute traffickers.

Human Trafficking and Immigrant Rights by Freedom Network USA (2013)
This brief report covers topics including barriers to accessing immigration remedies for trafficked persons and increased vulnerability of workers that lack immigration protections. It also outlines recommendations regarding access to legal immigration status.

Guidance to States and Services on Addressing Human Trafficking of Children and Youth in the United States by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children, Youth and Families (ACYF) (2013)
The guidance document reports outlines the scope of the problem, the needs of the victims, the need for a coordinated effort among Tribal, State, local, and Federal levels to prevent, identify, and serve trafficking victims, the role of screening and assessment in identifying possible trafficking victims, and the use of evidence-based interventions for serving vulnerable youth populations.

The 2013 Trafficking in Persons Report by the U.S. Department of State (June 2013)
The 13th annual report seeks to increase global awareness of the human trafficking phenomenon by shedding new light on various facets of the problem and highlighting shared and individual perspectives of the international community.

Domestic Violence in Latin@ Communities by The National Latin@ Network for Healthy Families and Communities of Casa de Esperanza for the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (February 2014)
This special collection provides a compilation of tools and resources developed specifically by Latin@s and for Latin@s as well as culturally adapted materials (not simply translations) to address domestic violence in Latin@ communities.

The NRCDV Access Initiative: Documenting our progress towards greater accessibility by the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (January 2014)
The Access Initiative represented NRCDV’s organizational commitment to accessibly and individuals with disabilities. This resource page describes the story of the Access Initiative, offers definitions of key terms, provides an overview of our key activities and accomplishments, and offers lessons learned and recommendations.