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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).


Building Promising Futures: Guidelines for Enhancing Response of Domestic Violence Programs to Children & Youth by Eleanor Lyon, Julia Perilla, and Anne Menard for Futures Without Violence (2016)
This discussion paper presents guidelines for consideration to improve the services to and success of children exposed to domestic violence.

Developing Outcome Measures for Domestic Violence Programs’ Work With Children And Youth by Eleanor Lyon, Julia Perilla, and Anne Menard for Futures Without Violence (2016)
This paper explores some of the major complexities involved in developing and utilizing outcome measures for DV programs’ work with children.

Guide for Engaging & Supporting Parents Affected by Domestic Violence by Susan Blumenfeld for the National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health (April 2016)
Using core principles and strategies, the guide helps frame an approach that is aimed at enhancing parenting capacities and strengthening parent-child bonds.

Promising Practices and Model Programs: Trauma-Informed Approaches to Working with Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence and Other Trauma by Heather Phillips, Eleanor Lyon, Mary Fabri, and Carole Warshaw for the National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health (September 2015)
This report compiles comprehensive information about how programs are currently conceptualizing trauma-informed and trauma-specific work and how this translates into enhanced or improved services for survivors of domestic and sexual violence.

Preventing Child Abuse & Neglect: A Technical Package for Policy, Norm, and Programmatic Activities by Beverly L. Forston, Joanne Klevens, Melissa T Merrick, Leah K. Gilbert, and Sandra P. Alexander for the Division of Violence Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2016)
This resource was developed to help states and communities take advantage of the best available evidence to prevent child abuse and neglect.

STOP SV: A Technical Package to Prevent Sexual Violence by Kathleen C. Basile, Sarah DeGue, Kathryn Jones, Kimberley Freire, Jenny Dills, Sharon G. Smith, and Jerris L. Raiford for the Division of Violence Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2016)

End Abuse of People with Disabilities Webinar Series by the Center on Victimization and Safety (2016)
This monthly webinar series features topics that advance the conversation at the intersection of violence against people with disabilities and Deaf people.

Essentials for Childhood Framework: Steps to Create Safe, Stable, and Nurturing Relationships and Environments for All Children by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2014)
This document provides a evidence-based strategies for communities to help promote safe, stable, and nurturing relationships and environment for all children.

Tipping the Scales: The Resilience Game by the Center for the Developing Child at Harvard University
This interactive online game explores how the choices we make can help children and the community as a whole become more resilient in the face of serious challenges.

Trauma and Resilience by Jessica Feierman and Lauren Fine for the Juvenile Law Center (May 2014)
This publication sets forth key risks of and opportunities for using research on trauma in youth advocacy. It focuses on legal strategies advocates can use in court, and the state and local policies needed to support these strategies.

Healthcare Toolbox by Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (2016)
This toolbox provides resources and information to providers to help children and families cope with illness and injury. It provides the basics of trauma informed care.

Virtues, Narrative & Resilience: Key Findings on the Life Paths Project on the Laws of Life Essay and Pathways to Resilience by Sherry Hamby, Victoria Banyard, Matthew Hagler, Wojciech Kaczkowski, Elizabeth Taylor, Lindsey Roberts, and John Grych (2015)
This resource guide provides information on the Life Paths Research Project which includes the Reslience Portfolio model, measures to capture strengths.

Respect! Empathy! Action! by Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (2016)
This website provide resources for teachers to help students develop skills to improve school climate, build leadership, and encourage ally behaviors.

Study on the Gender Dimension of Trafficking in Human Beings by Sylvia Walby, Birgit Apitzsch, Jo Armstrong, Susie Balderston, Karolina Follis, Brian Francis, Liz Kelly, Corinne May-Chahal, Awais Rashid, Karen Shire, Jude Towers, and Markus Tunte for the European Union (2016)
The study identifies and draws on EU law and policy competence in gender equality in its identification of the gender dimensions of trafficking. The gender dimensions are clustered into five issues: gender specificity and equal treatment; gender expertise, gender balance in decision-making and gender mainstreaming; the relationship between prostitution and trafficking; gendered policy fields and strategic priorities; gendered systems and the theory of prevention.

A Guide to Staying Safe on Facebook by the Safety Net Project of the National Network to End Domestic Violence (2016)
This guide is a short, summary guide that provides quick and easy explanations of important settings. This information will be helpful to anyone using Facebook who is interested in increasing their privacy and security.

Responding to the Long-term Needs of Adult Children Exposed to Domestic Violence: Exploring the connection to suicide risk by Ericka Kimball and Casey Keene, Adult Children Exposed to Domestic Violence (ACE-DV) Leadership Forum (April 2016)
This Technical Assistance Guidance, a product of the Adult Children Exposed to Domestic Violence (ACE-DV) Leadership Forum, explores the connection between exposure to domestic violence in childhood and, among other consequences, the risk for suicide in adulthood.

Building Credit and Assets: Helping Survivors Recover from Economic Abuse by the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (March 2016)
This special collection explores credit, asset building, and Individual Development Accounts (IDAs), their intersections, and how they can be leveraged to better support economic justice for survivors of domestic violence.