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An Online Resource Library Supporting Professionals Ending Gender-Based Violence.

Special Collections

VAWnet's Special Collections are organized lists of select resources on specific topics related to gender-based violence that provide contextual information to encourage critical analysis. Collections are developed by the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence in collaboration with consultants and partner organizations. All collections are subjected to a peer-review process where seasoned advocates, academics, and other professionals in the field with particular expertise in the issue at hand are invited to provide input and recommend resources.
September 2016

Gender Based Violence and Intersecting Challenges Impacting Native American & Alaskan Village Communities

The content of this collection has been selected to highlight areas of intersections impeding the safety of Native American families. Each section contains extremely unique impacts regarding sovereignty, policy, historical trauma and cultural impacts of cultural oppression or colonization.
July 2016

Fostering Resilience, Respect & Healthy Growth in Childhood and Beyond

This Special Collection offers resources that promote strategies for creating environments where children can thrive with a particular focus on enhancing capacity for resilience across the lifespan.
June 2016

Preventing and Responding to Domestic & Sexual Violence in Later Life

This collection brings together selected materials related to preventing and responding to elder abuse, specifically domestic and sexual violence.
March 2016

Building Credit and Assets: Helping Survivors Recover from Economic Abuse

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.
January 2016

Intimate Partner Homicide Prevention

This Special Collection explores the most tragic consequence of domestic violence and offers a variety of tools and information towards its prevention.
January 2016

Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Other Tax Credits

This collection highlights key resources for the EITC, the Child Tax Credit, Health Coverage Tax Credits, and others, highlighting resources specific to domestic violence survivors and advocates working with survivors.
January 2016

Disaster and Emergency Preparedness and Response

This collection includes selected materials and resources -- many gender-informed -- that can be used by domestic and sexual violence organizations to increase their preparedness for and response to major disasters and emergencies.
January 2016

Preventing and Responding to Teen Dating Violence

This Special Collection of resources emphasizes collaborative and multilevel approaches to the prevention of and response to teen dating violence. Recent updates include additional resources for teachers and school-based professionals and a new section to support the efforts of pregnancy prevention advocates and adolescent sexual health practitioners in addressing adolescent relationship abuse.
December 2015

Navigating the Civil Legal System: Resources for Survivors of Domestic Violence, Their Advocates, and Legal Professionals

Survivors of domestic violence can face a number of legal issues that either directly stem from, or are affected by, the actions of those who use abuse and violence. These issues can include obtaining protection orders against an abuser; filing for divorce; seeking custody of and/or visitation with minor children; and filing for child support. This Special Collection is specifically focused on those legal issues most commonly arising in family court.