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Domestic Violence: Population-Specific Approaches

In an effort to respond to the diverse experiences of victims and survivors of domestic violence, services must be individualized to meet the unique needs of each population and/or community. The resources included here present a starting point for considering the various issues that impact the lives of victims and survivors in specific populations.

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April 21, 2014
This webinar, held on Monday, April 21, 2014, provided information for both victim advocates working in shelter settings as well as birth doulas, regarding the identification and impact of domestic violence and abuse in pregnant women. Likewise, the benefits of a partnership between these two groups was discussed as a way to further improve pregnancy and birth outcomes for pregnant survivors.
Authors: Pam Glenn
April 2014
Raising awareness and education about an issue is one of the first steps to mobilizing and organizing communities to action. This toolkit was designed to provide LGBTQ communities with strategies to create dialogue on intimate partner violence in communities of color, ways to support survivors, and identify resources for intimate partner violence.
Authors: The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs
April 2014
Raising awareness and education about an issue is one of the rst steps to mobilizing and organizing communities to action. This toolkit was designed to provide our communities with strategies to create dialogue on transgender intimate partner violence, ways to support survivors, and identify resources for intimate partner violence.
Authors: The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs
2014
This toolkit includes ideas on integrating economic empowerment into advocates’ work with survivors of domestic violence.
Authors: Bradley Angle
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.
Authors: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) in collaboration with Blue Shield of California Foundation and Futures Without Violence
Revised July 2013
This manual provides a listing of activities and exercises designed to be used by advocates and educators working with children and youth to prevent violence and foster healthy relationships.
Authors: Vermont Network Against Domestic and Sexual Violence
July 2013
This webinar focuses on the intersections of homophobia, heterosexism and racism that often enhance negative stereotypes associated with being Latin@ and LGBT. The presenter discusses the impact of language on our anti-oppression work as well as other elements that complicate the experiences of victimization of members of the Latin@ LGBT communities.
Authors: Jose Juan Lara
May 2013
This webinar convers information on who transgender people are and the types of violence they experience as well as examining the intersections between disability and traumatic experience.
Authors: Loree Cook-Daniels & michael munson
May 2013
This FYSB Webinar provides tools that can help advocates and practitioners develop mandatory reporting policies and protocols.
Authors: Nahama Broner, Venita Embry, and Merissa Gremminger
May 2013
This short video featuring labor and civil rights leader Dolores Huerta can be used as a training tool to raise awareness about the importance of honoring equality when working with Latin@ communities.
Authors: familiaesfamilia.org