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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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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
April 11, 2013
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).
Authors: Loree Cook-Daniels and michael munson
March 2013
This online video series addresses the needs of children exposed to violence and victimization.
Authors: Office for Victims of Crime
February 2013
This webinar addresses the dynamics of teen dating violence, including tactics, warning signs, and statistics; facilitates planning collaborative efforts with your faith community regarding this topic; and offers educational resources for your family, your teen, or your congregation.
Authors: Rev. Al Miles for FaithTrust Institute
February 2013
This is a conversation with Latin@ Peer Youth Educators from Casa de Esperanza and Raúl Sánchez, a member of the executive committee and youth advisory board from loveisrespect. These young leaders discuss healthy relationships and what you can do in your communities to prevent and respond to teen dating violence.
Authors: Casa de Esperanza