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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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June 2014
This webinar explores the formation of men's action networks in the United States and Canada; examines the challenges in organizing and sustaining meaningful participation from its members; explores the various activities and initiatives utilized by men's networks to raise awareness and prevent men's violence against women; and discusses issues of accountability inherent in multi-gender partnerships.
Authors: The North American MenEngage Network (NAMEN)
May 2014
This webinar explores research-based information to increase practitioners understanding of the unique needs and risk factors of the population and review materials on effective practices that can be incorporated into their everyday work.
Authors: Ivonne Ortiz and Susan Spagnuolo
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
March 2014
Sabemos que el responder de manera efectiva a la violencia requiere de un conocimiento profundo de las realidades vividas por aquellos que experimentan dicha violencia. Con este objetivo, el seminario presentó herramientas y materiales culturalmente relevantes para responder a la violencia en las comunidades latinas en colaboración con y bajo el liderazgo de dichas comunidades.
Authors: Heidi Notario and Ivonne Ortiz
2014
This toolkit includes ideas on integrating economic empowerment into advocates’ work with survivors of domestic violence.
Authors: Bradley Angle
2014
This infographic, designed for sharing widely via social media, describes eight warning signs of an abusive relationship. One version was designed for youth ages 14-21, while another was developed for young adults ages 21 and up.
Authors: Beauty Cares
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