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Resource: Committed to Safety for ALL Survivors: Guidance for Domestic Violence Programs on Supporting Survivors Who Use Substances

The goal of this guide is to assist programs and advocates in supporting survivors who use substances by providing practical strategies embedded within an accessible, culturally responsive, and trauma-informed (ACRTI) approach. The National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma, and Mental Health (NCDVTMH)’s understanding of the depth of this need is informed directly by survivors, advocates, program directors, and coalitions as well as by the research it has conducted over the past 15 years.

Resource: Advocacy Information Packet

This Advocacy Information Packet is a collection of articles, booklets and handouts covering a range of topics about advocacy with emphasis on work with survivors of intimate partner violence. These materials offer information that is critical to clarifying and strengthening the role of advocates and their work to end violence against women and other survivors. The goal is to create a basic understanding about the role of advocates, the nature of advocacy and some key issues integral to effective advocacy. These materials can be helpful for new advocate orientation, in-services, cross-trainings and public education events.

Introduction

Resources

Resource Guide: Tools for Transformation Guide - Becoming Accessible, Culturally Responsive, and Trauma-Informed Organizations

Tools for Transformation: Becoming Accessible,
Culturally Responsive, and Trauma-Informed Organizations
Implementation Support Guides for Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Programs

GUIDE 1
THE SOCIAL, EMOTIONAL, AND RELATIONAL
CLIMATE AND ORGANIZATIONAL TRAUMA

Webinar: Domestic Violence and Disabilities

We know that American Indian/Alaska Native women experience some of the highest rates for domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, sex trafficking, homicide at the hands of an intimate partner, and missing & murdered.  Women with disabilities are of double risk for violence and abuse.  This webinar will offer data on American Indian/Alaska Native disabilities in equal access, fair accommodations, and an opportunity to make powerful contributions to provide accessible, safe, and effective services to individuals with disabilities and Deaf individuals who are victims of sexual assault

Booklet: Privacy, Confidentiality and Privileged Communications: Keystones to Safety

Privacy, confidentiality and privileged communications are the keystones to safety for survivors of battering or domestic violence. Protecting privacy and confidentiality of victims of domestic violence is directly related to a survivor’s ability to trust, ask for advocacy, support and help. The law provides certain protections to conversations referred to as “privileged communications” between two individuals. All of these protections are important to understand as well as any legal limitations that local laws may impose.

Webinar: Trauma-Informed Advocacy in the Time of a Pandemic

Our whole world has changed, our whole way of life has been put on hold. These are truly trying and difficult times for so many people. Tribal domestic violence advocates are struggling to find their footing and respond as best they can under the circumstances, given the lack of resources, tribal infrastructures and an increase in domestic violence. Indigenous people and Tribal Nations experience multiple levels of trauma, including Historical Trauma. All this contributes to our response to the current pandemic.

Framing the Issues: Looking at the Opioid Epidemic in the Context of Trauma and Domestic Violence

This timely and important webinar will provide an overview of what is known about the opioid epidemic and will focus on the specific concerns of Indian communities and tribal domestic violence programs and shelters.  It will lay the foundation for the exploding opioid epidemic and will examine the intersections between trauma, domestic violence and the opioid epidemic and explore innovative approaches to addressing these complex issues.

Understanding Trauma and Mental Health in the Context of Domestic Violence Advocacy

Experiencing Domestic Violence and other multiple forms of abuse and oppression affects how we think and feel and sets the basis for our relationships with family, friends, community and service providers.  This webinar will provide a holistic and integrated framework for responding to trauma and mental health in the context of domestic violence.   It will look at the critical role of trauma-informed care in supporting healing and resiliency, both individual and community; and how a trauma-informed approach can strengthen and enhance advocacy work by increasing understanding of the psycholo

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