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Governor Whitmer Declares October 2020 Domestic Violence Awareness Month October 1, 2020 “WHEREAS, domestic violence perpetrators intentionally use a pattern of physical, emotional, sexual, psychological, and/or economic coercion and abuse to control their intimate partners, violating their dignity, security, and both psychological and physical well-being; and, WHEREAS, domestic violence perpetrators cause significant and long-lasting trauma…
“Raising awareness involves efforts to increase knowledge or reshape cultural norms or false perceptions about gender-based violence. This includes educating ourselves and those in our communities about healthy relationships, the dynamics of abuse, and the root causes of gender-based violence.”
“We mourn the lives that our communities have lost in 2020 and before and send love and light to their friends and family. Below are the names of the lives we have lost to fatal, anti-LGBTQ violence this year so far. Those whose names are marked with an asterisk were lost as a result of intimate partner violence.”
Preventing and Responding to Domestic Violence in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, or Queer (LGBTQ) Communities
“The information in this special collection offers an overview of research and resources that are currently available on preventing and responding to domestic violence within LGBTQ communities.”
In 2016, AVP and the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs responded to the homicides of 23 transgender and gender nonconforming people, most of whom were transgender women of color. Discover how you can take action today
“The training addresses the context of polyvictimization; victims and perpetrators of polyvictimization; best practices to work with older adults affected by polyvictimization using trauma-informed, ethical, and culturally appropriate practices; and the latest research and best practices to serve this population.”
This toolkit is the culmination of STOP Administrator data collection, Action Meetings, and Site Visits led by Senior WOCN Consultants.
Watch a video message from Director Jessica E. Hart about the establishment of a new Tribal Division to ensure the Office for Victims of Crime is appropriately staffed to serve American Indian and Alaska Native communities by streamlining the distribution and management of tribal grant awards.
“The VTT includes tools and resources tailored specifically to these fields that provide the knowledge and skills necessary for organizations to address the vicarious trauma needs of their staff.”