View this guide that includes definitions of child abuse and neglect, major types of child abuse and neglect, signs and symptoms, when to report, and more.
“Designed to inform, guide, and educate caregivers to safeguard children from online and in-person grooming, help create a safe space to support and validate a child’s disclosure of sexual abuse, and be a healing presence for them in the event sexual abuse has occurred.”
This informative guide overviews maltreatment of children with disabilities and discusses some unique risks with a focus on preventative strategies using a multi-level approach.
This website includes information about mandated reporting (including information about how, what, and where to report), potential indicators of physical neglect and abuse and sexual abuse, and in depth information about the investigation process once a report is made.
An overview of hate crime prevalence and law, history of hate groups, how hate exists in the digital space, how social media and group dynamics facilitate recruitment, commonalities and intervention points for youth who may be considering violence.
This guide is something an advocate can provide to clients and have on hand to talk about what constitutes a “true threat”, which is not protected by the first amendment.
This website shows hate crime incidents specific to Michigan, including statistics, case examples, news reports, and resources in the state.
This article from ABA discusses how the restorative justice movement may find a place in cases of elder abuse. They talk about some elders’ distrust of traditional systems, how restorative justice could be used in the US but faces barriers, and overviews some promising programs.
These wellness strategies include maintenance of physical health, strengthening social connections, and activities to help advocates relax, process, and reconnect. This resource also provides tips for managers, advice on when to seek professional support, and additional resources.
This 8-minute video includes definitions and an overview of compassion fatigue, traumatic stress, and the signs and symptoms for advocates. This video also provides a walkthrough of the 4-7-8 breathing exercise.