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Responding to Abuse in Later Life: The Role of Forensic Nurses
National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life (NCALL)
June 2023
This webinar overviews elder abuse and dives into the victim and healthcare provider perspectives on cases of abuse in later life, particularly how forensic nurses can identify and intervene in a trauma-informed way.
Response to Elder Abuse: A Self-Assessment Workbook Series
National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life (NCALL)
November 2022
This set of self-assessment tools is meant to assist communities in evaluating practices within and across key intervening agencies and in building a coordinated response to elder abuse.
Preventing and responding to domestic and sexual violence in later life
VAWnet
October 2023
By focusing specifically on domestic and sexual violence (DV/SV) in later life, these resource materials highlight the complexities of older adults' DV/SV experiences and emphasize collaborative and multi-pronged approaches to addressing DV/SV in later life.
Caregiving Chronicles: Lived Experiences and Life Edits
National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA)
November 2023
This webinar includes insights from acclaimed journalists and caregivers who are amplifying the voices and experiences of caregivers, discover how practitioners can better integrate culturally sensitive and responsive approaches to support caregivers, and learn how to recognize signs of elder mistreatment.
Collaborating for Justice for Older African Americans: A Guide
National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life (NCALL)
September 2023
The aim of this guide is to equip multidisciplinary elder justice partners to build stronger and more equitable collaborations with African American community-based and culturally-specific programs. This guide offers strategies to promote elder justice in culturally-specific ways.
Trauma-Informed Practices to Address Abuse and Build Resilience
National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA)
June 2023
This panel webinar will discuss the cumulative and complex trauma histories of diverse older adults, how trauma relates to elder abuse, and strategies to provide culturally responsive and trauma-informed support.
Let's Talk About Mental Health
MiVAN
May 2024
This month, we created a complication of recent resources and trainings centered around mental health, including how to talk about it, how to support family members and advocates, and how it is sometimes seen intersecting in our work.
Resources for Families Coping with Mental and Substance Use Disorders
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Association (SAMHSA)
March 2023
Being able to offer support, family members can connect those in need with treatment, resources, and services to begin and stay on their recovery journey. This resource holds resources for family members around how to start the conversation about mental illness and substance use, including videos, talk sheets, and more.
Family Members and Caregivers: Mental Health
National Alliance on Mental Health
This resource collection from NAMI addresses topics relevant to family members and caregivers of those who experience mental illness, including resources around supporting that family member and maintaining the relationship, taking care of yourself, crisis prevention, and additional support.
Let’s Talk: Confronting Mental Health Stigma in the Black Community
National Runaway Safeline
December 2023
In this episode, National Runaway Safeline discusses the stigma surrounding mental health within the Black community, the emotional toll of code-switching, and the personal journeys of Amea Smith and Antonio Davis-Robinson.
How can advocates better support survivors within marginalized communities in addressing their mental health needs?
VAWnet
March 2024
Recommendations and tangible resources to help advocates in the gender-based violence movement better support survivors within marginalized communities in addressing their mental health needs.
Advocating at the Intersections of Domestic Violence, Trauma, and Substance Use Coercion
National Indigenous Women's Resource Center (NIWRC)
April 2023
This session will demonstrate Accessible, Culturally Responsive, and Trauma-Informed approach to supporting survivors experiencing trauma and substance use coercion.
Promoting Sexual Assault Healing Services to Men
National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC)
February 2024
This webinar from the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) and Just Detention International (JDI) suggests how you can communicate about sexual violence as something that men experience, and about what services are available at your sexual program for men who are survivors.
Supporting Men in Healing from Sexual Violence: Tip Sheets
National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC)
January 2024
These tip sheets for advocates and providers discuss many of the intersections at play when working with male sexual violence survivors on their healing journey.
MenHealing Webinar Series Session 1: Men As Survivors
National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC)
February 2024
This first session discussed sexual harm and how it affects everyone, how our biases create barriers for the male survivors we work with, how the societal definition of being a man doesn’t always fit with the societal definition of a “typical survivor”, and the importance of creating space.
Preventing Sexual Assault Together: The Power of Community Engagement
National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC)
September 2023
This podcast is a conversation with Kelly Mays and Sara McGirr about the process used and findings from an equity focused sexual assault community assessment process in Michigan. They discussed practical lessons and tools that can be used to increase community engagement, build authenticity, and strengthen trust and connections
Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse
Pennsylvania Coalition to Advance Respect
April 2023
This guide overviews child sexual abuse and grooming, discusses the lasting effects on adult survivors, explains how adult survivors can navigate healthy relationships after childhood sexual abuse, and talks about how to support adult survivors.
Centering AANHPI Survivors: Recommendations for Campus and Title IX Administrators
Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence (APIGBV)
August 2022
Topics included are: On-campus prevention, Cultural stigma, Limitations of resources and support, Culturally specific and safe resources, Barriers faced by international students, Barriers surrounding Title IX, and Community retaliation.
Michigan Community Sexual Violence Prevention Assessment: Findings
Michigan Public Health Institute (MPHI)
January 2023
The findings of this assessment are about the experiences of Black, Native, LGBTQ+, and Disability communities in Michigan related to four key community and societal level protective factors determined and defined by collaborators: (1) Community connectedness, (2) Economic supports, (3) Community safety, and (4) Bodily Autonomy
How to Support LGBTQ Victims and Survivors of Sexual Violence
Trevor Project
September 2023
This brief web-article talks about the importance of active listening, allyship, empowerment, and resilience. It offers LGBTQ-friendly survivor support resources.
Housing for Prevention: Series Recap
National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC)
December 2023
Speakers draw connections between the conversations in each of the three housing episodes and share their insights, highlighting the many ways prevention is linked to housing. This included how social determinants of health, housing, and community are interlinked and are tied into experiences of sexual violence.
Take Action: Healthy Sexuality
Esperanza United
This informative and engaging web-based guide is a useful tool for parents and guardians about how to talk to their children about healthy sexuality, including healthy communication, expressions of sexuality, boundaries, respect, and more.
Supporting LGBTQ Youth Is Violence Prevention
FORGE
November 2020
This paper explores these LGBTQ+ pathways to polyvictimization, but also—and more importantly—discusses simple and effective ways victim service providers, school personnel, and members of the general public can intervene and make a huge difference.
Stopping It Where It Starts: Disrupting the LGBTQ Polyvictimization Pathway in Childhood
FORGE
June 2019
This webinar discusses how victim service professionals recognize that members of the LGBTQ community often experience polyvictimization, but experiences of bullying are reported both at schools and home.
Preventing and Responding to Teen Dating Violence
VAWnet
January 2019
This collection provides general information about TDV then provides more information about TDV with young people, bystanders, parents and caregivers, men and boys, and service professionals. It concludes with TDV-related legislation and program suggestions.
A Guide for Community Youth Advocates to Support Latin@ Survivors
Esperanza United
December 2023
This tool will serve to equip community youth advocates with culturally-responsive strategies to navigate systems to support youth Latin@ survivors of IPV, increase knowledge of barriers to improving the health of Latin@ survivors of IPV, and mobilize advocates to promote holistic and sustainable support within families and communities.
Healing from abusive relationships: For teens and young adults
Idaho Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence
January 2021
Young people from underserved rural communities experience teen dating violence at disproportionate rates. This booklet is for domestic and sexual violence service providers or counselors who are serving young people who have experienced abuse.
Exploring The Cultural Contexts Of Consent In AANHPI Communities
Asian-Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence (API-GBV)
April 2023
This report explores how consent and boundaries are understood and practiced in AANHPI contexts, highlights how gender expectations and the need to respect certain individuals make it hard to establish boundaries, and presents recommendations for advocates and educators.
What Is Child Welfare? A Guide for Disaster Preparedness and Response Professionals
Child Welfare Information Gateway
December 2021
This factsheet provides an overview of basic child welfare services, describes how disaster preparedness and response and child welfare professionals can support one another's disaster preparedness efforts, and offers additional resources for more information.
Let’s Talk: Invisible Disabilities
National Runaway Safeline
November 2023
Children with disabilities experience higher rates of abuse and neglect, which is one risk factor for youth homelessness. This podcast between National Runaway Safeline Youth Advisory Board members EJ Velez & Rachel Litchman discusses invisible disabilities and navigating the healthcare system as a young person experiencing homelessness.
Parenting Children and Youth Who Have Experienced Abuse and Neglect
Child Welfare Information Gateway
November 2018
This factsheet is intended to help parents (birth, foster, and adoptive) and other caregivers better understand the challenges of caring for a child or youth who has experienced maltreatment and learn about available resources for support.
Separating Poverty From Neglect in Child Welfare
Child Welfare Information Gateway
February 2023
This issue brief explores what the research shows about the overlap among families experiencing poverty and those reported to the child welfare system for neglect, the societal context within which both poverty and neglect exist, and strategies that have proven effective for preventing and addressing both poverty and neglect, together.
Grooming: Know the Warning Signs
RAINN
July 2020
One tool common to those who sexually abuse kids is grooming: manipulative behaviors that the abuser uses to gain access to a potential victim, coerce them to agree to the abuse, and reduce the risk of being caught. While these tactics are used most often against younger kids, teens and vulnerable adults are also at risk.
What Is Child Welfare? A Guide for Domestic Violence Services Advocates
Child Welfare Information Gateway
December 2020
This guide provides an overview of basic child welfare services, describes how domestic violence services advocates and child welfare professionals can support one another’s efforts in working with families, and presents resources for more information.
Long-Term Consequences of Child Abuse and Neglect
Child Welfare Information Gateway
April 2019
This factsheet explains the long-term physical, psychological, behavioral, and societal consequences of child abuse and neglect and provides an overview of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). It also discusses the importance of prevention and intervention efforts and promoting protective relationships and environments.
Let’s Talk: Child Abuse
National Runaway Safeline
April 2022
This podcast from discusses child abuse with Larel Jacobs talks about how to have tough conversations with young people, explores the nuances of reporting -particularly on crisis lines, and explains why more children under the ages of 12 are reaching out to hotlines for help and information about child abuse.
Exploring the Intersections Between Human Trafficking and Missing or Murdered Indigenous People
Human Trafficking Capacity Building Center
September 2022
This webinar discusses the intersection between MMIP and human trafficking, provides resources to address these crises, and shares actionable steps forward.
Labor Trafficking 101: Learn The Basics
Human Trafficking Capacity Building Center
October 2020
A panel of experts share information about potential indicators of labor trafficking, vulnerable industries, and a broad range of resources available to help organizations and tribes start, sustain, or grow their support services for victims of labor trafficking.
Labor Trafficking on Specific Temporary Work VISAs
Polaris Project
July 2022
This detailed report discusses the four types of temporary work VISAs that are most commonly held by survivors calling the human trafficking hotline to report their experiences.
National Human Trafficking Referral Directory: Michigan
National Human Trafficking Hotline
This online resource consists of anti-trafficking organizations and programs that offer emergency, transitional, or long-term services to victims and survivors of human trafficking as well as those that provide resources and opportunities in the anti-trafficking field.
National Human Trafficking Hotline
National Human Trafficking Hotline
This resource is available 24/7 for reporting human trafficking and looking for available resources. They have a call line, a text option, and an online chat. Their website hosts a variety of resources relevant for advocates and survivors.
Addressing stalking: A checklist for campus professionals
Stalking Prevention, Awareness, and Resource Center (SPARC)
September 2021
This checklist can be used by professionals working on college campuses to identify areas of strength and areas of improvement in recognizing, preventing, and responding to stalking.
Stalking Response Considerations when working with Native Communities
Stalking Prevention, Awareness, and Resource Center (SPARC), Red Wind Consulting, Inc., and Minnesota Indian Women’s Sexual Assault Coalition
January 2023
This factsheet overviews the scope of stalking in Native communities and its overlap with other forms of violence; stalking behaviors to ask clients about, including some specific to Native communities; recognizing that fear, resources, and need for assistance may change; and more.
Stalking Targeting Immigrant Victims
Stalking Prevention, Awareness, and Resource Center (SPARC)
August 2023
This factsheet breaks down stalking behaviors into four categories: Surveillance, life invasion, interference, intimidation, and discusses how these behaviors may be uniquely experienced by immigrant victims.
Supporting LGBTQ+ Stalking Victims – A guide for advocates
Stalking Prevention, Awareness, and Resource Center (SPARC) and FORGE
January 2023
The guide for advocates gives an in depth perspective on stalking and the unique ways in which the LGBTQ+ community can be impacted (systemic barriers, stalking behaviors, additional safety planning considerations, etc.)
Stalking and LGBTQ+ Victims
Stalking Prevention, Awareness, and Resource Center (SPARC) and FORGE
August 2023
This webinar discussed barriers to accessing helping services faced by LGBTQ+ people and how to mitigate harm. It talked about prevalence of stalking in the LGBTQ+ population and how various SLII stalking behaviors can be uniquely experienced by this population.
Stalking and Older Adults
Stalking Prevention, Awareness, and Resource Center (SPARC) and National Coalition on Abuse in Later Life (NCALL)
January 2023
This webinar overviews the prevalence and implications of elder abuse then dives into stalking of older adults, including the role ageism and stereotypes play, the unique barriers older survivors of stalking face in reporting and service seeking, and the response to older survivors of stalking.
Vicarious Trauma – An Indigenous Perspective: Cultural Strengths as the Roots of Resilience for Health Trauma and Building Worker Wellness
Learning Network
January 2022
This webinar discusses collective historical and intergenerational trauma and provides information about vicarious trauma from an Indigenous-specific context. It discusses wellness approaches and culturally informed trauma approaches that providers can use when working with indigenous communities.
Crisis hotline advocate burnout panel
Self-Care For Advocates
June 2022
This recorded panel of crisis hotline advocates discusses the risk for burnout that hotline advocates often face and how they address those risks in their own work and give advice on how organizational leadership can support the wellbeing of crisis line advocates.
Recovering from Burnout
Mind Tools
This article overviews what burnout is then deep dives into what people can do to recover with advice that includes identifying and addressing the specific cause(s), caring for the basics of the physical self, taking a vacation or time away, reassessing goals, setting boundaries, and focusing on positive thinking.