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Recent Trainings and Resources

NRCDV frequently releases new and updated resources and training materials to help meet the information needs of state domestic violence coalitions, their member domestic violence programs and other allied organizations seeking to end domestic violence. These training and resources cover a variety of topics including, but not limited, to: advocating for victims in contact with an abusive partner or ex-partner, conflict resolution within domestic violence shelter programs, reducing rules in shelter, enhanced services to children and youth exposed to domestic violence, social media engagement, economic empowerment strategies, effective program management and policy advocacy approaches, social and racial justice and more.

This page features recordings and related materials from recent trainings as well as new or updated resources.

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The Impact Adultification has on Children of Color

Studies show that adults view black girls as less innocent and more adult-like than their counterparts, especially between the ages of 5-14. This webinar is designed to address the impact adultification has on children who experience trauma with an emphasis on black girls. Through storytelling, participants will learn about from Jacqueline’s story as it unfolds in three dimensions, revealing how to develop a framework for building resilience with youth and communities of color. 
Full recording & related resources

Using Story Circles to Capture Local Community Responses to Gender-based Violence

StoryCenter’s Amy Hill introduces a community-based process for sharing and capturing poignant personal stories of how people are taking action. Adapted from the organization’s digital storytelling workshop approach, the Story Circle process brings small groups together to explore meaningful moments from their lives, connect with each other through storytelling, and identify ways they can continue to work together and take leadership on the critical social issues of our time. While the webinar will focus on Story Circle process and guidelines, Amy will also cover simple ways to document stories using smartphones and other digital media production devices. Join us to explore ways to amplify our #1Thing stories throughout Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month and beyond.

Webinar 3: Not One Path: Speaking to Our Relationships with Those Who Abuse

ACE-DV Speakers Initiative Webinar Series2pm Eastern, 1pm Central, 11am PacificThis 90 minute panel discussion will explore the challenges and opportunities in naming our complex relationships with those who have caused harm to us and/or our caregivers. Presenters will explore the importance of humanizing those who abuse, speaking to personal accountability, forgiveness, and more. Speakers will discuss the challenges of navigating on-going family dynamics and how to speak truth to this through our stories.
Listen to the recording and access related resources.

NRCDV Radio: Episode 25, Human Trafficking: A Conversation with Freedom Network USA 

Featuring Karen Romero, Freedom Network Training Institute Director(January 15, 2019)  Listen

Webinar 2: Navigating Challenges in Storytelling with Audiences

ACE-DV Speakers Initiative Webinar Series
In this 90 minute panel discussion, ACE-DV Leadership Forum members address common audience-generated challenges when sharing our stories in public spaces. Presenters explore setting boundaries, responding to difficult questions, managing less receptive audiences, considerations for presenting “triggering” material and prioritizing your wellness.
Listen to the recording and access related resources.

Resources Recently Added to VAWnet

Criminal Victimization, 2017, by Rachel E. Morgan and Jennifer L. Truman for the Bureau of Justice Statistics (December 21, 2018) (full report) (summary)

Presents national data on criminal victimization reported and not reported to police in 2017 and the annual change in criminal victimization from 2016. The report examines personal crimes (rape or sexual assault, robbery, aggravated assault, simple assault, and personal larceny) and property crimes (household burglary, motor vehicle theft, and theft). It also includes data on domestic violence, intimate partner violence, injury to victims, and weapon use. Data are from the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS), which collects information from a nationally representative sample of U.S. households on nonfatal crimes, reported and not reported to the police, against persons age 12 or older.

National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey: 2015 Data Brief, by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (November 2018)
Sexual violence, stalking, and intimate partner violence are serious public health problems affecting millions of people in the United States each year. These forms of violence are associated with chronic physical and psychological adverse health conditions, and violence experienced as a child or adolescent is a risk factor for repeated victimization as an adult. First launched in 2010 by CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS) is an ongoing, nationally representative survey that assesses sexual violence, stalking, and intimate partner violence victimization among adult women and men in the United States. This brief report presents the highlights from the 2015 data year of NISVS. Data tables are presented at the end of the report.

Emergency Preparedness from an Intersectional Approach, by Jose Juan Lara, Jr. for the National Latin@ Network (November 2018)

Disasters, whether manmade or natural, affect entire communities regardless of an individual’s age, immigration status, ability, faith practices, racial and/or ethnic identity, or gender identity. Current research on emergency preparedness systems consistently demonstrate minority communities are more vulnerable than others across the range of events before and after a disaster. The impact and how systems of help respond needs to be nuanced based on the circum- stances and specific needs at the individual and community level. This document offers guidance and resources for developing cultural and linguistic competency in disaster preparedness and response.

Women and Young Persons with Disabilities: Guidelines for Providing Rights-Based and Gender-Responsive Services to Address Gender-Based Violence and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, by Women Enabled International and the United Nations Population Fund (November 2018),%202018.pdf

Women and Young Persons with Disabilities: Guidelines for Providing Rights-Based and Gender-Responsive Services to Address Gender-Based Violence (GBV) and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) aims to provide practical and concrete guidelines for making GBV and SRHR services more inclusive of and accessible to women and young persons with disabilities and for targeting interventions to meet their disability-specific needs.

When Facts Don’t Matter: How to Communicate More Effectively about Immigration’s Costs and Benefits, by Migration Policy Institute (November 2018)

This report explores why there is often a pronounced gap between what research has shown about migration trends and immigration policy outcomes and what the public believes. To do so, it explores the social psychological literature on why people embrace or reject information, as well as recent changes in the media landscape. The report concludes with a reexamination of what it takes to make the “expert consensus” on these issues resonate with skeptical publics, including recommendations for policymakers and researchers seeking to communicate more effectively the costs and benefits of immigration.

T Visas Protect Victims of Human Trafficking and Strengthen Community Relationships, by Madeline Sloan for the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) (undated)

With support from the Ford Foundation, PERF conducted an examination of how police agencies can facilitate the use of T Visas to prosecute human trafficking cases, protect immigrant victims of crime, and build relationships of trust with community members. This article details that research and examines how some police departments are incorporating T Visa declarations into their broader efforts to combat human trafficking and conduct community outreach.

Helping Industries to Classify Reports of Sexual Harassment, Sexual Misconduct, and Sexual Assault, by the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (November 2018)

This report describes the work of a joint project between the NSVRC and the Urban Institute, in which a team of staff from both agencies developed an improved taxonomy (a system of categorization) for reports of sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, and sexual assault received by Uber Technologies, Inc. (Uber), from users of Uber’s ride-sharing and other app-driven services. This improved taxonomy helps Uber to more effectively categorize reports of these sexually violent experiences, which in turn helps Uber to better determine the most appropriate outreach and ultimate action taken in response to each report. The report also discusses the implications of this improved taxonomy for Uber’s creation of transparency reports for sexual violence, and ways that this taxonomy and its method of development can improve similar efforts in other businesses and industries.

Gun Violence and LGBT Adults, by Kerith J. Conron, Shoshana K. Goldberg, Winston Luhur, Wynn Tashman, Adam P. Romero for The Williams Institute (November 2018)

Approximately 19 percent, or 1.9 million, LGB adults report having a gun in their home, compared to 35 percent, or 85 million, heterosexual adults, according to an analysis of data from the General Social Survey and the Cooperative Congressional Election Survey. Researchers found that among LGB respondents, a comparable percentage of males (17%) and females (20%) reported having guns in their home. Among straight adults, however, men were more likely than women (40% vs 31%, respectively) to have a gun at home. Heterosexual non-Hispanic Whites (44%) were the mostly likely to have a gun and LGB people of color (7%) were the least. Each year, gun violence accounts for 68% of US homicides. While violence is a significant problem for LGBT people, the extent to which guns contribute to LGBT morbidity and mortality is currently unknown.

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