Resources and Publications

Osnium WS Recorded Administrator Training

NOTE: These recordings of the first administrator training 6/23/15 and may be replaced by more polished recordings at some point.

First Log-in for Administrators, Brief Database Overview and Tools (19 min)

- What to do on first login- A quick look at the database- Administrator tools- A caution about using the Administrator account

Creating Users and Customizing the Database for Your Agency (28 min)- Create and edit user accounts, staff and volunteers- Different levels customization- Make fields required or optional- Add or remove drop-down and multiple choice options- Editing the screen layout (model file) - USE CAUTION - WAIT A WHILE


Osnium WS Wisconsin - Planning your customization

The database includes what you need for reporting to DCF, SAVS, VOCA, VAWA and HUD. However some things are specific to your program, so you will want to change some drop-down options and required fields.

IMPORTANT: Consult these 2 documents to learn what you can change and what you shouldn't:

WS Field choices for agencies to customize: This is a list of fields where you may wish to change the drop-down or multiple choice options.

WS Fields required by funders: This is a chart showing which fields are needed for DCF, SAVS, VOCA, HUD, STOP (VAWA) and SASP (VAWA) reports.

How to prepare:

  1. Make a list of all of the fields and options you want to change, so you will be ready to do it fairly quickly when the database arrives.
  2. Make a list of fields that you want required, and also note existing required fields that you want optional.

SCREENSHOTS: (may be updated with very minor changes before roll-out) 
Use the screenshots as a visual guide. These will print on legal size paper (8-1/2 x 14"). 

Our Family Safety Plan

A tool for advocates doing domestic violence safety planning with survivors and children together.

Power & Control Wheel - Abuse of People with Developmental Disabilities by a Caregiver

A power and control wheel specifically designed with people with developmental disabilities in mind. The wheel lists many abusive behaviors as well as positive behaviors shown by caregivers. 

Priorities for Improving the Health Care Response to Violence & Abuse

Published by Futures Without Violence (

Privacy Considerations When Posting Content Online

For those who want to be more protective of their online information -  some questions to consider when posting content online.

Quiz for Health Care Providers

Short quiz for health care providers to aid in understanding their role in screening and responding to cases of suspected domestic violence in a victim-centered manner.

Relocation TESS Talk 3-10-2014 materials
Report on the Effectiveness of Wisconsin Domestic Violence Victim Services
Restraining Orders in 2014: Current and Pending Changes ppt handouts

These powerpoint handouts are for registrants of the webinar "Restraining Orders in 2014: Current and Pending Changes" which will take place May 12, 2014, from 1-2 PM.  Information pertaining to restraining orders in Wisconsin changes from year to year.  Therefore, it is likely that the information contained in this handout will become out of date.  Please note the date of the presentation and consult End Domestic Abuse WI for updates as needed. 

Safety Planning

Choose the suggestions that make the most sense for you and your set of circumstances: Safety During an Explosive Incident, Preparing to Leave, After Leaving, If You Have Children, Safety & Emotional Health, General Safety Tips

Safety Planning for Survivors: Considerations Regarding Children

Safety planning considerations for domestic violence survivors with children.

Safety Planning: A guide for individuals with cognitive disabilities

This guide offers suggestions to caring individuals willing to help persons with cognitive disabilities who are being abused. Persons with cognitive disabilities may not recognize that they are being abused, or are afraid to tell anyone. This booklet guides individuals to create a safety plan with the cognitively disabled person that fits his or her specific needs depending on their level of functioning. 

Sample Document Destruction Policy
Send a Father's Day Card

Print and send this card to tell your father, a father-figure or an important male role-model in your life, what an important role he played in your life and that you sent a gift in his honor to help end domestic abuse.

Sheltering Animals & Families Together

Allie Philips is an attorney who has dedicated her career to helping victims of crime. She is an author and consultant who launched the Sheltering Animals & Families Together Program in 2008, originially called the PAWS Program. More information and resources can be found at:

Statewide Directors Meeting - September 10 & 11, 2014 - Handouts

The following handouts from the meeting and individual presentations can be printed or saved to your files.

Survivors and Leaders Say Domestic Violence Major Issue for State Economy, Budget
Tax Protections for Domestic Abuse Survivors Slides (handouts)

Tax Protections for Domestic Abuse Survivors Slides (handouts)

Helpful Links (handout)

from Mondays with Morgan webinar on February 10, 2014


Tech-Savvy Teens

Choose who gets to see your information. ESCOGE QUIÉN PUEDA VER TU INFORMACIÓN

Teen Dating Abuse Safety Plan

A teen safety plan with two sections: One for teens in abusive relationships, and another for teens who are considering breaking up with an abusive partner. 

Teen Summit 2012 - Session 1 Workshops
Teen Summit 2012 - Session 2 Workshops
Teen Summit 2012 - Session 3 Workshops
TESS Talk 3 RO Legislative Updates 5-12-2014

This updated restraining order grid is available to participants of the webinar presented on May 12, 2014. It has not been published elsewhere as of this date.

The Northwest Network

Increases the communities' ability to support the self-determination and safety of bisexual, transgendered, lesbian and gay survivors of abuse through education, organizing and advocacy. Support and advocacy is provided to LGBT folks of all genders who are surviving abuse.

The Sum of My Parts Press Kit

Press kit for Olga Trujillo's Memoir The Sum of My Parts

Training Brochure: Providing Inclusive Services to LGBT Survivors

This one day training is designed primarily for sexual assault and domestic violence agency staff, coordinated community response teams and others working with lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender (LGBT) victims/survivors of sexual and domestic violence in intimate partner relationships. Open the file for details.

Victims/Survivors Who Use Service Animals

An Updated Background Paper and Sample Policy for Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Programs.

This service animal background paper and the sample policy are designed to inform you about the legal and practical expectations when service animals are present within your agency and its programs. Learning about the legal requirements, developing your own service animal policy, and training staff to apply it consistently helps to alleviate potential liability issues -- for both illegal discrimination and presence of an animal on site.

This is not intended, nor should it be construed to provide specific legal advice, nor is it a comprehensive review of all aspects of the civil rights laws for people with disabilities who use service animals.


End Domestic Abuse WI offers volunteer and internship opportunities! We are currently looking for interns for the and volunteers!   If interested in interning or volunteering with us, please contact Danaan Yo, Administrative and Operations Assistant by email or call 608-255-0539 X301.

Volunteer or Intern: Document Editor

End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin has an opportunity for someone who can commit several hours a week for a few months updating document footers for our legal department, and providing links to materials that are cross-referenced on our website. This is a good opportunity for a detail-oriented person who has experience with Microsoft Office document formatting. Familiarity with using website applications is helpful, but we will provide training to use our system.  Estimate time commitment: 10 hours/week for 4 months. If interested, please contact our Technology Coordinator by email or call 608-255-0539 X309. Volunteers are accepted on a rolling basis, same duties would apply to interns, but may be counted as school credit is enrolled in a college or university. Looking for interns to apply for the Spring 2015 semester.


Volunteer for Intern Program Administrative Assistant

End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin welcomes volunteers and interns who are interested in getting experience through providing administrative support to our RISE Law Center.  RISE (Refugees and Immigrants Seeking Empowerment) is a nonprofit law office primarily serving immigrant and refugee survivors of domestic and sexual abuse.  This opportunity is perfect for someone who is interested in immigrant social justice and/or committed to making a difference in the lives of survivors of violence as they navigate legal systems. 

Volunteers and interns typically help with administrative duties and may also have individualized projects.  Examples of job duties may include but are not limited to:   answering phones, copying, scanning, filing, organizing, data entry, proof reading, research, converting paper to electronic file storage, and translation (if applicable).  Volunteers are not required to be enrolled in any academic program, whereas interns share similar duties but may also be eligible to receive academic credits through their work at RISE Law Center. Please contact RISE Law if you are interested by email or call 608-256-1015.


Volunteer for Reimagine: The Advocates and Activists of Color Conference

We are  looking for volunteers to assist us with a wide range of duties in June for Reimagine: The 19th Annual leadership Institute: An Advocate and Activist of Color Conference.  This annual conference is by and for advocates and activists of color in Wisconsin and is intended to be a safe space for folks that identity as people of color that work, volunteer, or intern in the domestic violence, sexual assault, or similar fender-based violence work. To learn more about the event, please visit the webpage HEREPlease note: We are calling out specifically for volunteers of color as this conference is intended for advocates of color in the domestic violence/sexual assault program field.

The conference will be held on June 25 and 26, 2015, volutneers are able to assist during or before the date fo the actual conference.  If able to attend on the date of the conference, volunteers are welcome to attend the conference. For questions, please contact Danny Ho, or 608-255-0539 x 318.To learn more about how you can volunteer with Reimagine, please see the attached flyer.