Resources and Publications

2000 Wisconsin Domestic Violence Homicide Report
WCADV and WCASA Milwaukee Sick Pay Brief

Domestic and sexual violence take a tremendous toll on public health and safety in Milwaukee. This brief, filed by WCADV and WCASA, supports the Milwaukee Paid Sick Days Ordinance which permits victims paid leave to obtain services from these organizations.

Family Financial Management Toolbox

This website is a quick and easy way for people who live in Wisconsin to find out if they are eligible for benefits. Help your clients learn what they are eligible for and apply online. Privacy and confidentiality are a priority. Spanish speakers who know how to read in Spanish can navigate easily if they know how to use a computer.
Family Financial Management Toolbox

Free Income Tax Preparation in Wisconsin

Free Income Tax Assistance: For more information click on your county for location and contacts in your area.

Economic Abuse Wheel

Based on the Duluth Model.

Access Health and Nutrition Benefits in Wisconsin

This website is a quick and easy way for people who live in Wisconsin to find out if they are eligible for benefits. Help your clients learn what they are eligible for and apply online. Privacy and confidentiality are a priority. Spanish speakers who know how to read in Spanish can navigate easily if they know how to use a computer.
www.access.wisconsin.gov

Wisconsin CCR, SART, I-Team Directory

Listing by county/tribe of all Wisconsin domestic violence and sexual assault coordinated community response teams, coalitions, commissions, alliances, task forces or intervention projects.

Children Exposed to Domestic Violence

All children who live with domestic violence are affected by the experience. This short document explains in more detail.

What Children and Youth Exposed to Domestic Violence Need

Understand what children and youth exposed to domestic violence need. Get ideas and strategies to help them heal, whether working individually or in groups.

Domestic Violence and Parenting

Parenting by abusers, parenting by battered women, suggestions for talking with battered women about their efforts as a parent, why battered mothers stay.

Teen Dating Violence and Healthy Relationships Overview

This one and a half page document gives a brief overview of teen dating violence and healthy relationships and also includes references to February's Teen Dating Violence Prevention and Awareness Month. 

WCADV/WCASA LGBT Statewide Committee

WCADV and WCASA co-sponsor a statewide committee to give voice to people who are under-represented, based on gender identity and/or sexual orientation and whose lives have been effected by sexual and/or domestic violence. Our membership includes community members, program staff, direct-service advocates and people interested in addressing the issues of sexual and domestic violence for the LGBT community. Contact us if you are interested in joining us: Email

LGBTQ Resource Library

Compiled by WCADV and WCASA, this document is an extensive list of organizations and other resources for the LGBTQ community and supporters. Includes resources on advocacy, legal issues, marginalized populations, community education, health care, spirituality, anti-violence, hotline information and more.

Teen Dating Violence and Healthy Relationships Resource Guide

This eight page guide features free resources available through the internet that provide information on teen dating violence and healthy relationships.  The resource list includes websites speaking directly to teens as well as resources for adult allies.  Last updated: Feb 2nd 2012.

Topics include:

  • Teen dating violence
  • Healthy relationships & Social Change
  • Sexual violence
  • Digital abuse
  • Teens exposed to domestic violence.
Teen Dating Abuse Safety Plan

This two part safety plan is for teens in an abusive dating relationship to be prepared just in case and for teens ready to leave an abusive relationship to be safe during and after the breakup.  The document is designed for teens to fill in based on what is right for them.  The document includes:

  • Teen Dating Abuse Safety Plan if you are in a relationship
  • Teen Dating Abuse Safety Plan if you decide to break up
What Teens Affected by Dating and Sexual Violence Need

This one page flier offers a list of what youth affected by dating and sexual violence need.  Consider hanging this flier at your program, in schools and in your community.  There is a space to include your program's local contact information. 

How to Help a Friend in an Abusive Relationship

This one page flier includes suggestions of how to help a friend in an abusive relationship.  Consider distributing this handout at your program, in schools and in your community.  There is a space to include your program's local contact information.  

25 Ways to Prevent Teen Dating and Sexual Violence

This one page document lists 25 ways YOU can prevent teen dating and sexual violence.  These action steps are relevant for EVERYONE.  It's a great way to get discussion going and action happening during February and throughout the year.  Talk with others about more ways you can help stop the cycle of violence. 

Teens and Mandated Reporting: Tips for Advocates Building a Relationship

Ten tips and considerations for advocates building a relationship with teen clients while respecting reporting and teen confidentiality.

NNEDV Safety Net’s Technology & Confidentiality Resources Toolkit

This unique and innovative micro website was developed by NNEDV’s Safety Net Team to assist domestic violence, dating abuse, sexual violence, and stalking non-profit victim service organizations and partnerships including victims service agencies with specific and useful resources on confidentiality and privacy.  www.nnedv.org/tools

NNEDV Technology Safety Resources

Documents from NNEDV's Safety Net: National Safe and Strategic Technology Project. Topics include survivor safety planning, confidentiality, spyware, teens, identity change, data security, social networking, online safety and assistive technology.  www.nnedv.org/resources/safetynetdocs.html

Technology Safety website - blog with talking points on various topics with links to resources/handouts. www.techsafety.org

Privacy & Safety on Facebook: A Guide for Survivors of Abuse

This guide addresses privacy on Facebook, as well as safety tips and options for when someone is misusing the site to harass, monitor, threaten, or stalk.  It refers back to Facebook’s Help Center in several places for more detailed information on settings and features – a site that all Facebook users should check out. NNEDV's SafetyNet staff  has collaborated on this in hopes that it helps survivors of abuse know how to stay connected through social media while continuing to maintain their safety. http://nnedv.org/facebookprivacy

Safety Tips For Using Computers & Cell Phones

Computers and cell phones are useful to gather information and stay in touch with family and friends. But cell phones and computers can also be used to harass you, follow you, and abuse you. Reading the attached safety tips will help you use your computer and/or cell phone more safely.

Technology Safety Planning with Survivors

Tips to discuss if someone you know is in danger. This handout provides 12 simple but critical tips about phone, computer, email, instant messaging and other technology use to discuss if someone you know is in danger.

Un Plan de Protección de la Tecnología para las(os) Sobrevivientes: Unos concejos para analizar si usted conoce a una persona que está en peligro.

This document is available from NNEDV in several languages.  http://nnedv.org/resources/safetynetdocs/technology-safety-plan.html 

Stay Safe Online - National Cyber Security Alliance

NCSA's mission is to educate and therefore empower a digital society to use the Internet safely and securely at home, work, and school. Includes information and teaching materials, plus tipsheets for adults, children, students, businesses and employees .

www.staysafeonline.org

Frequently Asked Questions about U.S. Federal Laws & Confidentiality for Survivors

With VAWA confidentiality provisions in mind, this document, created by the National Network to End Domestic Violence, answers questions about confidentiality for survivors including those regarding the following U.S. federal laws: The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics (Clery)3, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)4, and, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

Alice Software Manual for Wisconsin

!BEFORE YOU PRINT: This manual is updated regularly so it may not be advisable to print the whole thing. Also the table of contents is "clickable" and will jump to a section. You may wish to print out only pages you refer to regularly.

Updated 2/1/13 (new appendix, how hotline calls are counted on funder reports).  Updated 1/14/14 (updated service types for SAVS, improved installation/upgrade worksheet) 

Please contact  Vicki, WCADV Technology Coordinator, at 608-255-0539 or by email to suggest changes or additions.

WCADV has recorded several Alice training webinars on data-entry, customization and reporting that you can access if you have a member login (Go to MEMBERS > Alice software help or For Advocates to find the link). Contact Vicki if you need member permission.

Sample collection forms for Alice with SAVS-VOCA-DCF information

These editable forms include all of the information you need to enter information into Alice for DCF, VOCA or SAVS funders. You can adapt these for your agency's use: add other information you need to collect, or remove items that are specific to funding you don't have.

Upgrading Alice: a Demonstration - May 28, 2013

WCADV's Technology Coordinator demonstrates how to install an Alice upgrade in this 19-minute webinar. 

1. Download the upgrade file.
2. Turn off the Alice server (from the icon or from Services).
3. Run the upgrade and copy 4 files to the Alice shared folder (if you have one).
4. Run the Alice Verify utility.
5. Restart the Alice server (from the icon or from Services).

NOTE: Read each Upgrade Notice carefully in the event it includes any special instructions.

View and listen

Alice Webinar: VOCA Troubleshooting - May 22, 2013

14 minutes, recorded 5/22/13

For VOCA funded services:

  • Demonstration of how to enter a hotline call, intake and activity
  • How phone contacts in Activities are counted
  • Set VOCA as default funder for staff, client or service
  • Run the report

View the webinar (computer sound must be on)

NOTE: Entering VOCA as the default funder for a staff person will NOT automatically enter it on the hotline form, only for activities.