Resources and Publications

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 Spring Semester of 2015 and are accepting applications up until December 15th, internship applications will be reviewed as they are received. We are also accepting volunteer positions on a rolling basis.  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.


Website Project Volunteer – Advocate Manual User Experience

End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin has a web-based advocate manual. We are looking for someone to explore and recommend different presentation and navigation ideas to make the interface more user-friendly. Experience with online research and good sense of visual usability. Familiarity with options available in the Drupal content management system is helpful. This is a one-time project and the weekly time commitment is flexible.

We are also looking for someone who is familiar with the Drupal CMS interface, to work with the Technology Coordinator to implement improvements in the presentation and navigation of our existing online advocate manual. This would include using Drupal tools or modules for improved navigation, printing, and highlighting newly added materials. We are currently using Drupal 6 but expect to be on Drupal 7 by mid-2015. This is a one-time project and the weekly time commitment is flexible. Please contact our Technology Coordinator by email or call 608-255-0539 X309.


Volunteer or 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.


WCADV Product Order Form
Wisconsin Human Trafficking Protocol and Resource Manual
Wisconsin Medical Society Policy on Domestic Violence

At the April 2008 meeting of its House of Delegates, the Wisconsin Medical Society reviewed and revised its longstanding policy on Domestic Violence. Overall, the revised policy affirms its original policy, first issued in 1994. The new policy clearly de-emphasizes reporting domestic violence and instead lists what it terms the obligations of physicians.

Database documents
Monthly Mailing
Financial Empowerment Training Webinar Session I

May 25, 2010 webinar recording

Presenters:     Dr. Vivian Larkin, Director of Economic and Social Justice, WCADV     Morgan Young, Immigration/Poverty Law Attorney, WCADV     Jolynn Woehrer, Task Force on Family ViolenceThis webinar is the first in a two-part series. The content has been condensed from a 4-hour training that was designed to help advocates provide survivors with: Resources to strengthen confidence in order to take action; Strategies to address financial and safety challenges of ending a relationship with an abuser; Resources for working through quality-of-life changes they may encounter when fleeing abuse; Strategies to work through challenges that occur after identity or name change and abuser misuse of her personal records; Tactics to understand financial fundamentals and basic steps to building a strong financial base, including budgeting, saving, building credit, and managing debt.(Apologies for missing the first 15 minutes)

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Financial Empowerment Training Webinar Session II

September 15, 2010 webinar recording

Presenters:     Dr. Vivian Larkin, Director of Economic and Social Justice, WCADV     Graciela Laguna, Victim Services and Access Specialist, WCADV     Nataliya Runte, Sojourner Family Peace Center     Chia Yang, Wisconsin Housing and Economic Authority (WHEDA)In this session presenters discuss culturally sensitive strategies for assisting survivors from diverse backgrouns, including immigrant victims, to improve financial stability.

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Creating and Supporting an Effective Board of Directors

March 10, 2011 webinar recording

The program, presented by Gary Kelsey of Kelsey & Associates, focuses on roles and responsibilities of boards and their executive committees as well as staff and board relationships.

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Recruiting and Orienting an Effective Board of Directors

September 14, 2011 webinar recording

This program, presented by Gary Kelsey of Kelsey & Associates, focuses on board recruitment, board planning, i.e. forming committees, and board orientation.

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Prevention: Men as Allies

November 27, 2012 webinar recording

This webinar explored promising local initiatives that engage men, and ways to develop an approach to mobilizing men in your community.  Presented by Molly Zemke, Prevention Program Coordinator from Domestic Abuse Intervention Services.

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