Resources and Publications

Alice Webinar: Customizing for Funders May 2012

Customize Alice software so your data appears correctly on funder reports!

  • Where to find funder requirements in Alice
  • Create and use custom fields
  • Edit drop-down and multiple choice lists
  • Make sure your activities are reported correctly

Watch the recording (computer speakers or headphones necessary):

NOTE that the DCF Report submission procedure has changed as of September 2012. You no longer have to change your proxy.ini file or open a port on your router.

Handouts from Alice webinar: Activities/Services April 2012 may be helpful.

Alice webinar: Activities/Services April 2012

Watch a demo: What makes activities count on reports; Link Service Names to Service Types; Enter activities individually or in batches; Customize Service Names and Service Categories; Look at some Activities reports. About 1 hour.

NOTE: The service names and types used in the webinar are for demonstration purposes only. For accurate reporting of various kinds of services follow the guidelines in the handouts or help documents, or contact your funder.

ALICE webinar: Entering hotline calls, intakes, and activities/services - March 2012

Watch a demo of WCADV's Technology Coordinator entering hotline calls, intakes and activities.

Alice Webinar: Installing Updates - February 2012

Demonstration of how to update Alice. Includes troubleshooting tips.Play the webinar - 15 minutes plus questions.

Download the worksheet to keep track of your update information to make it easier in the future.

Alice Webinar: Getting your SAVS Report from the Alice database

WCADV's Technology Coordinator will demonstrate how to run the SAVS report, enter data and configure Alice so that it will count on the report.   Watch and listen:

Alice Installation & Upgrades

"Alice software installation" is a guide to options for installing Alice software at your agency, depending on how your computers are configured. This document includes a worksheet to record technical information about your installation, so you will have that information when you upgrade or communicate with technical support. "Alice upgrades" is a short guide that simplifies the quarterly upgrade process.

Webinar: Alice Basics

WCADV's technology coordinator demonstrates how to get around the Alice software, enter hotline, shelter and client activity records, events, and volunteer activities. Learn some of the settings you might wish to change, how to edit or hide choices in drop-down and multiple choice lists, make fields mandatory or optional, and where to find custom fields. Play recording of August 3, 2010 webinar. [NOTE: Some things may have been slightly revised since this webinar but the basic concepts are the same]Download the outline to follow along:

Donor News Winter 2012
Donor News Spring 2013
Donor News Summer 2013
CCR Team Development Information
Hospital-Based Domestic Violence Program Policy Examples

These are examples of policies, posters, safety cards and a power point presentation from Aurora Hospital-based Domestic Violence Program in Milwaukee. These examples are given to other programs to use themselves or to share with health care organizations you are working with so that you don’t have to recreate them. Special thanks to Sharain Horn for sharing these items with us.

Representing Survivors Experiencing Trauma and Other Mental Health Challenges: A Handbook for Attorneys

The handbook was created for the overall purpose of providing guidance to attorneys so that they can help survivors achieve their civil legal objectives when trauma or other mental health challenges are a potential factor in a case. co-authored by Mary Malefyt Seighman, Olga Trujillo, and Erika Sussman, on behalf of the National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma, and Mental Health and funded by the Office on Violence Against Women.
To access the handbook, go to:

2012 WCADV Annual Report
2012 Wisconsin Domestic Violence Awareness Month from Governor Scott Walker
2013-2014 Legislative Agenda
2014 End Abuse Board Nomination Packet

End Domestic Abuse WI (End Abuse): the WI Coalition Against Domestic Violence has openings for 5 Board seats, each for three (3) year terms ending June, 2017.  

Terms begin with the June 16, 2014 New Member Orientation, followed that afternoon by the Board and Annual Meeting in Madison.  Please consider nominating yourself for a Board seat.  If you know someone you would like to nominate, please be certain you have obtained that person’s permission to do so and establish that the person is interested in serving on the End Abuse Board.

Applications must be received by 4:30 p.m., April 7, 2014.

A Platform for Good

Google has launched A Platform for Good (PfG) to focus on the positive power of the Internet, using fun and engaging interactive elements to support online safety learning. The goal is provide an interactive space to help parents, teachers and teens connect, share and do good online. Look for good privacy information on the Resources pages.


AARP is a membership organization providing a variety of services and benefits to persons over 50. 

Affordable Care Act (ACA), Women and Domestic Violence

LINKS (also see downloads below):

Americans Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center

The Americans Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center works with abused Americans, mostly women, in foreign countries to provide domestic violence and child abuse advocacy, resources and tools so that they can navigate the complicated jurisdictional, legal & social international landscapes, to be able to live their lives free of abuse either in the foreign country or back in the United States. Hotline: 866-USWOMEN (866-879-6636), crisis email:, website with live chat:

Amigas Latinas DV/LGBT Fact Sheet

2007-Fact Sheet regarding Parenting, Citizenship, Discrimination, Violence and Health for LGBTQ Latinos (from Chicago-area).

Center for Disease Control and Prevention: The DELTA Project

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) promotes the primary prevention of Intimate Partner Violence by providing funding, networking opportunities, training, and technical assistance to 14 state-level DV coalitions through the Domestic Violence Prevention Enhancement and Leadership Through Alliances (DELTA) program.  WCADV is pleased to be a part of the DELTA program. To learn more, please see:


Centre for Children and Families in the Justice System

Some very good publications on domestic violence and children as free downloads:

Certified Languages International Service Agreement

Certified Languages International Language Line form for Wisconsin DV programs.

Changes to Wisconsin Unemployment Insurance for DV Victims - Dec 2009

WCADV Policy Development Coordinator, Tony Gibart, offers the following summary of how Wisconsin unemployment statutes have changed in response to The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children - Dane County Needs Assessment
Community Readiness Assessment Model Overview

The Community Readiness Assessment Model is an excellent prevention planning and evaluation tool that employs community organizing techniques.  When tackling community problems, including domestic and dating violence, there is no "one size fits all" model for success and no one person can achieve it.  This pair of articles clear outlines the Model and how communities can use it to achieve results.

Creating Safety by Asking What Makes People Vulnerable?

Whether a paid caregiver, support worker, family member, or domestic violence or sexual assault advocate, each of us individually and as a part of larger service organizations have a stake in creating safety for and with people with disabilities.

We can and must become aware of and respond differently to our new understanding of what makes people vulnerable.This guide is designed to guide us through this journey, so that the vulnerability inherent in the “culture of compliance” that we inadvertently maintain is replaced with creating and fostering safety in its most basic and impactful form for people with disabilities—through a “culture of assertiveness.” It’s time.

DCF Brochure about Domestic Violence and W-2

This brochure from the Department of Children and Families explains some of the resources and protections available to W-2 participants who are or were victims of domestic violence.  It is to be given to all W-2 applicants and participants. Hmong and Spanish versions are also available.