Resources and Publications

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.

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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.

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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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Prevention: Voices of Men - Stepping Up and Speaking Out

December 12, 2012 webinar recording

The Fox Valley community has mobilized men and boys to address violence against women and girls. This webinar discussed current initiatives undertaken by Voices of Men and ways the initiative might be replicated in other communities. Presented by: Dave Willems, Fox Valley Voices of Men member, volunteer, and program consultant; and Julie Fevola, Executive Director, Christine Ann Domestic Abuse Services.

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Calculating True Program Costs

February 12, 2013 Webinar Recording

Do you know what it costs to deliver your programs? An understanding of true program costs is essential for management decisions, program design and effective development work. This webinar provides an overview of how to: allocate expenses; build realistic program budgets; and communicate what your work actually costs.  Information provided can assist programs to provide required detailed cost reporting to WI DCF.  Presenters: Dennis Johnson and Ben Williams of Forward Community Investments join WCADV’s Patti Seger and Teresa Weinland-Schmidt.

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Transforming Services for Children & Youth: Creating Trauma-Informed Support for Families & Children in WI DV Programs

February 7, 2013 Webinar Recording

 Join special guest Susan Blumenfeld of the National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health (NCDVTMH) for this exciting learning opportunity. This webinar will provide Wisconsin domestic abuse Services providers a framework for building a trauma-informed approach to meeting the needs of children, youth and families exposed to domestic violence.

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Working with Battered Immigrants: VAWA Immigration Remedies

Join Morgan Young, End Abuse Immigration and Poverty Law Attorney, for a discussion of VAWA remedy trends, concerns and best practices when working with battered immigrants. 

You will learn about: 

  • Common distinctions and strategies within VAWA immigration law
  • Which questions to ask and what type of assistance to seek in your advocacy with battered immigrants

This webinar was designed for advocates who have little or no knowledge of immigration law.  The webinar was recorded on December 4, 2013, and runs for less than 60 minutes.

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