Resources

One Billion Rising

The Biggest Mass Global Action To End Violence Against Women & Girls In The History Of Humankind: One Billion Rising is the beginning of the new world ignited by a new energy. It is not the end of a struggle but the escalation of it. NOW is the time to enact change. This is NOT an annual holiday, we are not waiting until 14 February 2014. NOW is the time to harness the power of your activism to change the world!  Watch the videos from February 2013 and learn more: www.onebillionrising.org/livestream

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.

Centre for Children and Families in the Justice System

Some very good publications on domestic violence and children as free downloads: www.lfcc.on.ca/children_exposed_to_domestic_violence.html

Growing Together Focus Groups on Domestic Violence and Mother-Child Relationships

In 2011, WCADV conducted six adult and two youth focus groups at DV programs in eight locations around Wisconsin. The purpose of these groups was to understand more about how DV has affected mother-child relationships and learn more about what these mothers and children need from DV programs. The focus grops were supplemented with information gathered from children in support groups in local domestic violence programs.  Here are the final reports from the focus groups and the children’s support groups.

Guide to Training New Children and Youth Advocates

The guide offers an introduction to the basic knowledge and skills that are important for children and youth (CY) advocates in Wisconsin domestic violence programs. It is a training tool for new CY advocates and their supervisors to use together. The guide is divided into two sections. The “Knowledge” section includes topics that children and youth advocates should become familiar with. These topics are arranged in approximate order of their importance to the job. The “Skills” section includes skills needed to do the job. Each topic contains a link to one or more free, web-based resources that provide newly-hired children and youth advocates with a basic foundation in each of these important job-related topics. Suggestions for using the guide are included.

LGBTQ Youth

Gathered resources for LGBTQ youth and Domestic Violence.

MINCAVA Electronic Clearinghouse

The Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse has a library of publications on DV and children: www.mincava.umn.edu/categories/880?type=8

National Center for Children Exposed to Violence

Information and links to resources: www.nccev.org/violence/domestic.html

Tech-Savvy Teens

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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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