Domestic and Sexual Violence Specific Approaches
An overview of a voluntary services model with examples of its application in a housing first program for survivors.
Survivors may have adopted long-term patterns that reflect their efforts to adapt to a traumatizing life. This brief information sheet summarizes basics about traumatic triggers and how they reflect survivors' strength and resiliency.
This toolkit furnishes transitional housing providers with easy access to information and resources to enhance services to survivors. The information provided here addresses frequently asked questions, common challenges, best practices, templates for adaptation, and resources for additional information and assistance. Topics include models and approaches, financial empowerment, voluntary services, and confidentiality.
The Washington State Domestic Violence Housing First Program: Cohort 2 Agencies Final Evaluation Report
WSCADV's Domestic Violence Housing First (DVHF) program was designed to eliminate housing as a reason for survivors to stay in abusive relationships by providing flexible advocacy. This approach gave survivors of domestic violence the ability to establish a home and the freedom to choose how best to rebuild their lives. Permanent housing was the beginning of their new journey. The first phase of the DVHF program began with a cohort of four domestic violence agencies. The second phase, known as Cohort 2, expanded the program to nine additional agencies. Cohort 2 agencies served survivors with higher barriers to housing, including those living in rural, tribal, immigrant, and culturally specific communities.
A toolkit to assist domestic violence agencies and other service providers to identify and respond to children exposed to domestic violence. Describes impact of trauma on children and on parenting and provides ideas as to how they may be more directly addressed in a shelter setting. Some information is North Carolina-specific.
This one-pager summarizes the primary tenets of a voluntary services approach.
Facts and guidance to support working knowledgeably and effectively with survivors with chemical dependency issues.
Special Collection: Trauma-Informed Domestic Violence Services: Understanding the Framework and Approach
This collection links the reader to a variety of materials and resources that provide a framework for and research about trauma-informed approaches to working with survivors and their children.
This site links the reader to a variety of resources designed to assist organizations working to build their own capacity to provide accessible, culturally relevant, and trauma-informed services for domestic violence survivors.
This toolkit was designed in hopes that it will be widely used for training advocates and other service providers, creating support groups for individuals coping with multi-abuse trauma issues, and educating and advocating in the community. The excerpted chapter describes how advocates and programs can support survivors seeking safety, sobriety, wellness, autonomy and justice by reducing service barriers and ending isolation for people impacted by multiple abuse issues. Policies and procedures to ensure culturally competent, appropriate, non-punitive and non-judgmental accessible services are key.