The Existe Ayuda Toolkit provides a variety of resources and information to help service providers in working with spanish-speaking populations.  This project aims to increase cultural competence and accessibility of services.  The glossaries, presentations, and tools available on this site should assist both spanish-speaking and non-spanish-speaking advocates to provide information, services, and referrals to Latin@s impacted by sexual violence.

This document discusses information on confidentiality and releases of information for individuals who have experienced sexual violence, domestic violence, stalking, or harassment.  The information provided is based on U.S. Federal Laws, and is intended for advocates and employees of other organizations who may serve these individuals. 

This pocket handbook provides guidelines and check list of tasks for law enforcement officers who are the first to respond to a sexual assault crime. Emphasis is placed on considerations for tailoring communications with sexual assault victims. Appendix includes Maryland sex crimes laws, official forms and referral information.
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The Vera Institute recently released a new guide for organizations that provide sexual violence, domestic violence, and disability services.  This guide seeks to increase avenues for partnership and collaboration between these three types of services, recognizing that people often face co-occurring issues.  The authors of the guide hope to provide background to help meet the needs of women with disabilities, who commonly face sexual and domestic violence, but often do not have access to services that can meet a combination of needs.  This booklet provides information on creating safe, effective, and accessible healing services.

This guide delineates the benefits of forming a multidisciplinary team (MDT) of professionals from law enforcement, child protective services, prosecution, medicine, counseling, and related fields to investigate cases of child abuse and neglect. It offers guidance on convening team participants, writing a mission statement, establishing protocols, promoting teamwork, and preventing burnout and addresses the importance of confidentiality policies, conflict resolution practices, and periodic review. The guide also includes an extensive list of related readings and contact information for organizations that offer training and technical assistance to MDT's.
 
Forming a Multidisciplinary Team to Investigate Child Abuse

This document provides answers to frequently asked questions about United States Federal Laws and how they impact confidentiality for survivors and service providers.  The laws discussed include the Clery Act, Violence Against Women Act, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

This curriculum is part of Project NIA’s “Exploring the Roots of Violence” initiative, and includes over 30 poems that address gender-based violence as well as tips and suggestions for individuals who are interested in facilitating poetry circles with girls and young women. To receive a free PDF copy of the guide, please complete this FORM.

 

This online guide provides: 
• An overview of the OJP grant process for competitive and non-competitive programs;
• Tips on how to find funding opportunities and write strong applications;
• A description of the application review process and;
• Links to other resources, including the OJP Financial Guide and sample application materials.

The qualities and abilities of a prevention practitioner are connected to the successful implementation of prevention programming. This resource is designed to provide a potential model for the outreach, interviewing, and hiring process. It is part of Finding the Perfect Shade of Change: Resources for Sexual Violence Preventionists Creating Safe and Healthy Communities, an information packet of prevention resources.

Preventionists and advocatesPrevention Cover in the anti-sexual violence movement can reduce violence in our communities by changing norms, beliefs and behaviors in our culture. The purpose of the guide is to provide information to state and community-based sexual violence prevention educators and practitioners on preventing sexual violence against individuals who identify as LGBTQ.

This resource is part of the Information Packet on Sexual Violence & Those Who Identify as LGBTQ.

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