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A Coordinated Response to Child Abuse and Neglect: The Foundation for Practice

added 02/01/2005
Jill Goldman, Marsha Salus, Deborah Wolcott and Kristie Kennedy

Written for new child protective services (CPS) caseworkers, professionals working with children and families, other professionals and concerned community members, this manual addresses the definition, scope, causes, and consequences of child abuse and neglect. It presents an overview of prevention efforts and the child protection process from identification and reporting through investigation and assessment to service provision and case closure.

A National Protocol for Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examinations (pdf)

added 10/30/2006
DOJ - Office on Violence Against Women

This protocol was developed with the input of national, local, and tribal experts throughout the country, including law enforcement representatives, prosecutors, advocates, medical personnel, forensic scientists and others, as a guide for criminal justice and health care practitioners who respond to victims of sexual assault. The protocol is intended to assist jurisdictions in developing a response that is sensitive to victims of sexual assault and promotes offender accountability.

Advocacy Learning Center

added 06/24/2009
Praxis International

"The Advocacy Learning Center is a 2-year experiential course created to examine the vision, identify the principles and knowledge, and practice the skills and qualities that make advocacy a powerful force in the movement to end violence against women. Ongoing skill practice is built in so participants can transform new learning directly into real-world advocacy. "

Blueprint for Safety

added 01/25/2012

The Blueprint for Safety, originally developed and implemented in Saint Paul, MN, is a prototype that can be used by any community hoping to link its criminal justice agencies together in a coherent, philosophically sound domestic violence intervention model.

Bonding and Attachment in Maltreated Children

added 04/06/2007

This is an online learning module comprised of 4 lessons, complete with quizes and brief assignments. The 4 topics include: Introduction to Bonding and Attachment, Frequently Asked Questions, Factors Affecting Bonding and Attachment, and What Can I Do to Help?

Breaking the Cycle, Fathering After Violence: Curriculum Guidelines and Tools for Batterer Intervention Programs

added 11/02/2004
Futures Without Violence

Many men who have been violent have contact with their children. Positive involvement by a father figure is important to children’s development. Yet, until now, few tools have been available to help fathers who have perpetrated family violence relate to their children in positive ways.
Breaking the Cycle, Fathering After Violence: Curriculum Guidelines and Tools for Batterer Intervention Programs offers information, exercises and more to help batterer intervention programs begin these essential conversations.

Breaking the Silence: A Training Manual for Activists, Advocates, and Latina Organizers (pdf)

added 10/29/2008
Sonia Parras Konrad, Bernardo Merino, Monica Arenas, Leni Marin, Virginia Ortega, Carolyn Hubbard, Family Violence Prevention Fund

"A guide for domestic violence service providers, activists, counselors and others focused on advancing the rights of battered immigrant women. Based on the FVPF's successful pilot project, the manual provides essential details on how to start organizing and maintaining a group of activists and counselors. This guide is also available in Spanish."

Breaking the Silence: A Training Manual for Activists, Advocates, and Latina Organizers (Spanish) (pdf)

added 10/29/2008
Sonia Parras Konrad, Bernardo Merino, Mónica Arenas, Leni Marin, Virginia Ortega, Carolyn Hubbard, Family Violence Prevention Fund

"The first ever guide for domestic violence service providers, activists, counselors and others focused on advancing the rights of battered immigrant women. Based on the FVPF's successful pilot project, the manual provides essential details on how to start organizing and maintaining a group of activists and counselors. This guide is also available in English."

Building Comprehensive Solutions to Domestic Violence: Outreach to Underserved Communities (pdf)

added 03/18/2004
Sujata Warrier

This curriculum is designed to help domestic violence programs reach out to underserved communities in order to address the issues of diversity and of the limited access to quality services for battered women from those communities. Its appendices include handouts and worksheets for participants and overheads and readings for trainers. It is structured as a two day training and is designed for a program rather than individuals.

Center on Domestic Violence at the University of Colorado, Denver

added 04/09/2012

The Program on Domestic Violence (PDV) from the Center on Domestic Violence exists to create transformative leaders for today’s domestic violence movement through a broad array of academic offerings. See website for a full list of academic program offerings.

Collaborating for Woman and Child Safety

added 05/24/2004
Annelies K. Hagemeister, PhD, MSW

This training curriculum, designed for multidisciplinary teams, is intended to enhance practice and policy when domestic violence and child maltreatment co-occur.

Community Engagement Curriculum Guide (pdf)

added 04/23/2010
Mimi Kim

This training curriculum is based on a report from the API Institute on Domestic Violence titled "The Community Engagement Continuum: Outreach, Mobilization, Organizing and Accountability to Address Violence Against Women in Asian & Pacific Islander Communities".

Community Policing to Prevent Violence Against Women

added 01/06/2006
Produced by the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF)

This document is a training manual provided by PERF to advocates, police, social service providers, and other violence-against-women professionals. It is a resource guide for community-policing approaches to reducing and preventing violence-against-women.

Other formats: pdf • plaintext • word

Connect: Supporting Children Exposed to Domestic Violence

added 08/14/2009

This training concerns caring for children exposed to domestic violence and is intended to help trainers of resource families (foster parents and kinship care givers). The training includes a curriculum, power point, mini magazines and optional trainings videos.

Connecting the Dots to Prevent Youth Violence: A Training and Outreach Guide for Physicians and Other Health Professionals (pdf)

added 05/28/2003
Lyndee Knox, PhD, American Medical Association

The materials contained in this manual are designed for use in a variety of settings, from medical grand rounds to Parent-Teacher Association meetings, and are geared toward a broad range of audiences, including other health care professionals, students of the health professions, and adult and youth members of the community. These materials are not intended to substitute for expert knowledge or in-depth training.

Core Competencies: The Unique Skills of Advocacy

added 09/04/2012
Hallie S. Martyniuk for the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape

The Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape’s (PCAR’s) Advocacy Skills Training is a one-day skill building training for advocates. The design and content of this training are the direct result of statewide and national focus groups held to: 1) identify skills advocates must possess to effectively advocate for the needs of sexual assault survivors and 2) identify training topics necessary to build these skills. During the course of this training, participants will learn how to identify key players, use critical thinking skills and construct a convincing argument to accomplish their goal to advocate for an individual or group.
This training was designed for advocates at community-based sexual assault crisis centers.

Dating Matters: Understanding Teen Dating Violence Prevention

added 04/07/2010
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in partnership with Liz Claiborne Inc.

This 60-minute, interactive training is designed to help educators, youth-serving organizations, and others working with teens understand the risk factors and warning signs associated with teen dating violence. Also highlights the importance of promoting healthy relationships.

Developmental Repair: A Training Manual (pdf)

added 07/16/2009
Anne Gearity, PhD, LICSW

Washburn Center for Children has recently completed a training manual on Developmental Repair – the treatment framework that has been developed and implemented in their Day Treatment Program under the clinical leadership of Anne Gearity PhD, LICSW. It is an intensive treatment model for working with young children who have experienced complex trauma and present with aggressive and disruptive symptoms.

DVERT Training CD and Lesson Plan

added 01/09/2006
Domestic Violence Enhanced Response Team

Video clips and lesson plan from the DVERT Training CD, a video-rich program that provides a clear and succinct overview of the principles and practices the DVERT collaboration follows in combating domestic violence.

Other formats: pdf • plaintext

Employee Training on Addressing Sexual Harassment (word)

added 03/11/2009
The Advocates for Human Rights

This module is intended to train in identifying the various forms of sexual harassment, encouraging employees to report it, and discussing options for addressing sexual harassment in the workplace.

Engaging Boys and Men in Gender Transformation: The Group Education Manual (pdf)

added 04/03/2010

"This manual offers trainers an array of participatory experiential exercises to reach men (and their partners), exploring gender socialization and its impact on HIV prevention and care. Piloted in Ethiopia, Namibia, South Africa and Tanzania, the manual is designed to assist trainers in developing curricula to work with men and boys on gender, HIV and AIDS issues."

Engaging Bystanders in Sexual Violence Prevention Online Workshop

added 03/01/2011

This online workshop reviews the concept of bystander intervention and the factors that lead people to act. The materials will cover who bystanders are and some circumstances that would motivate people to get involved in preventing sexual violence. The online workshop includes relevant research, concepts, tools, resources, and training activities.

EVAW International On-Line Training Institute

added 03/07/2010

The institute provides opportunities for interested professionals to expand their knowledge of cutting edge developments in the criminal justice and community response to sexual assault, with particular emphasis on those crimes committed by someone who is known to the victim. Participants can work through training modules to learn and review new information and then apply this newly acquired knowledge in realistic and interactive scenarios, as well as assessment methods such as quizzes, tests, and case studies.

Eyewitness Evidence: A Trainer's Manual for Law Enforcement (pdf)

added 10/30/2003

This NIJ Special Report assists law enforcement trainers with creating and instructing courses on eyewitness evidence, particularly interviewing witnesses and conducting lineups. It provides instructors with sample lesson plans, explanations grounded in research, and multimedia presentations that supplement key points in the training curriculum.

Family Violence Nursing Curriculum

added 08/04/2004
Marlene Jezierski, Maura Lynch, Margaret Dexheimer Pharris, Judi Sateren

While nurses must be able to respond skillfully to victims of all types of violence, responding to victims of family violence requires sensitivity rooted in understanding how it differs from other types of violence. The content of this curriculum, which grew out of the 1999 American Association of Colleges of Nursing competencies, was developed in response to those findings to provide Minnesota nursing faculty essential curricular information to develop student competence in preventing, assessing, and responding to family violence across the lifespan.

Other formats: plaintext • pdf

Family Violence Online Tutorials - Institute for Family Violence Studies, Florida State University

added 03/25/2011

These online tutorials from Florida State University's Institute for Family Violence Studies provide case examples, self-quizzes, and case studies with which you can test your knowledge on topics around domestic violence.

Fantastic Fathers: An Experiential, Education and Support Group for Dads

added 02/04/2009
Ron Schwartz, MA

The Fantastic Fathers series was created for men who have used abuse in their relationships to engage and motivate them to participate in the process of change by taking responsibility for their behaviors and to provide a reparative framework in the healing process between children and their fathers.

Gender Responsive Budgeting in Practice: A Training Manual

added 06/11/2008
United Nations Development Fund for Women (2006)

"This training manual was produced under a UNFPA/UNIFEM strategic partnership aimed at developing a coordinated approach for effective technical assistance to gender-responsive budgeting (GRB)."

Global Violence Prevention

added 04/24/2000

Global Violence Prevention is an interactive case study about family violence. The site's purpose is to teach individuals in service provision fields to respond effectively to victims and perpetrators by guiding users through an online case study about a family experiencing violence. This site can be used by individuals or groups of students in a classroom setting. The case helps users learn how to respond to the members of the family and work effectively with other professionals in meeting their needs.

Global War and Violence: Implications for US Social Workers

added 10/17/2002

The Center for Victims of Torture has published a curriculum for social work instructors who want to prepare their students to work with torture survivors and war-traumatized refugees.

Healing the Hate: A National Hate Crime Prevention Curriculum (pdf)

added 10/03/2001
Karen A. McLaughlin and Kelly J. Brilliant for the Education Development Center, Inc.

Originally designed to be used in classroom settings, these materials have also proven useful in a variety of other venues: working with youth who commit hate crimes, working with schools experiencing specific bias crime problems, in after-school programs, and in teacher training settings.

Healthy Moms, Happy Babies: A Train the Trainer Curriculum on Domestic Violence, Reproductive Coercion and Children Exposed (pdf)

added 10/29/2012
Dr. Linda Chamberlain and Rebecca Levenson

Healthy Moms, Happy Babies: A Train the Trainers Curriculum was created to support state agencies and home visitation programs in developing a core competency strategy and to ensure that all home visitors have training and resources to help women and children living in homes with domestic violence. The curriculum provides training, tools, and resources to help home visitation staff address the complex and sometimes uncomfortable issue of domestic violence.

Honor Our Voices

added 10/03/2011

Honor Our Voices is an online learning module that presents information on child exposure to domestic violence by engaging participants with the voices and stories of children who have experienced domestic violence firsthand. The purpose of this learning module is to create a multi-pronged response to increase the awareness and sensitivity of shelter advocates and other social service providers to the needs of children and suggest promising ways of enhancing services for children exposed to domestic violence.

Human Trafficking Awareness Training

added 11/19/2012

Basic online training on human trafficking from the Department of Homeland Security. By the end of the training participants will be able to define human trafficking, differentiate between human trafficking and human smuggling, recognize populations vulnerable to human trafficking, and recognize indicators of human trafficking. For more information, visit the training homepage HERE

Immigrant Women and Domestic Violence

added 06/14/2009
Legal Momentum, National Network to End Violence Against Immigrant Women, ASISTA, and Family Violence Prevention Fund

This special collection highlights the common experiences of immigrant women who are in abusive relationships, the legal protections and public benefits available, and practices and suggestions for increasing the effectiveness of services provided to immigrant women.

Improving Judicial Response to Sexual Harassment in the Courtroom (word)

added 03/11/2009
The Advocates for Human Rights

This module is intended for judges, court personnel, and other legal professionals to strategize about improving the judicial response to sexual harassment in the courtroom and in their profession generally.

Improving the Health Care Response to Domestic Violence: A Trainer's Manual for Health Care Providers

added 10/29/2008
Anne L. Ganley, Ph.D, John Fazio, R.N., M.S., Ariella Hyman, J.D., Lisa James, M.A., Anita Ruiz-Contreras, R.N., M.S.N., C.E.N., The Family Violence Prevention Fund

"This Trainer's Manual was developed to help health care providers and domestic violence advocates meet the challenge of training clinicians and other staff within the busy clinic or hospital setting. The Manual provides step-by-step instructions for teaching each section of the Resource Manual including the basics of domestic violence, clinical skills, legal issues, community resources, and role play scenarios. It also includes a special module on cultural diversity."

In Their Shoes: Teens and Dating Violence

added 07/06/2010

A training kit for teachers, counselors, youth group leaders, law enforcement, parents, or anyone who works or interacts with teens. Real life scenarios include sexting, pregnancy, homophobia and stalking.

International Association of Forensic Nurses Online Continuing Education (OCEC)

added 06/08/2010

The Online Continuing Education Center (OCEC) delivers quality forensic nursing continuing education. Discounted rates for online continuing education as well as free CEU content are available to registered members.

Intimate Partner Sexual Abuse: a curriculum for Batterer Intervention Program Facilitators (pdf)

added 10/29/2012
Charlene Allen, Esq John Raimer, CCS, CADAC Emily Rothman, MS for the Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety

From the Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety, this curriculum was created with the goal of providing batterer intervention program facilitators with a wider variety of options with which to engage clients. Includes six topic areas with corresponding activities and handouts.

Intimate Partner Sexual Abuse: Adjudicating this Hidden Dimension of Domestic Violence

added 10/07/2008

A free web training and resource. This website provides current interdisciplinary research from law, medicine and the social sciences that is applicable to judicial decision-making and case management.

Intimate Partner Violence During Pregnancy: A Guide for Clinicians Screenshow

added 04/25/2003
Women's Reproductive Health of the CDC

This screen show is designed as a training tool for clinicians to increase understanding of the important role they can play in identifying, preventing, and reducing intimate partner violence. The screen show also emphasizes the critical window of opportunity that prenatal care provides for the screening and referral of pregnant women.

Investigating Strangulation and Stalking (pdf)

added 07/26/2012
Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women and Law Enforcement Resource Center

Available for free for licensed Minnesota Police Officers and Advocates. In this course you will learn to recognize the signs and symptoms of strangulation, learn to ask the right questions, and learn to collect the evidence you need to make victims safer and hold batterers accountable. You’ll also learn the ins and outs of the ever-changing techniques stalkers use against their victims.

Investigating Strangulation Online Training

added 01/16/2013

This free, thirty-minute online strangulation course enhances an officer's ability to respond to calls involving strangulation. The course explains the dangers of strangulation, identifies the various signs and symptoms of strangulation, and identifies and implements actions to help strangulation victims. Following the video, viewers can take a test and receive a Certificate of Completion for passing the course.

Irene's Journey: Examining the Issues of Domestic Violence in Later Life

added 01/13/2006

Irene's Journey: Examining the Issues of Domestic Violence in Later Life (October 2005) is an interactive case study which guides users through a real-life situation of elder abuse. Irene's journey presents a story of domestic violence in later life and a series of questions that require taking the perspectives of professionals, family members and friends. Users are presented with effective ways to respond to victims and perpetrators and are linked to current research and programmatic resources as well. This case study is designed for use by advocates/professionals in training settings, students in a classroom, or individuals.

Learning Center for Child and Adolescent Trauma

added 12/17/2009

An online resource for professionals and families seeking to learn more about child traumatic stress. CEU's are also provided for free to professionals taking any of their online courses.
For help click on "FAQ's" in the top left hand side of the screen.

Lessons from Literature

added 11/15/2009
Family Violence Prevention Fund

"Lessons from Literature is an innovative program that enlists English teachers from across the country to use the books and material they’re already teaching to facilitate discussion and build awareness about physical, verbal and sexual abuse."

Marital Rape: Online Learning Tool

added 10/03/2011

This 30 minute online learning tool is adapted from the Applied Research Paper, Marital Rape: New research and directions by Raquel Kennedy Bergen. Participants will learn the definition, risk factors, and effects of marital rape and will be able to identify potential intervention strategies.

Materials for In-Person Judicial and Multidisciplinary Education on Cases Involving Adult Victims of Sexual Assault

added 04/19/2011

This site hosts 11 easy-to-present modules and resources for in-person training on cases involving adult victims of sexual assault. These materials provide information and valuable resources that will be useful to judges and individuals from a broad range of disciplines. The objective is to educate on the difficult issues that arise in criminal and civil cases involving sexual assault and intimate partner violence.
Visitors must sign in, but registration and all downloads are free and open to all.

Medical Forensic Sexual Assault Examinations: What Are They, and What Can They Tell the Courts?

added 11/25/2013

This training includes the following topics: The need for specialized health care professionals to treat sexual assault victims; How SANEs are trained and their role as neutral healthcare providers; The components of a medical forensic sexual assault examination and the types of information it can yield; The role of suspect examinations in evidence collection; How to evaluate SANEs’ qualifications to present expert witness testimony; The legally permissible scope of SANE testimony; Recommendations for judges and others.

Men in the Movement to End Violence Against Women: Training and Education

added 11/08/2009

"This collection highlights several training tools and background information for use in promoting men's involvement in the movement to end violence against women. Also included are educational materials to support the teaching of non-violence to boys and young men. It is one in a series of three special collections focusing on the domestic violence prevention and education efforts of men. "

Mobilizing Religious Communities to Respond to Gender-based Violence and HIV: A Training Manual (pdf)

added 04/14/2010

The first in a series of two manuals aimed at raising awareness and educating religious leaders and communities about gender-based violence. The training manual equips religious communities with tools to deepen their awareness and understanding of gender-based violence and its link to HIV and proposes faith-based activities on the subject.

Nursing Response to Elder Mistreatment Curriculum

added 06/23/2010

A free training curriculum for educators on the nursing response to elder mistreatment and includes 12 modules with instructor materials, participant materials and PowerPoint presentations.

Online Domestic Violence Training Program

added 01/18/2005
Simmons College, School of Social Work

Nine online training units intended to teach social workers a basic knowledge of domestic violence. Each unit is followed by a quiz with ten multiple choice questions.
CEU's available upon completion of the final quiz with a score of %100 and a $20 fee.

Online Learning Tools on Violence Against Women

added 02/04/2009
National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (NRCDV) and the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC)

"This collection provides a sampling of available Online Learning Tools with subject matter related to violence against women prevention and intervention. The resources listed here can be used for the purposes of staff development (by individuals), or as tools for trainers (in groups).Many of the tools in this list offer Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) to fulfill licensure requirements for professionals in certain disciplines."

Peace and Non-Violence Curriculum: Education for Peaceful Living

added 10/30/2000
Cecil Ramnaraine

This workbook, designed for first through sixth graders, discusses peace as far more than a personal calm in mind and body. Peace is peoples rather than a social and monetary hierarchy; cooperation rather than competition; sharing food and world resources; equality between the sexes; and self-mastery and self-understanding rather than control or power over others This workbook offers suggestions for teaching youths about peace. For more information, see Peace and Non-Violence Curriculum: Social Studies for Grade 12, also by Cecil Ramnaraine.

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Peace and Non-Violence Curriculum: Social Studies for Grade 7-12

added 10/26/2000
Cecil Ramnaraine

This curriculum can be adapted for grades 7-12. This guide helps educators implement the methods and means whereby peace can be practiced in the classroom. The author believes that peace must be openly espoused and taught to our students. We cannot depend on subliminal, incidental learning or the hidden curriculum. Peace must be actively pursued by both teachers and students in all parts of the educational system.

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Police Response to Crimes of Sexual Assault: A Training Curriculum (Second Edition)

added 01/06/2006
Sharon M. Hunter

This training manual addresses police procedures for responding to sexual assault (specifically in Connecticut) including handling initial response, victim interviews, evidence gathering, and building a case for court. It can be adapted to any state.

Other formats: pdf • plaintext

PreventConnect.org Catalog of Archived Web Conferences

added 03/08/2011

Listen to past web conferences offered by PreventConnect.org. Included in most of the archives are slides from the presentation, the audio recording, and the audio transcript.

Privacy and Safety on Facebook

added 10/14/2013

The National Network to End Domestic Violence and Facebook have teamed up to offer tips for survivors of abuse so that you can still use Facebook but maintain safety and control over your information. This guide is aimed at helping survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking know how to use Facebook in a way that ensures that they stay connected with friends and family, but control their safety and privacy to help prevent misuse by abusers, stalkers, and perpetrators to stalk and harass.

Raped or “Seduced”? How Language Helps Shape Our Response to Sexual Violence

added 10/28/2013

Legal Momentum released this new model curriculum for judges, advocates, media, and anyone interested in changing the way they speak and write about sexual violence.

The curriculum includes a model PowerPoint presentation with Suggested Commentary which can be adapted to the needs of your audience, and a Faculty Manual.

Recognizing Child Abuse Curriculum

added 08/02/2010

A training curriculum of interest to mandatory reporters of child abuse which describes the legal framework for reporting child abuse, and gives concrete advice about deciding to report and the reporting process.

Recognizing, Assessing, and Responding to Victims and Perpetrators in the Health Care Setting

added 03/13/2010
University of Washington, School of Nursing

"This web-based course on domestic violence (DV) addresses practical issues faced by health care providers in clinical settings. The course includes vignettes which illustrate assessment strategies to use with victims and with perpetrators of DV. "

Respect WORKS!: A Comprehensive Teen Dating Violence Prevention Model Podcast

added 02/01/2011

In this podcast, Prevent Connect‘s David Lee interviews Marjorie Gilberg from Break the Cycle and Sue Thomas from Hazelden Foundation. They discuss “Respect WORKS!,” the new four-part comprehensive model for teen dating violence prevention.
Four elements:
-Teen Dating Violence policies with Model School Policy Toolkit
-Educate youth with the curriculum Safe Dates
-Reinforce the learning with the DVD [Ending Violence]
-Activate youth leadership with Speak. Act. Change

SANE Dialogues: Focus Group on the Use of nPEP in SANE Programs

added 07/15/2009

The International Association of Forensic Nurses has an Online Continuing Education Center (OCEC) that provides approved online courses for nurses. This specific course focuses on sexual assault nurse examiner programs.

Sexual Assault Risk Reduction Curriculum

added 08/07/2009
Ellen Hohenstein, M.A., Arline Kennedy, R.N

The curriculum was specifically developed to reduce the incidence of adolescent sexual assault through risk-reduction educational strategies. It is a powerful tool to assist school personnel, police, and community agency staff in their efforts to implement high-quality educational programs. The curriculum includes lessons for high school and middle school aged youth and can be used in either school or non-school settings.

Sexual Assault – Forensic and Clinical Management

added 06/21/2010

A Virtual Practicum based on the National Protocol for Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examinations. This tool is for forensic examiners, trainers, students, and other medical professionals who care for victims of sexual assault. Continuing education credits are also available to interested professionals.

Sexual Violence in Disasters: Building Community Partnerships for Pre-Disaster Planning

added 12/02/2013

This online course discusses the importance of planning for sexual violence prevention and response before a disaster, and highlights guiding strategies and key community partners in the pre-disaster planning process.

Sexual Violence in Disasters: Developing a Plan for Sexual Violence Prevention and Response

added 12/02/2013

This online course is designed to assist local and state sexual violence preventionists, victim advocates, and their community partners in creating pre-disaster plans for their organizations and communities.It highlights four core components of a pre-disaster plan to help organizations recover quickly and continue to provide vital services in a disaster. (~1 hour)

Sexual Violence in Disasters: Understanding the Scope of the Problem

added 12/02/2013

This interactive online course addresses the increased vulnerability to sexual violence that can occur during and after disasters. Participants will learn about the connections between oppression, sexual violence, and disasters. With case studies from Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath, and examples from other recent calamities around the world, the module highlights the need for pre-planning to prevent and respond to sexual violence in future disasters.

Silence Hurts: Alcohol Abuse and Violence Against Women

added 10/31/2012

This Web-based course is for professionals. Social workers, physicians, nurses, counselors, and health educators can learn detailed information about alcohol abuse and several forms of violence against women. The course describes these "hidden problems" and identifies risk factors, screening and assessment tools, prevention and intervention strategies, tools for clients, and legal issues.

Step-Up: A Curriculum for Teens Who Are Violent at Home

added 05/19/2005
Greg Routt and Lily Anderson

The Step-Up curriculum is designed for counselors who facilitate groups with teens who have been violent towards a parent or family member. The curriculum uses a cognitive behavioral approach to help teens stop the use of violent and abusive behaviors and teaches nonviolent, respectful ways of communicating and resolving conflict with family members. The curriculum also includes materials for a parent group where parents learn how to respond to violence in the home, get support from other parents and gain new skills for parenting teenagers. The curriculum is designed to include parents at the beginning of each group session and then separate into a parent group and teen group or stay together for the session to work on learning a skill together. The curriculum assumes the teens have been arrested with a domestic violence charge and are court mandated to attend a counseling program.

Other formats: pdf • plaintext

Stewards of Children: Child Sexual Abuse Awareness and Education Training

added 09/17/2012

Darkness to Light’s Stewards of Children is a 2.5-hour workshop designed to educate adults on how to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to the reality of child sexual abuse. Stewards of Children emphasizes child safety as an adult’s responsibility. Trainings are open to the public and of specific interest among parents, youth sports organizations/coaches/camp counselors, youth service organizations, teachers/school personnel and faith centers. Each participant will be inspired to take personal responsibility in preventing this epidemic. Stewards of Children facilitates discussion about the incidence and consequences of abuse, and presents information about child protection policies and reporting mandates and supplies each participant with a Stewards of Children workbook and 7 Steps to Protecting Children resource guide. Continuing education hours for professionals in various fields can also be obtained.
MN authorized trainers are Maggie Carney, RN, BSN and Leah Mickschl, RN, BSN - Contact Maggie to arrange a training at 651-220-6804 or Maggie.carney@childrensmn.org

Successfully Investigating Acquaintance Sexual Assault: A National Training Manual for Law Enforcement

added 01/09/2006
National Center for Women & Policing

This curriculum focuses on the investigation of nonstranger sexual assaults and emphasizes investigative tools and techniques for cases in which a consent, rather than identity, defense is raised. These training materials include 12 content modules, 12 trainer's curriculum units, classroom overheads, and supplemental materials that include sample affidavits and search warrants.

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Supporting Crime Victims With Disabilities Curriculum

added 08/31/2012

This resource is a full curriculum to carry out a 3-day training designed for victim service providers, advocates for people with disabilities, self-advocates, and allied professionals. Using case studies and small group discussions, participants of the training will examine the prevalence of crime against people with disabilities, perceptions of the criminal justice system, tenets of the disabilities movement, and the impact of disabilities on daily life. Through collaborative activities participants will identify ways the various agencies, organizations, and systems can work together to better serve crime victims with disabilities.
The material has been peer reviewed and pilot tested.
Also available in Spanish

Surviving Childhood: An Introduction to the Impact of Trauma

added 04/06/2007

This is an online learning module with 4 learning course topics. These include: Introduction to Childhood Trauma, The Psychology and Physiology of Trauma, After the Trauma - The Costs of Coping, and Finding Resources & Getting Involved.

Team Decisionmaking and Domestic Violence: An Advanced Training for TDM Facilitators and Child Protection Supervisors (pdf)

added 03/31/2010

"This free advanced domestic violence curriculum outlines safely preparing for and managing effective meetings, engaging parents around domestic violence issues, assessing the impact of children’s exposure to domestic violence, and making decisions and plans to increase safety for children and battered mothers."

The ABCs of Bullying: Addressing, Blocking, and Curbing School Aggression

added 09/30/2004
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's Center for Substance Abuse Prevention

This online course examines the causes and effects of bullying, prevention techniques and programs, screening, treatment options, and legal/ethical issues surrounding bullying.

The Amazing Human Brain and Human Development

added 04/06/2007

This is an online learning module comprised of 6 lessons. The topics addressed include: Beginning with the Human Brain; Brain Organization & Function; The Brain's Buildling Blocks; Communication & Defense; Plasticity, Memory, & Cortical Modulation in the Brain; and Resources

The Classroom: A One Act Children's Peace Opera

added 03/04/2011
Bruce Craig Roter

"The Classroom: A Children's Peace Opera" is an extraordinary, one-act opera that teaches children about diversity, tolerance and coexistence. The opera follows children from two opposing groups through a typical school day. Suitable for performance at the elementary or middle school level, "The Classroom" has a tuneful score which offers a wonderful introduction to opera for young students!

The Cost of Caring: Secondary Traumatic Stress and the Impact of Working with High-Risk Children & Families

added 04/06/2007

This is 4 lesson online learning module. The course content topics include: Introduction to Secondary Trauma, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders and Secondary Trauma, Self-Care Strategies for Combating Secondary Trauma, and Finding Resources & Getting Involved

The Danger Assessment

added 10/11/2011

The Danger Assessment is a tool that was developed to help determine the level of danger an abused woman has of being killed by her intimate partner. There are two parts to the tool: a calendar and a 20-item scoring instrument. The original danger assessment is available in English, Spanish, Portuguese and French (Canadian).

The Intersection of Domestic Violence and Child Victimization

added 09/21/2005
The Florida State University Institute for Family Violence Studies

This tutorial covers the disasterous effects witnessing domestic violence can have on the lives of children. The tutorial is comprised of four sections and offers a certificate of completion at the end.

The National Child Protection Training Center

added 07/07/2010

Located on the campus of Winona State University, this center focuses on training child protection professionals to be better prepared to recognize and report the abuse of a child through education, training, awareness, prevention, advocacy and the pursuit of justice.

The Neurobiology of Sexual Assault: Implications for First Responders in Law Enforcement, Prosecution, and Victim Advocacy

added 01/23/2013

Dr. Campbell brings together research on the neurobiology of trauma and the criminal justice response to sexual assault. She explains the underlying neurobiology of traumatic events, its emotional and physical manifestation, and how these processes can impact the investigation and prosecution of sexual assaults. Real-world, practical implications are examined for first responders, such as law enforcement, nurses, prosecutors, and advocates.

The Power of Social Connection: Developing and Coordinating Sustainable Support Group Programs for Survivors of Sexual Violence

added 02/06/2014
North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Assault and the Orange County Rape Crisis Center

This manual describes how to facilitate a safe and effective support group for survivors of sexual violence and how to build a structure within an agency where support groups can thrive. This manual is intended to support programs in the creation and ongoing development of successful support group programs.

Other formats: html • html

The Power To Change

added 10/28/2009
Women's Aid, NANE, Associazione Artemisi, MTÜ Naiste Varjupaik, Associacao de Mulheres Contra a Violencia

Power to Change is a new European resource to help victims of domestic violence. It is a practical guide to running support groups and self-help groups with victims and survivors of domestic violence.

The Responsible Fatherhood Curriculum

added 04/19/2011
Eileen Hayes with Kay Sherwood

The Responsible Fatherhood Curriculum is intended to assist fathers in more effectively fulfilling their roles as parents, partners, and workers. The 20 sessions deal with issues such as male-female relationships, fathers as providers, managing conflict and anger (on and off the job), and race and racism.
The curriculum materials are contained in 21 files in PDF format, each containing the material for one session of the curriculum

Training Curriculum on Sexual Violence Against Asian and Pacific Islander Women (pdf)

added 04/24/2010
Firoza Chic Dabby

"Designed to reduce compartmentalized services, explore how advocate discomfort inhibits victim disclosure and address abuses experienced by immigrants and refugees in their home countries and in conflict zones."

Understanding Evidence: Evidence Based Decision Making

added 03/21/2013
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

This is a free, online resource to help you use evidence based decision-making as you think about ways to prevent violence in your community. The training offers practitioners and others working to prevent violence with the knowledge and resources for using evidence in their decision-making processes.

Understanding Sex Offenders: An Introductory Curriculum

added 10/29/2012
Center for Sex Offender Management, A Project of the Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice

This curriculum provides information and materials (lecture content, presentation slides, and references) designed to equip knowledgeable trainers to plan and deliver an introductory training on understanding sex offenders.

Understanding the Effects of Domestic Violence: A Trainer's Manual for Early Childhood Educators (pdf)

added 04/25/2003

This manual is designed to provide a “user friendly” tool that contains training modules for Early Childhood Educators on the effects of early childhood exposure to domestic violence.

Victim-Oriented Multidisciplinary Responses to Statutory Rape Training

added 03/26/2001
Office for Victims of Crime

This training guide contains practical suggestions to increase the reporting of statutory rapes, to improve investigations and prosecutions of statutory rapes, to improve treatment of statutory rape victims and offenders, and to develop sound sentencing practices to guide judges in statutory rape cases.

Other formats: pdf • plaintext

Violence Against Women: Curriculum for Empowerment (pdf)

added 04/25/2007
Susan Schecter

A resident's workbook detailing the curriculum for working with women who have experienced domestic violence. Strategies for self-empowerment are outlined.

Women and Men, Hand in Hand against Violence: Strategies and approaches to working with men and boys for ending violence against women (pdf)

added 11/08/2011

This manual is designed as a training tool for community workers and activists to promote the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to engage men in VAW prevention. It aims to increase knowledge about VAW,explore the causes and consequences of VAW, and promote skills in effective approaches and strategies for engaging men in VAW prevention.
Also available in Arabic

Women's Justice Center of the Pace University School of Law

added 05/25/2010

A training, resource and direct legal services center that develops strategies with community partners for recognizing and eradicating abuse.

Working with Men and Boys to Prevent Gender-Based Violence

added 10/26/2005

This tool kit has been designed to help groups and individuals learn about and undertake work with men and boys for violence prevention. It provides readings, case studies, handouts, exercises, and other resources as well as community-building tools.

Workplace Violence Prevention: A Guide (pdf)

added 08/08/2006
Jim Hood - Attorney General for the State of Mississippi

This document addresses what exactly workplace violence is, what the triggers are, warning signs of potential offenders, as well as the rights and responsibilities of employers and employees and how to prevent this serious issue. Additionally, suggestions for how to appropriately respond to workplace violence incidents are outlined.

Yaari Dosti: Young Men Redefine Masculinity (pdf)

added 04/30/2010

"This training manual is a tool for those aiming to promote gender equity and address masculinity as a strategy for the prevention of HIV infection. The Manual is based on operations research that was undertaken in Mumbai and Uttar Pradesh to develop educational activities targeted to young men."