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Healthy Teen Relationship Act Toolkit
The purpose of the Toolkit is to support the work of advocates in preventing domestic and sexual violence. Part A describes strategies for collaborating with school districts and Part B lists a variety of resource materials. These include model curricula, resources for prevention of teen-dating violence and additional resources for capacity-building and support.
OCADSV Fatal Domestic Violence in Oregon Report
This report provides demographic and incident data for the 55 domestic-violence-related deaths that occurred in Oregon in the year 2012. The Coalition has included fatalities involving roommates, care providers, people related by blood or marriage including extended family, current and former intimate partners, the extended family of current and former intimate partners, and cases of prostitution (covered under the term intimate partner). The report also includes information related to victims involved in or present during fatal domestic violence incidents who were not killed.
OCADSV Self-Assessment Tool
The information and programs discussed in this manual can apply to services for females and males; however since the majority of this document addresses shelter services (which usually only serve females and children) the female gender is used to refer to the recipient of services. It is also important to acknowledge that the majority of victims who report domestic violence and sexual assault are women. Overwhemingly, the perpetrators of the violence are male. However, there are incidents when males are victimes of domestic violence perpetrated by females and battering can occur in same sex relationships. Therefore, it is important to have services available for male and female victims and batterers.
LGBT Tribal Toolkit
Here is a toolkit for tribes working on LGBT marriage equality. Currently there are 3 Tribes (one in Oregon--the Coquille Tribe in Southern Oregon) that recognize gay marriage.
These charts provide an overview of state-specific child protection and child custody laws in the context of domestic violence. They are intended for educational and research purposes only. If you would like the Resource Center on Domestic Violence: Child Protection and Custody to develop a customized chart on a specific child protection or child custody law, please contact us (800) 527-3223.
Domestic Violence: Understanding the Basics
This 1 hour interactive eLearning module describes the dynamics and common tactics that characterize domestic violence, provides an overview of the scope and impact on individuals and society, explores the underlying factors that allow domestic violence to exist, offers insight into the various risks and choices that survivors face, and shares how to be part of the solution. Divided into 10 sections addressing common questions related to domestic violence, this course will help new advocates, allied professionals, students, and the general public achieve a basic understanding of this complex issue.
Fair housing laws are civil rights laws that apply to housing. Many nonprofit organizations are not fully aware of these laws which cover all housing, including long-and short-term housing and shelter programs. This short guide is intended to give general guidance and address common areas of confusion. It is not a substitute for professional legal advice. Organizations seeking help with a particular issue can contact the Fair Housing Council of Oregon for general information or their attorney for specific legal advice.
Domestic Violence Counseling Referral Sources:
For those who choose to use violence, and for those who have experienced violence. Batterers Intervention Lack of anger management does not cause relationship violence. Violence is a choice. A batterers intervention group is the most effective resource for the person who has been physically, emotionally, and/or sexually abusive to his or her partner. Group intervention has the potential to hold those who use violence and anger the most accountable for many reasons. The group dynamic creates a mechanism for batterers to confront each other on their use of denial and blaming others, as well as other controlling dynamics utilized by batterers. Groups should be at least 26 weeks and some studies show that batterers groups do not even begin to break through the layers of denial for many participants until 36 weeks. The focus of these groups should be on power and control (not anger management, since out-of-control anger is not the issue with domestic violence) and on accountability (taking responsibility for one's behavior).
Oregon Roundtable Report - November 16, 2012
Crime victims, survivors and victim advocates are key stakeholders in the Governor’s Commission on Public Safety. Two Roundtable discussions were held to provide survivors and advocates with an overview of the Commission’s work to date and future activities, and to seek their input in establishing priorities for crime victims and those who serve them in Oregon for review by the Commission.
There were 24 survivors and advocates at the Salem Roundtable on October 15, and 11 survivors and advocates at the Klamath Falls Roundtable on October 16 (the second Roundtable sought to identify issues and concerns of victims and advocates in rural, remote and Tribal jurisdictions). A roster of participants at both Roundtables is included in Appendix A. Both Roundtable discussions were facilitated by national crime victim advocate Anne Seymour, who is a consultant to the Pew Center on the States Public Safety Performance Project.
The DELTA PREP Toolkit
The DELTA PREP Toolkit was developed by the DELTA PREP project, a collaboration of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the CDC Foundation and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in support of 19 state domestic violence coalitions to build their organizational capacity for primary prevention of IPV. The Toolkit is a resource for state and community organizations that are engaging in primary prevention efforts and are interested in strengthening their organization’s ability to sustain and build upon their prevention work. The tools in this interactive Toolkit were used by the DELTA PREP project participant coalitions, and the materials have been informed by the experiences of these organizations. It is notable that DELTA PREP coalitions have continued to enhance and expand their primary prevention efforts since the Foundation project grant period ended in November 2011.
The toolkit includes:
Working Together: A Desk Guid for Domestic Violence Advocates co-located at DHS
This manual is intended to help Co-located Domestic Violence Advocates and the DHS partners navigate this working relationship. This manual will help navigate some of the past challenges that co-located Domestic and Sexual Violence Advocates reported: Clarity about the role of the DV Advocate, making sure to keep the line between advocate and caseworker clear and defined, the importance of “Voluntary” participation in Domestic and Sexual Violence services, & mandatory child abuse reporting.
2012 Fall-Winter edition of The Resource
The 2012 Fall-Winter edition of The Resource offers articles and insights on major events, like the 40th Anniversary of Title IX, the Sandusky Case, and this year's Gail Burns-Smith Award winner. It also highlights great work happening across the movement, from the global initiative to end street harassment to promoting healthy sexuality in religious institutions.
In this document, you will find a snapshot of OCADSV’s 2010 Salary Survey results. If you need more information or an individualized report please contact OCADSV staff.
A Manual for Oregon's Domestic and Sexual Violence Advocates
This manual is not a substitute for legal advice. It is designed to serve as a general
reference guide, and to provide information on issues frequently affecting Oregon’s
sexual and domestic violence programs as well as the survivors and other program
participants they serve.
Financial Management Manual: A resource for domestic and sexual violence programs
This Manual is intended to serve as a guide for rape crisis centers in establishing effective and efficient accounting procedures and policies to ensure a high level of integrity in the accounting process. Section I: Financial Reference will provide the context for establishing financial management procedures. It also includes a series of templates (Section II: Policies and Procedures) that can be customized and used at an individual rape crisis center. These templates include internal control assessments, policies, procedures, and other documents.
Earned Media Guide
Earned media coverage can be one of the most powerful advocacy tools at your disposal. Unlike paid advertising, earned media coverage often carries more weight and credibility in the minds of consumers because the information is delivered and received through the recognized filter of a credible third-party
organization such as a newspaper, TV or radio station.
Oregon Alliance to End Violence Against Women
On September 15, 2011, local domestic violence programs of Oregon participated in a survey tracking the services provided over a period of 24 hours. Here is a resource that will help with retrieving quick and easy statistics.