50 Obstacles to Leaving: Why Abuse Victims Stay

The National Domestic Violence Hotline has adapted Sarah M. Buel’s Fifty Obstacles to Leaving, a.k.a. Why abuse Victims Stay to discuss the reasons for why people should not be quick to judge a victims’ decision to stay in a a damaging relationship.

These blog posts contain a link Buel’s article and elaborates on why asking a victims “Why don’t you just leave?” isn’t comforting or in the least bit reasonable.

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Peer educators and campus violence prevention

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A summary of the resource from the National Online Resource Center on Violence Against Women:

Peer Educators: The Frontline in Campus Violence Prevention by Aurelia Sands Belle (2013)

This presentation provides information about the roles and responsibilities of peer education in violence prevention and offers guidance on establishing a peer education program. Also included here are special considerations for peer educators at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

Toolkit for judicial officer when responding to sexual, dating, and domestic violence

Striving for Justice: a toolkit for judicial resolution officers on college campuses” is a resource provided by the University of Michigan. The toolkit provides information on how to respond to sexual, dating, and domestic violence at colleges/universities, and recommended sanctions for those held responsible.

National domestic violence hotline

The National Domestic Violence Hotline website provides resources for survivors to get help and support from local and state-wide agencies. There are also resources for those who identify as deaf, deaf-blind, and hard of hearing, and LGBT. Services provided in multiple languages.

Health care settings and addressing intimate partner violence, reproductive and sexual coercion

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This resource provides information on how health care settings (such as college health centers) can respond to interpersonal violence, reproductive and sexual coercion.  Click here to find more information.

Fact sheet: health care providers and screening for interpersonal and domestic violence

A fact sheet from the Office of Women’s Health provides information and resources on how health providers can screen for interpersonal and domestic violence. Click below to view the resource.

Community Oriented Policing – Domestic Violence

This guide from the Department of Justice’s Community Oriented Policing Services was developed to help community law enforcement entities understand and address domestic violence on their campuses.

IACP Response to Victims of Crime and Model Policies

The documents below are designed to accompany the Model Policy on Response to Victims of Crime established by the IACP National Law Enforcement Policy Center. They provide essential background material and supporting documentation on the developmental philosophy and implementation requirements of the model policy.

This material will be of value to law enforcement executives in their efforts to tailor the model to the requirements and circumstances of their communities and their law enforcement agencies.

Campus Violence Prevention Resource Guides

Campus Violence Prevention Resource GuidesThe Campus Violence Prevention Resource Guides were developed by the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault in 2003, with funding from the Grants to Reduce Violent Crimes Against Women on Campus Program through the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Violence Against Women Office. These guides are designed to help colleges and universities implement and maintain violence prevention educational programs and effective policies and procedures in response to violence against women on campus, including sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking, and to improve campus services for victims and survivors of campus violence.

There are eleven guides total, of which there are ten audience-specific guides and one overview guide. Click on their titles below to download each guide.