Resources and Training Information for Advocacy Programs Related to COVID-19

 

These resources have been compiled from many sources. Warmest thanks to all the organizations working hard to make sure that we all have access to the information we need to support survivors during these challenging times!

Praxis continues to offer our usual assistance during these challenging times. Let us know how we might be able to support you!

Praxis updates and adds to this list regularly; the last update was May 20, 2020.

 

If you know of a COVID-19 resource that is not on this list, email info@praxisinternational.org to add it!

 

Upcoming Praxis Events:

Maintaining Balance & Harmony: Wellness as Social Change Webinar
This webinar will frame wellness as a necessary extension of social change advocacy. We will examine the obstacles to addressing our self-care, especially in the face of the current health crisis, and explore concrete solutions.

 
Thursday, May 28
11:00-12:30pm AK / 12:00-1:30pmPT / 1:00-2:30pm MT / 2:00-3:30 p.m. CT / 3:00-4:30pm ET

 
 
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Resource Topic Areas:

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Upcoming Training Sessions

 

Strategy Session on Sustaining Services for Survivors with Disabilities

End Abuse of People with Disabilities

May 20, 4:00PM ET

Register Here

 

“Office Hours” on Grant Reporting Challenges Stemming from the Pandemic

OVW and VAWA MEI Staff

May 21, 2:15PM-3:45PM ET

Register Here

 

Strategy Session on Sustaining Services for Survivors with Disabilities

End Abuse of People with Disabilities

May 28, 1:00PM ET

Register Here

 

Preparing to Reopen: Lifting Up Strategies for Programs Serving Victims

National Resource Center for Reaching Victims

May 28, 1:00 – 2:00 pm ET

Register Here

 

“Office Hours” on Grant Reporting Challenges Stemming from the Pandemic

OVW and VAWA MEI Staff

May 28, 2:15PM-3:45PM ET

Register Here

 

Adapting and Sustaining Services for Formerly Incarcerated Survivors During COVID-19: A Panel Discussion

Vera Center on Victimization and Safety

May 28, 3:00 – 4:00 pm ET

Register Here

 

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Sample Policies and Procedures

The following are samples of draft policies that have been put together by a variety of different organizations. We encourage you to modify them to make them relevant to your organization. Remember to be sure that any policy changes remain in compliance with guidance from funders. In addition to sample policies, a number of documents are included that may be useful in developing new policies and procedures for your organization.

 

Administrative Leave: Sample Policies

Resource Sharing Project

Policy collection compiled by the Resource Sharing Project that includes administrative leave policies from MNCASA, the Nebraska Coalition, MCADSV, IowaCASA, CCASA, and KCSDV.

 

Remote Work: Sample Policies

Resource Sharing Project

Policy collection compiled by the Resource Sharing Project that includes remote work policies from MNCASA, the Nebraska Coalition, FRIS (West Virginia Coalition), IowaCASA, CCASA, and OAESV.

 

Remote Work: Proposal for Telecommuting

Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault, Resource Sharing Project

Sample proposal from MCASA to be used by an employee requesting to telecommute.

 

 

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Information and Guidelines for Remote Work/Technology

 

Advocacy Resources

Multilingual Posters/Info Sheets on COVID-19

Switchboard Connecting Resettlement Experts

 

Centering Equity in Times of Crisis and Uncertainty         

Corporation for Supportive Housing

 

Racial Equity and Social Justice Resources for COVID-19

Racial Equity Tools

 

COVID-19 Disability Community Preparedness Resources (U.S. Based)

Google doc covering variety of considerations

 

COVID-19 and Consumer Protections

National Consumer Law Center

 

(Webinar Recording) Tele-Advocacy Ensuring Accessibility for Underserved Crime Survivors During the COVID-19 Pandemic 

National Resource Center for Reaching Victims

 

The Coronavirus (COVID-19): What Trans People Need to Know         

National Center for Transgender Equality

 

Get Engaged Online in Sexual Assault Awareness Month

National Sexual Violence Resource Center

                                             

COVID-19 Resources for People with Disabilities, Families, and Service Providers

The Arc

 

Preventing & Managing the Spread of COVID-19 Within Domestic Violence Programs

National Resource Center on Domestic Violence

 

Webinar Recording: Safety Planning During a Quarantine         

Jewish Coalition Against Domestic Abuse

 

(Webinar Recordings) National Strategy Sessions on Sustaining Services During the COVID-19 Pandemic 

National Resource Center for Reaching Victims

 

Information on COVID-19 for survivors, communities, and DV/SA programs          

Futures Without Violence

 

Resources on the Response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

National Network to End Domestic Violence

 

Resources for COVID-19 Response

National Sexual Violence Resource Center

 

COVID-19 Emerging Response Resources

Resource Sharing Project

 

Analysis: The Impact of COVID-19 on Immigrant Survivors of Gender-Based Violence

Tahirih Justice Center

 

Now More Than Ever: People Experiencing Abuse Need Faith Community Support

Safe Havens 

 

Tips for Family and Friends of People Experiencing Violence at Home

Futures Without Violence

 

Digital Consent in the Age of COVID-19

National Sexual Violence Resource Center

 

6 Ways You Can Support Survivors Online During Sexual Assault Awareness Month

National Sexual Violence Resource Center

 

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Funding Opportunities

 

Medical Resources

 

The Resource Sharing Project compiled General Tips from the International Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFN), as adapted below:                                    

  • Determine if the hospital is restricting access to “non-essential” visitors. If so, find out if this means if advocates are also not allowed entry.
  • Communicate to the hospital if the advocacy program has modified their services in any way (e.g., telephone services only).
  • If an advocate is unable to provide in-person hospital response, coordinate about how they might be available to speak with the survivor by phone.
  • If a survivor has an opportunity to speak with an advocate by phone, coordinate with the hospital to be sure that the survivor is able to talk with the advocate in a private location.

 

Video: COVID and Patient Care

International Association of Forensic Nurses

 

(Webinar Recording) Coronavirus and Health Care for the Homeless: Status Updates, Available Guidance, Local Preparations, and Outstanding Issues

National Health Care for the Homeless Council

 

Interim Guidance for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Systems and 911 Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) for COVID-19

Center for Disease Control

 

Recommended COVID-19 Response Guidance for Medical-Forensic Services

Georgia Criminal Justice Coordinating Council

 

Open Letter About Coronavirus and the LGBTQ+ Community

GLMA Health Professionals Advancing LGBTQ Equality

 

Guidance for Tribes and Urban Indian Programs on COVID-19

Urban Indian Health Institute

 

Indian Country ECHO COVID-19 Didactic Presentations

Indian Country ECHO

 

Could Shuttered Rural Hospitals Reopen to Treat Pandemic?

Daily Yonder Media

 

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Legal System Resources

 

Resources for Survivors

 

Resources to Support Well-Being

 

Other Useful Documents