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(In)Visible Workings: A change-agent’s guide to closing the gap between what people need and what legal and human service institutions do
The training materials, written by Ellen Pence, Ph.D., are designed to teach readers to recognize, and account for twelve structural features of institutions that adversely affect the people who have been drawn into institutional processes as “cases” to be “managed”
The newly revised Blueprint for Safety has been updated to include new research supporting the Blueprint response and has been reprinted with a portrait orientation suitable for a 3-ring binder. The Blueprint is intended to be a living, breathing document that will periodically be updated with new information and resources. Free…
Essential Skills in Coordinating Your Community Response to Battering: An E-Learning Course for CCR Coordinators
An innovative online learning course that you can complete at your own pace teaches you key steps in effective coordination and essential skills in how to: access national resources, talk with battered women to inform your thinking and frame core safety issues, analyze case files, talk with practitioners to benefit…
This packet contains two articles describing Institutional Analysis (I.A). In The Institutional Analysis: Matching What Institutions Do with What Works for People, Ellen Pence describes to agency leaders the value and process of using I.A. She links her article to a compilation of interviews with people conducting I.A.s as part…
This public awareness campaign was developed by an inter-tribal group of rural advocacy programs. We brought together our diverse experiences and identities to develop materials that incorporate our thinking, values and beliefs. The campaign is intended to reach Tribal Nations, Alaskan Natives and Native Hawaiians across the United States.
As people living in diverse rural communities, we share the common value of offering help to neighbors and family members when they face troubles. When the barn is hit by lightning and burns to the ground, as neighbors we all pitch in and help build a new barn. It’s natural…
This 18-page booklet will help friends and family understand what battered women and children experience when living with a batterer.
This 14-minute presentation features a description of the Audit process as well as feedback and testimony from criminal justice practitioners across the U.S. who have been a part of Audits in their communities.
This dramatic 8-minute training video shows what happens when an abused immigrant woman (who is not fluent in English) is drawn into systems that are meant to help her, following a neighbor’s call to 911. From the criminal case, to civil protection options, to the child protection investigation, to immigration…
This packet includes a DVD and written materials that focus on teen dating violence intervention and prevention strategies. It includes an in-depth interview with Carole Sousa, national expert on teen dating violence.