Basic information and hotline to find help in Pennsylvania. Suitable for DV Programs, physicians and other helping professionals to make available to their clients. English on one side and Spanish on the other. 2 color. Space available to stamp local domestic violence program contact information. Available as a free download or to order.
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(If you print it, use 11" x 17" paper.)915.39 K | 7/24/2014
Basic information and list of hotlines by Pennsylvania county. Suitable for DV Programs, physicians and other helping professionals to make available to employees and clients. B&W. Space available to stamp local domestic violence program contact information.
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Applying for a PFA Order can be a confusing and even scary process. This paper is meant to provide a victim of domestic violence who is asking the court for protection with guidance about how to complete a PFA petition.
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Basic information and list of hotlines by county. Suitable for DV Programs, physicians and other helping professionals to make available to employees and clients. Formatted for desktop printing. Full color. Space available to stamp local domestic violence program contact information. PFA brochure available as free download.
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Basic information about Pennsylvania’s child custody law for survivors who may be thinking about moving with children, whether it's across the street, down the block, to another county or state. Note: Getting advice from an attorney is necessary when thinking about moving so survivors can understand how the law will affect their plans.
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Basic information about the special barriers that victims face in rural areas, suggested ways to help possible victims, sources for further reading. Formatted as 26 page booklet. Space available to stamp local domestic violence program contact information. Free download only.
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Black & White. Space available to stamp local domestic violence program contact information. Free download only.
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Helping Battered Women and Their Families in Rural Communities: A Guide for Faith Leaders and Religious Communities
Many victims and their families turn to the faith community for guidance and comfort. Developed to help faith leaders recognize and understand domestic violence and guide possible victims. Basic information about the special barriers that victims face in rural areas, suggested ways to help, sources for further reading. 84 page booklet. Space available to stamp local domestic violence program contact information. Free download only.
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Clients often share very personal information with their stylists. Developed to help hair stylists, barbers, nail or tanning salon employees and other cosmetologists recognize and understand domestic violence and guide possible victims. Basic information about the special barriers that victims face in rural areas, suggested ways to help possible victims, sources for further reading. 26 page booklet, Space available to stamp local domestic violence program contact information. Free download only.
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Courtroom Evidence: A Resource for the Prosecution of Domestic Violence Cases
Designed in consultation with prosecutors from across Pennsylvania to address important evidentiary issues that are regularly encountered by prosecutors who specialize in domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking cases.
• Relevance of Prior Abuse
• Witness Competency
• Spousal Privilege
• Child Witness Statements
• Social Media Evidence
• Special Evidentiary Concerns in Stalking Cases
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Domestic Violence and Welfare Benefits: Family Violence Option Advocacy Manual
Understanding benefits available through Department of Public Welfare (DPW) may be critical for victims who must figure out how to live independently from the batterer. This 400 page resource provides an overview of TANF (cash assistance), SNAP (food stamps), Medical Assistance, General Assistance, and Child Care with supporting DPW materials. The section on the Family Violence Option (which allows for DPW program waivers) is especially helpful to advocates working with battered women but the entire resource is valuable to any social services agency serving low income individuals. Formatted for professional or desktop printing. NOTE: Revised in 2008, however, some forms and information may have changed. Advocates may contact PCADV for more information.
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Mission-Focused Management & Empowerment Practice: A Handbook for Executive Directors of Domestic Violence Programs
Created for new Executive Directors of domestic violence programs to encourage critical thinking about our work and to illustrate how our work can best be accomplished through mission-focused management, empowerment management and empowerment practice. This handbook is not so much about what we do, but why and how we do it. 76 pages
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Pennsylvania Protection From Abuse Orders: Enforcement for Safety and Accountability
PFA Enforcement is a necessarily collaborative effort. The culmination of over two years of work in six Pennsylvania counties, the manual explores a component of the Project to Encourage Arrest Policies and Enforcement of Protection Orders, also known as the PFA Enforcement Project. Each county represented a unique approach to domestic violence, issuance of Protection From Abuse (PFA) orders and enforcement of the orders. Chapters include empirical research, the realities of working with domestic violence victims in Pennsylvania counties, and the promising practices identified by project staff that maintain the focus on victim safety and offender accountability. Aimed at agencies and individuals who understand that piecemeal efforts to prevent, police and punish domestic violence are less effective and potentially more harmful than a coordinated, intersecting chain of responses. Suitable for domestic violence programs, STOP teams, coordinated community response task forces. CD format or 500-page insert, suitable for a 3-ring binder. To order this manual, call 1-800-932-4632
Traumatic Brain Injury As a Result of Domestic Violence: Information, Screening and Model Practices - Participant's Manual
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) among domestic violence survivors is a particularly prevalent issue in need of immediate and direct attention. When working with domestic violence survivors, medical and other program advocates often encounter compounding issues such as compromised mental health, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and addiction, cognitive or behavioral issues. However, TBI, often called the Silent Epidemic for domestic violence survivors, has been significantly overlooked as a domestic violence survivor injury, with immediate consequences and possibly long-term repercussions. Through key information and encouraging cultural competency, this Participant’s Guide facilitates ways to better equip domestic violence program staff to recognize, understand and respond more effectively to the specific needs of those living with TBI as a result of domestic violence. View this manual in your browser
Traumatic Brain Injury As a Result of Domestic Violence: Information, Screening and Model Practices - Trainer's Manual pdf version. Includes participant's guide key, pre-test, post-test, answer key, handouts and exercises.View this manual in your browser
- TBI Trainer's Toolkit Zip File
Download the Trainer's Guide, Participant's Guide, Appendices, Handouts, Tests and PowerPoint slides as separate pdfs or pptx files.25.13 Meg | 4/18/2013
June 2014 Governor's proposed budget for domestic violence services - Lethality Assessment Program Implemented in PA - YouTube Video Shows How to Get a PFA Order - Say "NO MORE" with your own images
April 2014 - Legislative Advocacy Day - Census Reveals Urgent Need for Domestic Violence Services - Allegheny County Giving Circle - 2013 Domestic Violence Fatality Report
February 2014 - Gov. Corbett’s proposed increase to domestic violence and rape crisis funding - New PCADV store has handmade jewelry and artwork, plus NO MORE logo clothing and items - Vice President Biden's $50K donation - Rep. Stephens' bill battles discriminatory nuisance ordinances
About Domestic Violence for Judges
The Jurist - Quarterly e-news for Pennsylvania judges
- May 2014
Force not required to establish sexual abuse under PFA Act: Boykai v. Young - PFA Extensions Clarified - Withdrawal, Modification, Discontinuance of PFA Orders3.3 Meg | 7/17/2014
Domestic Violence Newsletter for Court Personnel
Court personnel may be the "first responders" to domestic violence victims in the court system. Court Access keeps key workers in PFA offices, court administration, judicial support, and domestic relations offices informed about working effectively with domestic violence victims and PFA litigants. Court Access is distributed to email subscribers twice yearly at no charge. See previous issues
- July 2014
Children's Resilience & Domestic Violence - Sexual Abuse & PFA Orders: Boykai v. Young - Sexual Violence Protection Orders Effective 7/1/2015402.46 K | 7/17/2014
Services. Training. Officers. Prosecutors. Subscribe
The STOP Program encourages the development and improvement of effective law enforcement and prosecution strategies to address violent crimes against women and children. PCADV is awarded grants to provide training and technical assistance to STOP team members, including law enforcement, prosecutors, courts and victim services providers. The STOP Newsletter contains articles about the Protection From Abuse (PFA) Act, technology and safety advocacy, stalking, firearms, primary aggressor and related issues. It is distributed free to email subscribers on a quarterly basis. See previous issues
STOP Technical Assistance Bulletins
- Complying with VAWA Requirements for Funding STOP Programs
Pennsylvania receives more than 4.5 million dollars yearly in federal funding under the STOP Formula Grant. STOP funds are used to develop and strengthen collaborative efforts by courts, law enforcement, prosecutors, and service providers to combat domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking in their communities. To be eligible to receive this funding, Pennsylvania and all its jurisdictions must certify compliance with four statutory requirements. PCADV, 2014261.65 K | 7/18/2014
- Effective STOP Team Management
This technical assistance bulletin is intended to assist teams in achieving the goals and fulfilling the purpose of the STOP project by offering best practice information for forming effective teams, identifying projects and priorities, conducting effective meetings, and evaluating progress. This bulletin provides essential guidance for effective grant management to help programs ensure the continuation of funding for the project in the future. PCADV, 2014444.08 K | 7/18/2014
- Immigration Relief for Immigrant Survivors of Domestic Violence
Immigrant victims, regardless of their immigration status, are entitled to protection, services, and legal relief. Understanding the unique dynamics of domestic violence in immigrant communities, as well as protections, services, and relief available, can help STOP Teams craft policies and procedures to better reach underserved populations. Economic dependence, limited work skills or authorization, limited English proficiency (LEP), fear of deportation, and cultural or religious factors often intensify an immigrant victim’s dependence on the abuser and deter the victim from seeking help from the justice system. PCADV, 2014594.29 K | 7/18/2014
- Teen Dating Abuse
Without an adequate response, dating abuse may start early and carry through into adult relationships. In addition, the severity of abuse between intimate partners has been shown to increase if the pattern was established in adolescence. Court-based intervention for juvenile abuse perpetrators was especially effective for first-time offenders whose behavior had not yet become entrenched. PCADV, 2011183.06 K | 7/18/2014
Crime Victims Compensation Training Curriculum - intended for use by advocates when working with volunteers and survivors.
- 30-Minute Volunteer Curriculum261.81 K | 2/24/2013
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Elder Abuse Poster Series
Are you or is someone you know being abused?/La violencia domestica no conoce fronteras de edad.
6 different posters in the set (4 women - African American, Asian, Caucasian, Hispanic/Spanish language; and two men - Hispanic/Spanish language and Caucasian) "For free and confidential help, call your local domestic violence program or Area Agency on Aging."
11 x 17 inches. 2 color. Space available to stamp program phone number and contact information.
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