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Are You or Is Anyone You Know a Battered Woman? English and Spanish

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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.

Stalking - What Every Victim Should Know

stalking victim guide Stalking - What Every Victim Should Know

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.

Information for Completing the PFA Petition

PFA Petition Completion Gui Information for Completing the PFA Petition

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.

The Pennsylvania Protection From Abuse Act: A Guide for Victims of Domestic Violence

PA PFA Act Victim Guide The Pennsylvania Protection From Abuse Act: A Guide for Victims of Domestic Violence

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.

Things to Know if You Want to Move With Your Children

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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.

Helping Battered Women and Their Children in Rural Communities: A Guide for Family and Friends

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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.

Family and Friends Professional Printer Version

PF guide fam friends Family and Friends Professional Printer Version

Black & White. Space available to stamp local domestic violence program contact information. Free download only.

Helping Battered Women and Their Families in Rural Communities: A Guide for Faith Leaders and Religious Communities

guide for clergy 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.

Helping Battered Women and Their Families in Rural Communities: A Guide for Cosmetologists

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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.

Manuals

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
• Hearsay
• Confrontation
• Child Witness Statements
• Social Media Evidence
• Experts
• 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

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    Download the Trainer's Guide, Participant's Guide, Appendices, Handouts, Tests and PowerPoint slides as separate pdfs or pptx files.

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Latest Newsletters

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PCADV LIFELINE

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

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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

  • Download pdfNovember 2013

    Domestic Violence in Later LIfe - Courts Address Elder Abuse - Elder Abuse Webinar Link - Elder Abuse Resources

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Through a free email subscription, the courts have access to case law updates, articles about domestic violence, national and local training opportunities and helpful tools such as judicial bench cards and web resources. See previous issues

  • Download pdfSeptember 2013

    New Rules of Civil Procedure for Family Courts - Sample Pro Se Entry of Appearance Form - Sample Petition to Modify - Unrecorded PFA Orders Endanger Lives - Attachment A

    3.87 Meg | 4/7/2014
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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

June 2013: Appellate Case Changes PFA Process, Resource for the Prosecution of Domestic Violence Cases, Admitting Expert Testimony on Victim Behavior in Sexual Assault Cases

Training Curriculums

Crime Victims Compensation Training Curriculum - intended for use by advocates when working with volunteers and survivors.

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