The “Real Tools” products provide a support group manual and training tools for advocates and other professionals working with women who have experienced domestic violence, sexual assault, substance abuse and other trauma.
“Real Tools: Responding to Multi-Abuse Trauma – A Tool Kit to Help Advocates and Community Partners Better Serve People With Multiple Issues,” by Debi S. Edmund, M.A., LPC and Patricia J. Bland, M.A., CDP, is now available for download by clicking the link below:
- Real Tools: Responding to Multi-Abuse Trauma – A Tool Kit to Help Advocates and Community Partners Better Serve People With Multiple Issues
The project, which was supported by a grant from the Office of Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice, was a three year effort on the part of Patti Bland, Substance Abuse Training Director at the National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health, and former Alaska Network on Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault (ANDVSA) Training Project Director, and her co-author Debi Edmund. As part of her current work, Patti continues to provide technical assistance and training to Alaskan domestic violence and sexual assault programs. Individuals interested in ordering a copy of the manual can contact ANDVSA for details. Link: http://www.andvsa.org
Other Real Tools Products
There are two other versions of this manual available: the original manual from 2005 and the updated version from 2008 that includes expanded information on mental health and trauma issues. Please visit the ANDVSA website to access previous versions of the manual, which are provided in both English and Spanish. Link: http://www.andvsa.org/real-tools/