Fact Sheets & Practical Tools for Advocates
These resources provide information and practical guidance to domestic violence advocates on working with survivors who are experiencing trauma symptoms and/or mental health conditions.
- Understanding Traumatic Triggers
- Self-Injury: Information Sheet for Domestic Violence Advocates
- Impact of Trauma on Interaction and Engagement
- Locating Mental Health and Substance Abuse Supports for Survivors: A Reference Sheet for Domestic Violence Advocates
- Asking About and Responding to Survivors’ Experiences of Abuse Related to Mental Health
New Resources – January 2014!
- Fingerhold Practice for Managing Emotions & Stress
- Fingerhold Practice for Managing Emotions & Stress – Diagram
- Resources for Grounding, Emotional Regulation & Relaxation for Children and Their Parents
Creating Trauma-Informed Services Tipsheet Series
These tipsheets provide practical advice on creating trauma-informed services at domestic violence programs and working with survivors who are experiencing trauma symptoms and/or mental health conditions.
- A Trauma-Informed Approach to Domestic Violence Advocacy
- Tips for Creating a Welcoming Environment
- Tips for Enhancing Emotional Safety
- Tips for Supporting Children and Youth Exposed to Domestic Violence: What You Might See and What You Can Do
- Practical Tips for Increasing Access to Services
- Tips for Discussing a Mental Health Referral with DV Survivors
- Tips for Supporting Survivors with Reduced Energy
- Tips for Making Connections with Survivors Experiencing Psychiatric Disabilities
- A Trauma-Informed Approach to Employment Support: Tools for Practice
Safety and Well-Being Tipsheet Series
These tipsheets provide information on the ways that experiencing abuse can affect how we think, feel, and respond to other people and the world around us. The series also provides tips on how to seek support for yourself and how to help if someone you know is being abused.