Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month Resources:
Empower young people to Take A Stand for Healthy Relationships by providing K-12 classrooms with educational resources, including standards-aligned curriculum, to encourage them to exercise skills in communication and self-awareness.
Created by the One Love Foundation, the campaign is designed to help each of us learn more about healthy relationship behaviors and commit to being healthier in our relationships with the people we love.
Preventing and Responding to Teen Dating Violence Toolkit
Find TDV information related to: 1) young people, 2) bystanders, 3) parents and caregivers, 4) men and boys, 5) teachers and school-based professionals, 6) health care professionals, 7) pregnancy prevention programs, and 8) domestic violence and sexual violence service providers.
Black History Month Resources:
MCASA Women of Color Network: Reflections on 2017 Efforts
Get a glimpse into some of the great work that the Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault’s Women of Color Network accomplished this past year and learn more about how you can get involved.
Black Women Built That
In honor of Black History Month, “Black Women Built That” is a series by the National Women’s Law Center that celebrates Black women leaders who have shaped our social, political and cultural life. Without their contributions, our country would be unrecognizable.
Three Leaders Who Refused To Sugarcoat The Reality Of Young Men Of Color
Paul Barrett Jr., bell hooks, Jahvaris Fulton and are changing the way we think about how to address the unique traumas experienced by boys and young men of color.
Life in the Margins: Expanding Intimate Partner Violence Services for Women of Color by Using Data as Evidence
This TA Guidance provides a broad perspective to the field that states that women of color lives matter, and that it is imperative that we reach out to the margins in order to bring the experiences of women of color to the center of our work.
Other New Resources:
The Facts Behind the #MeToo Movement: A National Study on Sexual Harassment and Assault
The study shares the findings of a national online survey of 2000 people (1000 women and 1000 men) and shows not only how frequently sexual abuse take place and in what forms, we also learn more about where sexual violence takes place.
FREE Sign Language Interpreting Services for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Victims of Crime
DeafLEAD now offers FREE sign language interpreting for Deaf and Hard of Hearing victims of crime, as well as for the shelters and victim service providers working with them.
Intimate Partner Violence Online Prevention Training Modules
This course for peer educators, counselors, prevention specialists, and advocates includes 13 online learning modules designed to equip practitioners with the knowledge, skills, and confidence they need to implement effective IPV prevention programming in diverse communities.
Policy Reports on Economic Security and Violence Against Women
In a series of five new reports, the Women of Color Network (WOCN) examines the overarching economic barriers facing survivors of violence – and how we can all respond through enhanced policies, programs, and advocacy so as to ensure survivor safety and economic access. Click to read the new reports:
- Economic Policy Reports
- T & U-Visas
- Policy Advocacy Inclusion
- Incarceration and Reentry
- Strengthening Services
Forgotten and Left Behind: Shifting Narratives and Exploring Policy Solutions for Vulnerable Youth and Young Adults
This report, from the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP), provides key insights and next steps from CLASP’s 2017 convening, which discussed the need for a multi-generational, multi-racial, youth-centered dialogue around policy change. Participants recognized that young people should drive the agenda for a stronger, healthier, more just, and more equitable future.
Spanish Translations at WomensLaw.org
Women’s Law has added Spanish translations to their Maryland-specific pages.
Racial Equity & Liberation Virtual Learning Series
Developed by Move to End Violence, this 6-week virtual practice will include weekly practice work and a 60-minute webinar on racial equity and liberation featuring storytellers from the movement to end violence against girls and women.