2.1 B. Guidance and Resources


Home Sweet Home

The Haven Wolverhampton (2011)

A short film which explores the complex nature of domestic violence and the different behaviours that constitute this form of abuse

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Silence – a documentary about partner rape

Womengrid (2011)

A ten minute documentary examining a personal experience of partner rape revealing the wider implications of rape myths. In this country victims of rape and particularly acquaintance rape are routinely disbelieved, blamed and treated in an insensitive and humiliating way which makes them seem more like the person on trial. Most victims never gain justice.

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The Outcomes Star Online

Triangle Consulting (2011)

An innovative tool for supporting and measuring change when working with people.  This online version gives simultaneous guidance, instant Stars, action plans and reports and is designed to link directly to other client management systems.

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Values, purposes and methods of identifying who is doing what to whom in intimate partner violence (IPV)

Respect (2010)

Practice guidance supporting practitioners to identify how violence may present in intimate relationships and the value and purpose of assessing who is doing what to whom and in what context, in order to promote safety and effective services for adults using or experiencing force in their relationships and for their children. 

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Protecting Domestic Violence Victims by Protecting their Pets

Ramsey, S., Randour, M.L., Blaney, N., Gupta, M. (2009)

An article featured in Today,a publication of the National Council of Juvenile and family Court Judges.

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Rape: The Victim Experience Review

Payne, S. (Home Office) (2009)

This review of rape victims' experiences of the criminal justice system was led by Victims' Champion Sara Payne.To inform this review, Sara Payne held a series of focus groups across England with women survivors of rape, front line police officers and the Crown Prosecution Service. 

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Power & Control Wheel for Women Involved in Street Prostitution

Safe Exit (2008)

Toynbee Hall produces practical innovative programmes to meet the needs of local people, improve conditions and enable communities to fulfill their potential.

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You can afford to leave: a financial guide for women and children experiencing domestic violence

Sharpe, N. & Refuge (2008)

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The Survivor’s Handbook

Barron, J. (2005)

Produced by Women’s Aid, the handbook provides very practical information about housing options and the range of refuge and other domestic violence services available. It also gives survivors information on how to look after physical and mental health, and ways to build self-esteem and confidence. There is information about specialist services for women and children living with domestic violence, and lots of help and information about the impact of domestic violence on children. The handbook is full of useful contact details and signposts to other supporting and helpful organisations.

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You Don’t Have to Live in Fear of Domestic Violence

Home Office/Cross-Government Domestic Violence Unit (2004)

Domestic violence leaflet available in a variety of languages

English: click here

Polish:  click here

Portuguese: click here

Russian: click here

Life After Abuse

James-Hanman, D. (2003)

This easy to access web based guidance attempts to answer questions to help survivors move on from the aftermath of abuse.

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When an Abuser/Perpetrator Dies

National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (2003)

Information about feelings and issues that may arise when an abuser or perpetrator dies.

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‘Wheels’ adapted from the Power and Control Wheel Model

National Center for Domestic and Sexual Violence (NCDSV)

A collection of power and control wheels adapted from the Domestic Violence Intervention Project in Duluth, Minnesota.

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