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Jacksons Food Stores - Give the Gift of Peace Campaign Toolkit

State of Oregon Employees - Charitable Fund Drive (CFD) Toolkit

Healthy Teen Relationship Act (HTRA) Toolkit - For Advocates

Healthy Teen Relationship Act (HTRA) Toolkit - For Local School Districts

2012 Fatal Domestic Violence in Oregon Report

Self-Assessment Tool for Advocacy Programs
Also known as: Standards for providing services to survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence

Salary Survey Results

Working Together: A Desk Guide for Domestic Violence Advocates co-located at DHS

Earned Media Guide

Legal Manual for Oregon's Domestic and Sexual Violence Advocates


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LGBT Tribal Toolkit

Here is a toolkit for tribes working on LGBT marriage equality.  Currently there are 3 Tribes (one in Oregon--the Coquille Tribe in Southern Oregon) that recognize gay marriage.

State Laws

These charts provide an overview of state-specific child protection and child custody laws in the context of domestic violence.  They are intended for educational and research purposes only.  If you would like the Resource Center on Domestic Violence: Child Protection and Custody to develop a customized chart on a specific child protection or child custody law, please contact us (800) 527-3223.

Domestic Violence: Understanding the Basics

This 1 hour interactive eLearning module describes the dynamics and common tactics that characterize domestic violence, provides an overview of the scope and impact on individuals and society, explores the underlying factors that allow domestic violence to exist, offers insight into the various risks and choices that survivors face, and shares how to be part of the solution. Divided into 10 sections addressing common questions related to domestic violence, this course will help new advocates, allied professionals, students, and the general public achieve a basic understanding of this complex issue.

Shelter Guide

Fair housing laws are civil rights laws that apply to housing. Many nonprofit organizations are not fully aware of these laws which cover all housing, including long-and short-term housing and shelter programs. This short guide is intended to give general guidance and address common areas of confusion. It is not a substitute for professional legal advice. Organizations seeking help with a particular issue can contact the Fair Housing Council of Oregon for general information or their attorney for specific legal advice.

Domestic Violence Counseling Referral Sources

For those who choose to use violence, and for those who have experienced violence.  Batterers Intervention Lack of anger management does not cause relationship violence. Violence is a choice. A batterers intervention group is the most effective resource for the person who has been physically, emotionally, and/or sexually abusive to his or her partner. Group intervention has the potential to hold those who use violence and anger the most accountable for many reasons. The group dynamic creates a mechanism for batterers to confront each other on their use of denial and blaming others, as well as other controlling dynamics utilized by batterers. Groups should be at least 26 weeks and some studies show that batterers groups do not even begin to break through the layers of denial for many participants until 36 weeks. The focus of these groups should be on power and control (not anger management, since out-of-control anger is not the issue with domestic violence) and on accountability (taking responsibility for one's behavior).

Financial Management Manual: A resource for domestic and sexual violence programs

This Manual is intended to serve as a guide for rape crisis centers in establishing effective and efficient accounting procedures and policies to ensure a high level of integrity in the accounting process. Section I: Financial Reference will provide the context for establishing financial management procedures. It also includes a series of templates (Section II: Policies and Procedures) that can be customized and used at an individual rape crisis center. These templates include internal control assessments, policies, procedures, and other documents.

NNEDV Domestic Violence Census

On September 15, 2011, local domestic violence programs of Oregon participated in a survey tracking the services provided over a period of 24 hours. Here is a resource that will help with retrieving quick and easy statistics.