SCCADVASA Resources and Publications
Breaking Down Barriers for Indigenous Women Across South Carolina Who Experience Sexual Violence (Webinar Recording)
This webinar was recorded on 10/15/2021 with speaker Cristine Davidson.Please join SCCADVASA and Cristine Davidson with the Minnesota Indian Women’s Sexual Assault Coalition to learn more about the impact of gender based violence on South Carolina’s Native women, families, and communities.Together, we will explore:Tribal history, identity, and cultural continuityThe real-time impact of ...
Session with Michael Leach from the 2021 Widening Pathways conference.
Session with AccessJax from the 2021 Widening Pathways conference.AccessJax, the Office on Violence Against Women Disability Grant funded project in Jacksonville, Florida, is a partnership between the City of Jacksonville, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, the Center for Independent Living Jacksonville, and Hubbard House, the domestic violence agency that serves Jacksonville. The project te ...
The Neurobiology of Trauma: Understanding Victim Behavior & Implications Within The Criminal Justice Process
Session with Olga Trujillo (part 2) from the 2021 Widening Pathways conference.In this workshop Olga will combine her lived experience of violence with the science of trauma and violence on the brain to help participants explore how they may enhance their trauma-informed responses. This is interactive session that will examine the struggles criminal justice professionals face in handling dome ...
Session with Olga Trujillo from the 2021 Widening Pathways conference.Olga Trujillo watched as her father abused her mother for years. As she was drawn into his abuse of her mother she was also sexually abused by her father and brothers. Ms. Trujillo, now an attorney, advocate and author, underwent a journey to understand the impact the violence she witnessed and endured - from the child abuse to ...
Session with Justice Shorter from the 2021 Widening Pathways conference.A thought provoking session focused on how disability justice can be used to prevent, intervene and recover from crises and conflicts. With intentional acknowledgement of historical, structural, interpersonal and internal violence, this presentation aims to center/honor the experiences of those most marginalized in America. Jo ...
Session with survivors of IPV/SA living with disabilities from the 2021 Widening Pathways conference.An important step in working toward disability justice is to make sure the voices of survivors living with disabilities are included. This panel session will feature survivors of intimate partner violence and sexual assault as they discuss their experiences and how various agencies can help. Dori T ...
Session with Kelly Cordell and Kimberly Tissot from the 2021 Widening Pathways conference.This presentation will explore the difference between a vulnerable adult and a person with a disability, discuss implicit bias towards people with disabilities, and legal responsibilities before labeling an individual vulnerable.
Session with Stephanie Woodward from the 2021 Widening Pathways conference.Disability Rights attorney and domestic violence survivor Stephanie Woodward shares her personal story with seeking help after her life was threatened. While sharing her experiences, she explains how disabled women encounter many barriers to seeking safety and support. Stephanie also discusses how we can use Disability Righ ...
The "Ins and Outs" of Civil Stalking or Harassment Restraining Orders in South Carolina (Webinar Recording 8/13/21)
This is a recording of a webinar presented on August 13, 2021.As charged by Congress in its passage of the 2018 Pro Bono Work to Empower & Represent Act (POWER Act), the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina, the SC Coalition Against Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault, SC Legal Services the University of South Carolina School of Law proudly announce this free training to p ...
This is a recording of a webinar that took place on Friday, July 16th, 2021. Stalking is a prevalent, dangerous, and often misunderstood crime. This webinar session explores the dynamics of stalking, focusing on the highly contextual nature of the crime by discussing common tactics used by perpetrators, stalking’s co-occurrence with domestic and sexual violence, as well as tools to plan ...
Model Emergency Transfer Plan for Victims of Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, or Stalking
Emergency Transfer Plan for Victims of Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, or Stalking
Identifying and Responding to the Complex Needs of Domestic Violence Housing Practitioners at the Onset of the COVID-19 Pandemic
How to Advocate for Public and Assisted Housing for Battered Immigrant or Trafficking Survivor Client
Understanding the Cycle of Housing Insecurity For Marginalized Survivors of Domestic & Sexual Violence
Making Communication Accessible for All: Creating Accessible Documents for Your Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Agencies
This is a recording of a webinar from Friday, 6/18. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that adults with disabilities make up about 26.3% of the population in South Carolina, a rate that is slightly higher than the national average of 25.6%. There is a lack of state-level data on the number of service center clients with disabilities, due in part to the limitations of s ...
Understanding the Impact of Opioids and Other Substances on Intimate Partner Violence to Better Serve Survivors with Services, Referrals, and Resources
As the opioid epidemic continues to grow and gain national attention, it is important to shed light on the connections between substance abuse, mental health, and intimate partner violence (IPV). According to research, domestic violence survivors face a greater risk of experiencing a range of mental health conditions, including depression, PTSD, substance use disorders, and suicidality. In additio ...
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BUILDING AN INTEGRATED APPROACH TO TRAUMA-INFORMED SERVICES WITHIN APS: CONSIDERING THE NEEDS OF SURVIVORS OF IPV WHO EXPERIENCE MENTAL HEALTH AND SUBSTANCE USE CHALLENGES
This is a recording from the May 13, 2021 session (Upstate region).According to the National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA), it is estimated that 1 in 8 individuals in the U.S. aged 35-64 and 1 in 3 adults aged 65 or older have a disability. In South Carolina, the prevalence rate of people with a disability age 65 to 74 was 26.7%. Data also indicates that 30% of adults with disabilities ...
An Exploration of Specific Restorative Justice Practices to Address Intimate Partner Violence and Sexual Assault
This resource is a recording of the following webinar from March 19, 2021:The current United States system’s punitive approach to intimate partner violence and sexual assault has left individual survivors— and, at times, whole communities—without access to safety or justice. The general goals of restorative justice approaches are to promote the agency of those harmed, addre ...
Community Building Conference 2020: Session: Building Resilience and Self-Care as a Means to Provide Community Care - Jasmin Brandow – Humankind Workshops
Jasmine Brandow from Humankind Works provided a session on Building Resilience and Self-Care as a Means to Provide Community Care as a session during the Community Building Conference: Working at the Intersections of Intimate Partner Violence, Mental Health and Substance Use
This resource is a recording of a 1.5 hour webinar with Dr. Jane Kelly, Assistant State Epidemiologist from the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control to learn the scientific facts about COVID 19 and vaccines. This webinar took place on Thursday, March 26, 2021.
Healthy relationships have proven to increase our happiness, improve health and reduce stress. But the challenges one faces in relationships are inevitable. Test your relationship IQ and see how it compares to your peers by taking this brief quiz!
Negative beliefs and behaviors surrounding gender stereotypes and what it means to “Be a Man” are among us. We can change what the future looks like, starting with ourselves. **It’s time to hold yourself and others accountable. It’s time to Level Up with respect. **It’s time to treat others like human beings, not objects to be conquered. It’ ...
This website is a comprehensive prevention website with our member organizations, community partners, and the general public. The website aims to increase the communities’ understanding of ways to promote healthy relationships in our communities and provide strategies to reduce the likelihood of sexual violence among youth.
Infographic shares the number of survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault who were served directly by member organizations and accessed 24-hr hotlines. It also gives statistics on SCCADVASA's professional capacity building assistance to improve victim services, training efforts and collateral distribution.
SCCADVASA Virtual Conference - Widening Pathways: Improving Access and Services for Survivors with Disabilities
People with disabilities experience violence at a rate three times higher than individuals without disabilities. Social isolation, reliance on assistance equipment and/or other individuals to access services, and compounded health complications not only increase risk of victimization, but also can create challenges for victim/survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence to receive services fo ...
Click on the resource to go to the Twitter page of the Indigenous Women's Alliance of South Carolina. The Alliance exists to recognize, unify, and provide support and empowerment to all women of Indigenous origin residing in SC and is a subcommittee of the South Carolina Indian Affairs Commission.
Click on the resource to go the website for NIWRC, which provides national leadership in ending gender-based violence in tribal communities by lifting up the collective voices of grassroots advocates and offering culturally grounded resources, technical assistance and training, and policy development to strengthen tribal sovereignty.
Click on the resource to download a fact sheet on the high rates of homicide against American Indian and Alaska Native People. This resource is provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Click on the resource to download a summary of a roundtable discussion about the effectiveness of culturally specific services provided to sexual assault survivors. This resource was created by the Sexual Assault Demonstration Initiative and co-created by the National Organization of Asians and Pacific Islanders Ending Sexual Violence and the Minnesota Indian Women's Sexual Assault Coalition.
Click on the resource to download a summary report that describes 7 guiding principles with minimum guidelines and practical strategies for advocates and programs to consider when creating or enhancing their services to better meet the needs of older survivors. Hyperlinks to 34 video segments of experts discussing key content are interspersed throughout the document. This resource is provided by t ...
Click on the resource to download a trainer's guide and accompanying material for advocates and community partners working to provide trauma-informed training on substance use and abuse in the context of domestic violence and sexual assault. This resource was provided by the National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health.
Click on the resource to download a tool for screening, assessment, and brief counseling in primary care and behavioral health settings. This resource was provided by the National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health.
Click on the resource to go to a Google Drive folder with various tools and resources for working with survivors who have intersecting domestic violence, mental health, trauma, and substance use disorders. These resources are provided by the National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma, and Mental Health and include infographics, partnership guides, and other tools.
Click on the resource to download a report that includes research, information and practice materials for reaching and serving crime victims who have a history of incarceration. This resource is provided by the National Resource Center for Reaching Victims and it synthesizes information and insights from a group of professionals, including VOCA administrators, victim advocates, lawyers, reent ...
Click on the resource to download a manual with questions for consideration and tips for working with incarcerated survivors. This resource is provided by the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape.
Click on the resource to download an advocate's guide to helping survivors of sexual abuse in detention. This resource is provided by Just Detention International.
Click on the resource to go to the website for JDI, which is a health and human rights organization that seeks to end sexual abuse in all forms of detention. They provide training and resources to service providers, technical support to corrections institutions, and inmate support.
Click on the resource to download this safety planning tool for sexual violence survivors experiencing homelessness. This resource is provided by the Victim Rights Law Center.
Click on the resource to visit this website, which has access to information, resources, and tools to meet the needs of individuals experiencing homelessness or housing insecurity.
Click on the resource to download an article on how economic opportunities impact health and safety, including relationships. This resource is provided by the Prevention Institute.
Click on the resource to visit the website for this organization. SCAD's mission is to advocate for full accessibility and to improve the quality of life for Deaf and Hard of Hearing people in South Carolina. Their website has information on interpreters in SC, training opportunities, and other resources.
Click on the resource to go the website for the SC School for the Deaf and Blind. This organization is the statewide leader in education and accessibility for individuals who are deaf, blind, or sensory multi-disabled.
Click on the resource to visit the Immigrant Victim Coalition's website. The IVC is a project of SCCADVASA and is run by community members and service providers across South Carolina. The website has access to resources, news, and information about meeting the needs of immigrant crime victims in SC.
Click on the resource to go to a website with tools for creating inclusive environments. This website includes downloadable resources for virtual events, in-person events, and print materials. This resource is provided by End Abuse of People with Disabilities.
Click on the resource to download a Toolkit with information about disabilities, Indian tribes, and relevant resources. You will also find suggestions for improving services, providing protections, and tapping resources in local tribal communities for people with disabilities. This resource is provided by the National Council on Disability.
Click on the resource to download a tool on providing advocacy services to survivors of sexual assault who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. This resource was provided by the Resource Sharing Project.
Click on the resource to download the Accessibility Responsiveness Tool, which provides a framework for domestic violence, sexual violence, and disability service organizations to think about the “when, where, what, and how” of providing inclusive, accessible, trauma-informed, and responsive services. This resource was provided by the Safety First Initiative, which is a local collabora ...
Click on the resource to download a publication that discusses basic tips to follow to when interacting with a person with a disability. The main point is that whenever in doubt, just ask! This resource was provided by the United Spinal Association.
Click on the resource link to go to a web page to download a recording of an online conversation conducted in April 2020 about the intersections of disability justice and transformative justice. This resource was provided by the Barnard Center for Research on Women and includes the recording, transcript of the conversation, and accompanying materials.
Click on the resource to download a toolkit to strengthen law enforcement's understanding of and response to sexual violence in LGBTQ+ communities. This resource is provided by the International Association of Chiefs of Police in partnership with RALIANCE.
Click on the resource to download a guide that highlights several practical issues related to serving youth impacted by trauma and/or dealing withissues of sexual orientation and gender identity. This resource is a companion guide to the Safe and Successful Youth Initiative, which is a the work of the American Institute for Research (AIR), in partnership with WestEd and Justice Resource Institute ...
Click on the resource to download a report that focuses on advice and experience from agencies who have integrated transgender, gender non-conforming, or non-binary individuals into their domestic violence shelters. This resource was provided by Forge.
Click on the resource link to download a self-assessment tool to assess if your agency is ready to serve transgender and non-binary clients. This resource was provided by Forge.
Click on the resource link to download a self-assessment to help agencies determine how effectively they are supporting LGBTQI+ individuals and aid in identifying areas of professional/agency growth. This resource was provided by The National Resource Center on LGBT Aging.
Click on the resource link to go to a web page to download a toolkit for enhancing critical knowledge and informing action to increase access for older African American Crime Survivors. This resource is comprised of a guide with 5 content modules and was provided by the National Resource Center for Reaching Victims.
Click on the resource link to download a document with selected resources for advancing race equity. This resource was provided by Race Matter's Institute: A program of JustPartners, Inc.
Click on the resource link to download a manual for attorneys and advocates assisting domestic violence survivors who are at risk of losing their housing or who need to improve the safety of their housing. This resource was provided by the National Housing Law Project.
Click on the resource link to go to Able's website. This non-profit organization provides in-state support for technical assistance, individual services and disability representation.
Click on the resource link to download the resource on centering African American women’s experience with interpersonal violence and sexual assault. This is resources was created by SCCADVASA in 2019.
SCCADVASA's Strategic Plan set forth by the Board of Directors from 2020-2023
End of the year giving strategy webinar for Executive Directors. 6.18.2020
A National Portrait of Restorative Approaches to Intimate Partner Violence: Pathways to Safety, Accountability, Healing, and Well-Being
Best Practices in the Criminal Justice Response to DV/SA Guidance for CCR and SART Response Protocols
Council-Based Approaches to Intimate Partner Violence Evidence for Distal Change in the System Response
Preventing Intimate Partner Violence Across the Lifespan: A Technical Package of Programs, Policies, and Practices
Guide for Transformative Prevention Programming: Sexual Violence & Individuals Who Identify as LGBTQ
Washington Post: Betsy DeVos announces new rules on campus sexual assault, offering more rights to the accused
National Women's Law Center Responds to Department of Education’s Gutting of Protections For Sexual Assault Survivors
This document from the National Network to End Domestic Violence and the Confidentiality Institute discusses best practices related to the use of digital tools to obtain written consent to share information.
The International Association of Forensic Nurse Examiners (IAFN) compiled a list of resources and links for medical providers who are conducting forensic medical examinations for victims of sexual assault and/or domestic violence during the COVID-19 pandemic.
End Abuse of People with Disabilities: Sustaining Services for Survivors with Disabilities During COVID-19
With the global rise of COVID-19, survivors with disabilities are finding themselves in increasingly vulnerable positions. Not only are people with disabilities more at risk of contracting COVID-19, but they are also more likely to rely on support services that make social distancing nearly impossible.
In the wake of school closure, economic shock and other unseen impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, Appleseed Legal Justice Center has created a comprehensive database for South Carolina families searching for answers about food access, housing, consumer protection, healthcare and other developments. They will be updating this resource for as long as needed.
Since the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic began in the United States, state and local courthouses have closed or postponed hearings to slow the spread of the virus. Uncertainty about whether a courthouse is open or if a hearing is still scheduled can be frustrating and frightening. WomensLaw.org has compiled these resources and our Frequently Asked Questions to help navigate this rapidly changing ...
On March 18, 2020, President Trump signed into law new legislation in response to the coronavirus disease 2019 (“COVID-19”) pandemic. Both houses of Congress overwhelmingly voted in support of the legislation with the Senate passing it by a vote of 90-8 just hours before the President signed it. The law takes effect within 15 days of enactment, which is April 2, 2020..
During a public health crisis such as the current COVID-19 pandemic, when public health officials recommend “social distancing” to slow the spread of infection, technology such as remote access to files, instant messaging, and video calls may be used to maintain program operations while allowing staff and volunteers to work remotely. Many of these tools may be beneficial for mobile adv ...
Recorded webinar from HUD on Infectious Disease Preparedness, March 10, 2020.
Plan, prepare and respond to coronavirus disease 2019 (from CDC)
Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape compiled this resource to give findings from their project to measure success using telecounseling with survivors.
TCFV compiled information for domestic violence leaders, advocates, and shelters to help prepare and respond to COVID-19.
When public health officials recommend "social distancing" to slow the spread of infection, technology such as video calls or web chats may be useful to connect with survivors remotely.
Join SART leaders and team members from across South Carolina for this webinar on SART Evaluation & Measuring for Success, which will be facilitated by Kristina Vadas, Sexual Assault Program Coordinator for Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services and contract facilitator for OVC TTAC. IIn this webinar, participants will learn about ways to establish and use benchmarks to evaluate the ...
Improving Health Outcomes and Contraceptive Access by Addressing Coercion in Intimate Partner Violence
Relationship health and intimate partner violence have a considerable impact on overall health. The 2010-2012 National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS) found that people with a history of sexual and intimate partner violence reported significantly higher levels of chronic pain, frequent headaches, asthma, difficulty sleeping, irritable bowel syndrome, and poor mental health outc ...
A report of of findings from interviews with healthcare providers and advocates with a summary of strengths of current practices, opportunities for growth, and proposed recommendations.
Restorative Justice and Intimate Partner Violence - James Ptacek and Loretta Frederick
2019 SC Domestic Violence Advisory Committee Annual Report
The Bar Outreach Listening Sessions Report is a summary of insights gained from interviews with staff at alcohol-serving establishments across South Carolina.
What can faith communities do to raise awareness and support survivors?
View a flip-book version of this report at https://issuu.com/sccadvasa1/docs/sccadvasa_annual_report_18.
Click on the resource link to download a tool for SART Coordinators to improve their community’s multidisciplinary response to sexual assault. This resource was created by SCCADVASA in 2017.
View a flip-book version of this report at https://issuu.com/sccadvasa/docs/sccadvasa_annual_report_final.
Click on the resource link to download a manual for advocates and service providers working with IPV and SA survivors who identify at lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or Queer. This resource was created by SCCADVASA in 2014 and updated in 2016.
Click on the resource link to download an advocacy manual for providing services to survivors of sexual assault and abuse in South Carolina Correctional Facilities. This resource was created by SCCADVASA in 2016 and updated in 2017.
Best Practices: Advocacy, Service Delivery and Outreach for Immigrant Survivors of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
Click on the resource link to download a manual to assist with advocacy and service delivery for survivors of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault who are Immigrants or who are limited English proficient. This manual was created by SCCADVASA in 2014.