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Archdiocese of Chicago Domestic Violence Outreach
Domestic Violence Resource Manual Contents and Document Sequence - UPDATED 2016
The mission of the Archdiocese of Chicago Domestic Violence Outreach is threefold. The first is to raise awareness of domestic violence throughout the archdiocese. Second, is to promote the development and delivery of services, such as counseling and group support, to women, men and children victims of domestic violence, as well as to perpetrators, at local parishes and through archdiocesan institutions and agencies. Third, is to advocate for the prevention of domestic violence. Girls and boys, young women and young men must learn to recognize the elements of unhealthy and healthy relationships. This is accomplished through education at home, in parishes, and in schools.
The Domestic Violence (DV) Manual is a collection of information from a variety of sources available to the general public free of charge. This manual will be very useful to those ministering in the area of domestic violence and closely related areas. The manual is designed to be a living document, which means that additions and subtractions may occur from time to time.
- 1.1. Domestic Violence Dimensions
- 1.1.1. Responding to Domestic Violence: An Interfaith Guide to Prevention and Intervention, Chicago Metropolitan Battered Women’s Network. This document provides an excellent overview of domestic violence issues.
- 1.1.2. “Cycle of Violence,” Life Span
- 1.1.3. “Do’s and Don’ts with a Battered Woman,” Faith and Trust Institute
- 1.1.4. Domestic Violence First Person Account: Leslie Morgan Steiner’s Story; Could you graduate from Harvard and not recognize that you are an abused woman?
- 1.1.5. Domestic Violence First Person Account: Nicci’s Story; Could your boyfriend beat you up and you apologize to him? Could you not know that you are an abused teen?
- 1.1.6. Domestic Violence First Person Accounts: “Sin by Silence.” This heart-wrenching DVD relates the stories of women victims of domestic violence who were driven to desperate actions. Abusive relationships sometime last for decades. This DVD is available for purchase at http://www.sinbysilence.com.
- 1.1.7. Power and Control Wheel, Domestic Violence Intervention Programs, see Wheel Gallery
- 1.1.8. Safety Planning for Survivors, Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence
- 1.1.9. National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey, 2010, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This survey provides most current, reliable measures of intimate partner violence.
- 1.1.10. Ending Violence Against Women, Center for Health and Gender Equity, Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health. The presence of intimate partner violence varies greatly from culture to culture around the world. Culture influences what children learn about violence against women.
- 1.1.11. Women Healing the Wounds, National Council of Catholic Women. This brochure discusses domestic violence and dating violence dimensions. It explores awareness, services and prevention.
- 1.1.12. 2015 NO MÁS Study: Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault in the U.S. Latina Community. This article describes the study and reveals the scope of domestic violence and sexual assault in the Latina community.
- 1.2. Violence Against Women Act (VAWA): This is a 1994 federal law that responds to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.
- 1.3. Human Trafficking: Human trafficking uses force, fraud, or coercion to enslave women, men, and children for the purpose of sexual exploitation or forced labor or services. Human trafficking is slavery. United States citizens are protected under U.S. law. Federal law also offers protection and visas to non-citizen victims of human trafficking and other crimes.
- 2.1. Setting Up a Domestic Violence Ministry
Training goals are: 1) Establish an intellectual and emotional basis for understanding and ministering to domestic violence victims and witnesses and for dealing with abusers. 2) Recognize that prevention is a critical component of an effective domestic violence ministry. 3) Provide sound information, good reference materials, and useful resources.
Overview of Domestic Violence goals are: 1) To acquaint staff with the dynamics of domestic violence. 2) To detail the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ position on domestic violence.