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Organizational Members are private, non-profit organizations, or county government or tribal agencies that
Organizational Membership starts on May 1, and runs though April 30 of the following year.
Domestic Violence Programs: download these forms to renew your membership or apply for provisional membership.
Osnium SAVS Reporting
These are the further UPDATED DRAFTS of SAVS reports, 5/25/2016. Please test and comment to Vicki by Friday, June 3 at NOON.
They are 3 separate reports because that allows us to see details of each type of data (events, calls, services). If it was all programmed into one report you would only get totals.
May 25 revisions
SAVS Services Statistics Report
Reports are in the WI_May25b.zip file.
Osnium WS - VOCA Reporting
Below documentation is current as of 3/1/2016.
Flash video format (a little sharper than the mp4s)
VOCA Reporting (42 minutes)
VOCA Customizing (6+ minutes)
Same videos in mp4 format (these work OK if you can't get the flash videos to run)
Osnium WS Administrator Training
First Log-in for Administrators, Database Overview and Tools (26 min)
Managing Users and Staff (9 min)
Agency Customizing (18 min)
Understanding and Customizing Services (40 min, 8/26/15 webinar)
Reporting (13 min)
Advanced Layout Customization - Model File (9 min)
Go to Planning your Customization for handouts and printable screenshots.
Osnium WS Administrator Training Handouts
Osnium WS Basic User Training Handouts and Documentation
NOTE: These videos and accompanying outline were created in August 2015 unless otherwise noted. Some may contain outdated or incomplete information - refer to the updated basic user manual at www.endabusewi.org/content/resources/osnium-ws-user-manual for more up to date instructions.
Flash video format - better resolution:
MP4 Format - the text is not as clear but they are here in case you can't open a flash player video. Also you can right-click on an mp4 and save it to your computer:
The attached training "outline" is 17-pages and will be expanded to be used as a reference manual.
Osnium WS Display Reports
Display Reports - these are reports that appear within the various screens using the icon "Show Report." For example, you can get a summary of information from a single client's record (and show details to see what's in the tabs), or you can get a summary of info about a single Event - or selected events if you run the report from the Find Events list.
These are DRAFTS. Mostly they are correct but may be missing a few pieces of information, or may have some incorrectly labeled fields. If you see anything amiss, please contact the End Abuse Technology Coordinator!
NOTE: Some of the reports pull data from other reports so be sure to upload them all. You will see them in a category called "Display Reports" but you can only run the reports from the appropriate screens.
Osnium WS Installation and Remote Access
Osnium's Installation instructions and links for Wisconsin:
*Osnium can install the WS software for you if you want them to, or you can contact Osnium them for help if you run into issues. (contact information at above link). This is a good use of your support time (you get 8 hrs annually).
Osnium tech support: 888-676-4861 option 2
If you have outreach offices, it is recommended that you have off-site users log in to a computer that is in the main office connected to the database. Essentially they will be remote-controlling that computer.
There are several ways of doing this, depending on your needs and your agency’s setup. Talk to your IT people/person about what makes the most sense for you:
If you have a Windows server, up to 2 users can remotely connect to the server at one time. You can create accounts on the server that limit what a user can do, so they can’t mess with administrative settings on the server, but can still open the Osnium WS software. Your IT people may need to use one of the logins occasionally for server maintenance so you might have to work out the timing.
You get Remote Desktop licenses to expand the number of simultaneous users that can log in to a Windows server. Assuming your server and internet connection can handle the number of users that log in, remote desktop server licenses are available from TechSoup for $7/user (just a one-time charge).
You can have off-site staff remotely login (using RDP) to an older computer in the main office connected to the network that has the WS software installed. You don’t even need to keep a keyboard, mouse & monitor attached to it. Only one person at a time can remotely connect to a computer, but you can have more than one computer and they don’t need to be powerful.
If you already have a server that allows people to log in to their computers when they are away from the office, you’re already set up. The only caveat is you can’t log in to a computer in the office that someone is currently using.
Additional info from Osnium on scenarios and requirements: http://betadocs.osnium.com/index.aspx?node=261. The VPN method is no longer recommended as it is prohibitively slow.
Below is an installation worksheet to help you keep track of your installation settings.
Osnium WS Misc Documentation
Field list table: How the back-end field names in Osnium map to what you see on your screen (for customizing columns in lists, or report design).
Master services list: Services and how they will map correctly to custom funder reports. Note that they need to be spelled exactly as shown.
Osnium WS Model File Updates
The Model File determines how your screens look. Updates include improvements and in some cases, additional fields and lists.
The April 22, 2016 Model file below includes some additional demographics fields on the hotline call screen but we are still waiting for a few other things (including the ethnicity field). Open the Model File Changes - History document below to see what is included and decide whether you want to wait for the final one.
Follow the instructions (below) for saving any customizations you may want to re-create, and for distributing the new Model File to all users.
Osnium WS Reports for Wisconsin
NOTE: The reports below are DRAFTS, specifically for the Wisconsin database, but they should work fine. They are more recent than the reports on the Osnium website. Wisconsin users will be notified when the final reports are posted.
PLEASE TEST THESE REPORTS AND GIVE YOUR FEEDBACK TO VICKI!
UPDATES COMING but I'm not sure when:
Reports to test:
Osnium WS User Manual
This manual will be continuously updated. Any suggestions welcome.
Osnium WS Wisconsin - Customizing
Planning your Customization - instructions and screenshots
Model File Updates - get the most recent screen layout.
Services and Categories - by funder - see WS_Master_Services_list below. NOTE: fields required by funder are noted in the appropriate sections of the Basic User Manual. Fields agencies can customize are noted in the Administrator Manual.
Osnium WS Wisconsin - Planning your customization
The database includes what you need for reporting to DCF, SAVS, VOCA, VAWA and HUD. However some things are specific to your program, so you will want to change some drop-down options and required fields.
IMPORTANT: Consult these 2 documents to learn what you can change and what you shouldn't:
WS Field choices for agencies to customize: This is a list of fields where you may wish to change the drop-down or multiple choice options.
WS Fields required by funders: This is a chart showing which fields are needed for DCF, SAVS, VOCA, HUD, STOP (VAWA) and SASP (VAWA) reports. (Updated 4-6-16 - includes Home Stay for DCF)
How to prepare:
SCREENSHOTS: (updated July 2015)
Use the screenshots as a visual guide. These will print on legal size paper (8-1/2 x 14").
Osnium WS Wisconsin Administrator Manual
This will be continuously updated. Please contact Vicki with corrections!
Note all the CAUTIONS.
Our Family Safety Plan
A tool for advocates doing domestic violence safety planning with survivors and children together.
Power & Control Wheel - Abuse of People with Developmental Disabilities by a Caregiver
A power and control wheel specifically designed with people with developmental disabilities in mind. The wheel lists many abusive behaviors as well as positive behaviors shown by caregivers.
|Priorities for Improving the Health Care Response to Violence & Abuse|
Privacy Considerations When Posting Content Online
For those who want to be more protective of their online information - some questions to consider when posting content online.
Quiz for Health Care Providers
Short quiz for health care providers to aid in understanding their role in screening and responding to cases of suspected domestic violence in a victim-centered manner.
Refugee Family Strengthening Programs
Refugee Family Strengthening Programs (RFSPs), located throughout WI, address specific needs of Hmong survivors. Sojourner Family Peace Center (Milwaukee) has a Russian-speaking advocate. In addition to serving Hmong survivors, Freedom Inc. (Madison) has a Khmer (Cambodian)-speaking advocate.
Below is a printable list of RFSPs.
Register for Teen Summit - oops, wrong page!
Relocation TESS Talk 3-10-2014 materials
Report on the Effectiveness of Wisconsin Domestic Violence Victim Services
Restraining Orders in 2014: Current and Pending Changes ppt handouts
These powerpoint handouts are for registrants of the webinar "Restraining Orders in 2014: Current and Pending Changes" which will take place May 12, 2014, from 1-2 PM. Information pertaining to restraining orders in Wisconsin changes from year to year. Therefore, it is likely that the information contained in this handout will become out of date. Please note the date of the presentation and consult End Domestic Abuse WI for updates as needed.
Choose the suggestions that make the most sense for you and your set of circumstances: Safety During an Explosive Incident, Preparing to Leave, After Leaving, If You Have Children, Safety & Emotional Health, General Safety Tips
Safety Planning for Survivors: Considerations Regarding Children
Safety planning considerations for domestic violence survivors with children.
Safety Planning: A guide for individuals with cognitive disabilities
This guide offers suggestions to caring individuals willing to help persons with cognitive disabilities who are being abused. Persons with cognitive disabilities may not recognize that they are being abused, or are afraid to tell anyone. This booklet guides individuals to create a safety plan with the cognitively disabled person that fits his or her specific needs depending on their level of functioning.
Sample Document Destruction Policy
Send a Father's Day Card
Print and send this card to tell your father, a father-figure or an important male role-model in your life, what an important role he played in your life and that you sent a gift in his honor to help end domestic abuse.