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Hospital-Based Domestic Violence Program Policy Examples

These are examples of policies, posters, safety cards and a power point presentation from Aurora Hospital-based Domestic Violence Program in Milwaukee. These examples are given to other programs to use themselves or to share with health care organizations you are working with so that you don’t have to recreate them. Special thanks to Sharain Horn for sharing these items with us.

Representing Survivors Experiencing Trauma and Other Mental Health Challenges: A Handbook for Attorneys

The handbook was created for the overall purpose of providing guidance to attorneys so that they can help survivors achieve their civil legal objectives when trauma or other mental health challenges are a potential factor in a case. co-authored by Mary Malefyt Seighman, Olga Trujillo, and Erika Sussman, on behalf of the National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma, and Mental Health and funded by the Office on Violence Against Women.
To access the handbook, go to:

2012 WCADV Annual Report
2012 Wisconsin Domestic Violence Awareness Month from Governor Scott Walker
2013 Annual Report
2013-2014 Legislative Agenda
2014 End Abuse Board Nomination Packet

End Domestic Abuse WI (End Abuse): the WI Coalition Against Domestic Violence has openings for 5 Board seats, each for three (3) year terms ending June, 2017.  

Terms begin with the June 16, 2014 New Member Orientation, followed that afternoon by the Board and Annual Meeting in Madison.  Please consider nominating yourself for a Board seat.  If you know someone you would like to nominate, please be certain you have obtained that person’s permission to do so and establish that the person is interested in serving on the End Abuse Board.

Applications must be received by 4:30 p.m., April 7, 2014.

2014 End Domestic Abuse WI Annual Report
A Platform for Good

Google has launched A Platform for Good (PfG) to focus on the positive power of the Internet, using fun and engaging interactive elements to support online safety learning. The goal is provide an interactive space to help parents, teachers and teens connect, share and do good online. Look for good privacy information on the Resources pages.


AARP is a membership organization providing a variety of services and benefits to persons over 50. 

Affordable Care Act (ACA), Women and Domestic Violence

LINKS (also see downloads below):

Americans Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center

The Americans Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center works with abused Americans, mostly women, in foreign countries to provide domestic violence and child abuse advocacy, resources and tools so that they can navigate the complicated jurisdictional, legal & social international landscapes, to be able to live their lives free of abuse either in the foreign country or back in the United States. Hotline: 866-USWOMEN (866-879-6636), crisis email:, website with live chat:

Amigas Latinas DV/LGBT Fact Sheet

2007-Fact Sheet regarding Parenting, Citizenship, Discrimination, Violence and Health for LGBTQ Latinos (from Chicago-area).

Center for Disease Control and Prevention: The DELTA Project

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) promotes the primary prevention of Intimate Partner Violence by providing funding, networking opportunities, training, and technical assistance to 14 state-level DV coalitions through the Domestic Violence Prevention Enhancement and Leadership Through Alliances (DELTA) program.  WCADV is pleased to be a part of the DELTA program. To learn more, please see:


Centre for Children and Families in the Justice System

Some very good publications on domestic violence and children as free downloads:

Certified Languages International Service Agreement

Certified Languages International Language Line form for Wisconsin DV programs.

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children - Dane County Needs Assessment
Community Readiness Assessment Model Overview

The Community Readiness Assessment Model is an excellent prevention planning and evaluation tool that employs community organizing techniques.  When tackling community problems, including domestic and dating violence, there is no "one size fits all" model for success and no one person can achieve it.  This pair of articles clear outlines the Model and how communities can use it to achieve results.

Creating Safety by Asking What Makes People Vulnerable?

Whether a paid caregiver, support worker, family member, or domestic violence or sexual assault advocate, each of us individually and as a part of larger service organizations have a stake in creating safety for and with people with disabilities.

We can and must become aware of and respond differently to our new understanding of what makes people vulnerable.This guide is designed to guide us through this journey, so that the vulnerability inherent in the “culture of compliance” that we inadvertently maintain is replaced with creating and fostering safety in its most basic and impactful form for people with disabilities—through a “culture of assertiveness.” It’s time.

DCF Brochure about Domestic Violence and W-2

This brochure from the Department of Children and Families explains some of the resources and protections available to W-2 participants who are or were victims of domestic violence.  It is to be given to all W-2 applicants and participants. Hmong and Spanish versions are also available. 

DCF Report 2012-13 Hard Copy

Use this form to collect your data and prepare your report before submitting it electronically. For questions about what to report, please contact Sharon Lewandowski, 608-266-0700. For help with generating data from Alice, contact Vicki at the End Abuse office: 608-255-0539.

DCF Reporting

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August 2016

You can continue to use the Children & Youth Activities category for the 5 services below if you wish (or you can leave them in the DV/SA/Dual categories if you moved them a while ago). Your choice. These services will count only on the DCF report, none of the other funder reports.

You may rename 3 of these services (exactly as shown after the = sign) to better clarify what they mean. An administrator can rename a service once and the new name will appear everywhere it has been entered. (If you leave the services as before they will continue to be included on the DCF Report).

Individual Child Activity = Individual Child Activity (such as play)
Child Group Activity = Child Group Activity (Recreation)
Family Group Activity = Family Group Activity (Recreation)
Individual Child Care
Group Child Care

The instructions below are UPDATED 8/8/2016!

The below document shows you how to move services from the Specialized Professional Services category that will no longer be used as there is no way to determine whether the services in those categories are DV or SA or Dual.The sooner you do it, the less existing data you'll have to change. NOTE change above - you only need to change the services in Specialized Professional Services.

The instructions also show you how to rename the 3 services noted above, and how to fix incorrect data if necessary.


Disability Rights Wisconsin

Disability Rights Wisconsin is the state's protection and advocacy agency. DRW provides advocacy and legal services for persons with developmetnal disabilities, serious mental illness or physical/sensory disabilities.

Discussions related to Police Use of Body Cameras
Domestic Violence Homicide Response Plan

WCADV’s Homicide Response Plan was developed by a workgroup comprised of Executive Directors fromdomestic violence and dual programs who came together as a result of experiencing andresponding to domestic violence homicides in their own communities. Our objective with thisdocument is to provide a framework for programs and their communities to develop a plan thatwill provide guidance in responding to a domestic violence homicide, whether the victim hadbeen a client or not. We hope to assist communities in responding in a supportive andcollaborative manner that encourages the further growth of their commitment to working together to end violence. 

Education Journal 22:2 Addressing the Health Consequences of Domestic Violence

This issue is about health care response to domestic violence.

Elder Abuse, Neglect and Family Violence: A Guide for Health Care Professionals

As a health care professional, you are not expected to “fix” or solve elder abuse, but you do have an opportunity to ask screening questions about family violence, listen to the patient and acknowledge her story, help break the patient’s isolation, offer support, talk about safety and connect the patient with local resources. For some victims, a health care provider may be the only professional contact and opportunity they have to disclose fears and seek help to break the isolation often associated with abuse.

Created by WCADV in collaboration with the Wisconsin Bureau of Aging and Disability Resources (2009 revision)

FAQs - Domestic Violence and Health Care

Frequently Asked Questions about Domestic Violence and Health Care.

Get Money, Get Safe

This web page, designed by the Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence, is intended to help survivors and advocates find resources and information about seeking economic assistance and security. Some of the resources are specific to Washington State but much of it is helpful to anyone.
Get Money, Get Safe website

Get What You Need: Public Benefits Webinar Series 2016

What do you need to know to help victims and survivors gain access to public benefits?

This series will help you navigate different systems and sets of rules, including recent changes that could affect survivors and their families. Topics include Tax Protections, Getting Covered: Affordable Care or BadgerCare, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), and Access to Housing Resources and Services.

Join each webinar live or catch it later! Each webinar is recorded and captioned. Follow the links to register for upcoming webinars or access the recording.

2016 Tax Protections for Domestic Abuse Survivors: January 20, 2016 

Get ready for tax season, and help those you work with to get the most out of their returns! To kick off the Get What You Need: Public Benefits Webinar Series, former End Abuse Immigration and Poverty Law Attorney Morgan Young discussed tax protections for domestic abuse survivors. Read more and access handoutsTo view and listen CLICK HERE. You will be directed to a short survey and link to the recorded webinar.

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI): April 26, 2016  

Join Hal Menendez, Public Benefits and Health Law Priority Coordinator from Legal Action of Wisconsin, for this webinar exploring potential Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits for survivors who have become disabled as a result of domestic abuse. To view and listen, CLICK HERE. You will be directed to a short survey and the link to the recorded webinar.

Landlord/Tenant Law: Critical Changes That Will Affect Victims of Domestic Abuse: August 24, 2016, 10-11am  

In this webinar, Tony Gibart, End Abuse Associate Director and former Policy Development Director, reviews recent changes to landlord/tenant law, focusing on evictions based on criminal activity and police involvement in removing residents who are not on written leases. The webinar also offers information and strategies to help survivors remain in their homes. Read more. To view and listen, CLICK HERE. You will be directed to a short survey and link to the recorded webinar.

Project-Based Housing and Housing Vouchers: October 18, 2016, 10-11am 

Safe affordable housing is integral in helping clients leave and stay out of abusive relationships. In this webinar Tony Gibart and Megan Sprecher share information about project-based public housing and housing voucher options in Wisconsin. Participants learn about domestic violence protections, the application process, and how to appeal if a client’s housing or housing voucher is denied or terminated.

Tony Gibart, current Associate Director and former Public Policy Director at End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin, monitors, analyzes and influences state policy as it relates to domestic violence. Megan L. Sprecher is the Immigration and Poverty Law Attorney at End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin.  

The recorded webinar will be available soon!

Affordable Care Act and Medicaid: November 8, 2016, 10-11am 

Just in time for open enrollment for the healthcare marketplace (“Obamacare”)! Join End Abuse staff Tony Gibart and Megan Sprecher to learn about who qualifies for Medicaid and the healthcare marketplace in Wisconsin and how to help your clients apply/appeal a negative decision. CLICK HERE to register by November 7. 

W-2 and Emergency Assistance, A Lifeline for Clients: December 2, 2016, 10-11am 

Join End Abuse Immigration and Poverty Law Attorney Megan Sprecher to learn how to help your clients apply for W-2 cash benefits and appeal a negative decision. Learn about special protections for domestic violence survivors such as extension of benefits and good cause for not pursuing child support. CLICK HERE to register by December 1.

Coming in 2017: Tax Payer Advocate

End Abuse will host a webinar about the Tax Payer Advocate, a Service of the IRS which may assist victims of domestic abuse and tax fraud. Stay tuned for details at!