Resources and Publications

Osnium WS Basic User Training Handouts and Documentation

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:

The attached training "outline" is 17-pages and will be expanded to be used as a reference manual.

 

Osnium WS Installation

Osnium's Installation instructions and links for Wisconsin: http://osnium.com/installation/Wisconsin/InstallationofWS/tabid/1966/language/en-US/Default.aspx

Contact Osnium tech support for help with installation of the WS software (see link above for contact information). This is an appropriate use for some of your 8 hrs of annual support time.

  • Before calling Osnium, be sure you know the administrator login and password for your server or computer (any user with administrative privileges). Without that, they won't be able to do anything.
  • Osnium also recommends that you follow the installation instructions on their Wisconsin installation page and do as much as you can before calling them, to minimize the use of your support time.

For off-site users: It is recommended that off-site users remotely log in to a computer in the office that is connected to the database (rather than connecting through the database which is prohibitively slow due to the amount of data that needs to be transferred over the internet). Work with your tech people to determine the best option. (NOTE: Remote Desktop for Windows Server licenses are only $7 from techsoup.org if you choose that option.)

Additional info on scenarios and requirements: http://betadocs.osnium.com/index.aspx?node=261

Osnium tech support: 888-676-4861 option 2

Osnium WS Wisconsin - Planning your customization

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SCREENSHOTS UPDATED 7/22/15 and NEW ONES ADDED

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.

How to prepare:

  1. Make a list of all of the fields and options you want to change, so you will be ready to do it fairly quickly when the database arrives.
  2. Make a list of fields that you want required, and also note existing required fields that you want optional.

SCREENSHOTS: (updated July 2015 - final) 
Use the screenshots as a visual guide. These will print on legal size paper (8-1/2 x 14"). 

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

Published by Futures Without Violence (www.futureswithoutviolence.org)

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.

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. 

Safety Planning

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

http://www.wcadv.org/gethelp/safety-planning

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.

Sheltering Animals & Families Together

Allie Philips is an attorney who has dedicated her career to helping victims of crime. She is an author and consultant who launched the Sheltering Animals & Families Together Program in 2008, originially called the PAWS Program. More information and resources can be found at: http://alliephillips.com/?page_id=21

Statewide Directors Meeting - September 10 & 11, 2014 - Handouts

The following handouts from the meeting and individual presentations can be printed or saved to your files.

Survivors and Leaders Say Domestic Violence Major Issue for State Economy, Budget
Tax Protections for Domestic Abuse Survivors Slides (handouts)

Tax Protections for Domestic Abuse Survivors Slides (handouts)

Helpful Links (handout)

from Mondays with Morgan webinar on February 10, 2014

 

Tech-Savvy Teens

Choose who gets to see your information. ESCOGE QUIÉN PUEDA VER TU INFORMACIÓN

Teen Dating Abuse Safety Plan

A teen safety plan with two sections: One for teens in abusive relationships, and another for teens who are considering breaking up with an abusive partner. 

Teen Summit 2012 - Session 1 Workshops
Teen Summit 2012 - Session 2 Workshops
Teen Summit 2012 - Session 3 Workshops
TESS Talk 3 RO Legislative Updates 5-12-2014

This updated restraining order grid is available to participants of the webinar presented on May 12, 2014. It has not been published elsewhere as of this date.

The Northwest Network

Increases the communities' ability to support the self-determination and safety of bisexual, transgendered, lesbian and gay survivors of abuse through education, organizing and advocacy. Support and advocacy is provided to LGBT folks of all genders who are surviving abuse. www.nwnetwork.org

The Sum of My Parts Press Kit

Press kit for Olga Trujillo's Memoir The Sum of My Parts

Training Brochure: Providing Inclusive Services to LGBT Survivors

This one day training is designed primarily for sexual assault and domestic violence agency staff, coordinated community response teams and others working with lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender (LGBT) victims/survivors of sexual and domestic violence in intimate partner relationships. Open the file for details.

Victims/Survivors Who Use Service Animals

An Updated Background Paper and Sample Policy for Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Programs.

This service animal background paper and the sample policy are designed to inform you about the legal and practical expectations when service animals are present within your agency and its programs. Learning about the legal requirements, developing your own service animal policy, and training staff to apply it consistently helps to alleviate potential liability issues -- for both illegal discrimination and presence of an animal on site.

This is not intended, nor should it be construed to provide specific legal advice, nor is it a comprehensive review of all aspects of the civil rights laws for people with disabilities who use service animals.