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Voting Guide for Advocates and Survivors

This guide is meant to help advocates assist their clients with the voting process. With recent law changes and court decisions, even the basics of how to cast a ballot can be very confusing  The guide covers voter registeration, ID requirements and determining where to vote. 

Coalition Chronicles 29-1: Civic Engagement - The Role of Legislation

May 2010 Issue

2013 Wisconsin Domestic Violence Homicide Report

The Report documents and analyzes all of the domestic violence homicide incidents that occurred in 2013 in Wisconsin. The 2013 report is significantly different than previous editions because, in addition to the descriptions of individual homicide incidents, it includes interviews and contributions from a diverse group of leaders and stakeholders, such as legislators, law enforcement officers, advocates and surviving family members.

2011 & 2012 Wisconsin Domestic Violence Homicide Report

This edition of the Wisconsin Domestic Violence Homicide Report includes cases and analysis from the calendar years 2011 and 2012. 

2010 Wisconsin Domestic Violence Homicide Report
2009 Wisconsin Domestic Violence Homicide Report

Continuing the work launched in 2000 with publication of the first Wisconsin Domestic Violence Homicide Report, this edition details domestic violence-related homicides in the calendar year 2009. This brief accounting in no way represents the victims’ full lives. Within the limitations of readily available public information, we have endeavored to construct as accurate a description as possible of key events and circumstances related to each homicide.

2008 Wisconsin Domestic Violence Homicide Report

This edition details domestic violence-related homicides in the calendar year 2008. This brief accounting in no way represents the victims’ full lives. That would require a far more detailed inquiry, in-depth study of official case records, and conversations with family and friends left behind. Within the limitations of readily available public information we have endeavored to construct as accurate a description as possible of key events and circumstances related to each homicide.

2006-2007 Wisconsin Domestic Violence Homicide Report
2005 Wisconsin Domestic Violence Homicide Report
2004 Wisconsin Domestic Violence Homicide Report
2003 Wisconsin Domestic Violence Homicide Report
2002 Wisconsin Domestic Violence Homicide Report
2001 Wisconsin Domestic Violence Homicide Report
2000 Wisconsin Domestic Violence Homicide Report

This is the first edition of the Wisconsin Domestic Violence Homicide Report. 

Family Financial Management Toolbox

This website is a quick and easy way for people who live in Wisconsin to find out if they are eligible for benefits. Help your clients learn what they are eligible for and apply online. Privacy and confidentiality are a priority. Spanish speakers who know how to read in Spanish can navigate easily if they know how to use a computer.
Family Financial Management Toolbox

Free Income Tax Preparation in Wisconsin

Free Income Tax Assistance: For more information click on your county for location and contacts in your area.

Economic Abuse Wheel

Based on the Duluth Model.

Access Health and Nutrition Benefits in Wisconsin

This website is a quick and easy way for people who live in Wisconsin to find out if they are eligible for benefits. Help your clients learn what they are eligible for and apply online. Privacy and confidentiality are a priority. Spanish speakers who know how to read in Spanish can navigate easily if they know how to use a computer.
www.access.wisconsin.gov

Wisconsin CCR, SART, I-Team Directory

Listing by county/tribe of all Wisconsin domestic violence and sexual assault coordinated community response teams, coalitions, commissions, alliances, task forces or intervention projects.

Children Exposed to Domestic Violence

All children who live with domestic violence are affected by the experience. This short document explains in more detail.

What Children and Youth Exposed to Domestic Violence Need

Understand what children and youth exposed to domestic violence need. Get ideas and strategies to help them heal, whether working individually or in groups.

Domestic Violence and Parenting

Parenting by abusers, parenting by battered women, suggestions for talking with battered women about their efforts as a parent, why battered mothers stay.

Teen Dating Violence and Healthy Relationships Overview

This one and a half page document gives a brief overview of teen dating violence and healthy relationships.

LGBTQ Resource Library

Compiled by WCADV and WCASA, this document is an extensive list of organizations and other resources for the LGBTQ community and supporters. Includes resources on advocacy, legal issues, marginalized populations, community education, health care, spirituality, anti-violence, hotline information and more.

Teen Dating Abuse Safety Plan

This two part safety plan is for teens in an abusive dating relationship to be prepared just in case and for teens ready to leave an abusive relationship to be safe during and after the breakup.  The document is designed for teens to fill in based on what is right for them.  The document includes:

  • Teen Dating Abuse Safety Plan if you are in a relationship
  • Teen Dating Abuse Safety Plan if you decide to break up
What Teens Affected by Dating and Sexual Violence Need

This flier offers a list of what youth affected by dating and sexual violence need.  Consider hanging this flier at your program, in schools and in your community.  There is a space to include your program's local contact information. 

How to Help a Friend in an Abusive Relationship

Watching a friend deal with an abusive relationship can be difficult—you may not understand why they're staying in a bad relationship or not know how to help them. Helping a friend in an abusive relationship may also feel like a huge responsibility that you're not ready to take on by yourself—and you shouldn't have to. If you want to help a friend but you're feeling overwhelmed, you can contact a local domestic violence program for help. And you can encourage your friend to do so, too!

Click this link for tips from LoveIsRespect on how to help a friend.

Are you wondering if you should call the police on their behalf? LoveIsRespect has advice about that, too. Click here.

The one page flier attached below includes suggestions for how to help a friend in an abusive relationship.  Consider distributing this handout at a DV program, in schools, amongst friends, or elsewhere in your community. There is a space to include a local program's contact information.  

25 Ways to Prevent Teen Dating and Sexual Violence

This one page document lists 25 ways YOU can prevent teen dating and sexual violence.  These action steps are relevant for EVERYONE.  It's a great way to get discussion going and action happening during February and throughout the year.  Talk with others about more ways you can help stop the cycle of violence. 

Teens and Mandated Reporting: Tips for Advocates Building a Relationship

Ten tips and considerations for advocates building a relationship with teen clients while respecting reporting and teen confidentiality.

Technology and Abuse in Later Life

With help from Disability Rights WisconsinEnd Domestic Abuse Wisconsin and the Safety Net Project of the National Network to End Domestic Violence, NCALL created a toolkit for older adults with two goals in mind: to provide information about common technologies, including assistive technology, and to identify ways older adults can safeguard themselves from those who misuse technology to control, harass, stalk, and/or threaten them. www.ncall.us/content/technology