trauma

  • Tip Sheet Series: Enhancing Support to Survivors by Using a Trauma-Informed Approach

    This three-part sheet series is designed to enhance support to crime survivors by providing practical tips advocates, attorneys, and judges can use to bring a trauma-informed approach to their work. Each tip sheet is designed for a different audience: Attorneys...
  • Enhancing Access to Justice Through a Trauma Informed Approach

    This tip sheet provides detailed guidance for judges and court staff to make court rooms more trauma informed to help victims of crime participate in the court processes.
  • Enhancing Victim Advocacy Through a Trauma Informed Approach

    This tip sheet provides detailed guidance for victim advocates to enhance their work with crime victims by becoming more trauma informed.
  • Part 2: Understanding and Reaching Crime Victims with Incarceration Histories: A Webinar for VOCA Assistance Administrators

    Victims of crime with criminal records often face barriers accessing organizations that are supportive, welcoming, and inclusive. The deep-rooted stigma associated with incarceration makes it challenging for victim service providers to acknowledge the victimization and trauma of formerly incarcerated survivors....
  • Part 1: Understanding and Reaching Crime Victims with Incarceration Histories: A Webinar for VOCA Assistance Administrators

    From broader perspectives and insights, we dive deeper into the barriers and challenges that survivors with incarceration histories face. Hear the experience of a community practitioner and a VOCA administrator as they discuss tools to promote welcoming and inclusive services...
  • Part 2: Developing Culturally Responsive, Trauma Informed Services and Responses

    There is a great need to incorporate trauma-informed practices in systems that are built to provide safety, healing, and justice for survivors and victims of crime. The second part of this webinar gives advocates a glimpse on how accessing services...
  • Part 1: Developing Culturally Responsive, Trauma Informed Services & Responses

    Through story-telling, advocates and systems will link culture, trauma, and healing. Language, food, customs, identities, spiritual beliefs, and other cultural lived realities can impact an individual’s experience of violence and trauma. Victim service providers will hear how to incorporate trauma-informed...