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Resource Centre

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  1. Accessibility
  2. Anti-Racism, Social Equity, Decolonization, & Reconciliation
  3. Homelessness
  4. Infographics
  5. Research Publications, Briefs, & Reviews
  6. Shelter Policy Recommendations & Best Practices
  7. Trauma-Informed Care & Harm Reduction

Accessibility

A brief summary of Manitoba Accessibility Standards and compliance deadlines

Preparing to provide accommodations: Recommendations for victim advocacy organizations — The National Resource Center for Reaching Victims

Accessibility guide for domestic violence and sexual assault service providers (2004)

Manitoba Government accessible customer service policy (2018)

Covid-19, gender, and disability checklist (2021) — UN Women

A practical guide for creating trauma-informed disability, domestic violence and sexual assault organizations (2011)

Double oppression: Violence against disabled women, a resource pack for practitioners (2020) — nia Ending Violence

Domestic violence shelters and the ADA (2007) — Marc Dubin

Your guide to home care services in Manitoba — Government of Manitoba

Strategies to increase physical and programmatic access to victims’ services for women with disabilities (2011) — Center for Women Policy Studies

Women with disabilities and access to shelters and transition houses: Parliamentary brief (2018) — DisAbled Women’s Network of Canada

Anti-Racism, Social Equity, Decolonization, & Reconciliation

Engaging a human rights based approach to the Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls Inquiry (2017) — Brenda L. Gunn

Reconciliation Toolkit: Towards a New Relationship (2016) — Indigenous Working Group of the British Columbia Association of Social Workers

Homelessness

Shelter intake, drop-in, and 24 hour respites — Community-Hospital Homeless Health Education and Learning Series

Hospital discharge planning for Canadians experiencing homelessness (2018) — Housing, Care and Support

Infographics

Covid-19 60-day special report (2020) — National Domestic Violence Hotline

2020: A year of impact (2020) — National Domestic Violence Hotline

Research Publications, Briefs, & Reviews

A brief on the impact of A Blueprint for Canada’s National Action Plan on Violence Against Women and Girls on the health of Canadians through the lens of the social determinants of health (2016)

What is the THRIVE framework for system change? A conceptual framework for children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing (2019)

Implementing the THRIVE framework – Phase 1: Developing a full understanding of your current system (2019)

Women with disabilities and access to shelters and transition houses: Parliamentary brief (2018) — DisAbled Women’s Network of Canada

Hospital discharge planning for Canadians experiencing homelessness (2018) — Housing, Care and Support

Shelter Policy Recommendations & Best Practices

Shelter rules: The good, the bad, and the ugly — Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Manitoba standards manual for women’s resource centres (2013) — Family Violence Prevention Program

Building sustainable and fruitful partnerships between Community Health Centers and Domestic Violence Advocacy Organizations — National Health Network on Intimate Partner Violence and Human Trafficking

Collaboration for integrated services and systems change (2016) — La Piana Consulting

Emergency shelter program: Sample policies and procedures for emergency shelters (2013) — BC Housing

Sample guidelines for social media use for shelter staff

National guidelines for behavioral health crisis care: Best practice toolkit (2020) — Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Trauma-informed care: Best practices and protocols for Ohio’s domestic violence programs — Ohio Domestic Violence Network

Trauma-Informed Care & Harm Reduction

Trauma-informed care: Best practices and protocols for Ohio’s domestic violence programs — Ohio Domestic Violence Network