Resources and Publications

Links to Rural & Tribal Programs and Services

Included is a list of links to both statewide and national programs that provide a variety of rural & tribal resources and services.

Outreach Office Manual-Building and Maintaining a Successful Outreach Office in Your Community

Outreach Office Manual-the Outreach Manual is available to our member programs only. However, if you are not a member program or work in another state and are interested in this manual please call us at (608) 255-0539.

Outreach Offices Map 2011
Pet and Farm Animal Safety

Many victims fear that if they seek shelter, their animals will be abused or killed in retaliation for leaving the home. It is important to include the family animals in a safety plan.  

Resources for Helping Rural Farm Women

A list of Wisconsin and national programs and resources especially useful for assisting farm women and their families. From basic needs to extended & speciality services.

Coalition Chronicles 33-3: Homicide Prevention

Following a domestic violence homicide, communities often ask themselves what they could have done to prevent the tragedy and how they might better respond to high risk cases of domestic violence in the future. Some hopeful news is that victim-centered and evidence-based approaches to homicide prevention are being developed in some areas of the country and in the state of Wisconsin.

This issue of the Chronicles explores the difference between assessing risk and lethality, views some risk and lethality assessment tools, and highlights national and local DV homicide prevention initiatives. It considers questions to ask before administering an assessment tool, and lists relevant resources.  Whether or not engaging in risk or lethality assessments is right for your community at this time, we hope you’ll find this issue useful and thought-provoking.

Report: Focus Groups Conducted with African American Female Victims of Domestic Violence in WI, 2014

Data show that African American women victims are over-represented as recipients of local domestic violence program services in WI, and in the rates of intimate partner homicide, both as victims and as perpetrators.  During 2012 and 2013, End Abuse held a series of focus groups to amplify the voices of the women whose stories were behind the statistics. African American women survivors of domestic abuse shared their experiences, opinions and ideas during these meetings.

We learned through our discussions with these women that they greatly appreciate the work of local domestic violence agencies. We also heard how profoundly their stories were shaped by the legacy of historical trauma, institutional racism, and discrimination, and for some women, chronic and acute poverty. Read the full report for more information about this critical issue.

Coalition Chronicles 33-2: Domestic Abuse & Prison

This issue of the Chronicles explores the complex connection between domestic abuse and prison. Inside you will find information about many facets of this connection: the experiences of abuse as risk factors for incarceration, collateral consequences of going to prison, a look at related problems such as drug abuse and mental illness, and more.  You will also find resources that can help survivors with the process of reentry, and you will read about some of the courageous women who have survived both abuse and prison to share their stories

Coalition Chronicles 33-1: Continuing the Conversation

This issue of the Chronicles reflects on the November 2013 statewide conference, Transform the Conversation: Explore. Expand. Create. The conference allowed people from across Wisconsin, who care deeply about ending domestic abuse and sexual assault, a rare opportunity to share great ideas and practices with each other. End Abuse didn't want the experience to end there, so we asked participants to share with readers, their reflections on the conference and its impact on their current thinking and practices. 

Inside you will find their responses, photos from the event, links to videos of our keynote presenters, and more.

Coalition Chronicles 32-3: Violence Against Women...A Global Reality

This end-of-the-year issue of the Coalition Chronicles looks at several aspects of the global phenomenon of violence against women. It connects you to information and explorations of related issues such as the link between children’s and women’s well-being and the impact of trauma worldwide. It also highlights individual and community rays of hope in expanded immigration protections, organized acts of resistance, and celebrations of strength and resilience. Please click on the link below, and take a moment enrich your knowledge of Wisconsin and the world, and to be inspired! There's always something new to learn.

Coalition Chronicles 32-2: Violence in Relationships Across the Lifespan

Throughout our lives, close relationships with family and friends are an important part of who we are. Many times complicated relationships continue throughout our lives, for better or for worse. In one family, there can be more than one person who experiences victimization and survives abuse; likewise there can be multiple perpetrators of abuse. Each of their experiences will be unique. This issue of the Chronicles highlights an important aspect of advocacy—helping survivors of any age or ability to heal and enhance other relationships in their lives.

Coalition Chronicles 32-1: To Honor and Protect

This Coalition Chronicles explores the complex relationship between the military and domestic violence.  

Coalition Chronicles 31-2: Paving the Way for Trauma-Informed Practice in the Domestic and Sexual Violence Movement

In our work as advocates, we have often focused on the immediacy of the events that happened in the most recent victimization. Trauma-informed practice helps us to understand that trauma impacts can exist within us for many years, they can be stirred up, and can spill out when triggered by other events that remind them of a past trauma they have experiences.

The benefit of learning trauma-informed practice is that it starts with our already existing advocacy practices of trying to understand what happened, but asks us to dig deeper, learning and understanding more about the person as a whole being. When we take the time and work to truly understand what happened, recently and historically, to each individual who comes to our door for support and help, we know the healing can truly begin.

Coalition Chronicles 31-1: Taking the Pulse-Evaluation Resources and Insights

Crafting a concise plan into programming that includes evaluation can have a tremendous impact on services and all the work we do.  WCADV has begun thinking about evaluation as a wraparound effort – assessment, implementation and reflection.  Evaluation is the work we do first and the decisions we make to get a project going.  It’s connected to our daily, weekly or monthly endeavors to accomplish our goals.  And it is ways we measure if we succeed and to what degree.

Coalition Chronicles 30-3: Organizing: Power to the People to Prevent Domestic Violence

This Coalition Chronicles is a project of WCADV’s Prevention Workgroup and represents the final entry of a year-long series on Prevention of Domestic Violence.

Coalition Chronicles 30-2: Primary Prevention Building Blocks: Changing Social Norms

Violence against women, and all types of interpersonal violence, is also supported by social norms. Norms are standards, attitudes, and beliefs – rooted in culture and tradition – that are so imbedded in our daily lives that we often aren’t conscious of the role they play in influencing the way we act and shaping how we see the world. Norms are much more than just habits; yet as we’ve seen with norms related to smoking, they can be shifted. This issue of Coalition Chronicles explores how we can do that.

Coalition Chronicles 30-1: Violence Prevention Fundamentals – Building a Foundation

Can we end domestic violence?  We must prevent it from happening in the first place.  All WCADV journals for this year (2011) will focus on the topic of PREVENTION!  Enjoy the first of three editions.

Coalition Chronicles 29-4: Connected Cultures

December 2010 Issue: Through WCADV's Connected Cultures Leadership Institute (CCLI), we engaged in a year-long educational process with survivors of violence and/or women from communities of color. Many of the 2010 CCLI graduates contributed to this issue of the WCADV Coalition Chronicles.

Coalition Chronicles 29-2: Advocacy For Survivors of Abuse in Later Life

October 2010 Issue

Coalition Chronicles 28-3: Racism

December 2009 Issue: At its core, domestic violence is a form of oppression. Victims of color, immigrant and/or refugee victims often also face the oppression of racism, causing greater barriers and intersecting layers of abuse. As a movement, we are challenged to examine the ways that our own individual and institutional racism contribute to disparate services for victims of color.

Coalition Chronicles 28-2: Economics of Abuse

August 2009 Issue

Coalition Chronicles 28-1: Ensuring Access to Services for All Victims

June 2009 Issue: WCADV works in collaboration with Wisconsin service providers to identify ways, both great and small, that services can be designed and redesigned to meet the needs of all victims, regardless of race, culture, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, ability, age, language, immigration status and economic level.

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

Hope. Vision. Future. A Plan for Providing Services to Domestic Violence Victims in Wisconsin

The Wisconsin Coalition Against Domestic Violence and the Governor’s Council on Domestic Abuse has created a long-range plan for serving Domestic Abuse victims. This document includes an overview of Wisconsin Domestic Abuse Programs, including statistics, services, populations served, and a financial picture. Recommendations address the issues of Economic Justice, Financial Self- Sufficiency, Housing, Legal assistance and Primary Prevention.

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.