How an abuser can discover your internet activities - please read this to learn how to erase the record of internet sites you visit


on the screen: women, learning and violence
connections between violence and learning: work initially supported through a fellowship from the National Institute for Literacy to
examine connections between trauma and learning in adult education settings.


agencies, print, video, music and poetry
and online resources:
impacts of violence and trauma on adult learning
recently added:

101 Great Sources for Domestic Violence Prevention


Managing Stress to Improve Program Learning – Lenore Balliro et al have embarked on this compelling project;  read this beautifully written and designed resource, online at: http://nelrc.org/expertise/persist.html#stress



Learning and Violence Dreams of a different world: towards ending violence and inequality - Jenny Horsman, noted literacy practitioner and researcher seeks input to build this resource dedicated to understanding and ending violence while assisting learners and practitioners living with its effects.

Research in Practice: Learning through experience http://www.learningandviolence.net/lrnteach/research.htm



local agencies

The Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence - 422 Post Road, Suite 104 Warwich, RI 02888
Tel:(401) 467-9940; FAX: (401) 467-9943

Elizabeth Buffum Chace House, Inc.  Serving domestic violence victims in Kent County. 24 hour hotline, shelter, support, advocacy, education, transitional housing. Committed to providing safety/support to women and children. (401) 738-1700

Day One - Sexual Assault and Trauma Center of Rhode Island - If you are the victim of sexual assault and wish to talk to someone immediately, please call the Helpline at 1-800-494-8100. This is also the phone number for the victims of crime helpline, available to victims of any crime.  Help is available 24 hours a day.

Soujourner House - "Sojourner House embraces respect, compassion, fairness, and equality in carrying out our mission to end domestic violence. It is our conviction that every woman, man, and child has a right to live in an environment free from physical, sexual, and emotional abuse. In the belief that individual empowerment and social change go hand-in-hand, we work toward both. We value strengths inherent in diversity of cultures, lifestyles, and ideas." Serving victims of domestic violence in Rhode Island.

Town of Warren - women's resource center

Women's Center of Rhode Island  Runs 24 hour hotline, shelter and support services for battered and homeless women and their children; provides multilingual public information and workshops on domestic violence. (401) 861.2760

The Women's Resource Center of South County - provides emergency shelter and a comprehensive network of support services to victims of domestic abuse and their children. Services include 24 hour hotline, legal advocacy, children's therapy, support groups, counseling, referrals, and community education. (401) 782.3995

Women's Resource Center of Newport & Bristol Counties  24 hour crisis intervention, emergency shelter, legal advocacy, individual and group counseling for battered women and their children, teen dating violence program.  (401) 847-2533



Rhode Island Department of Health, Violence

RIVPN: The Rhode Island Violence Prevention Network - including a directory of violence prevention programs in the state



National Domestic Violence Hotline http://www.thehotline.org

1-800-799-7233 help line for immigrant women
24 hours a day.  Answered in English and Spanish; can connect to AT&T language line; provides crisis counselling, tries to assist women in finding safe places

A call to the National Domestic Violence Hotline summons immediate help in English or Spanish, 24 hours a day, seven days each week. Interpreters are available to translate an additional 139 languages. The Hotline may be reached toll-free by phone from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Crisis intervention helping the caller identify problem and possible solutions, including making plans for safety in an emergency;  Information about sources of assistance for individuals and their friends, families, and employers wanting to learn more about domestic violence, child abuse, sexual assault, intervention programs for batterers, working through the criminal justice system, and related issues; and  Referrals to battered womenís shelters and programs, social service agencies, legal programs, and other groups and organizations willing to help.



The Next Step Counseling and Training in Brookline, Massachusetts. Co-directors Mike Lew, M.Ed. and Thom Harrigan, LICSW and their associates offer individual therapy, couples counseling, group therapy and clinical supervision as well as experiential workshops, professional trainings and public lectures. A primary focus of the work at The Next Step is adult male recovery from the effects of sexual child abuse and other trauma. Mike Lew is also the author of Victims No Longer: Men Recovering from Incest and Other Sexual Child Abuse and Leaping upon the Mountains: Men Proclaiming Victory over Sexual Child Abuse.


The Trauma Center - Located in Massachusetts, the Trauma Center's mission is to help trauma survivors re-establish a sense of safety and predictability in the world, and to provide them with state-of-the-art therapeutic care during the process of reconstructing their lives. Comprehensive collection of information and resources.

in the news

April 7, 2003: Study of Domestic Violence by Race, Income in  R.I. -  Although black and Hispanic women comprised 6 percent of Rhode Island's 1990 population, they represented more than 17 percent of victims in police reports documenting domestic violence and sexual assault, according to a
Brown study published in the journal Public Health Reports.


[many of the links to print resources were found through a search at google.com. to learn more about a particular resource, topic, author]

print / fiction
please be advised that many of these writings are emotionally difficult, as they should be

Flight by Sherman Alexie,  Black Cat, an imprint of Grove / Atlantic, 2007

Bastard out of Carolina a novel by Dorothy Allison, Dutton (New York) Edition 1992.

[Salon magazine interview with Dorothy Allison]


The Farming of Bones Edwidge Danticat (1998). Historical fiction about the oppression of Haitian immigrants working in the Dominican Republic during the 1930's.



Refuge  Lucy Honig, online at DoubleTake Classroom Companion.  A harrowing first person narration of a Cambodian refugee in America.  A sobering glimpse into what surviving war might look and feel like; ESOL teachers, service providers and anyone with any need to know about survival must read this piece. (if DoubleTake is no longer online, the issue is available here: http://www.amazon.com/DoubleTake-Magazine-Fall-1995-No/dp/B0017Q00SS

Comfort Woman  Nora Okja Keller (1997): Viking Penguin

Devastating account/recollection of the daughter of a Korean woman brutalized as a comfort woman by Japanese soldiers.


The Things they Carried, by Tim O'Brien Broadway Books, NY, 1990

Cited in Judith Herman's (and other) work connecting personal, domestic and war-incuced trauma; an account of Vietnam, also described at Writing Vietnam.

[book discussion group guide]

[information about O'Brien


Oprah's book club - I know. But still: Breath Eyes Memory, by Edwidge Danticat , White Oleander by Janet Fitch, Anna's Quindlen's Black and Blue and other Oprah favorites are sometimes also incredibly well written books; and, if not, compelling for reading, writing and discussion around issues of violence, abuse, and healing.


print /non-fiction:memoir

Fay (1989). Listen to Me: talking survival. Manchester, England: The Gatehouse Project. available through Peppercorn Books & Press, Inc. One woman's account of abuse and healing. Published as part of a community writing project, language is direct and accessible.

I See a Part of Myself : Voices from the Community [no date] by Edami Roa, Basemah Jaber and Ivan Ramirez. Published by the Open Book, Brooklyn, NY; for ordering information, please contact John Gordon at the Open Book.

just lately I realise - stories from West Indian Lives, 1985 Gatehouse Books, available through Peppercorn Books and Press, Inc.

Doiron, Rose. (1987),  My name is Rose - New Start Reading Series from East End Literacy Press in Toronto.  Adult learner's story of escaping abuse; basic text, illustrated with photos.  Available on line and to order in hard copy.

Hoffman, Richard (1997). Half the House: A memoir. Harcourt Brace

Minow, Martha (1999). Between Vengeance and Forgiveness:Facing History after Genocide and Mass Violence (Foreword by Judge Richard Goldstone). Read about it here. Minow and Judith Herman sat on a Brown University panel focussing on violence; both have addressed both personal and political trauma and its effects on women, men and children.

Weldon, Michele I Closed my Eyes : Revelations of A Battered Woman Hazelden

Memoir of a woman who leaves an abusive marriage, and the difficult process of leaving, raising her children, dealing with courts and other bureaucracies.

Where do we go from here? Adult lives without literacy, 1983, Gatehouse Books, available through Peppercorn Books and Press, Inc.


Testimony of Lt. Mark A. Wynn, Metropolitan Police Department, Nashville, Tennessee before the House of Representatives,  April 19, 1993 - Lt. Wynn spoke recently at a Rhode Island conference considering the impacts of witnessing violence on children.  He spoke eloquently of his own history and of the work the Nashville Police are doing in addressing issues of domestic violence in their community.  Please go listen to him speak if you have the opportunity.

[learn more about his work at http://www.markwynn.com. ]

Metro Nashville Police Domestic Abuse  resources


print / non-fiction


Inger Agger, Mary Bille (Translator)  (1992).  The Blue Room : Trauma and Testimony Among Refugee Women : A
Psycho-Social Exploration - narrative accounts and insightful analysis of refugee women's experiences.



 Charles M. Anderson Marian M. MacCurdy, editors (2000). Writing and Healing: Toward an Informed Practice  - A compilation of 15 essays "composed by and directed toward writing teachers and  others who have experienced writing and healing in a variety of settings..."  The essays touch on many of the issues explored within the work and research with learners in adult basic education settings in examining writing work in university and community settings.  Recommended by Richard Hoffman, this text reaffirms many of the assertions surfaced in the work undertaken for On the Screen.

A quote from the National Council of Teachers of English website (NCTE is the book's publisher), by its editors: "Children who survive . . . overt and covert traumas become young adults, and many find their way into our classes, where the writing they do about what they have experienced challenges our practical, political, and theoretical assumptions about the power, place, and
purposes of writing."


Pauline B. Bart and Eillen Geil Morgan, Editors. (1993). Violence against women: the bloody footprint Sage Publications

particularly (quickly annotated 11/8):

The Politics of Research and Activism by Michelle Fine
Other chapters in the text cover a range of issues relevant to violence, including analyses of trauma, race, class, gender, the tragedy of Hedda Nussbaum and her family, incest, and gynocide in Montréal.

Ruth A. Brandwein, Editor. (1999). Battered Women, Children, and Welfare Reform : The Ties That Bind (Sage Series on Violence Against Women), V. 11

Stats, overview of the issues affecting women and their children in economic and emotional stress. 


Raoul Felder and Barbara Victor. (1997). Getting away with murder: Weapons for the war against domestic violence. (Touchstone Books). Argues, among other things, for systemic collaboration in protecting victims, including advocating for mandatory reporting and recording of injuries by medical personnel and also arguing for mandatory arrest of perpetrators of domestic violence. Contrasts penalities for 'stranger' violence and those for domestic abuse. Not unproblematic, but worth consideration. 


Carpe Diem: The Arts and School Restructuring by Maxine Greene, from Teachers College Record, (summer 1994) in which Greene speaks to the way in which encounters with works of art or aesthetic enactments release the imagination; how being present to engagement with art opens possibilities and "opens us to vision of the possible rather than the predictable.." Greene's use of the concepts of presence and engagement in the context of arts education are also worth considering in terms of abuse, learning and healing.  [please note - if you receive a not found message, register at the TCR site (it's free) and view journals from 1994 to access this article].

Isolating the barriers and strategies for prevention:  A Kit about Violence and Women's Education for Adult Education and Adult Learners

Teaching as Possibility: A Light in Dark Times by Maxine Greene (with thanks to Matthew Jerzyk for the citation) ".... I view our times as shadowed by violations and erosions taking place around us: the harm being done to children; the eating away of social support systems; the "savage inequalities" in our schools; the spread of violence; the intergroup hatreds; the power of media; the undermining of arts in the lives of the young. And then I think of the "light that some men and women will kindle under almost all circumstances," and that makes me ponder (and sometimes wonder at) the work that is and might be done by teachers at this problematic moment in our history." [from Teaching as Possibility, in Journal of Pedagogy, Pluralism & Practice Issue 1 vol.1: Spring 1997 A Publication of Lesley College, Cambridge, Massachusetts]


Ethel Klein, Jacquelyn Campbell, Esta Soler, Marissa Ghez. (1997). Ending Domestic Violence: Changing public perceptions: halting the epidemic. Sage Publications


Herman, Judith Trauma and Recovery , Basic Books

[excerpts from Trauma and Recovery]

[synposis with links to PTSD resources] Critical resource in understanding the impacts of political and domestic trauma. 


Herman, Judith Father Daughter Incest, Harvard University Press 


Horsman, Jenny Too Scared to Learn: Women, Violence, and Education (1999: McGilligan Books). To order, call Toronto Women's Book Store at 416-922-8744, contact McGilligan Books in Canada at 416-538-0945, or view ordering information directly here.  U.S edition:published by Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 10 Industrial Avenue, Mahwah New Jersey 07430-2262;  e-mail orders@erlbaum.com  Toll Free Phone: 1-800-926-6579; Fax: 201-236-0072;  http://www.erlbaum.com.

Jenny Horsman  has a website through which she hopes to: create discussion about trauma and learning; make materials on trauma and learning available, and introduce material on women and literacy, and research and practice.



Lamb, Sharon, (ed) (1999: NYU Press). New Versions of Victims Feminists Struggle with the Concept (with thanks to Ross Cheit for the citation)

It is increasingly difficult to use the word "victim" these days without facing either ridicule for "crying victim" or criticism for supposed harshness toward those traumatized. Some deny the possibility of "recovering" repressed memories of abuse, or consider date rape an invention of whining college students. At the opposite extreme, others contend that women who experience abuse are "survivors" likely destined to be psychically wounded for life. While the debates rage between victims' rights advocates and "backlash" authors, the contributors to New Versions of Victims collectively argue that we must move beyond these polarizations to examine the "victim" as a socially constructed term and to explore, in nuanced terms, why we see victims the way we do. Resisting the reductive oversimplifications of the polemicists, the contributors critique exaggerated claims by victim advocates aboutthe harm of victimization while simultaneously taking on the reactionary boilerplate of writers such as Katie Roiphe and Camille Paglia and offering further strategies for countering the backlash. Written in clear, accessible language, New Versions of Victims offers a critical analysis of popular debates about victimization that will be applicable to both practice and theory. 



Beth Leventhal and Sandra E. Lundy, Editors. (1999). Same Sex Domestic Violence: Strategies for ChangeSage Series on Violence Against Women; includes issues affecting battered immigrant lesbian women.


Lewis, Tanya. (1999). Living beside: Performing normal after incest memories return. Toronto: McGilligan Books.
[Includes bibliographical references.  ISBN 0-9698064-7-7 : $19.95 1. Incest victims--Mental health 2. Lewis, Tanya-- Mental health 3. Psychotherapy 4. Recovered memory] available by mail order through Toronto Women's Book Store at 416-922-8744, or McGilligan Books in Canada at 416-538-0945.  Important analysis / contesting of survival and 'normal.'

Luttrell, Wendy . (1997). School-smart and Mother wise: Working-class Women's Identity and Schooling. New York: Routledge. Social analysis of what class and other systemic forms of oppression do to girls' and women's learning in and out of school, interwoven with specific histories of women participating in adult education.


Take on the Challenge: A Source Book from the Women, Violence, and Adult Education Project -by Elizabeth Morrish, Jenny Horsman, and Judy Hofer, A project of World Education. Funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Women’s Educational Equity Act (WEEA) Program.

This resource, for educators and activists interested in anti-violence work, provides an analysis of the effects of violence and a  practical collection of ideas and activities, with examples from teachers working in GED, native language literacy, ABE, ESOL, welfare-to-work, corrections, and shelter settings. Educators successfully changed their curriculum and learning environment to address impacts of violence on learning. Based on the foundation of Jenny Horsman’s research, practitioners focused on well-being and incorporated counseling and creative arts into the classroom. Each chapter includes a general introduction, tools for programs, and teachers writing about the changes they made.


video

International Conference on women and literacy, Atlanta, 1999: tapes of Jenny Horsman's keynote speech, a panel and a workshop with Anson Green and Janet Isserlis. on loan from LR/RI

Repetition Compulsion - a film by Ellie Lee; animated silent short film, graphically raising issues inherent in violence, particularly that perpetrated against homeless women. on loan from LR/RI, or to order through First Run/Icarus Films.

Together we Bloom: a documentary video on domestic violence produced by Judy Hofer and women in her Literacy Project class in western Massachusetts. On loan from LR/RI, along with sourcebook, and article in Bright Ideas, Volume 8, Number 4: Together we Bloom: A video project on domestic violence, by Judy Hofer. To order, contact New Readers Press.

from Civic Participation and Community Action Sourcebook Saying What is True: Women Speak Out Against Domestic Violence by Judy Hofer

Vision Quest - proactive film that  addresses the missing / murdered women, those currently working on the streets, and those in the homeless community
 both aboriginal and non aboriginal alike in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Women Make Movies - catalogue of films to buy or rent, including many that address issues of violence, power and control.

music and poetry

Octaves Beyond Silence - a non-profit organization working to support women survivors of violence, including political and public violence.  CD purchases benefit groups working with survivors.

Poems from the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan

Songs related to abuse and sexual assualt - An annotated list of recorded sources, from traditional ballads to punk, compiled by Gerri Gribi.  Part of a larger section of resources online at the open directory's project and its listing of violence and abuse resources.

memoir/online
Silence Speaks - digital storytelling in support of recovery and violence prevention; "brings voices of women and girls of color to the forefront of violence prevention and social justice efforts, offers violence survivors, witnesses, and prevention advocates the support, skills, and equipment they need to create original multimedia pieces of courage and survival. Through community screenings, we then use these stories to mobilize local residents and groups to get involved in prevention."

read about Silence Speaks at Techsoup.org. Thanks to Kath Connolly for find this site.


online 



power and control - images of various power and control charts; powerful graphic represntations of the issues underlying violence

16 days of activism - The annual 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence Campaign (November 25 to December 10) has been an organizing strategy by individuals and groups from around the world to call for the elimination of all forms of violence against women.  Growing out of the Global Center's first Women' s Global Leadership Institute in 1991, the Campaign links violence against women and human rights, emphasizing that all forms of violence, whether
perpetrated in the public or private sphere, are a violation of human rights.


Abuse and neglect of elderly and dependent people - fact sheet from Nursing Assistant Resources on the Web, a CNA resource site.

A Course on Domestic Violence for Health Care Providers Prepared by: Kathryn Holland, M.S.W. For Infusion Inc. (with thanks to J.Cromley for bringing it to light). Text of a course for medical providers; the text is available for free; taking the online test requires registration. 

Battered Women and Their Children: Lessons from One Woman's Story -  Kathleen Waits,  Symposium: Domestic Violence and the Health Care System,  Copyright © 1998 Houston Law Review; Kathleen Waits.  [ also see this directorycontaining other legal resources and information related to domestic violence.

Bright Ideas Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Issues in Adult Education [Volume 9, Number 3 Winter 2000] 



But I'm Not a Therapist: Literacy Work with Survivors of Trauma - Jenny Horsman's research into trauma and learning; the genesis of this project. Archived discussion postings, as well as an opportunity to join in/continue the conversation begun when the paper was first published online at Alphaplus.

[now also available online at http://www.nald.ca/fulltext/pat/SoNmar97/page1.htm]



Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture - overview of resources available to victims of torture, including a resource manual focussing on torture and second language acquisition.


The Change Agent - Focus on crime and violence, September, 1997.


disabilities: Resources related to violence against women with disabilities - part of a feature issue of Impact on violence against women with developmental or other disabilities.

Marilyn J. Smith, Abused Deaf Women's Advocacy Services; trasncript of an online interview, November, 2003.

Domestic violence sites in English and Spanish - extensive resource lists/links - including sites focussing on impacts of violence on children; initially compiled by Susan Kopple and Wendy S. Hesford, via Andres Muro, and updated and maintained by Janet Isserlis.  [updated, August 3, 2004].

Domestic Violence Project of Santa Clara County -  massive site, comprising research, personal accounts, links to stats, agencies, and yet more resources.


Evaluation of the STOP Formula Grants to Combat Violence Against Women (The Violence Against Women Act of 1994 1999 Report)

Abstract [available in HTML], Full report (in .pdf, 761K) 



Battered Women's Support Services - publications and other useful information from theVancouver-based agency. 
Breaking the Cycle of Violence: resources for literacy workers -  Metro Toronto Movement for Literacy.  While resources for services are specific to the area, information and approaches are useful everywhere


Connections: A Journal of Adult Literacy, volume viii, Summer, 1999, including Discourse and Change: Working Through Domestic Violence With Learners, by Anson Green (sidebar: Kate Power). 



Correctional Service of Canada: Women Offender Programs and Issues - descriptions of programs for incarcerated women and well as full-text online reports re: women, violence, abuse and incarceration.


Domestic Violence in Immigrant and Refugee Communities, . -Refugee and Immigrant Coalition Against Domestic Violence in Atlanta, Georgia.


Domestic violence series -  A chronological list of the articles produced by The Standard-Times of New Bedford, Ma. following six months of investigating domestic violence, including links to local and internet - based resources.

Early sex abuse common among women on welfare - NY Times article [November 28/99] that some in the fellowship project find overly simplifies issues of violence and poverty, but others find reasonably useful for a mainstream publication in terms of increasing public awareness about violence and women.



Exposure to political violence and its effects on mental health -  Political violence continues in parts of Central and South  America and Mexico, yet little is known about its relationship to the  health of Latino immigrants living in the United States. A new study finds that the mental health and quality of life of many Latino immigrants in Los Angeles is affected by their having encountered political violence before immigrating to the United States

The Family Violence Prevention Fund - a wealth of material, including personal stories,  resources for immigrant and refugee women, statistics and links to mainstream media attention. Newsflashes, available via email, are also archived on the site.

A License To Abuse: The Impact of Conditional Status on Female Immigrants by Michelle J. Anderson; part of the Mail Order Brides and Abuse of Immigrant Women site; examining impacts of battering on immigrant women and their status under US law.  This article was written in 1993, so the law may need to be considered more closely, but the impact of battering hasn't changed.  Other links on the site and on the Family Violence Prevention site, above, as well as those listed on the dv resources list may be of use in considering referrals for battered immigrant women.


Forced Bonding or Community Collaboration? : Partnerships between science and practice in research on woman battering by Jeffrey L. Edleson, Ph.D.and Andrea L. Bible, M.S.W. -  paper exploring "factors contributing to successful collaborations between practitioners and researchers studying the impact of adult domestic violence and the effectiveness of services aimed at stopping it. The paper identifies potential challenges to research partnerships and, through interviews with the researchers and practitioners from four successful collaborations, highlights strategies for effectively navigating these challenges. It concludes by arguing that collaborative partnerships between science and practice communities strengthen the process of scientific inquiry and program development."


The FREDA Centre  for Research on Violence against Women and Children - a joint collaboration of academics at Simon Fraser University, the University of British Columbia, and community and women's organizations working at the grass-roots level.

Gay Teens fight Back- by Doug Ireland, The Nation, January 31, 2000. A l;ook at how young people are coming out at an earlier age, the risk for violence at the hands and fists of the classmates and strategies for coping. This following makes me wonder about the youthification of adult education, and another group of learners for whom trauma is a barrier to learning: "All this means that, as Jon Lasser, an Austin, Texas, school psychologist (and heterosexual parent) who has interviewed scads of gay kids for his PhD thesis, puts it, 'Many have a form of post-traumatic stress syndrome that affects their schoolwork--the fear of getting hurt really shakes them up and makes it hard to concentrate.'"


Helping Children Cope with Violence A School-Based Program That Works - [summary] - Children exposed to violence, either as victims or witnesses, frequently develop serious emotional and behavioral problems. A simple school-based program can help  them recover. And the program is well-accepted by teachers, parents, and the kids themselves; abstract; full report


Human Equity through Art - HEART: a  "nonprofit organization that confronts discrimination through publishing HEArt Quarterly, a journal of literature, art, essay and review, and through HEArtWorks, community outreach projects that combine artistic expression with diversity and tolerance-focused learning." From HEArt Quarterly, two powerful poems by Sapphire and Linda McCarriston. (with thanks to Richard Hoffman for bringing this resource to light).


interview with Richard Hoffman, author of Half the House - Hoffman's powerful memoir of experiences of abuse, and links to his writing. Considering the notion of violence and women, without an awareness of violence done to children and its long term effects on them, we lose an important connection to who we are in the world.

the Zero - The Hatred of Innocence by Richard Hoffman


Inquiry map Domestic Violence Students develop and research questions about domestic violence to develop a Web-based question and answer site. - Eduardo Honold


jennyhorsman.com - as indicated above, rich resource and information site from Jenny Horsman, author of numerous articles on trauma and learning, including the most recent, Too Scared to Learn: Women, Violence and Education.

see also Dr, Horsman's comments in I Cannot Read, a Parade article (February 12, 2006) by Mitch Albom.



Men's Roles and Responsibilities in Ending Gender Based Violence - from the United Nations Research and Training  Institute for the Advancement of Women

Move the body. Stretch the mind: Open yourself to learning through 
breathwork, movement and meditation, by Judy Murphy: Windsound Learning Society. 

 sample page:    http://www.learningandviolence.net/helpself/breathe.pdf   To order: http://www.windsoundlearning.ca/pdf/MoveTheBody.pdf 




Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse - resource information

National Network to End Domestic Violence - Public Education, Research, Training, Technical Assistance

work focused on violence - projects focussing on women, youth and violence at Wellesley College. "The Center wil contribute to the prevention of all types of violence against women by fostering researcher-practitioner and interdisciplinary collaboration. This collaboration and the work of the Center is designed to improve the capacity of the field to conduct research that is (1) relevant to the prevention of violence against women, (2) interdisciplinary, (3) builds on prior research and practice, (4) conceptually and methodologically sound, and (5) designed to address issues of violence against women over the life-course and to consider the impact of potential racial and cultural differences in risk factors."



On the Screen: Women and Violence - report on this fellowship project in Field Notes, Spring 2001, issue on health and literacy.

An Online Guide for Social Workers, Counselors, Teachers, Clergy, and others - Tips for Working with Victims of Rape, Domestic Violence, and Child Abuse

Una Guia en Linea para Trabajadores, Consejeras, Maestros/as, y Otras - Sugerencias para Ayudar a las Victimas de Violacion, Violencia Domestica, y
Abuso Infantil -- both from Women's Justice Center, Santa Rosa, CA 95407



Preventing Violence against Women - resources from a group of South African Preventing Violence Against Women organisations and aiming to: provide women who are in crisis with practical information on how to get help be a space for activists, researchers and policy-makers working to prevent violence against women to network and share information and resources.

Perspectives on CALL for Project-Based Learning Principles and Opportunities -created by Heide Wrigley, with assistance from Jim Powrie at Aguirre International. The site links principles of language/literacy learning to specific websites through which these principles are demonstrated/can be enacted. A brilliant resource for educators looking for meaningful ways to connect authentic content to language learning.

Look, for example, at principle 12, about affect and learning, and then link to the virtual tour of the women's shelter from Victims Services in NY. Take the quiz about domestic violence, take the virtual tour and see how you might consider taking up the topic of violence generally with colleagues, with learners.



Question Violence - book, and the project that it is based upon, in Lowell, MA at the Cambodian MAA (Cambodian Mutual Assistance  Association ) by four students in the Young Parent Program from January through June, 1994.

Special for Rape Victims, a guide for rape victims and for all who want to help them. from Women's Justice Center/Centro de Judicia para Mujeres

Especial para Victimas de Violacion, una guia para victimas de violacion y las personas que desean ayudarlas.



The Project for Research on Welfare, Work and Domestic Violence - University of Michigan School of Social Work, a collaborative project of: Taylor Institute University of Michigan Research Center on Poverty, Risk, and Mental Health, including critical examination of who conducts research upon whom, in whose interests and towards what end. 

The Recovered Memory Project - an Internet-based research project, directed by Professor Ross E. Cheit of the Taubman Center for Public Policy and American Institutions at Brown University. This project began as a letter to PBS objecting to false statements and shoddy research by Ofra Bikel, producer of the program "Divided Memories." The page was launched in conjunction with a presentation at the American Psychological Association meetings in Chicago, August 18, 1997.



Recovering from abuse - you are not alone - "a place for women who have suffered hardships, or are currently suffering hardships, during the process of escaping their abuser." [contains links to fact-based resources, as well as links to survivors' pages, poetry and other forms of self care.] 

Responding to Domestic Violence: Where federal employees can find help - US Office of Personnel Management. A look at how workplace policy can affect awareness; as well as very specific suggestions for federal workers coping with domestic violence. 


Rethinking Violence and Learning: Examining Barriers and Enablers for Moving Research into Practice - abstract of research currently being undertaken by Susan Heald and Jenny Horsman

Rethinking Violence and Learning: Moving Research into Practice by Susan Heald and Jenny Horsman

Paper presented at the Adult Education Research Conference, Vancouver, BC, June/2000.



Rhode Island legislation - preventing domestic violence

SE Escape -  helping women and girls escape systems of prostitution while working to end all forms of sexual exploitation  through educational seminars, political events, creation of educational media, speeches, trainings, outreach, and grass roots community organizing

Safe Horizon (formerly Victim Services) in New York, extensive information about responses to violence, links to local and national information, resources and services, some in Spanish


Strategies for Addressing the Needs of Domestic Violence Victims within the TANF Program: The Experience of Seven Counties (PDF) -  Final Report by Martha Burt, Janine M. Zweig and Kathryn Schlichter,  June 30, 2000  (view the html version here



Writing from learners at Dorcas Place in Providence.

Taking Action against Violence - (from The Change Agent September 1996) by Students in the Intermediate Class Dorcas Place Parent Literacy Center and their teacher, Rebecca Garland



Teaching survivors of torture and trauma
- online discussion (and resources) from the Australian  National Centre for English Language Teaching and Research.
Templates for Activism - inspired by a collaboration between art and law, examines violence against women and public action; the site's pupose is " to share the knowledge, the strategies, the finished works and the evaluation of local models" for replicating, adapting and transforming the work into other contexts and communities.

Toolkit to end violence against women from the National Advisory Council on Violence Against Women and the Violence Against Women Office.


Trauma and PTSD Recovery - appears to provide information about terms used and strategies towards healing. (I need to review this site and ask others for feedback about its content, too).

Trauma and the Adult Langauge Learner
- NCLE digest by Janet Isserlis, July, 2000

Trauma and Adult Learning - ERIC Digest No. 239  by Sandra Kerka, 2002



The Trauma Center -  a program of Justice Resource Institute (JR1),


Trauma Recovery Institute - organization devoted to providing care for traumatized persons and training for trauma therapists. The primary mission is to treat children and adults who have been traumatized by overwhelming life events and need treatment that is not yet available in a traditional medical program.


V-Day - Stop Violence Against Women - a site documenting what you can do to help stop the violence in your own community and around the world, including anti-violence resources.


VFST Foundation for the Survivors of Torture - established to meet the needs of people in Victoria (Australia) tortured or traumatised in their countries of origin, in other countries, or whilst fleeing those country's. It is non-denominational, politically neutral and non-aligned, and non-profit. Contains references to refugee mental health and trauma.



Victor Rivers picks his battle - article in syndicated Sunday papers, by Lisa Messenger about actor/activist Victor Rivers, his life, and his work in raising awareness about domestic violence

Violence Against Women Grants Office - including state by state grant activities and Deparment of Justice publications and products



Violence Against Women online resources from a site developed as  a cooperative project of Violence Against Women Office and Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse at the University of Minnesota.


Violence and Learning: Taking Action
  Mary Norton  (2004) literacy and adult educators constructed knowledge about the impacts of violence on learning and ways to address them. Through workshops, an online course, research projects and other activities, three co-facilitators and the project participants explored ways to break silences about violence and to create environments to support learning for all. This book shares what was learned from the project and invites further exploration.


Violent and Abusive Behavior - Healthy People 2000 - resource list containing references to Federal, State, and local government agencies as well as private organizations offering information resources related to the violent and abusive behavior objectives of HEALTHY PEOPLE 2000.

Volcano Press Catalogue - domestic violence titles


The White Ribbon Campaign : Men Working To End Men's Violence Against Women - Canadian site focussed on men's responses to violence, particularly in light of the December 6, 1989 Montréal massacre. Of interest are educational activities designed for Canadian teens, but adaptable to other North American contexts.

[more about the Montréal massacre and its impact over time, from CBC news online]


Women, War, Diaspora and Learning - research resources derived from  a research project, “War, Diaspora and Learning: Kurdish Women in Canada, Britain and Sweden.


September 11, 2001; March, 2003 - resources, reflections on trauma, war and peace


conference handouts/overheads

Domestic Violence and Adult Learners - Possible Adverse Consequences Education is Power and the Gateway to Independence Marsha Wise, Director of Community Services, the Women's Center of Rhode Island, from a discussion held on November 19, 1998

messages that help/that hurt - suggestions for taking on violence in classroom contexts.

paper presented at TESOL 2000 - work in progress


Final report - draft in PDF, submitted 12/00
to receive a copy of the report as a Word file, please contact Janet Isserlis
 

project proposal and quarterly reports


September 11, 2001: resources, reflections on trauma, war and peace

number of resources below address post traumatic stress, immigrant experiences of violence and how experiences of trauma affect adult learning.  Many comment on the ways in which domestic violence is part of a larger community, global set of violences.

National Center for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Office for Victims of Crime Handbook for Coping After Terrorism  A Guide to Healing and Recovery September 2001

Coping after Terrorism -  Spanish language manual: "Manual de la OVC para Ayudarlo a Superar el Impacto Emocional de Actos Terroristas" (13 pp.) (NCJ 193144) serves as the Spanish language translation of the "OVC Handbook for Coping After Terrorism: A Guide to Healing and Recovery," providing victims of terrorism or mass violence with information about common reactions to a traumatic disaster and practical ideas for coping. (OVC)

Tips  for Teachers in Times of Trauma (PDF document) from the Spring Institute

PTSD and its potential impact on survivors of and witnesses to the events of September 11: Stress From Attacks Will Chase Some Into the Depths of Their Minds, and Stay [NY Times, September 18/01]

Google.com provides links to resources and information concerning events of September 11 and their aftermath.

Women Waging Peace connects women addressing conflicts worldwide. The initiative recognizes the essential role and contribution of women in preventing violent conflict, stopping war, and sustaining peace in fragile areas around the world.

from Thinkfinity - A nation remembers 9/11 (2009)


beginning level readers
in process - a site designed for beginning level readers.  feedback?  contact Janet Isserlis


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