Real Tools: Responding to Multi-Abuse Trauma (Web Edition)

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Welcome to our Web Edition of Real Tools: Responding to Multi-Abuse Trauma – A Tool Kit to Help Advocates and Community Partners Better Serve People with Multiple Issues
The manual, supported by a grant from the Office of Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice, was a three-year effort on the part of ANDVSA Training Project Director Patricia J. Bland and her co-author Debi S. Edmund.  Copies of the print edition of the manual were distributed to member programs following its publication in 2011 and now the online version is here for you to use!
The authors hope these materials will be widely used for training advocates and other service providers, creating support groups for individuals coping with multi-abuse trauma issues, and educating and advocating in the community. Therefore, our Web Edition was created with maximum user-friendliness in mind.  Chapters from our original print version appear below.  Click on each chapter to get a downloadable copy of the full chapter, complete with citations and references, an abbreviated version of the full chapter, or a copy of a chapter sub-section complete with citations and references.
This project was supported by 2007-MU-AX-0082 and 2010 MU-AX-0002 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions and recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.
Overall Manual Format and Components
A Word About Language
About Copyright
About Multi Abuse Trauma (Full chapter)

Multiple Layers of Trauma (Full chapter)

How Should Advocates Respond (Full chapter)

A Closer Look at Co-Occurring Issues (Full chapter)

Working with Other Providers (Full Chapter)

Self Care and a Healthy Workplace (Full Chapter)

Advocate Tool Kit
Assessing Needs (Full chapter)

Training Providers (Full chapter)

Community Education and Activism (Full chapter)

Organizing Support Groups (Full chapter)

The Handouts

Power and Control Wheels

Appendix: Definitions
Appendix: Additional Resources
Appendix: References
About the Authors
Alaska Network on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
ANDVSA Member Programs
Other Publications
Trauma Web Sites
Community Support Groups