Building Evidence Toolkit: Strengthening Capacity

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Safety Alert: If you believe your computer activities are being monitored, please access this site from a safer computer. To immediately exit this site, click the escape button. If you are in immediate danger, contact 911, a local crisis line, or the U.S. National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 and TTY 1-800-787-3224.

Helpful Resources

We developed this final section as an additional resource for your work. Here you will find a series of tables that include links to websites, documents, webinars, and other tools that you might find helpful in expanding your knowledge around program evaluation.

Resources Designed for Domestic and/or Sexual Violence Organizations

Resources on Logic Models

Resources on Theory of Change

Culturally Specific Evaluators

General Resources

Resources for Further Study 

 

Helpful Measures

Thanks to the work of Lisa Goodman, Cris Sullivan, Sherry Hamby and many others, we are able to offer to you these measurement tools. These tools were developed exclusively for the domestic violence field and include:

  • A scale to evaluate how effectively your program is utilizing trauma informed practices

    • A guide for using the Trauma Informed Practices (TIP) Scales


  • A measure to evaluate victims empowerment related to safety

    • A guide for using the Measures of Victim empowerment Related to Safety (MOVERS)


  • A tool to assess victims ‘options to cope with violence

    • The VIGOR: The Victim Inventory of Goals, Options, & Risks


      Introductory Webinar with Sherry Hamby

      Safety planning for domestic violence has changed little in decades and still relies heavily on one-size-fits-all checklists. This webinar will introduce the VIGOR, a holistic, family-centered approach to safety planning with victims of domestic violence. The VIGOR is designed to be flexible and to focus on women's priorities. It encourage victims and advocates to think about other issues aside from violence, including concerns about children, financial issues, community issues, and other factors. Data from two studies using the VIGOR, both including a high percentage of Latina participants, will be presented and copies of the tool will be provided to all participants. The VIGOR has recently been translated into Spanish and can be downloaded for free at http://thevigor.org.

      Watch the webinar

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