Domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking are all-too-common experiences for women and teens who are pregnant or have recently given birth. The goal of these guidelines is to present an integrated, multidisciplinary approach to service delivery in order to meet the needs of pregnant and parenting survivors of these forms of victimization.
- Quick-Start Guide
- Introduction Who and where are the survivors? What do they need? How do we address the gaps in services?
- Trauma-Focused Services for Pregnant and Parenting Survivors How does trauma create barriers to services, and how can we create a trauma-informed “safety net” for survivors?
- Reproductive Health Effects What do professionals need to know about birth control options and sabotage? How do the experiences of survivors affect pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding, and the postpartum issues?
- Guidelines for Working with Teens How are teen relationships different? How can you create a teen-friendly environment? What are concerns about confidentiality and mandated reporting?
Information for each discipline on how to prepare the environment, train staff, inform others, intervene when appropriate, and make effective referrals.
- Appendix A: List of Practice Guidelines
- Appendix B: Intake Questions for Advocates
- Appendix C: Trauma-Informed Safety Planning Strategies for Advocates
- Appendix D: Emergency Contraception Information
- Appendix E: Domestic Violence Supplemental Form
- Appendix F: Child Support Enforcement Prosecutors and the Good Cause Exception
- Appendix G: Washington State Resources
- Appendix H: Birth Control Methods That Can Be Used Without A Partner’s Knowledge
- Appendix I: Frequently Asked Questions About Making Over-the-Counter Medication Available in Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Programs
- Appendix J: Additional Tools and Resources from the Coalitions
- Birth Control Posters (English and Spanish) Control Methods That Can Be Used Without A Partner’s Knowledge (11×17)