SAFETY ALERT: If you are in a crisis or need immediate help. Call 911 or CLICK HERE FOR THE 24 HOUR HOTLINE NUMBER in your area. Learn more technology safety tips.

Real Tools: Click & Print

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

Click and Print!

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



Staff Links

WordPress Login
ANDVSA Member Login
ANDVSA's members are the 18 domestic violence and sexual assault victim service agencies within Alaska. If you have forgotten your password, please contact the Juneau office.

Contact Information

Alaska Network on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
130 Seward St., Suite 214
Juneau, Alaska 99801
(907) 586-3650



Donate Now
close slider

You can donate to ANDVSA through PayPal by clicking the button below.

You can donate to ANDVSA by shopping at Amazon.

amazon smile

When you shop on Amazon through Amazon Smile .5% of your purchase will be donated to ANDVSA, at no cost to you. Just click here to start shopping!