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Adult CAT Facilitator’s Manual

This curriculum has been designed for domestic violence advocates who want to train and support adult members of their community to take action to end domestic violence. The Community Action Team (CAT) Facilitator’s Manual contains a detailed curriculum, handouts, and background material for conducting a 10-12 week training for your Community Action Team to learn about domestic violence and create action plans for addressing it in your community. This Manual comes on a CD, in PDF format.  (302 pages)

$12.00

 
Teen CAT Facilitator’s Manual

This curriculum has been designed for domestic violence advocates who want to train and support teen members of their community to take action to end domestic violence. The Community Action Team (CAT) Facilitator’s Manual contains a detailed curriculum, handouts, and background material for conducting a 12-week training for your Community Action Team to learn about domestic violence and create action plans for addressing it in your community. This Manual comes on a CD, in PDF format.  (319 pages)

$12.00

 
Media Advocacy Planning Guide

The Media Advocacy Planning Guide gives you tools to expand your use of the media in advocating for policies against domestic violence and eliminating the social norms that support it. The guide will give you techniques you can use in your local community to:

  • Influence public opinion through the media;
  • Attract and shape news coverage; and
  • Use the media to mobilize your community.

You'll also find tips and techniques for using the media overall, whether your purpose is to foster individual behavior change or shifts in the social environment. Throughout, you will find worksheets, exercises, examples, and tips to help you develop a media advocacy campaign.  (137 pages)

$35.00

 
Multicultural Alliance Building

Multicultural Alliance Building is a beneficial tool to use when forming and working in culturally diverse endeavors. This publication examines the benefits and the difficulties of creating multicultural partnerships. It also provides practical steps designed to assist in the creation of effective alliances.

The publication covers a number of topics. First, it discusses the need for multicultural alliances and addresses the choices groups must work through when building a cross-cultural or multicultural alliance. Next, it brings to light possible pitfalls and explains how to avoid them. It then presents two compelling case studies of the Communities of color Program, based in Sacramento and Los Angeles, and the Queer Asian Womens Project, based in San Francisco, which are both organizations that work with diverse communities. The case studies examine the history, challenges, present work and future directions of these organizations. Multicultural Alliance Building also includes working definitions of terms useful in conversations about cultural diversity, action tips and practical steps to take when forming a multicultural alliance.

With the changing demographics of California and the rest of the country, this publication is certainly a necessary and important tool for those working to prevent violence against women and girls. Multicultural Alliance Building is available as a stand-alone publication, or as an insert to transforming Communities' Organizing Kit, which lays out key steps for community prevention campaigns.

$5.00

 
An Evaluation Handbook for Community Mobilization:
Evaluating Domestic Violence Activism


This handbook offers clear, practical steps for charting the course of a community action campaign from early planning stages through final results reporting. Ideas for linking evaluation with prevention theory, campaign planning exercises, tips for collecting and analyzing data, and sample surveys and assessment tools are laid out in easy-to-read chapters.

$35.00

 
The TC Organizing Kit

The transforming Communities (TC) Organizing Kit is a great tool to use with domestic violence or sexual assault staff in their quest to plan and carry out community mobilization campaigns. Features of the Kit include the TC Case Statement, a sound framework for preventing violence against women, as well as five practical sections of tips and tools for organizing.

Two of the sections describe how to obtain and use local statistics, other facts, and community attitudes, to lay the groundwork for a campaign. The next three sections - Awareness, Action and Change - describe how to plan and launch a community mobilization campaign for prevention, and how to build on initial successes.

The Kit also provides examples of successful organizing from around California. The Growth Chart poster is included with the Kit as a special bonus, an excellent tool for building awareness.

$10.00

 
Community Action Team Handbook

transforming Communities: (TC) created this empowerment tool, the CAT Handbook, to guide any person interested in building and facilitating a Community Action Team (CAT). The CAT Handbook is a practical guide created from "lessons learned" in TC's experience with volunteer Community Action Teams -- what it takes to successfully empower and organize a community for transformation. CATs work to transform community values and norms that tolerate and perpetuate domestic violence, address female inequality and foster greater safety and justice.

Chapters include information on recruitment of CAT members, leadership development, training, group process, and meeting facilitation. The expanded Appendices in the new 2000 edition of the CAT Handbook include exercises on team building, cultural diversity and community action, as well as a sampling of posters for local community mobilization and information on national campaigns.

The CAT Handbook is for domestic violence program staff, volunteers in domestic violence and sexual assault organizations, community activists, community educators and anyone else who wants to end violence in the lives of women and girls. Become a facilitator of community action and join us on the path to safety, justice and equality.  (54 pages)

$10.00

 
Beyond Awareness To Action: Ending Abuse of Women

This 23-minute video, narrated by Irene Cara, presents examples of how to take action to end violence against women. Includes brief study guide.

$30.00

 
abuse - NO WAY!

abuse - No Way! is a great video for teens by teens. This film is appropriate for many different audiences including classroom presentations, training teen activists, community youth groups, and women survivors of domestic violence seeking ways to talk to their teenage children about dating violence.

Scenes in this film depict verbal, emotional, physical and sexual abuse, as well as depicting the potential for friends to intervene and challenge violence. This film juxtaposes these scenes of relationship abuse with actual footage of teen activism in Novato, California. Through music, posters, peer education programs and demonstrations, the teens speak out against rape, child molestation and relationship violence.

The 43-page study guide includes classroom exercises for three sessions on relationship violence, handouts, statistics, and additional resources, as well as the story of how abuse - No Way! was made by TC's Teen Community Action Team. The process of making this film was highly transformational for the teens involved, their families and their peers at the high school. We hope this transformation extends to you and your community as you challenge violence toward women and girls.

$40.00

 
49% Poster

This striking poster communicates the need for the community to recognize and act to end domestic violence. Currently, domestic violence is perceived to be wide-spread after all, public opinion polls show that Americans believe almost half of all boys will physically abuse their partners at some point. Domestic violence is no longer "unheard of." Still, domestic violence continues to be tolerated and denied in our communities.

This 16 " x 24" poster shows four proud teenage boys of varying ethnicities wearing football jerseys, posing for a high school yearbook picture with their teammates. The backdrop color is an army green and the text is written in white with black outline.

The large text of the poster reads:

Americans believe 49% of boys grow up to abuse their girlfriends or wives

Underneath the 49% statement is an activism message:

Men's violence against women is learned. It can be unlearned. Awareness + Community Action = Change. Get Involved.

There is also a space to post your own local contact information. The reference to where the statistics came from is also printed on the poster, and reads as follows:

"To determine how widespread Americans think domestic violence is, respondents to a nationwide survey were asked to estimate what percentage of men have physically abused their girlfriends or wives. lieberman Research, Inc. conducted 742 interviews with a random sample of adult women and men in November 1995. The results have a 4% margin of error."  (16 x 24")

$10.00

 
Growth Chart

This Growth Chart, one of the most popular TC products, is an excellent tool for raising awareness about the violent socialization of boys. The Growth Chart shows a graphic representation of stereotypical male conditioning which is juxtaposed with images of growing boys from six years old to eighteen years old, from diverse ethnicities. Examples of the "messages" of male conditioning that boys receive, as shown on the poster include: "Make the decisions", "Take charge", "Be the provider", "Win at all costs", etc.

The "messages" are lined up along the three boys bodies as they stand along the chart which presumably measures their height but actually reveals their stage of socialization. Growing boys are pushed into a narrow and culturally defined role of manhood, centered on being the authority, tough, in control.

Also featured is a call to action at the foot of the poster that reads: MEN'S VIolENCE AGAINST WOMEN IS LEARNED. IT CAN BE UNLEARNED. Awareness + Community Action = Change. Get Involved.  (8.5 x 28")

$10.00

 
"Awareness + Action = Change" T-Shirt

Black heavy-weight all-cotton TeesShirt with green message: "Men's violence against women is learned. It can be unlearned. Awareness + Community Action = Change. Get involved!" Available in long sleeves or short sleeves, sizes M, L, XL, and XXL.

Short Sleeve - $15.00



Long Sleeve - $17.00

 
transforming Communities Logo T-Shirt

Purple logo, showing women moving into action, on a heather-grey tee shirt. Available in long sleeves or short sleeves, sizes M, L, XL, and XXL.

Short Sleeve - $13.00



Long Sleeve - $15.00

 
Socialization of Boys T-Shirt

On this tee shirt, nursery rhymes that tell of male violence, along with messages like "Big boys don't cry," overlay the face of a young boy, dramatizing the violent socialization of males. On the back of this tee shirt, serving as a counterweight to the violent socialization messages displayed on the front, is the message, "Violence is learned. It can be unlearned."

The three nursery rhymes on the front of the shirt read:

"Peter, Peter pumpkin eater, Had a wife and couldn't keep her. He put her in a pumpkin shell, And there he kept her, very well, " "Georgie Porgie pudding and pie, kissed the girls and made them cry, " " Eaper Weaper, Chimney Sweeper, Married a wife and could not keep her. Married another and did not love her, Up the Chimney he did SHOVE her!"

In addition, the shirt shows four socialization messages that read: "Boys will be boys," "Don't be a sissy," "Take it like a man," and "Big boys don't cry."

The tee shirt comes in both men's and women's sizes (S, M, L, XL women's / L, XL, XXL men's). It is a white short-sleeved tee shirt with lavender-blue piping on the collar and cuffs for women, solid white collar for men.

Women's - $13.00



Men's - $15.00

 
What are little Boys Made of? "Nursery Rhyme" T-Shirt

The sayings that we grow up with help define how boys see themselves and how they perceive the world around them. The familiar nursery rhyme "What are little boys made of?" (snips and snails for boys, sugar and spice for girls) is one example of the pervasive messages that keep men and women, boys and girls, in gender roles that limit our equality and freedom.

This colorful tee shirt draws attention to these messages and connects them to the learning of violent behavior. The tee shirt is also an invitation to action -- you can help in redefining what it means to be a man.

Girl's Tanktop - $10.00



Women's Short Sleeve - $15.00



Men's Short Sleeve - $15.00

 


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"Creating Safety and Justice for Women and Girls" - $1.00



"Men's Violence Against Women Is Learned. It Can Be Unlearned." - $1.00