Available Materials for Order

Available Materials

Use the printable PDF below to order by mail or fax, or call us at 415-526-2544 to place a phone order.


Multicultural Alliance Building Supplement to Organizing Kit ($5.00)

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.


Community Action Team Handbook 2000 Edition ($10.00)

Transforming Communities 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)


Evaluation Handbook for Community Mobilization: Evaluating Domestic Violence Activism ($35.00)

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.


Adult CAT Facilitator's Manual ($12.00)

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)


Teen CAT Faciliator's Manual ($12.00)

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)


Media Advocacy Planning Guide ($35.00)

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)