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Developing Your Message: 3-Legged Stool Talking Points Forms
Before you or someone you designate participates in an interview, decide on your message. Identify two or three talking points that you most want to make. Each talking point should be clear and brief - no more than two complete sentences. Make your messages compelling. As much as possible, use colorful words. People respond better to things they are familiar with, so use examples, analogies and contemporary references, whenever appropriate. Tangible numbers speak volumes. Say "one in four" rather than citing a huge number. Sample 3-Legged Stool Talking Points Forms are provided below for your use.
How prevalent is domestic violence? [PDF - 2p.]
How are children impacted by domestic violence? [PDF - 2p.]
What types of services and supports are offered to victims of domestic violence? [PDF - 2p.]
How does the economy affect domestic violence incidents and reporting by victims? [PDF - 2p.]
What are the personal and societal costs of domestic violence? [PDF - 2p.]
Does domestic violence lead to homicide? [PDF - 2p.]
How prevalent is domestic violence within LGBTQ communities? [PDF - 2p.]
How can faith or spirituality be a resource for domestic violence survivors? [PDF - 2p.]
What is the connection between firearms and domestic violence homicides? [PDF - 2p.]
What do we know about domestic violence within immigrant communities? [PDF - 3p.]
What are the connections between domestic violence and human trafficking? [PDF - 3p.]
How and why are domestic violence and animal abuse related? [PDF - 2p.]
Is domestic violence preventable? [PDF – 2 p.]
Create Your Own [PDF - 1p.]
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Preparing Survivors for Public Speaking (January 2012)
At the TCFV Executive Directors' Conference, Kenya Fairley, program director at the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence, presented guidance for both the survivor speaker (including considerations for unique populations) and victim advocates seeking to maximize survivors' physical and emotional safety and ensure the overall success of the speaking engagement were discussed and presented.
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