Educational Resources

Educate Yourself

Explore our comprehensive resources to educate yourself about crucial issues like teen dating violence in the Deaf community, the importance of emergency interpreting in ER situations, creating effective safety plans for domestic violence and stalking, and developing suicide prevention strategies. Each topic is covered with in-depth information and practical tips, empowering you to understand these complex situations, recognize warning signs, and learn how to offer or seek support when needed. Our goal is to provide accessible knowledge that not only raises awareness but also equips you with the tools to make a difference in critical moments.”

Recommended Books for Survivors

There are many powerful and inspiring books written by survivors of various challenges and adversities. Here’s a list of some highly recommended survivor-based books that cover a range of experiences:

“I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” by Maya Angelou: A memoir by the celebrated poet and writer, detailing her childhood filled with adversity, trauma, and overcoming racism and sexual assault.

“Man’s Search for Meaning” by Viktor E. Frankl: Written by a Holocaust survivor and psychiatrist, this book discusses finding meaning in suffering and the psychological impact of living in a concentration camp.

“Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail” by Cheryl Strayed: A memoir of self-discovery and healing, recounting the author’s solo hike along the Pacific Crest Trail following her mother’s death and her own personal struggles.

“The Glass Castle” by Jeannette Walls: This memoir tells the story of Walls’ upbringing in a dysfunctional family and her journey towards independence and self-acceptance.

“A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier” by Ishmael Beah: The author narrates his harrowing experience as a child soldier in Sierra Leone and his subsequent rehabilitation and recovery.

“Educated” by Tara Westover: A memoir that recounts Westover’s journey from growing up in a survivalist family in rural Idaho with no formal education to earning a PhD from Cambridge University.

“The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma” by Bessel van der Kolk: While not a personal memoir, this book by a leading expert on trauma explores how trauma reshapes both body and brain, compromising sufferers’ capacities for pleasure, engagement, self-control, and trust.

“Wave” by Sonali Deraniyagala: A memoir about the loss and survival, where the author writes about her experience of losing her parents, husband, and children to the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.

“Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption” by Laura Hillenbrand: This is a non-fiction narrative that tells the story of Louis Zamperini, a former Olympic track star who survived a plane crash in WWII, spent 47 days drifting on a raft, and then survived more than two and a half years as a prisoner of war in several brutal Japanese internment camps.

“When Breath Becomes Air” by Paul Kalanithi: A profound memoir by a neurosurgeon who faces terminal lung cancer, exploring what makes life worth living in the face of death.

These books offer incredible insights into the human spirit’s resilience and capacity to overcome extreme circumstances. They provide not only inspiration but also a deeper understanding of the various forms of human suffering and triumph.

Community Provider

Resources

Our technical assistance approach includes providing direction, discussing solutions that do not require additional staffing on your end, providing resources that are available to all providers in Arizona including ADA Kits that allow you to stay in compliance without having to use additional funds. Contact us for assistance.

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Technical Assistance

DANE offers specialized technical assistance to shelters, enhancing their capacity to effectively support Deaf individuals. This includes training on Deaf culture, communication accessibility, and providing resources to ensure that shelters are fully equipped to meet the unique needs of Deaf residents.

Emergency Interpreting

At DANE, our emergency interpreting service operates through an efficient phone tree system, ensuring swift and reliable communication for urgent interpreting needs. This structured approach allows us to quickly mobilize our network of interpreters, providing immediate language support in emergency situations to those who need it most.

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Co-Advocacy

DANE Advocacy embraces co-advocacy by partnering with other organizations and professionals to enhance the support provided to individuals in need, particularly within the Deaf community. This collaborative approach pools various expertise and resources, ensuring comprehensive and tailored assistance for those facing complex challenges.