Domestic Violence: Intervention

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October 2009
An interview with Deirdre Keys highlighting promising responses to stalking.
Authors: Stalking Resource Center
This research project gathered information from international and UK literature on trafficking, focus groups and interviews with 72 practitioners specialized in trafficked children and young people, and 37 cases of child trafficking/sexual exploitation.
Authors: Silvie Bovarnik, Jenny J Pearce, and Patricia Hynes
The prayers offered on this page address Christian communities to offer inspiration and hope in recovering and healing from abuse.
Authors: The Rave Project
This pregnancy wheel for OB/GYN and reproductive health settings assists providers in assessing for domestic violence.
Authors: Futures Without Violence
Updated April 16, 2015
This section of WomensLaw provides tips on preparing for a final protection order hearing in civil court. Although it is geared towards protection order cases, the general principles may be useful for pro se litigants in other types of cases as well, such as custody cases.
This is a guide for journalists reporting on trafficked women and the sex trade industry; guidebook makes recommendations to journalists and strives to raise sensitivities in reporting on exploitation and prostitution.
Authors: Julie Bindel
March 2009
Findings of this nationally representative study showed that more than one in ten respondents experienced some type of abuse or potential neglect in the past year.
Authors: Ron Acierno, Melba Hernandez-Tejada, Wendy Muzzy, and Kenneth Steve
May 2011
This document provides a brief review of the available research documenting the prevalence of lifetime abuse among women receiving mental health services.
Authors: Carole Warshaw
March 2013
The findings in this technical report, based on 2010 NISVS data, reveal that overall, the prevalence of IPV, SV, and stalking were similar among women in the U.S. population, active duty women, and wives of active duty men.
Authors: Michele C. Black and Melissa T. Merrick
January 2014
This Network Paper maps and critically analyses good practice in preventing and responding to gender-based violence (GBV) in humanitarian contexts to support humanitarian practitioners and policymakers to improve the quality of GBV programming.
Authors: Rebecca Holmes and Dharini Bhuvanendra