Domestic Violence: Intervention

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This fact sheet developed for service providers working in rural and remote communities in Australia is based on knowledge and findings gained through the first phase the PADV approach. Identifies key priorities and practice recommendations.
Authors: Partnerships Against Domestic Violence
May 2015
This document is an analysis of data from a study of 309 Canadian women separated from an abusive partner to examine their use of services. Services studied included general health services, mental health services, social services, violence-specific services, and legal services.
Authors: Marilyn Ford-Gilboe, Colleen Varcoe, Marianne Noh, Judith Wuest, Joanne Hammerton, Eman Alhalal, and Camille Burnett
This checklist outlines certain elements/rules of a home in which there is peace, and is meant to serve as a conversation-starter and agreement for families.
Authors: Peace Games
April 2008
This news article discusses a recent study by Bair-Merritt (2008). Findings of the study underscore the need for pediatricians to screen mothers for domestic violence.
Authors: T. Neale
Provides information about peer-facilitated support groups for abused women, including a why they can be useful. Explains different formats that could be used, prescribes the role of the facilitators, and suggests information for potential facilitators.
Authors: Janet Freeman and Karen Larcombe
This document addresses the issue of screening for domestic violence among patients from diverse cultures. It provides guidelines for culturally competent practices in community health clinics.
Authors: Washington State Department of Health
January 2005
This select reading list includes books exploring gender socialization in U.S. culture.
Authors: Women's Center Library/North Hall, UC Davis
This one-pager lists important elements useful to domestic violence survivors/victims when safety planning.
Authors: DeafHope
December 1997
Highlights statistics of Police Officers' personal (not-job related) involvement in domestic violence situations. The fact sheet mentions several studies have found that 40% of police officer families experience domestic violence.
Authors: Feminist Majority Foundation's National Center for Women and Policing
Studies show the causes of elder abuse to be wide-ranging, and not necessarily an outcome of caregiver stress. This paper discusses how seeing caregiver stress as a primary cause of abuse has unintended and detrimental consequences that affect the efforts to end this widespread problem.
Authors: Bonnie Brandl and Jane Raymond