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Domestic Violence: Policy & Systems Advocacy

The actions of governmental bodies - their laws, practices, regulatory measures, and funding priorities - profoundly affect how women and their families experience life and freedom from domestic violence. This area provides information and tools to assist in the critical thinking and critical action of individuals and their collective(s) working to end domestic violence through public policy and systems change.

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Updated June 2014
This collection offers tools to screen for traumatic brain injury within the context of domestic violence as well as presentations, articles, and other relevant resources on this topic.
Authors: National Resource Center on Domestic Violence
Updated May 2014
This collection brings together selected materials related to preventing and responding to elder abuse, specifically domestic and sexual violence.
Authors: National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life in collaboration with the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence
Updated January 2014
This Special Collection of resources emphasizes collaborative and multilevel approaches to the prevention of and response to teen dating violence. 2014 updates include additional resources for teachers and school-based professionals and a new section to support the efforts of pregnancy prevention advocates and adolescent sexual health practitioners in addressing adolescent relationship abuse.
Authors: Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse
Updated January 2014
This collection highlights key resources for the EITC, the Child Tax Credit, Health Coverage Tax Credits, and others, highlighting resources specific to domestic violence survivors and advocates working with survivors.
Authors: Anna Melbin
Updated October 2013
This collection highlights the common experiences of immigrant women who are in abusive relationships, the legal protections and public benefits available, and practices and suggestions for increasing the effectiveness of services provided to immigrant women.
Authors: National Resource Center on Domestic Violence
Updated September 2013
This collection organizes resources into the following five areas: 1) the impact of domestic violence on health; 2) public health approaches to domestic violence prevention; 3) guidelines and issues concerning identification and intervention by health care providers; 4) information about collaboration between health care providers and domestic violence advocates; and 5) training.
Authors: Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse
Updated August 2013
This collection is a categorized and selected listing of articles, bibliographies, fact sheets, laws and court action, papers, regulations, reports and surveys on a broad range of housing-related subjects.
Authors: National Resource Center on Domestic Violence
Updated July 2013
This Special Collection provides information and resources to support the safety and privacy of those who may or do experience technology-assisted abuse. It reviews the ways in which technology can be misused, offers tips for enhancing data security and personal privacy, and explores considerations for advocates and organizations serving survivors of abuse.
Authors: National Resource Center on Domestic Violence
Updated July 2013
This collection examines co-occurring issues experienced by veterans (PTSD, TBI, MST) and provides information related to best practices when addressing these co-occurring issues through a multi-systems approach. Challenges experienced by female service members and veterans are explored through the lens of violence against women.
Authors: National Resource Center on Domestic Violence
June 2013
This special collection outlines how faith leaders from many different spiritual communities can become effective allies in the prevention and intervention of domestic violence in their communities.
Authors: National Resource Center on Domestic Violence