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October 2011

Safety and Services: Women of color speak about their communities

Author(s): Jacqueline Boggess, Jill Groblewski
The project upon which this report is based invited African American women to express their views on services for victims and survivors of domestic violence, in particular the needs of survivors in low-income communities.
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October 2011

Honor Our Voices: Children's Perspectives of Domestic Violence

This online learning module features the diaries of three children in different age groups, sharing their experiences of exposure to domestic violence and offering related best practice themes for shelter advocates and other social service providers. Includes a downloadable guide for practice and a digital library of short audio programs.
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June 2011

Working together to end Abuse in Later Life in Latino Communities

The abuse of older adults is a common problem in our society, but rarely discussed. This is particularly challenging because victims/survivors of elder abuse are often an invisible population across cultures, gender, immigration status, etc. In this webinar, presenters discuss the specific and unique needs of Latino victims of elder abuse as this group is especially underrepresented in research and practice. Best approaches for bridging this gap as well as examples of successful collaborations to address this problem are highlighted in this webinar.
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June 2011

Thoughtful Documentation: Model Forms for Domestic Violence Programs

It is important that all programs think about and discuss what information they keep and why. This resource provides a set of sample forms that shelters can use to collect information about clients, and includes rationale for data elements included and excluded.
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June 2011

Women and Trauma: Report of the Federal Partners Committee on Women and Trauma, A Federal Intergovernmental Partnership on Mental Health Transformation

The Federal Partners Committee on Women and Trauma is an outgrowth of the SAMHSA-sponsored ÐFederal Intergovernmental Partnership on Mental Health Transformation Working Group on Women and Trauma. The Federal Partners Committee came together with the collective mission of developing strategies to address the consequences of trauma on women. This report provides background on women and trauma, describes a Roundtable held on April 29, 2010, and presents an outline of what the Committee plans for the coming year. The report illustrates the importance of listening to and incorporating the voices of people who have been directly impacted by trauma, and describes Ðtrauma-informed care, a new approach to addressing trauma that can be implemented in any setting. ÐIn a trauma-informed framework, prevention programs, human services, government agencies, and civic groups work together to create healthier, safer, more healing and more productive communities.
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May 2011

Supporting Parenting in Shelter Webinar

Author(s): Margaret Hobart
This 1.5 hour webinar explores practical approaches to supporting parenting in shelter. The presenters offer suggestions for policy change, making space for parenting, and for providing survivor centered advocacy that helps rebuild parent/child bonds and resiliency.
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May 2011

Risk Assessment and Intimate Partner Violence: Bridging Research and Practice

Author(s): Lauren Bennett Cattaneo
This webinar presents three areas of research on risk assessment in intimate partner violence and describes future directions for linking research and practice in a way that pulls prediction into management, gives victim voice, and integrates advocate expertise.
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May 2011

Intimate Partner Violence and Lifetime Trauma

This article reviews available research exploring the link between histories of physical and sexual abuse in childhood and IPV victimization in adulthood.
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May 2011

Prevalence of intimate partner violence and other lifetime trauma among women seen in mental health settings

This document provides a brief review of the available research documenting the prevalence of lifetime abuse among women receiving mental health services.
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April 2011

Competencies Needed by Health Professionals for Addressing Exposure to Violence and Abuse in Patient Care

These core competencies were developed to help ensure that all health care professionals have a solid understanding of violence and abuse and gain the skills and confidence to work with patients, clients, colleagues and health care systems in order to respond.
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March 2011

Women, Disability and Violence: Strategies to Increase Physical and Programmatic Access to Victims Services for Women with Disabilities

Author(s): Lisa McClain
This article strives to balance fairly and effectively the voices and needs of individuals with disabilities with those of service providers who provide either disability or domestic violence/sexual assault services. The intent of this article to is to highlight opportunities for positive change, hopefully in a way that will help empower service providers as well as victims and survivors with disabilities.
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February 2011

Principles of Prevention

This online course teaches key concepts of primary prevention, the public health approach, and the social-ecological model.