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Special Collection

Special Collection
June 2014

Traumatic Brain Injury and Domestic Violence: Understanding the Intersections

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.
Special Collection
April 2014

Violence in the Lives of the Deaf or Hard of Hearing

Author(s): Gretchen Waech, Cathy Hoog
This Special Collection offers information regarding the experiences and needs of individuals who are Deaf or hard of hearing and have experienced abuse. The purpose of this collection is to: 1) increase victim advocates' knowledge and understanding of Deaf culture, 2) provide resources to assist helping professionals in direct service work with Deaf individuals, and 3) highlight best practices for addressing domestic and sexual violence in the Deaf community.

Materials

Materials
  • Training Tools
  • General Material
June 2016

Working with Older Survivors of Abuse: A Framework for Advocates

Author(s): Bonnie Brandl
This toolkit will help community based domestic violence and/or sexual abuse programs assess existing services and provides guidance to enhance program and advocates response to older survivors of abuse.
Materials
  • General Material
October 2015

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, And HIV-Affected In 2014

This report collects data concerning intimate partner violence (IPV) within LGBTQ and HIV-affected relationships from 16 anti-violence programs in 13 states across the country, including Arizona, California, Colorado, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New York, Ohio, Rhode Island, Texas and Vermont.
Materials
  • General Material
March 2015

"Be Food Safe" Fact Sheets for At-Risk Populations

This page includes fact sheets about food safety for at-risk populations, including people with HIV/AIDS, pregnant women, older adults, and people with diabetes.
Materials
  • General Material
January 2015

Culture, Language, and Access: Key Considerations for Serving Deaf Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence

Author(s): Nancy Smith, Charity Hope
This document offers a framework for understanding and addressing the unmet needs of Deaf survivors that is rooted in a cultural and linguistic perspective.
Materials
  • General Material
January 2012

Victims with Brain Injuries in Domestic Violence Support Groups

Author(s): Sue Parry, Judith Avner
This handout offers helpful tips for assisting a domestic violence victim who has a traumatic brain injury within a support group setting.
Materials
  • General Material
January 2012

Working with Victims with Brain Injuries in Domestic Violence Shelters

Author(s): Sue Parry, Judith Avner
Domestic violence victims who have a traumatic brain injury (TBI) may need help coping with the high levels of stress and stimulation that can be part of communal living. Because TBI affects different people differently, shelter residents will have different needs. Screening for TBI during shelter intake will help advocates identify ways to make the shelter more accessible and user-friendly.
Materials
  • Training Tools
  • General Material
December 2011

A Practical Guide for Creating Trauma-Informed Disability, Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Organizations

This guidebook focuses on the impact of domestic violence, sexual assault, and other forms of trauma on people with disabilities. It describes four conditions for a trauma-informed organization and provides tips on trauma-informed practices, creating organizational change, and providing universal safeguards.
Materials
  • Training Tools
  • General Material
December 2011

Making a Connection When Trauma Affects Interaction and Communication

This Conversation Guide is designed to help you increase your staff's ability to support survivors when trauma affects interaction and communication.
Materials
  • General Material
August 2011

Tips for Making Connections with Survivors Experiencing Psychiatric Disabilities

This tip sheet gives practical recommendations for DV advocates working with survivors who are experiencing psychiatric disabilities.
Materials
  • General Material
August 2011

Tips for Creating a Welcoming Environment

This tip sheet gives recommendations about creating welcoming environments for people who have experienced domestic abuse and other traumatic events.