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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.

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  • General Material
January 2017

Disability and Earned Income Tax Credit

This webpage provides information about what disability benefits apply as earned income for EITC, claiming a qualifying child with a disability, and more.
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  • General Material
November 2016

Free Tax Return Preparation for Qualifying Taxpayers

The IRS VITA and Tax Counseling for the Elderly programs offer free tax help for taxpayers who qualify. This site provides basic information about these programs, how to find services by state, and what type of documentation is needed.
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  • General Material
  • Training Tools
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.
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  • General Material
January 2016

About AARP Foundation Tax-Aide

The AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is the largest free volunteer-run tax counseling and preparation service in the United States. Trained volunteers prepare tax returns and answer questions for low and middle income people, with special attention for those 60 years and older. Between January-April, the site provides information on sites around the country.
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  • 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.
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  • General Material
January 2015

WHO multi-country study on women's health and domestic violence against women: Initial results on prevalence, health outcomes and women's responses

Author(s): Claudia Garc’a-Moreno, Henrica A.F.M. Jansen, Lori Heise, Charlotte Watts
Report findings document the prevalence of intimate partner violence and its association with women's physical, mental, sexual and reproductive health. Data is included on non-partner violence, sexual abuse during childhood and forced first sexual experience. Information is also provided on women's responses. Available in English, French, and Spanish.
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  • General Material
January 2015

Publication 524: Credit for the Elderly or the Disabled

This publication explains who is eligible for the credit for the elderly or the disabled, as well as how to figure the credit.
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  • General Material
December 2013

Disability and Reproductive Justice

This article discusses the fact that among individuals with disabilities, there is a very real risk that the right to have and keep children without interference will be restricted thanks to attitudes about disability and parenting.
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  • General Material
September 2013

Living and Working with Disabilities: Tax Benefits and Credits

This brochure outlines the various tax deduction, tax credit, and income inclusion programs available to people with disabilities. Information is also included for people with dependents who have disabilities and for employers accommodating employees with disabilities.
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  • General Material
September 2012

Universal Design Factsheet

This factsheet provides information on the importance of universal design, or designing for the largest audience possible.
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  • General Material
  • Training Tools
January 2012

Traumatic Brain Injury and Safety Planning: Ideas for Domestic Violence Advocates

When a victim of domestic violence (DV) has a traumatic brain injury (TBI), it is important to consider the effects of the TBI in safety planning. Screening for TBI may identify the need for an evaluation. This handout provides background information on brain injury, assistance with identifying existing injuries, and details to provide appropriate help for victims of domestic violence who have sustained brain injuries.