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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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  • 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.
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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

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

Author(s): Claudia Garc’a-Moreno, Henrica A.F.M. Jansen, Lori Heise, Charlotte Watts
'This report presents initial results based on interviews with 24,000 women by carefully trained interviewers. The study was implemented by WHO, in collaboration with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), PATH, USA, research institutions and women's organizations in the participating countries. This report covers 15 sites and 10 countries: Bangladesh, Brazil, Ethiopia, Japan, Peru, Namibia, Samoa, Serbia and Montenegro, Thailand and the United Republic of Tanzania. 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: Whom do women turn to and whom do they tell about the violence in their lives? Do they leave or fight back? Which services do they use and what response do they get? The report concludes with 15 recommendations to strengthen national commitment and action on violence against women. Data from the report show that violence against women is widespread and demands a public health response.' (Information available in English, French and Spanish) Contents include: Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2: Definitions and questionnaire development Chapter 3: Sample design, ethical and safety considerations, and response rates Chapter 4: Prevalence of violence by intimate partners Chapter 5: Prevalence of violence by perpetrators other than intimate partners since the age of 15 years Chapter 6: Prevalence of sexual abuse in childhood and forced first sexual experience Chapter 7: Association between violence by intimate partners and women's physical and mental health Chapter 8: Associations between violence by intimate partners and women's sexual and reproductive health Chapter 9: Women's coping strategies and responses to physical violence by intimate partners Chapter 10: Summary of findings, conclusions, and areas for further research Chapter 11: Recommendations Annex 1: Methodology Annex 2: Core Research Team and Steering Committee Members Annex 3: Country research team members Questionnaire Appendix: Statistics
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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
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
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.