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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.
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.

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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 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 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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  • Training Tools
  • General Material
June 2013

Working with Deaf Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence

This Q and A was conducted with Jennifer Shaw, Project EMERGE Director, Vera House and Lindsay Ryan Anthony, ASADV Empowerment/Project EMERGE Advocate. It provides recommendations for building trust with the Deaf community to ensure that domestic violence services, policies and trainings are grounded in an understanding of Deaf culture.
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  • General Material
November 2011

Model Medication Policy for DV Shelters

Author(s): Mary Malefyt Seighman, Kelly Miller, Rachel White-Domain
The Model Medication Policy is designed to offer guidance to domestic violence programs on adopting medication policies that are accessible, trauma informed, and compliant with anti-discrimination laws.
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  • Training Tools
  • General Material
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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  • General Material
April 2011

Forging New Collaborations: A Guide for Rape Crisis, Domestic Violence, and Disability Organizations

Author(s): Nancy Smith, Sandra Harrell
Vera Institute of Justice’s Center on Victimization and Safety has created a roadmap for bringing together agencies at the intersection of violence and disability so that they can create a new and effective approach to safety, healing, and accessibility to services for their clients.
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  • General Material
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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  • General Material
January 2011

World Report on Disability

This report suggests that more than a billion people in the world today experience disability. People with disabilities have generally poorer health, lower education achievements, fewer economic opportunities and higher rates of poverty than people without disabilities. This is largely due to the lack of services available to them and the many obstacles they face in their everyday lives. The report provides the best available evidence about what works to overcome barriers to health care, rehabilitation, education, employment, and support services, and to create the environments which will enable people with disabilities to flourish. The report ends with a concrete set of recommended actions for governments and their partners. *See also: World Report on disability podcast (June 10, 2011)
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  • General Material
March 2010

Violence in the lives of the Deaf: Unique Challenges Webinar Materials

Author(s): Gretchen Waech, Heidi Notario
This webinar provided information about the barriers encountered by Deaf survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault when seeking advocacy services from mainstream programs.