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  • Training Tools
  • General Material
January 2009

Victims with Disabilities: Collaborative Multidisciplinary First Response, Techniques for First Responders Called to Help Crime Victims who Have Disabilities

This trainer’s guide is designed to demonstrate effective techniques for first responders called to help crime victims who have disabilities that affect the victim’s intellectual and communication abilities.
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  • General Material
August 2006

Traumatic Brain Injury Screening: An Introduction

Given its high prevalence, identification of TBI is critical in delivering appropriate services and supports to those who need them. This document provides an overview of the importance of screening for TBI among people accessing state and community services and supports. Information about available instruments used for screening for TBI, as well as tips for screening individuals with TBI are included.
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  • General Material
  • Training Tools
March 2006

When Deaf and Hearing Meet: Until We Can Communicate with Ease - A work-book for Hearing People Connected to Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Disability, and Related Programs

Author(s): Mark Sweet
This workbook offers introductory information about language, culture, and respectful interactions between hearing and Deaf, helping the user feel comfortable, confident, creative, and competent to provide respectful assistance to Deaf individuals.
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  • General Material
January 2006

Traumatic Brain Injury and Domestic Violence: HELPS Screening Tool for Traumatic Brain Injury

This document discusses the intersection between DV and TBI, lists symptoms and recommendations for working with survivors with TBI, and offers a screening tool to aid in determining if survivors should be seen by a doctor for further evaluation.
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  • NRCDV Publications
  • General Material
January 2005

Confronting the Sexual Abuse of Women with Disabilities

Author(s): R. Amy Elman, Tiffany Lodholz
The document covers the origins of our knowledge concerning the sexual abuse of women with disabilities, discusses data on women with disabilities and the men who abuse them, and explores the advocacy efforts of women with disabilities and their allies.
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  • General Material
  • General Material
August 2004

Preparing for Disaster for People with Disabilities and Other Special Needs

This booklet offers information to individuals with disabilities and other special needs on how to prepare a disaster emergency plan.
Materials
  • Training Tools
  • General Material
January 2003

Enough and yet Not Enough: An Educational Resource Manual on Domestic Violence Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities in Washington State

Author(s): Cathy Hoog
This educational resource manual on domestic violence advocacy for persons with disabilities was developed to enhance the skills of community based domestic violence advocates.
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  • General Material
November 2002

Individual-Systemic Violence: Disabled Women's Standpoint

Author(s): Maria Barile
This article explores reasons for the systemic omission of women with disabilities from mainstream research and from services addressing non-disabled women's experiences.
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  • General Material
January 2000

Safety Planning: A Guide for Individuals with Physical Disabilities

This safety plan is designed to help adults with physical disabilities who have been or may be abused by an intimate partner, spouse, adult child, or other family member, personal assistant or caregiver.
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  • General Material
May 1999

Somewhere to Turn: Making Domestic Violence Services Accessible to Battered Immigrant Women, Chapter 1: Overview of Domestic Violence and Battered Immigrant Issues

Author(s): Leslye E. Orloff, Rachael Little
This chapter provides information about domestic violence in immigrant communities, including the power and control dynamics and the barriers faced by immigrant women in accessing services for domestic violence.
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  • NRCDV Publications
  • General Material
February 1998

Abuse and Women with Disabilities

Author(s): Margaret Nosek, Carol Howland
This document highlights the prevalence of violence against women with disabilities, examines abuse interventions for women with disabilities, and offers a critique of studies on abuse and disability. Includes recommendations for research and practice.
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  • General Material
January 1994

On Being Invisible in the Mental Health System

Author(s): Ann Jennings
The author provides a case study of her daughter’s sexual abuse as a child and subsequent experiences as a “chronically mentally ill” client in the mental health system. Information from 17 years of mental health records and anecdotal accounts are used to illustrate the effects of the abuse, her attempts to reach out for help, and the system’s failure to respond.