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May 1999

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

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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
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February 1998

Abuse and Women with Disabilities

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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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January 1994

On Being Invisible in the Mental Health System

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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.
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Etiquette Tips for Working with People with Disabilities

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This one-pager offers tips for engaging in respectful interactions with individuals with disabilities.
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Disability Inclusive Asset Building: New Strategies for Achieving Real Economic Impact for Americans with Disabilities

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As a result of regular meetings between community development organizations, disability service organizations, universities, and federal agencies, research was undertaken to understand asset accumulation for people with disabilities, and to leverage existing community development resources and adapt existing asset building programs to meet the needs of this group.
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A Guide for Friends, Family and Care Providers of Sexual Violence Survivors Who Have Disabilities

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This 26-page guide contains a general overview of sexual violence information, with special information pertaining to victims with disabilities.
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Individual Development Account Question and Answer Sheet: A Guide for IDA Consumers with Disabilities

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This fact sheet specifically addresses the impact of IDAs on SSI and SSDI.
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  • NRCDV Publications
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The NRCDV Access Initiative: Documenting our progress towards greater accessibility

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Be the change we wish to see in the world. That is just what the staff of the NRCDV had in mind when we launched the Access Initiative in 2006. The Initiative represented NRCDV's organizational commitment -- as an employer, service provider, and community member -- to individuals with disabilities and accessibility in general.
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Visual Safety Plan

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This visual safety plan was designed for people with limited English proficiency or literacy. It outlines documents and other items to take if/when a survivor flees an abusive relationship, describes safety planning at home, and suggests preparations around documentation.
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Victimization of Persons with Traumatic Brain Injury or Other Disabilities: A Fact Sheet for Friends and Families

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This fact sheet includes information about why people with traumatic brain injury are vulnerable to victimization and how to help those who are victimized.
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Safety Planning for Domestic Violence Victims Who Have Been Hit on the Head

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Its important to consider the possibility of a TBI in your safety planning, and to do what you can to protect yourself and prevent another injury. This handout provides information for victims of domestic violence to protect themselves from further injury and allow brain injuries to heal.
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The Intersection of Brain Injury and Domestic Violence

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This guide offers information about brain injury and the possible complications that this disability can provide to domestic violence survivors. Suggestions for providing informed services to domestic violence survivors living with a brain injury are also included.