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  • General Material
June 2010

Interview with Anuradha Bhagwati, Executive Director, Service Women Action Network (SWAN)

Author(s): Ronnie M. Eldridge
This video interview with SWAN’s Executive Director, a former marine, provides an overview of the challenges faced by female veterans while deployed and after returning to their communities. It also discusses the incidence of Military Sexual Trauma (MST) and the implications of the “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell Policy”. 
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  • General Material
May 2010

House Committee on Veterans Affairs Joint Hearing with Subcommittee on Health on Healing the Wounds: Evaluating Military Sexual Trauma Issues

This document provides the written version of testimony provided by the Executive Director of SWAN regarding the issue of Military Sexual Trauma and the experiences of individuals working within the Department of Defense and Veterans Affairs facilities and programs.
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  • General Material
February 2010

Understanding Life with a Brain Injury: The crossroads of Traumatic Brain Injury and Domestic Violence

Author(s): Judith Avner
This PowerPoint presentation offers information related to the prevalence of TBI and discuses the intersections between TBI and DV. Additionally, it provides specific tips including a screening tool, for DV advocates working with survivors with TBI.
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  • General Material
January 2010

Sexual Violence in Later Life: Fact Sheet

Author(s): Holly Ramsey-Klawsnik
Sexual violence can affect individuals across the life span, including people in later life. This two page document offers information concerning sexual abuse in later life, including barriers to response and prevention, victims and perpetrators.
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  • General Material
January 2010

Model Protocol Safety Planning for Domestic Violence Victims with Disabilities

Author(s): Cathy Hoog
The goal of this protocol is to support domestic violence agencies to increase their safety planning services to people with disabilities and advance self-determination by offering safety planning that is cognizant of environmental and social barriers.
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  • General Material
November 2009

Supporting our Troops, Veterans and their Families: Lessons Learned and Future Opportunities for Philanthropy

Author(s): Vanessa Williamson
This reports highlights the challenges faced by veterans returning from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, including the prevalence of TBI, homelessness, PTSD, etc. It also offers lessons learned and suggestions for best practices in addressing the needs of this growing population.
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  • General Material
October 2009

Intimate Partner Violence and Barriers to Mental Healthcare for Ethnically Diverse Populations of Women

Author(s): Michael Rodríguez, Jeanette M. Valentine, John B. Son, Marjani Muhammad
Ethnically diverse populations of women, particularly survivors of intimate partner violence, experience many barriers to mental health care. Attention to the barriers to mental health care for ethnically diverse survivors of IPV can help inform the development of more effective strategies for health care practice and policy.
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  • NRCDV Publications
  • General Material
September 2009

Interpersonal Violence and Women With Disabilities: A Research Update

Author(s): Laurie E. Powers, Rosemary B. Hughes, Emily M. Lund, Mary Wambach
This article provides an update on what researchers have learned during the past ten years about abuse and women with disabilities and offers some perspectives on the state of current research and its implications for future studies and advocacy efforts.
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  • General Material
July 2009

PTSD, TBI and DV: True or False?

This article offers tips to determine when domestic violence is occurring in cases in which the perpetrator is a war veteran suffering from PTSD and/or TBI. Specific guidelines are provided to make such determination while avoiding justifications based on the perpetrator's acquired disability.
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  • General Material
April 2009

Disability and HIV Policy Brief

This comprehensive policy brief discusses the actions needed to increase the participation of persons with disabilities in the HIV response and ensure they have access to HIV services which are both tailored to their diverse needs and equal to the services available to others in the community.
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  • General Material
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February 2009

Model Protocol on Service Animals in Domestic Violence Shelters

Author(s): Phil Jordan, Summer Carrick
This document provides basic information about service animals and the people who use them, the laws that apply to domestic violence shelters and service animals, and policies and procedures for domestic violence shelters regarding service animals.
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  • Training Tools
  • General Material
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  • General Material
January 2009

Accessibility: Ramps, ADA Bathrooms and a Whole Lot More!

This checklist will help domestic violence programs identify ways to increase access to services for survivors with a disability.