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March 2012

New Studies Link the Mental Health Effects of Trauma with Poorer HIV Treatment Access and Outcomes for Women

This page highlights research on the link between past and recent abuse with poorer HIV treatment access and outcomes for women.
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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.
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January 2012

Working with Victims with Brain Injuries in Domestic Violence Shelters

Author(s): Sue Parry, Judith Avner
Domestic violence victims who have a traumatic brain injury (TBI) may need help coping with the high levels of stress and stimulation that can be part of communal living. Because TBI affects different people differently, shelter residents will have different needs. Screening for TBI during shelter intake will help advocates identify ways to make the shelter more accessible and user-friendly.
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January 2012

Questions and Answers: The Application of Title VII and the ADA to Applicants or Employees Who Experience Domestic or Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, or Stalking

The examples provided in this publication illustrate how Title VII and the ADA may apply to employment situations involving applicants and employees who experience domestic or dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking.
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January 2012

Victims with Brain Injuries in Domestic Violence Support Groups

Author(s): Sue Parry, Judith Avner
This handout offers helpful tips for assisting a domestic violence victim who has a traumatic brain injury within a support group setting.
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December 2011

A Practical Guide for Creating Trauma-Informed Disability, Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Organizations

This guidebook focuses on the impact of domestic violence, sexual assault, and other forms of trauma on people with disabilities. It describes four conditions for a trauma-informed organization and provides tips on trauma-informed practices, creating organizational change, and providing universal safeguards.
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December 2011

Making a Connection When Trauma Affects Interaction and Communication

This Conversation Guide is designed to help you increase your staff's ability to support survivors when trauma affects interaction and communication.
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August 2011

Tips for Making Connections with Survivors Experiencing Psychiatric Disabilities

This tip sheet gives practical recommendations for DV advocates working with survivors who are experiencing psychiatric disabilities.
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August 2011

Tips for Creating a Welcoming Environment

This tip sheet gives recommendations about creating welcoming environments for people who have experienced domestic abuse and other traumatic events.
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June 2011

Fact Sheet: HIV/AIDS and Disability

This fact sheet discusses the risks of HIV for people with disabilities, and what agencies can do to respond—through institutional changes at the agency level and in advocating for national policy change.
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May 2011

Prevalence of intimate partner violence and other lifetime trauma among women seen in mental health settings

This document provides a brief review of the available research documenting the prevalence of lifetime abuse among women receiving mental health services.
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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.