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May 2013

Priced Out In 2012: The Housing Crisis for People with Disabilities

Author(s): Emily Cooper, Ann O'Hara, Nikki Singer, Andrew Zovistoski
The report reveals the extreme housing affordability crisis for those people living on an SSI income. A state-by-state executive analysis shows the percent of SSI Benefits needed to rent a one-bedroom apartment as well as the housing market areas that require more than 100% of monthly SSI benefits. Local information is contained in the appendix. Policy recommendations round out this easy to read and digest report focusing on the disabled population and housing affordability.
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June 2012

VA Military Sexual Trauma Brochure

This brochure provides basic information related to military sexual trauma and eligibility to apply for benefits. Available in English and Spanish.
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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

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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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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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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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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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.