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January 2011

Real Tools: Responding to Multi-Abuse Trauma: A Tool Kit to Help Advocates and Community Partners Better Serve People with Multiple Issues

Author(s): Debi S. Edmund, Patricia J. Bland
This toolkit focuses on survivors of multi-abuse trauma - those who are affected by multiple issues that negatively affect safety, health, or well-being. It offers practical tools for advocates and community partners, such as health and mental heath care providers, to address the complex needs of survivors of multi-abuse trauma, no matter where survivors enter the social service system.
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January 2011

Reducing Barriers to Support for Women Fleeing Violence: A Toolkit for Supporting Women with Varying Levels of Mental Wellness and Substance Use

This manual is designed to assist transition housing providers and other service providers to provide effective services to women fleeing violence. It draws on the knowledge of women who have experienced violence and those who have supported them.
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December 2010

The Politics of Memory: Part II. The Voice of the Oppressed

This video highlights the historical roots of the mental health consumer/survivor/ex-patient movement in the fight for women’s rights.
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November 2010

Special report: For U.S. veterans, the war after the wars

Author(s): Nick Carey
Since the war began in October 2001, there have been periodic reports about substance abuse, depression, domestic violence, suicide, homelessness and violent crime among traumatized veterans of Afghanistan and Iraq. High unemployment in a bad economy has merely compounded their troubles.
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October 2010

SEEING Beyond Abuse

Author(s): Jessica L. Young
This article offers an overview of the consequenses of trauma to the eye that may be suffered by victims of abuse, highlighting the connection between domestic violence and glaucoma. It urges appropriate screening and intervention for eye care providers.
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September 2010

Purple Hearts Elusive For Traumatic Brain Injuries

Author(s): T. Christian Miller, Daniel Zwerdling
The U.S. Army honors soldiers wounded or killed in combat with the Purple Heart, a powerful symbol designed to recognize their sacrifice and service. Yet Army commanders have routinely denied Purple Hearts to soldiers who have sustained concussions in Iraq, despite regulations that make such wounds eligible for the medal, an investigation by NPR and ProPublica has found.
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July 2010

Military reckons with the mental wounds of war

Author(s): Greg Jaffe, Whitney Shefte
This article tells the story of Staff Sgt. James Ownbey, a Marine who served in Iraq as an explosive ordinance disposal technician in 2007, and two other deployments who now suffers from a traumatic brain injury (TBI), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and numerous physical ailments.
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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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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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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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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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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.