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March 2011

Women, Disability and Violence: Strategies to Increase Physical and Programmatic Access to Victims Services for Women with Disabilities

Author(s): Lisa McClain
This article strives to balance fairly and effectively the voices and needs of individuals with disabilities with those of service providers who provide either disability or domestic violence/sexual assault services. The intent of this article to is to highlight opportunities for positive change, hopefully in a way that will help empower service providers as well as victims and survivors with disabilities.
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January 2011

Domestic Violence and Traumatic Brain Injury Tip Card

This tip card provides information on one of the most unrecognized consequences of domestic violence, encouraging family members, friends, and professionals to be aware of the causes and long-term consequences of TBI.
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January 2011

Domestic violence and traumatic brain injuries

This pamphlet provides information about signs and symptoms of traumatic brain injuries that are likely to result from domestic violence. The pamphlet also includes domestic violence screening questions for patients who have traumatic brain injuries.
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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

Traumatic Brain Injury As a Result of Domestic Violence: Information, Screening and Model Practices: Trainer's Manual

This toolkit for trainers and advocates, provides key information, exercises and resources. The materials facilitate ways to better equip domestic violence program staff to recognize, understand and respond more effectively to the specific needs of those living with TBI as a result of domestic violence.
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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

Author(s): Patricia Deegan
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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July 2010

VHA Directive: Military Sexual Trauma (MST) Programming

This directive advices VA facilities on the appropriate programming and requirements for addressing MST. Of note is the directive for universal screening practices and free care for MST-related services for all veterans.