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  • General Material
September 2010

Purple Hearts Elusive For Traumatic Brain Injuries

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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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  • General Material
July 2010

Military reckons with the mental wounds of war

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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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  • General Material
July 2010

VHA Directive: Military Sexual Trauma (MST) Programming

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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.
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  • General Material
June 2010

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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?

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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.