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  • NRCDV Publications
  • General Material
September 2009

Interpersonal Violence and Women With Disabilities: A Research Update

Author(s): Laurie E. Powers, Rosemary B. Hughes, Emily M. Lund, Mary Wambach
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
April 2009

Disability and HIV Policy Brief

This comprehensive policy brief discusses the actions needed to increase the participation of persons with disabilities in the HIV response and ensure they have access to HIV services which are both tailored to their diverse needs and equal to the services available to others in the community.
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  • General Material
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February 2009

Model Protocol on Service Animals in Domestic Violence Shelters

Author(s): Phil Jordan, Summer Carrick
This document provides basic information about service animals and the people who use them, the laws that apply to domestic violence shelters and service animals, and policies and procedures for domestic violence shelters regarding service animals.
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  • General Material
January 2009

Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury: Annual Report 2009

This 21-page report provides a description of the services offered by the Defense Center of Excellence (DCoE) for Psychological Health (PH) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and its accomplishments in the years 2007-2008. DCoE's research mission is to coordinate innovative, evidence-based PH and TBI investments across DoD and other government agencies to meet both immediate and long-term needs associated with prevention, diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and outreach for warriors and their families.
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  • Training Tools
  • General Material
January 2009

Victims with Disabilities: Collaborative Multidisciplinary First Response, Techniques for First Responders Called to Help Crime Victims who Have Disabilities

This trainer’s guide is designed to demonstrate effective techniques for first responders called to help crime victims who have disabilities that affect the victim’s intellectual and communication abilities.
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  • Training Tools
  • General Material
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January 2009

Accessibility: Ramps, ADA Bathrooms and a Whole Lot More!

This checklist will help domestic violence programs identify ways to increase access to services for survivors with a disability.
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  • General Material
January 2009

Domestic Violence, PTSD and Brain Injury: Military and Civilian Challenges

Author(s): Deborah D. Tucker
This two-part article written by the director of the NCDSV explores the military and civilian challenges presented by domestic violence and behavior that is more often associated with PTSD or TBI, whether attributable to experiences in a military setting or some other influence, such as being a victim of child abuse or sexual assault or from brain injury impacting the impulse control of the sufferer. The author offers recommendations for lawyers and judges as well as resources for intervention with the offender and support for the victims.
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  • Training Tools
  • General Material
January 2007

Access to Advocacy: Serving Women with Psychiatric Disabilities in Domestic Violence Settings - Participant Guide

This curriculum is a foundational resource on the impact of trauma across the lifespan; recommendations for working with survivors experiencing the traumatic effects of abuse, mental health conditions, and/or psychiatric disability; recommendations for collaboration; developing inclusive and trauma-informed services; peer support principles; and legal issues.
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  • General Material
August 2006

Traumatic Brain Injury Screening: An Introduction

Given its high prevalence, identification of TBI is critical in delivering appropriate services and supports to those who need them. This document provides an overview of the importance of screening for TBI among people accessing state and community services and supports. Information about available instruments used for screening for TBI, as well as tips for screening individuals with TBI are included.
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July 2006

Victims of Violence in Times of Disaster or Emergency

Author(s): Helga West, Judy Benitez, Bonnie Zampino, "Elaine"
This paper highlights a number of emergency preparedness issues as they relate to violent crime and trauma and offers key recommendations to begin addressing gaps in victim services provision.
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  • Training Tools
  • General Material
March 2006

When Deaf and Hearing Meet: Until We Can Communicate with Ease - A work-book for Hearing People Connected to Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Disability, and Related Programs

Author(s): Mark Sweet
This workbook offers introductory information about language, culture, and respectful interactions between hearing and Deaf, helping the user feel comfortable, confident, creative, and competent to provide respectful assistance to Deaf individuals.
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  • General Material
January 2006

Traumatic Brain Injury and Domestic Violence: HELPS Screening Tool for Traumatic Brain Injury

This document discusses the intersection between DV and TBI, lists symptoms and recommendations for working with survivors with TBI, and offers a screening tool to aid in determining if survivors should be seen by a doctor for further evaluation.