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Results displayed are grouped first by VAWnet Special Collections then by individual related materials. For assistance in locating a resource, use our online contact form.

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In Our Own Voice: African American Stories of Oppression, Survival and Recovery in Mental Health Systems

Author(s): Vanessa Jackson
This guide provides historical highlights regarding African-American survivors and mental health treatment in America; explores the themes shared in the collected oral histories; provides strategies for using history projects as a tool for personal and community healing and social change; and includes resources to assist you in starting your own history project.
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Fact Sheets & Practical Tools for Advocates

These fact sheets provide information and practical tips to domestic violence advocates on working with survivors who are experiencing trauma symptoms and/or mental health conditions.
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Traumatic Brain Injury and Domestic Violence: What do professionals need to know?

This document provides information and relevant resources for the early detection of TBI among domestic violence survivors. It also offers an analysis of the intersection between brain injury and domestic violence as well as other relevant information.
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The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Titles I and V

prohibiting employment discrimination against qualified individuals with disabilities
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Victimization of Persons with Traumatic Brain Injury or Other Disabilities: A Fact Sheet for Professionals

This fact sheet provides statistics on the extent of the problem and factors that may make a person with a traumatic brain injury, or TBI, susceptible to victimization.
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Homeless Women Veterans

Although homelessness plagues all veterans, the causes and consequences of having no home are different for women veterans. Young female veterans, including many with children, are increasingly joining the homeless population. Outreach that specifically targets female veterans is needed in order to ensure that these women receive the help they need.
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A Guide for Friends, Family and Care Providers of Sexual Violence Survivors Who Have Disabilities

This 26-page guide contains a general overview of sexual violence information, with special information pertaining to victims with disabilities.
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Support for Veterans with Brain Injuries

Through training and outreach, the Association encourages collaboration within the network of TBI service providers, veterans' organizations, and the community. This page also includes a film and other useful resources on this topic. This webpage is a resource for providers and families as they seek to understand the symptoms of, and treatment for, TBI.
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Victimization of Persons with Traumatic Brain Injury or Other Disabilities: A Fact Sheet for Friends and Families

This fact sheet includes information about why people with traumatic brain injury are vulnerable to victimization and how to help those who are victimized.
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The Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Sections 501 and 505

prohibiting employment discrimination against individuals with disabilities in the federal government
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Safety Planning for Domestic Violence Victims Who Have Been Hit on the Head

Author(s): Sue Parry, Judith Avner
Its important to consider the possibility of a TBI in your safety planning, and to do what you can to protect yourself and prevent another injury. This handout provides information for victims of domestic violence to protect themselves from further injury and allow brain injuries to heal.
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The Intersection of Brain Injury and Domestic Violence

Author(s): Sarah DeWard
This guide offers information about brain injury and the possible complications that this disability can provide to domestic violence survivors. Suggestions for providing informed services to domestic violence survivors living with a brain injury are also included.