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July 1997

In Their Own Words: Trauma survivors and professionals they trust tell what hurts, what helps, and what is needed for trauma services

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Both survivors of abuse and the professionals they trust give voice in this book to their experiences with individuals, organizations, and systems that have been shaped and influenced in such a way that they frequently harm, rather than help, the individuals they serve. Readers will be moved by their accounts of what hurts, what helps, and what is needed from our service systems for healing and recovery.
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January 1995

Guidelines for Physicians on the Abuse of Women with Disabilities

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This screening guide provides information about the prevalence of abuse among women with disabilities and presents guidelines for health care practitioners for identifying and responding to patents with signs of abuse.
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January 1994

On Being Invisible in the Mental Health System

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The author provides a case study of her daughter’s sexual abuse as a child and subsequent experiences as a “chronically mentally ill” client in the mental health system. Information from 17 years of mental health records and anecdotal accounts are used to illustrate the effects of the abuse, her attempts to reach out for help, and the system’s failure to respond.
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Support for Veterans with Brain Injuries

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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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Safety Planning for Domestic Violence Victims Who Have Been Hit on the Head

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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

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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.
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The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Titles I and V

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prohibiting employment discrimination against qualified individuals with disabilities
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Military Sexual Trauma Web Portal

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Importantly, the Disability Compensation fact sheet points out the that fact that veterans in need of MST services from the VA do not need to have a documented MST experiences or disability compensation in order to receive these services. Even veterans who are not eligible for other services may apply, but the language provided does not indicate that services are guaranteed.
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Working with Deaf Survivors of Domestic Violence

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In this paper, the author describes her experience in learning to become an advocate for Deaf survivors of domestic violence. She emphasizes the importance of both linguistic and cultural competency, and the necessity of key collaborations towards successful advocacy work.
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Victimization of Persons with Traumatic Brain Injury or Other Disabilities: A Fact Sheet for Friends and Families

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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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Domestic Violence In Veterans With Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Who Seek Couples Therapy

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Domestic violence rates among veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are higher than those of the general population. Individuals who have been diagnosed with PTSD who seek couples therapy with their partners constitute an understudied population. The following article explores some of these issues based on a study.
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A Guide for Friends, Family and Care Providers of Sexual Violence Survivors Who Have Disabilities

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