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January 1995

Guidelines for Physicians on the Abuse of Women with Disabilities

Author(s): Margaret Nosek
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

Author(s): Ann Jennings
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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Etiquette Tips for Working with People with Disabilities

This one-pager offers tips for engaging in respectful interactions with individuals with disabilities.
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Domestic Violence and Traumatic Brain Injury: Understanding the Intersections Webinar Materials

Author(s): Judith Avner, Sarah DeWard
This webinar provides an introduction to TBI, explores the intersection of TBI and domestic violence, and outlines some of the possible effects of TBI on domestic violence survivors.
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Emergency Preparation and People with Disabilities

This page provides information on emergency preparedness as it relates to individuals with disabilities. Key areas discussed in the document are 1) preparation, 2) notification and evacuation, 3) sheltering and interim services, and 4) recovery.
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Facts About Programs Delivering Battered Women's Services to Women with Disabilities

This resource describes research done on domestic violence organizations who provide services to women with disabilities and gives basic information.
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The NRCDV Access Initiative: Documenting our progress towards greater accessibility

Be the change we wish to see in the world. That is just what the staff of the NRCDV had in mind when we launched the Access Initiative in 2006. The Initiative represented NRCDV's organizational commitment -- as an employer, service provider, and community member -- to individuals with disabilities and accessibility in general.
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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 Civil Rights Act of 1991

The purpose of this act was to amend the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to strengthen and improve Federal civil rights laws, to provide for damages in cases of intentional employment discrimination, to clarify provisions regarding disparate impact actions, and for other purposes.
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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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Women Veterans Health Care: Military Sexual Trauma

This resource briefly discusses some common responses and refers to other resources and the National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
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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.