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The results displayed below have been grouped first by VAWnet Special Collections - containing our most highly valued resources - then by individual related materials. Refine your search by category, types, author and/or publisher using the options provided. Sort by date published, date added, or alphabetically. For assistance in locating a resource, use our online contact form.
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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December 2005

Caught in the Storm: The Impact of Natural Disasters

Author(s): Lin Chew, Kavita N. Ramdas
This report explores the disproportionate vulnerability of women in disaster situations.
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December 2005

Shelter Health: Essentials of Care for People Living in Shelter

Author(s): Ken Kraybill, Jeff Olivet
This document provides guidance on creating shelter environments that are safe and healthy for residents and staff.
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January 2005

Gender Considerations in Disaster Assessment

This fact sheet outlines women’s unique vulnerabilities in the wake of a disaster and offers principles of good practice.
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January 2005

Violence and Disasters

This fact sheet reviews currently available data on violence and disasters.
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January 2005

After the Hurricane: Helping Young Children Heal

Author(s): Chandra Ghosh Ippen, Alicia F. Lieberman, Patricia Van Hor
This handout describes the impact of disasters on babies, young children, toddlers, and preschoolers, offering many useful tips for helping to promote healing and resiliency.
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August 2004

Preparing for Disaster for People with Disabilities and Other Special Needs

This booklet offers information to individuals with disabilities and other special needs on how to prepare a disaster emergency plan.
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January 2004

Mental Health Response to Mass Violence and Terrorism: A Training Manual

This manual is geared towards service providers responding to victims and community at large following incidents of mass violence and terrorism.
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June 2003

Picking Up the Pieces After a Disaster: Important Steps for Your Safe and Speedy Recovery

This document provides practical tips for staying safe, checking for damage, and recovering emotionally and financially after a disaster.
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January 2001

It Can Happen to Your Agency: Tools for Change: Emergency Management for Women's Services

This guidebook focuses on the increase in violence against women that results from a disaster, and how women’s service agencies can better prepare to meet the ensuing extra demand for service.
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January 2000

Field Manual for Mental Health and Human Service Workers in Major Disasters

Author(s): Deborah DeWolfe
Describes survivor reactions, at-risk populations, counseling, referrals, and stress prevention and management.
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November 1997

Responding to Domestic Violence in Disaster: Guidelines for Women's Services and Disaster Practitioners

Author(s): Elaine Enarson
This report summarizes the findings of a study investigating disaster impacts, preparedness and response in US and Canadian domestic violence programs. As a pilot study for future research, the survey provides baseline data and identifies emergent issues.
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Protecting Children from Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Violence in Disaster & Emergency Situations: A Guide for Local and Community-based Organizations

Author(s): Stephanie Delaney
This resource includes information on influencing factors that affect children exposed to disasters and emergencies. Minimizing risks through disaster preparedness and response are discussed. It also includes checklists for action.