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January 2001

A Service Providers Guide for Working with GBT Victims and Survivors of Domestic Abuse

This guide offers tips for service providers in addressing one of the most serious health issues for gay, bisexual, and transgender (GBT) men. Includes guidelines for education, workplace environment, assessment, response, and safety planning.
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January 2001

Payment for Forensic Exams

This report examines states' recent payment strategies for sexual assault forensic exams and the strategies' strengths and shortcomings.
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January 2001

Intersecting Inequalities: Immigrant Women of Colour, Violence and Health Care

Author(s): Yasmin Jiwani
This report shows that physicians tend to be inadequately prepared to respond to patients who have experienced domestic violence, and that physicians' response to immigrant women who have been abused tend to be influenced by stereotypes about violence within the cultural groups. The report also discusses issues related to disclosure of violence for immigrant women. Recommendations of the report emphasize the need for health care providers to be more educated and aware of the health care impacts of violence.
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January 2001

Seeking Safety: A Treatment Manual for PTSD and Substance Abuse

Author(s): Lisa Najavits
Seeking Safety is an empirically studied, integrative treatment approach developed to help people attain safety from trauma/PTSD and substance abuse. This website provides implementation tools, sample topics, research summaries, articles, and assessment tools related to the program.
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December 2000

Coding and Documentation of Domestic Violence

Author(s): William J. Rudman
This article discusses the importance of coding and documenting domestic violence by health care providers to improve services for victims and to increase knowledge about the impact of domestic violence on patients' health.
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September 2000

Women Living with HIV: Disclosure, Violence, and Social Support

Author(s): Andrea Carlson Gielen, Linda Fogarty, Patricia O'Campo, Jean Anderson, Jean Keller, Ruth Faden
This article underscores the need for policies that meet the needs of survivors of domestic violence who learn they are also HIV positive.
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May 2000

Simplifying physicians' response to domestic violence

Author(s): Barbara Gerbert, James Moe, Nona Caspers
This article proposes involving physicians in domestic violence intervention in four key areas (AVDR): asking all patients about abuse; validating the message that battering is wrong and confirming the patient's worth; documenting signs, symptoms, and disclosures; and referring victims to domestic violence specialists. According to the author, the AVDR approach would allow physicians to be proactive in responding to domestic violence.
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March 2000

Relationship Dynamics, Ethnicity and Condom Use Among Low-Income Women

Author(s): Hosanna Soler, David Quadagno, David F. Sly, Kara S. Riehman, Isaac W. Eberstein, Dianne F. Harrison
This study examines the importance of social and demographic characteristics, attitudes towards condom effectiveness against HIV, fertility intentions and power dynamics as predictors of condom use.
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January 2000

Increasing Awareness about Possible Neurological Alterations in Brain Status Secondary to Intimate Violence

Author(s): Mary Car
This paper explains the possible types and etiologies for traumatic injuries, neurochemical changes and structural alterations that may occur in the brain as a result of intimate violence, most of which are not being diagnosed.
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January 2000

On the Margin: Power and Women's HIV Risk Reduction Strategies

Author(s): Hortensia Amaro, Anita Raj
This article describes a framework for understanding risk reduction strategies while understanding power dynamics in heterosexual relationships.
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December 1999

Population Reports: Ending Violence Against Women

This publication discusses gender-based violence from a feminist-based, ecological perspective. It examines the dynamics of abuse, cultural context, impact on women's health & how health care providers can contribute to social change efforts.
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October 1999

Preventing Domestic Violence: Clinical Guidelines on Routine Screening

This article presents clinical guidelines on routine screening for domestic violence by primary health care providers. Appendices include a glossary of terms, suggested screening questions, and a sample domestic violence screening documentation form.