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January 2009

The Intersection of Spirituality, Religion, and Intimate Partner Violence in the African American Community

Author(s): Tameka Gullum
This resource includes information about the role of religion in the African American community as it relates to domestic violence, and it includes specific recommendations for advocates in domestic violence and sexual assault programs.
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January 2009

Shared Differences: The Experiences of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Students of Color in Our Nation’s Schools

Author(s): Elizabeth M. Diaz, Joseph G. Kosciw
This report provides information on the experiences of LGBT students of color in school in the United States. The authors provide information on these experiences with the intention of ensuring that schools provide safe learning environments.
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December 2008

Adaptation Guidelines for Serving Latino Children and Families Affected by Trauma

Author(s): The Workgroup on Adapting Latino Services
These Adaptation Guidelines have been designed for use by anyone who is interested in better serving Latino/Hispanic children and families who have been impacted by trauma.
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May 2008

Transcending Violence: Emerging Models for Trauma Healing in Refugee Communities

Author(s): Andrea Blanch
This monograph is an introduction and overview of the issues involved in providing mental health trauma services for refugees in the United States. It is intended primarily for people who work in or care about the public mental health system.
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April 2008

Women in the Wake of the Storm: Examining the Post-Katrina Realities of the Women of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast

"This report shares findings garnered from a series of interviews held with a diverse group of women from throughout the Gulf region. In telling their stories, it provides an analysis of women's increased vulnerability during times of natural disasters and lays out policy recommendations that pinpoint how best to address those needs in the wake of this disaster, and in anticipation of the next."
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January 2008

Disaster Preparedness Training for Tribal Leaders

Author(s): Wayne F. Peate, Jennie Mullins
This document provides information related to public health emergency and bioterrorism preparedness and response training for tribal personnel.
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January 2008

Elder Abuse in Communities of Color

This "Facts & Stats Collection" paper describes specific issues and distinguishing dynamics that confront older women of color, highlighting types of abuse and warning signs. Resources for additional information are provided.
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January 2008

Understanding Disparities in the HIV Epidemic: How Social and Cultural Forces Lead to Unequal Risk for African Americans/Blacks

This report examines how racism, poverty, incarceration, and other social factors have contributed to heightened risk of HIV in Black communities.
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January 2008

A Tool for Reflection: The Realities and Internalized Oppression Faced by Lesbians of Color

This 3-page document explores the elements that impact the identity of Latin@ Lesbians and provides additional information to facilitate discussion after watching the video "My Girlfriend Did It."
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January 2008

Using Trauma-Informed AOD Treatment Practices to Improve Outcomes for African-American Survivors of Domestic Violence

Author(s): Gabriella Grant
African American women have as high, and in some studies higher, rates of trauma as women from other racial groups in substance abuse treatment. This article recommends numerous trauma-informed practices to be used by programs specifically working with women who have experienced trauma. It also recommends a simple agency assessment to identify specific strengths and weaknesses in terms of being able to effectively address trauma.
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November 2007

Freedom from Violence: Tools for Working with Trauma, Mental Health and Substance Use

Author(s): Tessa Parkes, Cathy Welch, Kashmir Besla, Sarah Leavitt, Maggie Ziegler, Angela MacDougall, Susan Armstrong, Belinda LaCombe, Mireille LeClaire, Nancy Taylor, Jill Cory
This comprehensive toolkit includes information, personal stories, and guides for specific situations for service providers. It works within an Anti-Oppression Perspective and uses a Harm Reduction Framework to promote safety for women who have experienced trauma, mental health problems, and substance abuse, issues which are highly pertinent to any domestic violence shelter.
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September 2006

A Conceptual Model of Historical Trauma: Implications for Public Health Practice and Research

Author(s): Michelle Sotero
This article offers an analysis of the theoretical framework of historical trauma theory and provides a general review of the literature. A conceptual model is introduced illustrating how historical trauma might play a role in disease prevalence and health disparities.