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  • NRCDV Publications
  • General Material
October 2012

Domestic Violence Shelter Services: A Review of the Empirical Evidence

Author(s): Cris M. Sullivan
This paper examines the empirical studies of shelter effectiveness in the lives of abused women. This review includes studies of "shelter" in general, and does not address the specific programs offered within shelter (e.g., support groups, children's programs), which are the subject of separate research summaries. See more at The DV Evidence Project.
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  • General Material
August 2012

Meeting Survivors' Needs Through Non-Residential Domestic Violence Services and Supports: Results of a Multi-State Study - Interview with Anne Menard and Eleanor Lyon

Author(s): Mary Louise Kelley
In this podcast series, Mary Louise Kelley is joined by Anne Menard and Eleanor Lyon to discuss a study focused on nonresidential domestic violence services.
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  • General Material
June 2012

Model Rights and Responsibilities for Shelter Residents

Author(s): Margaret Hobart
This document provides general guidelines to keep in mind when crafting shelter rules, including a model set of rules structured in the form of rights and responsibilities.
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  • General Material
May 2012

2012 Truth About Abuse Survey Report

This report provides data illustrating that the vast majority of shelters across the United States consistently report startling increases in the demand for their services and decreases in funding. In short, demand is up, while funding, services and prevention programs are down.
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  • General Material
May 2012

Services Available to Victims of Human Trafficking: A Resource Guide for Social Service Providers

This booklet provides brief descriptions of community and State-funded resources available to victims of trafficking. Various Federal benefits and services are included as well as details on how to obtain a Certification Letter or Eligibility Letter from the HHS Office of Refugee Resettlement.
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  • General Material
  • Training Tools
April 2012

Domestic Violence Homicide Response Plan: A Toolkit for Domestic Violence Programs

This toolkit starts from the reality that any community can experience a domestic violence homicide. Building collaborative relationships, including with clergy, prior to a crisis is of utmost importance to establish the foundation and spirit with which your response will be handled. This document provides a framework for programs and their communities to develop a plan that will provide guidance in responding to a domestic violence homicide, whether the victim had been a client or not.
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  • Training Tools
  • General Material
March 2012

Understanding the Nature and Dynamics of Domestic Violence

This manual provides an overview of the complex issue of domestic violence, and offers strategies for advocacy and empowerment.
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  • General Material
  • Training Tools
February 2012

Trafficking: Considerations and Recommendations for Battered Womens Advocates

Author(s): Firoza Chic Dabby
This document includes information for domestic violence advocates working with victims of trafficking. After a brief overview of statistics and issue analysis, the document provides considerations and recommendations for advocates in seven key areas.
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  • General Material
January 2012

Domestic Violence Counts: 2011. A 24-hour census of domestic violence services

On September 15, 2011, 89 percent of identified domestic violence programs in the United States participated in the 2011 National Census of Domestic Violence Services. The results were published in the this report.
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  • General Material
January 2012

Abuse of Residents of Long Term Care Facilities

This research brief discusses elder and vulnerable/dependent adult abuse in long term care settings such as nursing homes and board and care homes/assisted living facilities.
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  • General Material
January 2012

Working with Victims with Brain Injuries in Domestic Violence Shelters

Author(s): Sue Parry, Judith Avner
Domestic violence victims who have a traumatic brain injury (TBI) may need help coping with the high levels of stress and stimulation that can be part of communal living. Because TBI affects different people differently, shelter residents will have different needs. Screening for TBI during shelter intake will help advocates identify ways to make the shelter more accessible and user-friendly.
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  • General Material
  • Training Tools
January 2012

Sheltering Animals & Families Together: Start-Up Manual

Author(s): Allie Phillips
This manual provides simple, how-to methods for starting SAF-T at a domestic violence shelter. SAF-T is available to encourage every domestic violence shelter throughout the United States and other countries to keep people and their pets safe.