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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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June 2014

Traumatic Brain Injury and Domestic Violence: Understanding the Intersections

This collection offers tools to screen for traumatic brain injury within the context of domestic violence as well as presentations, articles, and other relevant resources on this topic.
Special Collection
January 2013

Domestic Violence and Health Care

This collection organizes resources into the following five areas: 1) the impact of domestic violence on health; 2) public health approaches to domestic violence prevention; 3) guidelines and issues concerning identification and intervention by health care providers; 4) information about collaboration between health care providers and domestic violence advocates; and 5) training.

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  • General Material
January 2016

LGBTQ Inclusivity in the Medical Setting

This tip sheet offers guidance to medical settings for providing health care that is respectful and responsive to the diverse needs of LGBTQ youth.
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  • General Material
October 2015

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, And HIV-Affected In 2014

This report collects data concerning intimate partner violence (IPV) within LGBTQ and HIV-affected relationships from 16 anti-violence programs in 13 states across the country, including Arizona, California, Colorado, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New York, Ohio, Rhode Island, Texas and Vermont.
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  • General Material
September 2015

Accounting for Risk and Danger Practice Checklists: Coordinating Risk Assessment in Domestic Violence Cases

Author(s): Connie Sponsler-Garcia
These checklists are intended to help jurisdictions ensure that their criminal justice responses identify and address potential risks to victims, based on sound research on risk factors associated with IPV.
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  • General Material
May 2015

LAP Info Packet and FAQ

The LAP is a multi-pronged intervention that consists of a standardized, evidence-based lethality assessment instrument and accompanying referral protocol that helps first responders make a differentiated response that is tailored to the unique circumstances of High-Danger victims.
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  • General Material
January 2015

WHO multi-country study on womenÍs health and domestic violence against women: Initial results on prevalence, health outcomes and womenÍs responses

Author(s): Claudia Garc’a-Moreno, Henrica A.F.M. Jansen, Lori Heise, Charlotte Watts
'This report presents initial results based on interviews with 24,000 women by carefully trained interviewers. The study was implemented by WHO, in collaboration with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), PATH, USA, research institutions and women's organizations in the participating countries. This report covers 15 sites and 10 countries: Bangladesh, Brazil, Ethiopia, Japan, Peru, Namibia, Samoa, Serbia and Montenegro, Thailand and the United Republic of Tanzania. Report findings document the prevalence of intimate partner violence and its association with women's physical, mental, sexual and reproductive health. Data is included on non-partner violence, sexual abuse during childhood and forced first sexual experience. Information is also provided on women's responses: Whom do women turn to and whom do they tell about the violence in their lives? Do they leave or fight back? Which services do they use and what response do they get? The report concludes with 15 recommendations to strengthen national commitment and action on violence against women. Data from the report show that violence against women is widespread and demands a public health response.' (Information available in English, French and Spanish) Contents include: Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2: Definitions and questionnaire development Chapter 3: Sample design, ethical and safety considerations, and response rates Chapter 4: Prevalence of violence by intimate partners Chapter 5: Prevalence of violence by perpetrators other than intimate partners since the age of 15 years Chapter 6: Prevalence of sexual abuse in childhood and forced first sexual experience Chapter 7: Association between violence by intimate partners and women's physical and mental health Chapter 8: Associations between violence by intimate partners and women's sexual and reproductive health Chapter 9: Women's coping strategies and responses to physical violence by intimate partners Chapter 10: Summary of findings, conclusions, and areas for further research Chapter 11: Recommendations Annex 1: Methodology Annex 2: Core Research Team and Steering Committee Members Annex 3: Country research team members Questionnaire Appendix: Statistics
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  • General Material
January 2015

Human Trafficking in America’s Schools

The guide includes information on risk factors, recruitment, and how to identify trafficking; what to do if you suspect trafficking, including sample school protocols and policies; and other resources and potential partnership opportunities.
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  • General Material
July 2014

Police Departments’ Use of the Lethality Assessment Program: A Quasi-Experimental Evaluation

Author(s): Jill Theresa Messing, Jacquelyn Campbell, Janet Sullivan Wilson, Sheryll Brown, Beverly Patchell, Christine Shall
This study suggests that the LAP demonstrates promise as an evidence informed collaborative police-social service intervention that increases survivors' safety and empowers them toward decisions of self-care.
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  • General Material
July 2014

Getting Started: Tips for Domestic Violence Service Providers

Service providers can make small changes that can improve their response to the needs of survivors at risk for or diagnosed with HIV/AIDS. This resource helps domestic violence service providers integrate HIV discussions, screening, and support into their programs.
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  • General Material
  • Training Tools
June 2014

Screening for Human Trafficking: Guidelines for Administering the Trafficking Victim Identification Tool

Contents include The Purpose and Limitations of Screening; Tips for Conducting Interviews; Frequently Asked Questions; Advice on Using the Trafficking Victim Identification Tool (TVIT); TVIT long and short versions; Training and Other Resources, and; Definitions of Human Trafficking in the United States.
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  • General Material
May 2014

How to Recognize and Act on Risk Factors for Domestic Violence Homicide

Author(s): Ralph J. Riviello
This blog provides brief recommendations for emergency physicians on screening ED patients for intimate partner violence.