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Family Violence Quality Assessment Tool for Primary Care Offices

The tool may be used to assess family violence efforts in primary care practices at the beginning and intermittently (every 6 months, every year, every few years) when focusing on family violence as a quality improvement goal. It is meant to be a tool for identifying deficiencies and so that they can be remedied and the care to patients living with violence and abuse can be improved.
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Military Sexual Trauma Web Portal

Importantly, the Disability Compensation fact sheet points out the that fact that veterans in need of MST services from the VA do not need to have a documented MST experiences or disability compensation in order to receive these services. Even veterans who are not eligible for other services may apply, but the language provided does not indicate that services are guaranteed.
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InBrief: The Impact of Early Adversity on Children's Development

Science also shows that providing stable, responsive environments for children in the earliest years of life can prevent or reverse these conditions, with lifelong consequences for learning, behavior, and health.
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Family Violence Nursing Curriculum

While nurses must be able to respond skillfully to victims of all types of violence, responding to victims of family violence requires sensitivity rooted in understanding how it differs from other types of violence. The content of this curriculum, which grew out of the 1999 American Association of Colleges of Nursing competencies, was developed in response to those findings to provide Minnesota nursing faculty essential curricular information to develop student competence in preventing, assessing, and responding to family violence across the lifespan.
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Enhancing Dental Professionals' Response to Domestic Violence

This folio notes that seventy-five percent of domestic violence-related physical injuries are concentrated around the head, neck, and mouth. The folio also provides specialized tools for dental professionals on screening and responding to domestic violence.
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Assessing Social Risks of Battered Women

Author(s): Radhia A. Jaaber, Shamita Das Dasgupta
Whether visible to outside observers or not, social risks are real and significant to the individual battered woman.
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Gender Neutral Body Map

A gender neutral anatomical diagram for skin surface assessment.
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HIV Brochure: Living Healthier, Living Safer

This brochure provides tips to women living with HIV and domestic violence for staying healthy and safe. It also outlines major signs of DV and provides guidance on how often to get tested for HIV. Available in English and Spanish.
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Information for Mental Health Professionals

This document presents good practice tips for health care professionals working with patients who have been abused. The guidelines provide screening tips, highlight the negative effect of couples counseling in domestic violence situations, and present safety planning tips.
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Domestic Violence and Traumatic Brain Injury: Understanding the Intersections Webinar Materials

Author(s): Judith Avner, Sarah DeWard
This webinar provides an introduction to TBI, explores the intersection of TBI and domestic violence, and outlines some of the possible effects of TBI on domestic violence survivors.
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The Ontario Domestic Assault Risk Assessment (ODARA) & Domestic Violence Risk Appraisal Guide (DVRAG)

These tools comprise a coherent actuarial system to assesses how likely a man is to assault his partner again, and how his risk compares with that of other abusers.