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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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Special Collection

Special Collection
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
  • Training Tools
May 2017

Pennsylvania Crime Code: Strangulation

Research into domestic violence fatalities shows that an abuser’s attempt to strangle the victim can be a dramatic predictor of future lethality in intimate partner violence cases. Section 2718 amends Title 18 of the Pennsylvania crimes code and allows defendants to be charged with the crime of strangulation - as well as felony charges in domestic violence cases.
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  • General Material
December 2016

Tips for Having an Informed Conversation About Domestic Violence and HIV

This tip sheet discusses the intersection of DV and HIV and provides guidance for service providers working with HIV-positive DV survivors.
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  • General Material
  • Training Tools
March 2016

Domestic Violence Clinical Presentation

Author(s): Lynn Barkley Burnett
This article provides guidance around what to look for when screening patients for abuse in a clinical setting, including detailed descriptions of characteristic physical injuries.
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  • General Material
February 2016

Sexual Assault Against Females

This resource page discusses information specific to adult women who have experienced sexual assault. It provides information on prevalence, common responses, and survivors can seek help.
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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 Intimate Partner Violence 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

Promising Practices and Model Programs: Trauma-Informed Approaches to Working with Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence and Other Trauma

Author(s): Carole Warshaw, Mary Fabri, Eleanor Lyon, Heather Phillips
This report compiles comprehensive information about how programs are currently conceptualizing trauma-informed and trauma-specific work and how this translates into enhanced or improved services for survivors of domestic and sexual violence.
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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

The Unequal Treatment of Transgender Individuals in Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Programs

Author(s): Kristie Seelman
This study analyzes the findings of the 2008 National Transgender Discrimination Survey to examine whether certain sociodemographic factors and psychosocial risks, such racial identity, income, immigration status, or disability, are significant predictors of unequal treatment of transgender people in domestic violence programs and rape crisis centers.