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August 2012

Know and Tell Why Factsheet

This fact sheet explains the importance of service providers knowing why they are required to ask specific questions, and explaining to survivors what information the agency is trying to find out with the questions. This is particularly important when working with trans individuals.
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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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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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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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January 2012

Did You Know Your Relationship Affects Your Health?

This poster presents information about sexual abuse and coercion in relationships and suggests women who experience sexual violence to talk to their healthcare providers and national hotlines. See the Futures Without Violence Reproductive Health Initiative for more information.
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January 2012

Assisting Trafficking Victims: A Guide for Victim Advocates

This information packet describes practices used in cases of human trafficking, how they relate to sexual violence, and how to assist and advocate for victims of human trafficking.
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June 2011

Working together to end Abuse in Later Life in Latino Communities

The abuse of older adults is a common problem in our society, but rarely discussed. This is particularly challenging because victims/survivors of elder abuse are often an invisible population across cultures, gender, immigration status, etc. In this webinar, presenters discuss the specific and unique needs of Latino victims of elder abuse as this group is especially underrepresented in research and practice. Best approaches for bridging this gap as well as examples of successful collaborations to address this problem are highlighted in this webinar.
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May 2011

Risk Assessment and Intimate Partner Violence: Bridging Research and Practice

Author(s): Lauren Bennett Cattaneo
This webinar presents three areas of research on risk assessment in intimate partner violence and describes future directions for linking research and practice in a way that pulls prediction into management, gives victim voice, and integrates advocate expertise.
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May 2011

Intimate Partner Violence and Lifetime Trauma

This article reviews available research exploring the link between histories of physical and sexual abuse in childhood and IPV victimization in adulthood.
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May 2011

Prevalence of intimate partner violence and other lifetime trauma among women seen in mental health settings

This document provides a brief review of the available research documenting the prevalence of lifetime abuse among women receiving mental health services.
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April 2011

Abuse in Later Life Wheel

This abuse in later life power and control wheel describes different types of abuses that occur in later life and tactics used by abusers to exercise power and control over their victims. This wheel was developed in consultation with survivors of later life abuse.
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January 2011

PROTECT: Identifying and Protecting High Risk Victims of Gender Based Violence - an Overview

Author(s): Ute Rösemann, Branislava Marvanová Vargová, Regina Webhofer
This report summarizes project PROTECT which aims at contributing to the prevention and reduction of the most serious forms of gender-based violence against girls, young women and their children, such as grievous bodily harm, homicide and attempted homicide, including so-called honour crimes and killings.