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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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January 2012

Addressing Intimate Partner Violence, Reproductive and Sexual Coercion: A Guide for Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Reproductive Health Care Settings, Second Edition

Author(s): Linda Chamberlain, Rebecca Levenson
This document expands the scope of routine screening for IPV to include assessment for reproductive and sexual coercion. A trauma-informed, comprehensive approach to relationship violence that includes behaviors that interfere with patients reproductive health can improve the quality of care and reproductive health outcomes including higher contraceptive compliance, fewer unintended pregnancies, preventing coerced and repeat abortions, and reducing sexually transmitted infections (STIs)/HIV and associated risk behaviors.
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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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January 2012

Hanging Out or Hooking Up?

This safety card challenges teens to consider how their significant other treats them, identifying dynamics of healthy relationships and signs that may indicate abuse. Tips are provided to those wanting to support a friend who may be facing relationship abuse, and the card is written in gender-neutral terms. (Available in English and Spanish)
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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

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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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

Competencies Needed by Health Professionals for Addressing Exposure to Violence and Abuse in Patient Care

These core competencies were developed to help ensure that all health care professionals have a solid understanding of violence and abuse and gain the skills and confidence to work with patients, clients, colleagues and health care systems in order to respond.
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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

Building Child Welfare Response to Child Trafficking

This handbook provides policies, protocols and forms for incorporating child trafficking identification and response mechanisms into state and private child welfare systems using Illinois as a case study.