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January 2012

Working with Victims with Brain Injuries in Domestic Violence Shelters

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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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December 2011

Making a Connection When Trauma Affects Interaction and Communication

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This Conversation Guide is designed to help you increase your staff's ability to support survivors when trauma affects interaction and communication.
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December 2011

A Practical Guide for Creating Trauma-Informed Disability, Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Organizations

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This guidebook focuses on the impact of domestic violence, sexual assault, and other forms of trauma on people with disabilities. It describes four conditions for a trauma-informed organization and provides tips on trauma-informed practices, creating organizational change, and providing universal safeguards.
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August 2011

Tips for Making Connections with Survivors Experiencing Psychiatric Disabilities

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This tip sheet gives practical recommendations for DV advocates working with survivors who are experiencing psychiatric disabilities.
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August 2011

Tips for Creating a Welcoming Environment

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This tip sheet gives recommendations about creating welcoming environments for people who have experienced domestic abuse and other traumatic events.
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June 2011

Fact Sheet: HIV/AIDS and Disability

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This fact sheet discusses the risks of HIV for people with disabilities, and what agencies can do to respond—through institutional changes at the agency level and in advocating for national policy change.
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May 2011

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

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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

Forging New Collaborations: A Guide for Rape Crisis, Domestic Violence, and Disability Organizations

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Vera Institute of Justice’s Center on Victimization and Safety has created a roadmap for bringing together agencies at the intersection of violence and disability so that they can create a new and effective approach to safety, healing, and accessibility to services for their clients.
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March 2011

Women, Disability and Violence: Strategies to Increase Physical and Programmatic Access to Victims Services for Women with Disabilities

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This article strives to balance fairly and effectively the voices and needs of individuals with disabilities with those of service providers who provide either disability or domestic violence/sexual assault services. The intent of this article to is to highlight opportunities for positive change, hopefully in a way that will help empower service providers as well as victims and survivors with disabilities.
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January 2011

Reducing Barriers to Support for Women Fleeing Violence: A Toolkit for Supporting Women with Varying Levels of Mental Wellness and Substance Use

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This manual is designed to assist transition housing providers and other service providers to provide effective services to women fleeing violence. It draws on the knowledge of women who have experienced violence and those who have supported them.
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January 2011

Domestic Violence and Traumatic Brain Injury Tip Card

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This tip card provides information on one of the most unrecognized consequences of domestic violence, encouraging family members, friends, and professionals to be aware of the causes and long-term consequences of TBI.
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January 2011

Domestic violence and traumatic brain injuries

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This pamphlet provides information about signs and symptoms of traumatic brain injuries that are likely to result from domestic violence. The pamphlet also includes domestic violence screening questions for patients who have traumatic brain injuries.