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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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  • General Material
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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  • General Material
December 2010

The Politics of Memory: Part II. The Voice of the Oppressed

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This video highlights the historical roots of the mental health consumer/survivor/ex-patient movement in the fight for women’s rights.
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  • General Material
November 2010

Special report: For U.S. veterans, the war after the wars

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Since the war began in October 2001, there have been periodic reports about substance abuse, depression, domestic violence, suicide, homelessness and violent crime among traumatized veterans of Afghanistan and Iraq. High unemployment in a bad economy has merely compounded their troubles.
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  • General Material
October 2010

SEEING Beyond Abuse

Author(s):
This article offers an overview of the consequenses of trauma to the eye that may be suffered by victims of abuse, highlighting the connection between domestic violence and glaucoma. It urges appropriate screening and intervention for eye care providers.
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  • General Material
September 2010

Purple Hearts Elusive For Traumatic Brain Injuries

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The U.S. Army honors soldiers wounded or killed in combat with the Purple Heart, a powerful symbol designed to recognize their sacrifice and service. Yet Army commanders have routinely denied Purple Hearts to soldiers who have sustained concussions in Iraq, despite regulations that make such wounds eligible for the medal, an investigation by NPR and ProPublica has found.
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  • General Material
July 2010

Military reckons with the mental wounds of war

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This article tells the story of Staff Sgt. James Ownbey, a Marine who served in Iraq as an explosive ordinance disposal technician in 2007, and two other deployments who now suffers from a traumatic brain injury (TBI), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and numerous physical ailments.
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  • General Material
July 2010

VHA Directive: Military Sexual Trauma (MST) Programming

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This directive advices VA facilities on the appropriate programming and requirements for addressing MST. Of note is the directive for universal screening practices and free care for MST-related services for all veterans.
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  • General Material
June 2010

Interview with Anuradha Bhagwati, Executive Director, Service Women Action Network (SWAN)

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This video interview with SWAN’s Executive Director, a former marine, provides an overview of the challenges faced by female veterans while deployed and after returning to their communities. It also discusses the incidence of Military Sexual Trauma (MST) and the implications of the “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell Policy”. 
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  • General Material
May 2010

House Committee on Veterans Affairs Joint Hearing with Subcommittee on Health on Healing the Wounds: Evaluating Military Sexual Trauma Issues

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This document provides the written version of testimony provided by the Executive Director of SWAN regarding the issue of Military Sexual Trauma and the experiences of individuals working within the Department of Defense and Veterans Affairs facilities and programs.
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  • General Material
February 2010

Understanding Life with a Brain Injury: The crossroads of Traumatic Brain Injury and Domestic Violence

Author(s): Publisher(s):
This PowerPoint presentation offers information related to the prevalence of TBI and discuses the intersections between TBI and DV. Additionally, it provides specific tips including a screening tool, for DV advocates working with survivors with TBI.
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  • General Material
January 2010

Sexual Violence in Later Life: Fact Sheet

Author(s): Publisher(s):
Sexual violence can affect individuals across the life span, including people in later life. This two page document offers information concerning sexual abuse in later life, including barriers to response and prevention, victims and perpetrators.