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Disaster Content Topic Results

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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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June 2013

When Crisis Strikes: A Toolkit for Critical Incident Response and Management

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PCADV developed this toolkit to help domestic violence programs navigate a crisis situation – a homicide, suicide, natural death, accident or fire – that could disrupt services, distress staff and shelter residents, and attract unwanted media and public interest.
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  • General Material
January 2013

The hidden disaster: Domestic violence in the aftermath of natural disaster

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Many countries have reported increases in relationship violence in the wake of disasters. However, there is a research gap on why this happens, and how increased violence may relate to disaster experiences. Women's Health Goulburn North East undertook the first Australian research into this phenomenon, interviewing 30 women and 47 disaster workers in Victoria after the 2009 Black Saturday bushfires.
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September 2012

Tips for Talking With and Helping Children and Youth Cope After a Disaster or Traumatic Event: A Guide for Parents, Caregivers, and Teachers

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Natural disasters such as tornados, or man-made tragedies such as bombings, can leave children feeling frightened, confused, and insecure. Whether a child has personally experienced trauma or has merely seen the event on television or heard it discussed by adults, it is important for parents and teachers to be informed and ready to help if reactions to stress begin to occur. This guide is for parents, caregivers, and teachers.
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July 2012

Intimate partner violence and Hurricane Katrina: Predictors and associated mental health outcomes

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This study sought to establish the prevalence and correlates of intimate partner violence (IPV) victimization in the six months before and after Hurricane Katrina. Reports of IPV were associated with greater risk of post-Katrina depression and posttraumatic stress disorder.
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January 2012

Sexual Violence in Disasters: Interactive Online Series

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This three-part series of interactive online courses discuss the connections among sexual violence and disasters and offer recommendations for creating a pre-disaster plan for sexual violence prevention and response.
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December 2011

Understanding Traumatic Triggers

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This short fact sheet explains what triggers are and how to handle situations that might be triggering a person.
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  • General Material
  • NRCDV Publications
May 2011

What can I do to prevent and respond to sexual violence in the wake of a disaster?

Publisher(s):
Historically, rates of sexual violence and other forms of violence against women increase in the aftermath of a disaster or crisis. NRCDV's June 2011 TA Question of the Month provides guidance on how to prevent and respond to violence against women in the wake of disasters.
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  • General Material
January 2011

WCSAP Manager’s Viewpoint: Disaster Resilience: Emergency Planning and Recovery for Sexual Assault Programs

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This document offers information to assist sexual assault programs with emergency preparedness and recovery planning. It includes the perspectives of experienced program managers and an expert on gender-based violence in disasters, as well as planning tools and resources.
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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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August 2010

"If There Was a Dire Emergency, We Never Would Have Been Able to Get in There”: Domestic Violence Reporting and Disasters

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This paper examines domestic violence reporting in a community in New Zealand struck by a snow storm. Issues that arose from a lack of planning or policy are discussed, and suggestions are made for improving emergency planning.
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June 2010

Hard-Won Lessons: Responding to Women's Interests and Needs in the Gulf Coast Oil Spill

Author(s): Publisher(s):
This two-page talking points document is intended to help guide oil spill response and recovery work.
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  • General Material
May 2010

Testimony before Congress by Anuradha Bhagwati

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This testimony particularly emphasizes the societal and institutional responses to survivors of military sexual trauma (MST) that continue to place women at greater risk for further violence and isolation. This publication also sheds light on the repercussions of the "Don't ask, don't tell" policy on service women and men.