Domestic Violence: Intervention

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Updated November 2013
This charter represents the collaborative agreement among partners of the Domestic Violence and Mental Health Collaboration Project. The charter includes agreements on mission and values, roles and responsibilities, decision-making, conflict resolution, communications, and confidentiality.
Authors: Domestic Violence & Mental Health Collaboration Project
November 2013
This recent survey found that 70 percent of adult American women over the age of 21 have a chronic health condition. That number rises to 81 percent among women who have experienced any form of domestic violence. This is especially serious given that 44 percent of women in the survey said they experienced a form of domestic violence.
Authors: GFK
November 2013
This paper reviews the concept of “Holistic Healing” for addressing trauma, offers guidance for building partnerships with providers, addresses community referrals and collaboration, and includes stories from programs who have successfully incorporated a holistic healing approach to services for survivors.
Authors: Terri Poore, Toby Shulruff, and Kris Bein
April 2013
This list provides bibliographic references for the 2-part VAWnet Special Collection series, Trauma-Informed Domestic Violence Services.
Authors: National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma, and Mental Health
April 2013
This resource includes a list of domestic violence specific trauma treatment approaches that exist in published form as well as trauma program models that take a broader approach, are relevant to women, and could potentially be adapted for survivors of domestic violence.
Authors: National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma, and Mental Health
April 2013
This fact sheet summarizes the 2012 Unites States Strategy to Prevent and Respond to Gender-Based Violence Globally which aims to strengthen the United States’ global response to gender-based violence through service integration, coordination across agencies, and diplomacy.
Authors: Center for Health and Gender Equity
April 2013
This fact sheet summarizes the 2012 Unites States Strategy to Prevent and Respond to Gender-Based Violence Globally which aims to strengthen the United States’ global response to gender-based violence through service integration, coordination across agencies, and diplomacy.
Authors: Center for Health and Gender Equity
February 2013
This literature review provides an analysis of nine trauma-based treatments specifically designed or modified for survivors of domestic violence, along with caveats and recommendations for research and practice going forward.
Authors: Carole Warshaw, Cris Sullivan, and Echo Rivera
2013
These guidelines aim to provide evidence-based guidance to health-care providers on the appropriate responses to intimate partner violence and sexual violence against women, including clinical interventions and emotional support.
Authors: World Health Organization
2013
This document focuses on the critical role of the adolescent health care provider in preventing, identifying and addressing adolescent relationship abuse. These guidelines are applicable to providers working in a wide range of settings serving adolescents.
Authors: Elizabeth Miller and Rebecca Levenson