Domestic Violence: Intervention

This area contains information on the development and delivery of safe and appropriate services for victims of domestic violence and their children, offering tools for advocates or counselors in community-based domestic violence programs as well as helping professionals in human service arenas or institutional settings who encounter domestic violence victimization in their work. Materials explore approaches addressing intersecting life circumstances or co-occurring issues.

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May 2015
This guide addresses many of the specific questions trans survivors ask: how to decide if therapy is right for you and, if it is, how to choose the best type of therapy for you, and how to find referrals and choose a therapist.
Authors: michael munson and Loree Cook-Daniels
December 2014
A Hidden Crisis is a first look at the impact of ACEs in California through four years of data collected by the annual California Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System. The findings clearly illustrate that ACEs are a public health crisis with far-reaching consequences on the health and wellbeing of Californians.
Authors: Center for Youth Wellness
May 2014
This blog provides brief recommendations for emergency physicians on screening ED patients for intimate partner violence.
Authors: Ralph J. Riviello, MD, MS, FACEP
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
Summer 2013
HSTS is an early childhood trauma intervention model created by Crittenton Children’s Center in Kansas City, MO. It is designed to support young children as well as, the parents and teachers who love and care about them. HSTS promotes the development of systemic trauma awareness in Head Start communities, teaching resiliency and practical lifelong coping skills.
Authors: Avis Smith
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