Domestic Violence: Intervention

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November 2011
This document is part of the National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma, & Mental Health’s Creating Trauma-Informed Services Tipsheet Series and discusses practical steps that advocates can take to consider survivors’ mental well-being while they are participating in programming.
Authors: National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health
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
December 2014
This brief report discusses two stereotypes that negatively impact survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in legal proceedings. The first is that women who have mental health conditions or substance abuse issues are not credible when disclosing abuse. The second is that women with these conditions cannot also be good parents.
Authors: Carole Warshaw and Rachel White-Domain
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
April 2014
This article describes a Finnish study of health care professionals and their experience with working with people who have either experienced or been perpetrators of domestic violence.
Authors: Tuija Leppäkoski, Aune Flinck, and Eija Paavilainen
2014
This resource was designed to support advocates in beginning conversations about HIV with survivors of domestic violence.
Authors: National Network to End Domestic Violence, Positively Safe Program
2014
Service providers can make small changes that can improve their response to the needs of survivors at risk for or diagnosed with HIV/AIDS. This resource helps domestic violence service providers integrate HIV discussions, screening and support into their programs.
Authors: National Network to End Domestic Violence
2014
This partnership and collaboration template allows multiple agencies to draw on their strengths to support ending violence and HIV in their communities.
Authors: National Network to End Domestic Violence
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