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Domestic Violence: Population-Specific Approaches

In an effort to respond to the diverse experiences of victims and survivors of domestic violence, services must be individualized to meet the unique needs of each population and/or community. The resources included here present a starting point for considering the various issues that impact the lives of victims and survivors in specific populations.

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March 2013
The findings in this technical report, based on 2010 NISVS data, reveal that overall, the prevalence of IPV, SV, and stalking were similar among women in the U.S. population, active duty women, and wives of active duty men.
Authors: Michele C. Black and Melissa T. Merrick
April 2011
This guide provides advocates will tools to help understand and support victims whose partners have been exposed to the trauma of combat and are exhibiting violent or abusive behavior.
Authors: Battered Women's Justice Project (BWJP)
August 2010
This article describes the obstacles that female service members and veterans are faced with during deployment and when trying to reintegrate to their home communities.
Authors: Rachel Natelson
2010
This handbook provides an overview of the processes used in the implementation of the OVW funded Military/Civilian Coordinated Community Response Demonstration Project.
Authors: Jane M. Sadusky
Updated 2010
This page discusses basic information about women’s experience of trauma and the prevalence of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) as a result of that trauma.
Authors: National Center for PTSD of the US Department of Veterans Affairs
August 2009
This fact sheet provides statistics and other information related to homeless women veterans.
Authors: Service Women’s Action Network (SWAN)
July 2009
This article offers tips to determine when domestic violence is occurring and cautions justification of domestic violence when the perpetrator is a veteran returning from the war suffering from PTSD and/or TBI.
Authors: National Bulletin on Domestic Violence Prevention
2009
This two-part article explores the military and civilian challenges presented by domestic violence and behavior that is more often associated with PTSD or TBI.
Authors: Deborah D. Tucker
January 2008
This resource kit was designed for civilian advocates working with active duty members, spouses, partners and family members who have experienced or been exposed to sexual and/or domestic violence.
Authors: Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Alliance
August 21, 2007
<p><b>Department of Defense Instruction 6400.6: Domestic Abuse Involving DoD Military and Certain Affiliated Personnel </b></p> <p>This link provides an overview of DoD’s domestic abuse policy including information on restricted and unrestricted reporting. </p>
Authors: Department of Defense