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DOJ and HHS call for action to address abuse of older Americans: Elder Justice Roadmap outlines critical path to combating problem from ACL News, 7/9/14

July 17th, 2014 CaseyKeene No comments

The Elder Justice Roadmap, being published today, reflects the knowledge and perspectives of these experts in the field and will be considered by the Elder Justice Coordinating Council and others in developing their own strategic plans to prevent and combat elder abuse.

Read more: http://www.acl.gov/NewsRoom/Press_Releases/archive_ACL/2014/2014_07_09.aspx

Reporting Rape, and Wishing She Hadn’t: How One College Handled a Sexual Assault Complaint from the New York Times, 7/12/14

July 15th, 2014 CaseyKeene No comments

Disappointment is a recurring theme among many students who ask their schools to adjudicate their sexual-assault complaints. “Most of the students I work with say, ‘Had I known how bad the school process was, I would not have reported at all,’ ” said Annie E. Clark, who counsels assault victims on their rights.

Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/13/us/how-one-college-handled-a-sexual-assault-complaint.html?_r=3

How Childhood Trauma Could Be Mistaken for ADHD from The Atlantic, 7/7/14

July 9th, 2014 CaseyKeene No comments
“Inattentive, hyperactive, and impulsive behavior may mirror the effects of adversity, and many doctors don’t know how—or don’t have time—to tell the difference.”

How can I support pregnant survivors accessing services?

July 1st, 2014 CaseyKeene No comments

Pregnant WomanSince releasing the TA Guidance, Birth Doulas and Shelter Advocates: Creating Partnerships and Building Capacity [21 p], and hosting a webinar on Trauma-Informed Birth Support for Survivors of Abuse [1 hr 24 min], the NRCDV has received several TA questions about how advocates can support pregnant survivors accessing domestic violence related services. One of the NRCDV staff moonlights as a birth doula, or childbirth/labor companion, and she offers the following advice:
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*Trigger Warning* This Is How A Domestic Violence Victim Falls Through The Cracks from the Huffington Post, 6/16/14

June 16th, 2014 CaseyKeene No comments

“As with many women who are killed in domestic violence homicides, Laura’s death was foreshadowed by a documented trail of warning signs. But in this small town in rural Arkansas, those red flags went unheeded. Despite Acuna-Sanchez’s history of brutal attacks and repeated violations of his bail conditions, the justice system failed to keep him away from the woman he vowed to kill.”

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/16/domestic-violence_n_5474177.html

John Kerry, at conference in London, to address ending rape as weapon of war from The Washington Post, 6/12/14

June 16th, 2014 CaseyKeene No comments

“At a London conference Friday on ending sexual violence in conflict, Secretary of State John F. Kerry plans to call for five concrete steps to end a weapon of war so common it has its own catchphrase: rape, pillage and plunder.”

Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/john-kerry-at-conference-in-london-to-address-ending-rape-as-weapon-of-war/2014/06/12/feddc4d2-f245-11e3-bf76-447a5df6411f_story.html