Invisible Injuries: Domestic Violence, Traumatic Brain Injuries and Strangulation

Ohio research showed that over 8 in 10 survivors accessing domestic violence services had experienced head trauma that could cause brain injuries, but these injuries were hardly ever identified or treated. We are just beginning to understand the way that these assaults can impact the brain, cause brain injuries, and affect every aspect of a … Continued

Serving Survivors with Mental Health Disabilities

Survivors of domestic and sexual violence with mental health disabilities still face significant barriers in seeking and receiving healing services, including more significant or unfamiliar responses to trauma and lingering stigma around their disabilities. Service providers must continue the work in ensuring survivors’ services are safe, welcoming, and accessible and that their experiences are centered. … Continued

A Conversation on Serving Deaf Survivors

Deaf individuals in the U.S. experience rates of domestic and/or sexual violence equal to or higher than hearing individuals, with emerging research pointing to rates twice that of hearing individuals. From 911 systems that only take phone calls to victim service providers not providing American Sign Language interpreters, Deaf survivors routinely face barriers when reaching … Continued

Meeting the Needs of American Indian and Alaska Native Survivors with Disabilities

During this webinar, Amanda Watson, Program Director at Praxis International, will explore ways in which programs can better understand the cultural implications of working with American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) survivors with disabilities and provide guidance on strategies for best serving them.

A systematic review of intimate partner violence interventions focused on improving social support and/ mental health outcomes of survivors

Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a key public health issue, with a myriad of physical, sexual and emotional consequences for the survivors of violence. Social support has been found to be an important factor in mitigating and moderating the consequences of IPV and improving health outcomes. This study’s objective was to identify and assess network … Continued

Systematic Review of Mental Health Disorders and Intimate Partner Violence Victimisation Among Military Populations

There is growing awareness of the problem of intimate partner violence (IPV) among military populations. IPV victimisation has been shown to be associated with mental disorder. A better understanding of the link between IPV and mental disorder is needed to inform service development to meet the needs of military families. We aimed to systematically review … Continued