Most people returning from war zones will have stress reactions and will need to readjust to being home. It’s important that advocates understand these stress reactions and their relationship to IPV in order to provide effective information and referrals to victims whose partners have been exposed to the trauma of combat and are exhibiting violent or abusive behavior.
This guide will help answer some important questions related to helping those with combat experience and their families return to and readjust for civilian life.
The FACT Report presents three types of indicators to communicate factors relevant to family violence in Virginia:
When the first Violence at Home: The FACT Report was published in 2010, information about the extent of family violence in Virginia was scattered across state agencies, often divided by the age of the
victim or the nature of the crime. The FACT Report pulled this data into one document in an easy-to-understand format. The 2014 FACT Report is now taking this mission, to provide a comprehensive view of family violence in Virginia, a step further through the creation of a dynamic, online web portal. The portal includes 18 indicators of family violence, spanning 8 years of data for many of these measures, and presents them in an interactive report format. The information contained in this publication will highlight trends and recommendations. The full data tables that were previously located in the FACT Report and Report Appendix are now found online at: http://www.fact.virginia.gov/family-violence-indicator-locality-data-tool. To ease in the transition away from the print publication to an online data portal, this year’s FACT Report will also include report examples. Full step-by-step instructions for creating these reports can be found online at: http://www.fact.virginia.gov/step-by-step.
The Virginia Office of the Chief Medical Examiner makes news and resources available to local and regional Domestic Violence Fatality Review Teams through a semi-annual newsletter. The July, 2015 issue features a recap of the 2015 National Domestic Violence Fatality Review Initiative Conference and recent data on elder abuse deaths in Virginia. Previous issues can be found here: http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/medexam/dvfr/newsletters.htm
The January 2016 issue of the Virginia Domestic Violence Fatality Review Newsletter can be found here.