Resources Library: Healthcare Professionals

FACT Issue Brief—Older Adults and Family Violence

Added Wednesday, February 26, 2014 by Action Alliance

This FACT Issue Brief identifies forms of family violence and abuse faced by older adults and summarizes research on effective ways communities and households can identify and prevent further abuse. Promising strategies designed to protect the safety and security of the older adult population within the Commonwealth of Virginia are highlighted.

Framing the Issues: Looking at the Opioid Epidemic in the Context of Trauma and Domestic Violence

Added Sunday, September 30, 2018 by Action Alliance

This timely and important webinar produced by National Resource Center to Enhance Safety of Native Women and their Children will provide an overview of what is known about the opioid epidemic and will focus on the specific concerns of Indian communities and tribal domestic violence programs and shelters. It will lay the foundation for the exploding opioid epidemic and will examine the intersections between trauma, domestic violence and the opioid epidemic and explore innovative approaches to addressing these complex issues.

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Guns and Domestic Violence are a lethal combination - Infographic

Added Friday, January 17, 2020 by Action Alliance

The Action Alliance supports policies to remove firearms from potentially lethal situations and give law enforcement officers, prosecutors, and courts tools to effectively enforce measures to protect victims, their families, and the broader community. This infographic highlights some of the ways that firearm-based violence and domestic violence intersect featuring statistical data from multiple resources.

Health Issues Affecting Trafficked Individuals

Added Wednesday, September 02, 2015 by Action Alliance

Summarizes the health issues affecting trafficked individuals.  Includes information on these topics:

Considerations about status and legal proceedings: How individuals and their health problems are treated will depend on where arrested trafficked individuals are located and what kind of evidence is required for legal proceedings.

Health Problems: Health problems affecting trafficked individuals forced into commercial sex work and/or involuntary labor can be contracted because of the conditions in unsafe immigration routes utilized by traffickers and those in sending or receiving countries. Socio-economic determinants like substandard housing, illiteracy, racism, etc., affect health and access to healthcare.

Complex Traumas and Oppressions

Healthcare Providers

Medical Records and Care

High Risk Screening for Women of Childbearing Age

Added Tuesday, November 12, 2013 by Virginia Department of Social Services

This handout was provided by Martha Kurgans, from the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, at the workshop titled "How Community Service Boards and Domestic Violence Programs Can Help Each Other" at the Virginia Department of Social Services Office of Family Violence Promising Practices conference on September 16, 2013.