Resources Library: Publications/Reports

The Relationship Between Intimate Partner Violence and Substance Use: An Applied Research Paper

Added Monday, March 28, 2016 by Action Alliance

This article provides an overview of recent research studies looking at the relationship between intimate partner violence (IPV) and substance use. In addition to summarizing research findings, this article also takes a look at strengths and weaknesses of the existing research studying IPV and substance use. The article also provides recommendations for moving forward and next steps.

 

Published: 2015

 

The article is a part of the work of the National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health. To find out more about the work of the NCDVTMH visit their website at www.nationalcenterdvtraumamh.org.

The State of Violence in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Communities of Virginia

Added Friday, August 01, 2014 by Action Alliance

Report of a 10-month study completead in 2008 and conducted by the Virginia Anti-Violence Project.  The study included a survey of 1,000 individuals who identified as LGBTQ Virginians and addressed their experiences of sexual, intimate partner, and hate violence.  They study also included a questionnaire for sexual and domestic violence agencies and LGBTQ service organizations regarding the services they offer LGBTQ individuals experiencing violence.  59 pages, includes survey and questionnaire.

Transitional Housing for Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence: A 2014-15 Snapshot

Added Monday, September 10, 2018 by Action Alliance

With funding from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) (OVW grant 2012-TA-AX-K003), the American Institutes for Research’s National Center on Family Homelessness has completed a comprehensive review of transitional housing for survivors of domestic and sexual violence. The report and accompanying media, released in early 2017, look closely at the programs, the diverse individuals and families served, the varied operating environments, the types of challenges faced, and the range of approaches taken.

The report is built around interview data from in-depth conversations with more than 120 current and former OVW grantees. In addition to hundreds of comments from providers, each of the report’s 12 chapters, on different aspects of the subject, contains information from and links to pertinent literature and online resources. As a whole, the report provides a robust and detailed snapshot of transitional housing programs, illustrating the essential role they play for survivors, and the importance of a survivor-centered, trauma-informed approach that reflects local conditions. The report and accompanying webinars, podcasts, and broadsides can be accessed at http://www.air.org/THforSurvivors/.

Trauma Informed Principles through a Culturally Specific Lens

Added Friday, August 31, 2018 by Action Alliance

The content of this resource is primarily intended for culturally specific, community-based organizations and seeks to provide practitioners with accessible language to describe the trauma informed/culturally specific overlap of their work. This is an effort to uplift their collective knowledge and commitment to actively resist re-traumatization, foster inclusivity, and promote social justice. The document first begins by exploring relevant definitions in the context of trauma informed work and gender based violence. Through specific examples and tips to organizations, we also highlight core principles that apply to working in a trauma informed and culturally specific manner. We conclude by providing a practice scenario and questions to help organizations think through their capacity, philosophy, and commitment to trauma informed and culturally specific approaches.

VA, DOD study a major breakthrough for understanding PTSD

Added Monday, April 03, 2017 by Action Alliance

Researchers from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Department of Defense (DOD) recently released findings of a new study called Prospective Post-Traumatic Stress disorder Symptom Trajectories in Active Duty and Separated Military Personnel, which examines Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) symptoms in Veterans, compared with active-duty populations.

This is the first known study comparing PTSD symptom trajectories of current service members with those of Veterans, and is the product of a collaborative effort from VA and DOD researchers analyzing data from the Millennium Cohort Study (MCS), the largest prospective health study of military service members.

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