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Domestic Violence: Population-Specific Approaches

In an effort to respond to the diverse experiences of victims and survivors of domestic violence, services must be individualized to meet the unique needs of each population and/or community. The resources included here present a starting point for considering the various issues that impact the lives of victims and survivors in specific populations.

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April/May 2001
This article from the Miles Foundation provides information about domestic violence in the military community, outlining the ways in which advocates can assist victims with safety, protection, rights, restitution, transition and accountability.
Authors: Christine Hansen
January 2008
This resource kit was designed for civilian advocates working with active duty members, spouses, partners and family members who have experienced or been exposed to sexual and/or domestic violence.
Authors: Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Alliance
This handbook provides an overview of the processes used in the implementation of the OVW funded Military/Civilian Coordinated Community Response Demonstration Project.
Authors: Jane M. Sadusky
August 21, 2007
<p><b>Department of Defense Instruction 6400.6: Domestic Abuse Involving DoD Military and Certain Affiliated Personnel </b></p> <p>This link provides an overview of DoD’s domestic abuse policy including information on restricted and unrestricted reporting. </p>
Authors: Department of Defense
June 2004
This article examines the correlation between PTSD, DV and history of violence in the family of origin.
Authors: April A Gerlock
October 2006
This article discusses the incidence of domestic violence among couples seeking marital therapy in which one partner had a diagnosis of PTSD.
Authors: Michelle D Sherman, Fred Sautter, M Hope Jackson, Judy A Lyons, & Xiaotong Han
This two-part article explores the military and civilian challenges presented by domestic violence and behavior that is more often associated with PTSD or TBI.
Authors: Deborah D. Tucker
Fall 2004
This fact sheet includes statistics that reflect recent research concerning domestic violence in the military.
Authors: National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
August 2009
This fact sheet provides statistics and other information related to homeless women veterans.
Authors: Service Women’s Action Network (SWAN)
These fact sheets relate to issues affecting women veterans specifically.
Authors: National Center for PTSD, US Department of Veterans Affairs