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Lorenzo SB. 2014. Intimate partner violence: Resources for victims and families (2nd ed., upd.). Washington, DC: National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health,

Annotation: This brief is designed to help families find hotlines and web sites about domestic violence, including rape, abuse, incest, teen dating, legal counsel, and services. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, Georgetown University, Box 571272, Washington, DC 20057-1272, Telephone: (202) 784-9770 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Battered women, Bibliographies, Child abuse, Domestic violence, Electronic publications, Emotional abuse, Family relations, Family violence, Hotlines, Parent child relations, Physical abuse, Sexual abuse

Patel DM; Institute of Medicine, Forum on Global Violence Prevention. 2011. Preventing violence against women and children: Workshop summary. Washington, DC: National Academies Press, 222 pp.

Annotation: This report summarizes proceedings from the workshop sponsored by the Forum on Global Violence Prevention in January 2011 to explore the prevention of violence against women and children. The report provides an overview of the workshop, including summarizes of presentations, workshops, and discussions related to violence prevention strategies. Topics explored include the co-ocurrence of child maltreatment and intimate partner violence; paradigm shifts and changing social norms in violence prevention; and the state of prevention research in low- and middle-income countries. Summaries of various papers presented during the workshop are also included.

Contact: National Academies Press, 500 Fifth Street, N.W., Keck 360, Washington, DC 20001, Telephone: (202) 334-3313 Secondary Telephone: (888) 624-8373 Fax: (202) 334-2451 E-mail: Web Site: $54.00 plus shipping and handling; also available from the website. Document Number: ISBN 978-0-309-21151-2.

Keywords: Battered women, Child abuse, Conference proceedings, Maltreated children, Physical abuse, Prevention programs, Violence, Violence prevention

Oklahoma Department of Human Services, Family Support Services Division. 2008. Domestic violence awareness guide. [Oklahoma City, OK]: Oklahoma Department of Human Services, Family Support Services Division, 79 pp.

Annotation: This document provides information about domestic violence with the goal of increasing awareness about this problem in Oklahoma. Background on domestic violence is provided, along with information on who are the victims, who are the batterers, what can be said and done, assessing danger, the legal system, and resources. A section dedicated to how those working with women in crisis can take care of themselves is included, as well.

Contact: Oklahoma Department of Human Services, P.O. Box 25352, Oklahoma City, OK 73125, Telephone: (405) 521-3646 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website. Document Number: OKDHS Pub. No. 01-05.

Keywords: Battered women, Domestic violence, Intervention, Oklahoma, Physical abuse, Prevention, Sexual abuse

National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. 2003. Costs of intimate partner violence against women in the United States. Atlanta, GA: National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, 55 pp.

Annotation: This report estimates the incidence, prevalence, and costs of nonfatal and fatal intimate partner violence (IPV), identifies future research needs, and highlights the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's priorities for prevention research. The report presents annual data about IPV and its costs, generalized from data about the incidence of IPV in 1995 and the costs associated with those particular victimizations. Statistical information is presented in figures and tables throughout the report. The report includes two appendices: (1) calculating lost productivity and related values and (2) calculating age group-specific present value of lifetime earnings estimates.

Contact: National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway, N.E., Mailstop F-63, Atlanta, GA 30341-3717, Telephone: (800) CDC-INFO Secondary Telephone: (888) 232-6348 Fax: (770) 488-4760 E-mail: Web Site: Available at no charge; also available from the website.

Keywords: Battered women, Costs, Domestic violence, Family violence, Interpersonal violence, Prevention, Research, Statistics, Violence

Family Violence Prevention Fund. 2002. Identifying and responding to domestic violence: Consensus recommendations for child and adolescent health. San Francisco, CA: Family Violence Prevention Fund, 77 pp.

Annotation: These guidelines offer recommendations for screening and responding to domestic violence (intimate partner violence) in child health settings. Part one presents an overview of the impact of domestic violence on children and adolescents, and the rationale for regular and universal screening for domestic violence in child health settings. Part two addresses dilemmas that providers may encounter in discussing domestic violence with parents of their patients and with adolescents. Part three contains specific guidelines. Part four recommends elements to create a clinical environment that effectively response to domestic violence. Several appendices include position statements from medical and health professional associations, a bibliography, indicators of abuse, child abuse reporting laws, and more.

Contact: Futures Without Violence, 100 Montgomery Street, The Presidio, San Francisco, CA 94129-1718, Telephone: (415) 678-5500 Fax: (415) 529-2930 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Battered women, Child abuse, Cultural competence, Domestic violence, Family violence, Guidelines, Screening

Healthy Start National Resource Center. 1997. Brochures and other "how-to" materials collected from the Healthy Start sites. Arlington, VA: Healthy Start National Resource Center, 8 items.

Annotation: This manual is a compendium of brochures and "how-to" materials on different subjects from various Healthy Start sites. Some materials are bilingual; some are written entirely in a second language. The compendium includes 1995 and 1996 calendars from the Boston Healthy Start Program, which contain photo captions in Spanish, Haitian, Vietnamese and Chinese and offer advice and tips on maternal and infant care, and phone numbers for important community hotlines. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Maternal and Child Health Library at Georgetown University, Box 571272, Washington, DC 20057-1272, Telephone: (202) 784-9770 E-mail: Web Site: Price unknown.

Keywords: Asian language materials, Battered women, Breast care, Domestic violence, Educational materials, Enhanced clinical services, Ethnic groups, Fathers, Infant health, Infant health, Many Healthy Start Sites, Massachusetts, Non English language materials, Outreach, Risk prevention, Spanish language materials, Training materials

Greater Cleveland Healthy Family/Healthy Start Project. 1996. Danger in the house: Keesha's story. Cleveland, OH: Greater Cleveland Healthy Family/Healthy Start Project, ca. 100 pp.

Annotation: This spiral-bound flip chart explains to people the signs and symptoms of relationship abuse, including its many different forms and the cycle of violence that is often part of such abuse. It explains the role Cleveland Healthy Start outreach workers can have in helping someone get out of an abusive relationship and includes general facts about battery and pregnancy. The reading level is simple, and the document contains large print and many illustrations. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Cleveland Healthy Family/Healthy Start, 1925 St. Clair Avenue, N.E. , Cleveland, OH 44114-2080, Telephone: (216) 664-2324 Contact Phone: (216) 664-2197 Fax: (216) 664-2197 Web Site: Available at no charge; limited quantities available.

Keywords: Battered women, Cleveland Healthy Start, Domestic abuse, Family violence, Materials for adolescents, Materials for parents, Outreach, Physical abuse, Pregnancy, Risk Reduction, Risk prevention, Sexual abuse, Violence prevention

Hyman,JW, Rome ER, and Boston Women's Health Book Collective. 1996. Sacrificing our selves for love : why women compromise health, and self-esteem-- and how to stop. Freedom, CA: Crossing Press, 230 pp.

Annotation: This book discusses women's willingness to risk their health as a result of three intertwined forces: the caring attitude that characterizes many women; centuries of subordination; and cultural traditions about how to look, behave, and be treated. Part one topics include eating disorders and how to obtain help, cosmetic surgery and its repercussions, accepting yourself and body imaging. Part two talks about living in abusive relationships, intimate abuse/battering, rape, and how to get help. The third part covers sexuality, reproductive and sexually transmitted diseases, and guidelines for safer sex. An annotated notes section, a resources listing, and an index are provided.

Contact: Ten Speed Press, Crossing Press, P.O. Box 7123, Berkeley, CA 94707, Telephone: (510) 559-1600 Secondary Telephone: (800) 841-2665 Fax: (510) 559-16299 Web Site: Available in libraries. Document Number: ISBN 0-89594-743-9.

Keywords: Abuse, Battered women, Consumer education materials, Eating disorders, Plastic surgery, Psychosocial factors, Rape, Reproductive health, Self esteem, Sexually transmitted diseases, Women's health

American Psychological Association, Presidential Task Force on Violence and the Family. 1995. Issues and dilemmas in family violence. [Washington, DC]: American Psychological Association, 19 pp.

Annotation: This paper explores twelve issues relating to family violence; for each topic it provides a context and discusses the implications for mental health professionals. Some of the topics covered are: is treating family violence an intrusion into family privacy, is violence a learned behavior, and is spanking children abusive. Other topics include: how do emotions affect the professionals' approaches to family violence, why don't battered women take their children and leave, are mandatory reporting laws helpful, what does society want police to do in response to family violence, and what legal concerns should professionals have as they work with families?

Contact: American Psychological Association, 750 First Street, N.E., Washington, DC 20002-4242, Telephone: (202) 336-5500 Secondary Telephone: (800) 374-2721 Contact Phone: (202) 336-5898 Fax: (202) 336-6069 E-mail: Web Site: Price unknown.

Keywords: Battered women, Behavior disorders, Child abuse, Family violence, Legal responsibility, Mental health professionals, Physical abuse, Professional ethics, Sexual abuse, Social problems

Cambridge Documentary Films. 1994 (ca.). Defending our lives. Cambridge, MA: Cambridge Documentary Films, 1 videotape (42:11 minutes, VHS 1/2 inch), 1 guide (47 pp.).

Annotation: This videotape relates the stories of four battered women who were imprisoned for killing their batterers. The women share the details of their stories and relate how the criminal justice system failed to protect them when they tried to escape the abusive relationship. The videotape is aimed toward the general public and all advocates interested in promoting legislative and judicial reform. The study and resource guide contains statistics on partner abuse, indicates ways to offer help, includes a warning list of controlling behaviors, and suggests developing a personalized safety plan. It also provides essays by Sarah Buehl, a district attorney who narrates the film, and resource lists which include model domestic violence programs, the numbers for violence hotlines, and a bibliography.

Contact: Cambridge Documentary Films, P.O. Box 390385, Cambridge, MA 02139-0004, Telephone: (617) 484-3993 Fax: (617) 484-0754 E-mail: Web Site: $150.00 (video), purchase; $45.00, rental; $375.00 (16mm film), purchase; $150.00, rental plus $9.00 shipping and handling.

Keywords: Audiovisual materials, Battered women, Domestic violence, Educational materials, Personal narratives, Statistics, Videotapes

Schechter S, Gary LT. 1994. Health care services for battered women and their abused children: A manual about AWAKE—Advocacy for women and kids in emergencies. Boston, MA: Children's Hospital, 73 pp.

Annotation: This manual describes AWAKE (Advocacy for Women and Kids in Emergencies), a model mother-child public health family violence intervention project. The philosophy of the program, protecting children by protecting women, is discussed in the manual's overview. A summary of the project's services, an explanation of its administration, and suggestions for starting a similar program are contained in the publication. Also included are selected bibliographies on battered women, abused children, domestic violence, health care protocols, and training materials; a project description; and an AWAKE basic data form.

Keywords: Advocacy, Battered women, Child Abuse, Child abuse, Crisis intervention, Family violence, Interagency cooperation, Physical abuse, Prevention services, Resources for professionals

Lundberg GD, Young RK, Flanagin A, Koop CE, eds. 1992. Violence: A compendium. Chicago, IL: American Medical Association, 434 pp.

Annotation: This volume is a compendium of the best materials from various 1992 publications of the American Medical Association (AMA), as selected by compendium editors. The volume is devoted to the topic of violence. Through books, journal articles, letters, abstracts, federal government reports, etc., the collection presents a preponderance of violence-related concerns: Types of violence including murder, suicide, assault and sexual assault, elder abuse, gang violence, domestic violence, abuse of pregnant women, fighting; Roles of health professionals and health systems including emergency medical systems, trauma care, surveillance and reporting systems; Types of violence-caused injuries including visceral, eye, throat, ear, head and neck injuries; Demographics affecting violence including age, race, income, geography (which have import for urban, low-income areas, minorities, adolescents, African-Americans) as well as alcohol and drug abuse, and handguns and other weapons. Also presented are ideas on training professionals and on interventions, tried and proposed.

Contact: American Medical Association, 515 North State Street, Chicago, IL 60610, Telephone: (800) 621-8335 Contact Phone: (800) 621-8335 Fax: Web Site: $12.95 members, $29.95 nonmembers plus $3.50 shipping and handling; prepayment required.

Keywords: Adolescents, Assault, Battered women, Child abuse, Data, Domestic violence, Elder abuse, Epidemiology, Family violence, Firearms, Gangs, Homicide, Injury prevention, Intervention, Pregnancy, Rape, Social problems, Urban population, Violence, Witnesses, Women

Haack D. 1992. Suggested protocols for victims of spousal and elder abuse: A task force reference document for Colorado hospitals. Denver, CO: Colorado Department of Health, 59 pp.

Annotation: This document describes suggested protocols for health professionals for providing appropriate care to victims of suspected abuse. The protocols were developed by the Domestic Violence Protocol Development Task Force which was formed by the Colorado Department of Health. The document includes several checklists, forms, and injury charts designed to help identify and assess abuse. There is a directory of shelters and programs in Colorado for battered women and abused elders. Model programs from Denver area hospitals are also included.

Contact: Colorado Department of Health, Prevention Services Division, 4300 Cherry Creek Drive South, Denver, CO 80246, Telephone: (303) 692-2567 Contact Phone: (303) 692-2589 E-mail: Web Site: Training manual $40.00, video and protocol $75.00.

Keywords: Battered women, Colorado, Domestic violence, Elder abuse, Health care systems, Legal aid, Pregnancy, Protocols, Resources for professionals, Shelters, Treatment

Colorado Department of Health, and Colorado Domestic Violence Coalition. 1992. Domestic violence, a guide for health care providers. (4th ed.). Denver, CO: Colorado Domestic Violence Coalition and Colorado Department of Public Health, 283 pp.

Annotation: The purpose of this manual is to increase the knowledge of all health care providers about domestic violence to facilitate full participation in a community-wide strategy to stop domestic violence. The manual is separated into specific sections which contain information about the cycle of violence, applicable Colorado statues, behaviors and characteristics of survivors and perpetrators, and assessment and intervention strategies. The sections include: 1) problem overview; 2) the medical community's legal responsibilities; 3) ramifications of battering; 4) case identification, assessment, documentation and intervention strategies; 5) protocol development, implementation and maintenance, with a sample emergency room protocol, designed for practical use in the emergency room setting; 6) bibliography; 7) listings of films related to battering and addresses of the Colorado Domestic Violence Coalition member organizations, with space for adding local area resources; and 8) a compilation of 25 articles on battered women's care. For further information contact Deborah Haack, Coordinator, Family Violence Prevention Program, Colorado Department of Public Health, 4210 East 11th Avenue, Denver, CO 80220-3716. Telephone (303) 331-8293. Department telephone (303) 320-8333. Providers in Illinois may access information to coordinate with the Colorado manual that is modified to reflect Illinois statutes and referral services. Contact Vicky Biddle, Illinois Department of Public Health, Center for Health Promotion and Injury Control, 535 West Jefferson Street, Springfield, IL 62761. Telephone (217) 785-2060. The 30-minute videotape is a companion part of the training curriculum for health care givers on the subject of domestic violence (spouse abuse, battered women). Entitled "Recognizing the Epidemic, " the videotape presents some data on these injuries and stresses the value of correctly identifying the cause of injuries seen. A big segment is devoted to the "how to s" of identifying abuse injuries. Information on eliciting true reports from the victims and on the 'cycle of abuse' are provided.

Keywords: Battered women, Criminal justice system, Curricula, Domestic violence, Health care systems, Injury prevention, Pregnancy, Professional education, Resource materials, Training, Treatment

Schechter S. 1987. Guidelines for mental health practitioners in domestic violence cases. Washington, DC: National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, 24 pp.

Annotation: This manual is designed to provide mental health practitioners with guidelines for dealing with domestic violence cases and to guide collaboration with organizations that provide assistance to battered women and their children. The manual defines the problem, describes and dispels various misconceptions, and lists indicators of abuse. It provides guidelines for interviewing and empowering the patient which include validating her experiences, exploring her options and advocating for her safety, building on her personal strengths and avoiding victim-blaming, and respecting her right to self-determination. The manual includes a section on interventions to be avoided, including couples therapy, court mediation, and certain programs for battered women and their assailants, and discusses why these interventions are not appropriate for battered women. Special consideration is given to serving battered women with a demonstrated history of mental health problems. The booklet stresses the necessity of interagency collaboration and assessing agency policies, and concludes with a bibliography and information about the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

Contact: National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, 1120 Lincoln Street, Suite 1603 , Denver, CO 80203, Telephone: (303) 839-1852 Fax: (303) 831-9251 E-mail: Web Site: $8.00.

Keywords: Battered women, Domestic violence, Mental health services, Pregnancy, Resource materials, Treatment

Braham R, Furniss K, Holtz H, Stevens M. 1986. Hospital protocol on domestic violence. Morristown, NJ: Jersey Battered Women's Service, 16 pp.

Annotation: The purpose of this manual is to ensure identification and comprehensive medical and social intervention for battered women. The target audience is nurses, physicians, social service, and security personnel. The manual contains a list of 15 indicators that may indicate domestic violence. Health care providers are encouraged to take specific actions such as providing a quiet and private environment, asking direct and non-threatening questions, documenting assessments, saving evidence, and photographing injuries. The manual suggests systematic methods for completing each of these major steps. The protocol outlines separate assessment, diagnosis, treatment, education and referral activities for nurses and physicians. Social service department procedures for patient interviewing, providing information, devising a safety plan, and making referrals are also presented. The security department is responsible for monitoring behavior and providing a safe hospital environment for victims; basic steps for ensuring safety are listed. Regina Braham is available to answer questions and provide assistance in developing or implementing educational services for health care providers.

Contact: Jersey Battered Women's Service , P.O. Box 1437, Morristown, NJ 07962, Telephone: (973) 267-7520 Secondary Telephone: (973) 267-4763 Contact Phone: ((201)) 455-1256 Fax: (973) 605-5998 E-mail: Web Site: $5.00.

Keywords: Battered women, Domestic violence, Nurses, Physicians, Pregnancy, Protocols, Treatment

Levy B. 1984. Skills for violence-free relationships: Curriculum for young people ages 13-18. Santa Monica, CA: Southern California Coalition on Battered Women, 88 pp.

Annotation: This curriculum was developed for use with groups of adolescents; it addresses battering as a social problem that can happen to the friends and families of the participants. An introduction discusses preparing to use the curriculum, and offers suggestions on using it. Chapters focus on defining domestic violence, review myths and facts associated with battering, consider why battering occurs, and explore prevention skills. Attention is given to defining roles in a relationship, handling emotions, conflict resolution, developing support systems, and determining ways to help. References and handouts are included.

Contact: Southern California Coalition on Battered Women, P.O. Box 5036, Santa Monica, CA 90405, Telephone: (213) 655-6098 $25.00 plus $2.50 shipping and handling.

Keywords: Adolescents, Battered women, Curricula, Domestic violence, Educational materials, Intervention, Relationships, Violence prevention


This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.