Domestic Violence – FPN

Friday's Progress Notes 
Mental Health Information 
Oct  2014 - Vol. 18 Issue 9 
Published by athealth.com 

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1. ATHEALTH 
Trauma-Informed Care for Mental Health Professionals - Interview with Carole Warshaw, MD, Director, National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health. 
http://athealth.com/trauma-informed-care-for-mental-health-professionals/ 
Domestic Violence is pervasive and is a major public health and public mental health concern.

2. MEDSCAPE 
Domestic Violence 
http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/805546-overview 
Domestic violence encompasses violence against both men and women and includes violence in gay and lesbian relationships.

3. AMERICAN FAMILY PHYSICIAN 
Sexual Assault of Women 
http://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0215/p489.html 
Sexual assault is underreported, and more than one half of assaults are committed by someone known to the survivor.

4. COUNSELING TODAY 
Working through the Hurt 
http://ct.counseling.org/2014/03/working-through-the-hurt/ 
Statistics suggest that counselors of all specialties are likely to encounter clients who are familiar with the impact of domestic violence.

5. MEDSCAPE 
Discovering Strengths and Competencies in Female Domestic Violence Survivors 
http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/559404  (may require registration)
This paper describes a solution-focused approach for treating domestic violence female survivors.

6. UNIVERSITY OF BUFFALO SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WORK 
The Invisible Ones: Male Survivors of Intimate Partner Abuse 
http://www.insocialwork.org/episode.asp?ep=146 
Dr. Venus Tsui describes the pervasive shame that male victims of intimate partner abuse experience.

7. CENTER FOR COURT INNOVATION 
With 11 Questions, Officers Assess Homicide Risk 
http://bit.ly/1FeHusm 
David M. Sargent has taught thousands of law enforcement officers how to implement the Lethality Assessment Program, which uses a short survey to assess victims' risk of being killed and a simple protocol to encourage them to get help.

8. NATIONAL COUNCIL OF JUVENILE AND FAMILY COURT JUDGES 
Managing Your Divorce: A Guide for Battered Women 
http://www.ncjfcj.org/sites/default/files/pro_se_web.pdf 
This booklet is intended to be used by battered women who are representing themselves, without an attorney, in court cases involving child custody.

9. HELPGUIDE
Help for Abused and Battered Women 
http://www.helpguide.org/articles/abuse/help-for-abused-and-battered-women.htm 
This site provides a variety of resources for women in abusive relationships.