Newsletter 2015 Spring / Summer Edition

New Resource! Suggested Readings: Research on Mind-Body Approaches to Wellness and Healing

Suggested Readings: Research on Mind-Body Approaches to Wellness and Healing Mind-body approaches to supporting health and wellness encompass a range practices that focus on the connections between our minds, emotions, bodies, and spirits. It includes practices such as yoga, tai … Continue reading

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New Resource: A Health Care Guide for Survivors of Domestic & Sexual Violence

The National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health worked in partnership with Futures Without Violence and Olga Trujillo, JD to develop a health brochure for those who have survived childhood or adult violence/abuse. The physical and emotional harm that … Continue reading

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New from the Hotline & NCDVTMH: Animated Info Graphic and One-Page Summary Illustrating the Results of the Mental Health Coercion Survey

The recently published report, Mental Health and Substance Use Coercion Surveys: Report from the National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health and the National Domestic Violence Hotline, documents the high prevalence of mental health and substance use coercion … Continue reading

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New Resources from NNEDV & NCDVTMH: Using Video Conferencing to Increase Access to Counseling

Videoconferencing can offer survivors an alternative way to meet with a provider or counselor. For survivors who lack transportation or live too far from a program or counselor, videoconferencing may be the only way they can obtain medical, legal, or … Continue reading

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NCDVTMH Public Comments on the Federal Health IT Strategic Plan

The National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health submitted public comments on the Federal Health IT Strategic Plan (2015-2020), prepared by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC). We share in the excitement for … Continue reading

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New Policy Brief from NCDVTMH: Gender Stereotypes, Stigma & Perceptions of Survivors

Gender stereotypes and stigma associated with mental health and substance often intersect in ways that impact the ability of survivors to access support and assistance through the legal system. This policy brief addresses two prevalent misconceptions that frequently impact legal … Continue reading

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New Resource for DV Programs! A Guide for Using the Trauma-Informed Practice (TIP) Scales, by Drs. Cris M. Sullivan and Lisa Goodman

Many human service and advocacy-based organizations are committed to providing trauma-informed practices (TIP) to people using their services, and domestic violence (DV) programs are no exception. Some DV programs have a long history of using a trauma-informed lens in their work, while others … Continue reading

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Now available! Video recording of NCDVTMH’s Director, Dr. Carole Warshaw, speaking at the Verizon National Summit for a Dialogue on Domestic Violence

A Day to Connect, Inspire and Heal was an all-day event that took place on Friday, October, 3, 2014, hosted by Verizon and When Georgia Smiled: The Robin McGraw Revelation Foundation. The event took place on the Dr. Phil Soundstage … Continue reading

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Resource Now Available: Electronic Health Records + Privacy Considerations for Survivors

Healthcare information has moved into the digital age, where what once were paper files in cabinets are now electronic files in databases, accessible by many. Under the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (the HITECH Act), $19 … Continue reading

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