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Jun 29, 2007

The Family Violence Prevention Fund has produced a new guidebook for mothers who have experienced abuse and whose children are in supervised visitation programs. Supervised Visitation: Information for Mothers Who Have Been Abused provides basic information about how supervised visitation programs work and how mothers can prepare themselves and their children for the experience. Mothers who fear their children’s father or were abused by him may find the information in Supervised Visitation particularly helpful. Order free printed copies here and for more information on how to use this resource or for a PDF copy, please email Childrensteam@endabuse.org.

The Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) has announced a new resource available to all technical assistance providers and OVW grant recipients. The Vera Institute of Justice, through its Accessing Safety Initiative, and the OVW created a web site – www.accessingsafety.org – that addresses violence against individuals with disabilities and the hearing impaired. The web site includes information on domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, disability, deaf culture and the intersection of violence against women and disability/deaf issues. The web site also provides valuable information on creating accessible services and programs, building collaborations, conducting a needs assessment and creating a strategic plan. A section on specifically addressing victims with disabilities and deaf victims and the criminal justice system will likely be added in October of 2008.

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