Health e-Bulletin

The Health e-Bulletin is a semi-annual online publication produced by FUTURES and the National Health Resource Center on Domestic Violence. The publication began in October 2013, and replaces the Family Violence Prevention and Health Practice E-Journal.

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This special Domestic Violence Awareness Month issue of the Health e-Bulletin, created in partnership with the National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma, and Mental Health, focuses on how DV advocates and communities are working to support people who use drugs or struggle with drug addiction.

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In this edition:

Letter from guest editor, Dr. Carole Warshaw from the National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma, and Mental health

Committed to figuring it out: Meeting survivors where they are at in Ohio by Rachel Ramirez, Ohio Domestic Violence Network

Interview with a harm reductionist: Haven Wheelock, Outside In

Changing landscape: 30 years at the intersection of healing, accountability, and addiction by Tony Lapp, Menergy

Interview with an advocate who is doing the work: Stefani Keys, Family Refuge Center

ebulletinsmallThe Fall 2017 Health e-Bulletin highlights the ground-breaking strides in the field of domestic violence advocacy across the country to advance the health and wellness of survivors and their families.

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In this edition:

Exploring the Intersection Between Domestic Violence and ACES: Advances in DV Advocacy – Linda Chamberlain, PhD, MPH

Intimate Partner Violence Advocacy and Health Care Partnership Initiatives in Oregon – Christine Heyen, MA, Oregon Safer Futures Project, Oregon Department of Justice, Crime and Victims’ Services Division; Emily Fanjoy, Tillamook County Women’s Resource Center; Kimber Lundy, Tillamook County Women’s Resource Center

Re-imagining Survivor Healing and Self-Sufficiency: A Different Kind of Advocacy in Kentucky – Darlene Thomas, MSSW, GreenHouse17

The Summer 2016 Health e-Bulletin highlights the work being done around the country with young people who have experienced violence and harassment. This edition lifts their voices to find how we, as a field, can meet their needs and better support young people in ways they deserve.

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In this edition:

Young Moms, Strong Kids: A New Resource to Promote Healthy Relationships With Parenting Teens – Heather Baeckel, MSW, Insights Teen Parent Services, and Erin Fairchild, MSW, Defending Childhood Program

Cyber Dating Abuse and Adolescents – Rebecca Dick, MS, University of Pittsburgh Children’s Hospital of UPMC, and Elizabeth Miller, MD, PhD, University of Pittsburgh Children’s Hospital of UPMC



The Winter 2015 Health e-Bulletin highlights the work being done around supporting survivors of trauma in health settings and the intersection of HIV and and violence – including model programs, a survivor story and policy changes.

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In this edition:

Addressing Lifetime Trauma in Primary Care: Caring for Ourselves While Caring For Others – Leigh Kimberg, MD UCSF and Eddy Machtinger, MD UCSF Women’s HIV Program

A Moment in Time, Now: Mindfulness and Healing From Trauma – Lisa Lachance Hartwick LICSW,  Center for Violence Prevention and Recovery

Fostering Choice, Voice and Agency to Improve the Health and Wellness of Women Living With HIV: Trauma Informed Care at Christie’s Place – Erin C. Falvey, PhD, Christie’s Place and  Sara Durán, Christie’s Place

Priscilla’s Story – Priscilla Mahannah, Christie’s Place

Changing Policies to Address Violence and Trauma for Women Living With HIV – Naina Khanna, Positive Women’s Network-USA and Jennie Smith-Camejo, Positive Women’s Network-USA

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The Summer 2015 Health e-Bulletin showcases some of the amazing work that was presented at the 2015 National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence on health care coverage for survivors, safety decision aids, new approaches to assessing for violence, and more!

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In this edition:

Development of a Web-Based Safety Decision Aid For Intimate Partner Violence – Nancy Glass PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN, Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

The Affordable Care Act and Survivors of Domestic Violence – Lena O’Rourke, MPP, O’Rourke Health Policy Strategies

Research to Enhance Patient-Centered Care for Intimate Partner Violence in the Veterans Health Administration – Melissa E. Dichter, PhD, MSW, VA Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion Katherine M. Iverson, PhD, MA, Women’s Health Sciences Division of the National Center for PTSD, VA Boston Healthcare System Department of Psychiatry, Boston University School of Medicine

Sex Work and Sex Trafficking: Developing and Piloting a Gender-Based Violence Intervention for Women “in The Game” –  Michele Decker, ScD, MPH,  Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

“I’ll do whatever as long as you keep telling me that I am important”: Dating Violence Victimization and Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children – Emily F. Rothman, ScD, Boston University School of Public Health


Cover imageThe Summer 2014 Health e-Bulletin highlights innovative practices and evidence-based interventions for home visitation programs that serve families and children experiencing domestic violence.

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In this edition:

Why ACA-Mandated Screening Matters – Bullock, L. PhD, RN, FAAN, University of Virginia, School of Nursing Bacchus, L., PhD, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Dept. of Global Health and Development Sharps, P., PhD, RN, FAAN, Johns Hopkins University, School of Nursing

Reproductive Coercion as a Violence Against Women Issue – Laurie K. Crawford, MPA, Sexual and Domestic Violence Healthcare Outreach Coordinator, Virginia Department of Health

Innovations in Home Visitation to Support Survivors – Erin Fairchild, MSW Defending Childhood Initiative Coordinator, Multnomah County Domestic Violence Coordination Office

Strengthening Home Visiting’s Approach – Pam LaHaye, Coordinator, Maine Families Home Visiting

Increasing Women’s Autonomy and Supporting Children – Leigh Hofheimer, Program Coordinator, Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence

healthebullsmall2013The Fall 2013 Health e-Bulletin focuses on children and families experiencing domestic violence.

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In this edition:

Discovery Dating – Alice Skenandore, Executive Director & Jen Schanen, Program Outreach Specialist, Wise Women Gathering Place

Parent Child Trauma Recovery Program – Gail Arnold, M.Psych, LMHC, Clinical Director, Parent Child Trauma Recovery Program, MassGeneral for Children, North Shore Medical Center, Salem, Massachusetts Peg Tiberio, Director of Trauma Recovery Services, HAWC (Healing Abuse, Working for Change), Salem, Massachusetts

Promising Futures – Leiana Kinnicutt, MSW Program Manager Futures Without Violence

About the Editor

Linda Chamberlain, PhD, MPH

Scientist, author, professor, dog musher, and founder of the Alaska Family Violence Prevention Project, Dr. Linda Chamberlain is an internationally recognized keynote speaker and champion for health issues related to domestic violence and adverse childhood experiences, brain development and trauma, and the amazing adolescent brain. She is known for her abilities to translate science into practical information with diverse audiences and convey a message of hope and opportunity. Dr. Chamberlain holds faculty appointments at the University of Alaska and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She earned public health degrees from Yale School of Medicine and Johns Hopkins University. The author of numerous publications and resources including the Public Health Toolkit and the Amazing Brain booklet series, she is also co-author of Addressing Intimate Partner Violence, Reproductive Health and Sexual Coercion Guidelines and Healthy Moms, Happy Babies, a train-the-trainer curriculum on domestic violence and reproductive coercion, developed for home visitation programs. Awards and recognition for her work include a National Kellogg Leadership Fellowship and an Alaska Women of Achievement Award. She served as the 2012-2013 Inaugural Scattergood Foundation Scholar for children’s behavioral health. Living on a rural homestead outside of Homer, Alaska with her husband and dog team, she has created an innovative lecture series on leadership and teamwork that incorporates lessons from the trail based on her experiences as a dog musher. For more information about Dr. Chamberlain, visit