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Volume 1, Issue 3
December 2005

Editor's Comments
by Linda Chamberlain, PhD MPH

A High-Tech Twist on Abuse

by Sarah Tucker, Toby Cremer, Cynthia Fraser, and Cindy Southworth at the NNEDV Fund Safety Net Project

Advances in technology can be perilous and beneficial to survivors. Safety Net, a project dedicated to advancing knowledge and policies on the impact of technology on victim safety, describes how abusers are using technology against victims and how victims can use technology to enhance safety.
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The Promise and Problems of Using Information Technology to Achieve Routine Screening for Intimate Partner Violence

by Karin Verlaine Rhodes MD MS

This report provides an overview of feasibility studies, validation results, and ongoing research regarding the use of technology to facilitate screening for intimate partner violence and stimulate provider-patient discussions in the Emergency Department.
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Information & Resources

  • NNEDV Technology Safety Plan - click here to download
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  • New Palm Pilot Assessment Tool for Providers
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  • "Silence Speaks" Digital Survivor Storytelling Workshop
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  • On-line Adolescent Health Resource Websites
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  • Reaching and Serving Teen Victims
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  • Evaluating Sexual Abuse in Children
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  • The Abuse of Women is a Pediatric Issue
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  • Guidelines for Gender-based Violence Interventions in Humanitarian Settings - Focusing on Prevention of and Response to Sexual Violence in Emergencies
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  • CDC Study Documents the High Costs and Impact of IPV on Male and Female Victims
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  • Understanding Children, Immigration, and Family Violence: a National Examination of the Issues
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  • National Quality Measures Clearinghouse to Feature Family Violence Prevention Fund Guidelines on Identifying Victims of Domestic Violence in Health Care Settings
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  • Rationale for Computerized Intimate Partner Screen

    by Louise-Anne McNutt, PhD, Eve Waltermaurer PhD, Jeanne McCauley MD, MS, Jacquelyn C. Campbell, PhD RN FAAN, Daniel E. Ford, MD MPH

    Computerized screening for intimate partner violence has the potential of overcoming significant barriers to routine screening in the primary care setting. Opportunities, challenges, and experiences with implementing a computerized intimate partner violence screen are described in this article.
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    Notes from the Field

    The AVDR Tutorial for Dentists Brings Research-based Provider Education to New Format
    by Barbara Gerbert PhD
    A multimedia tutorial in DVD format to educate dentists about domestic violence is now available.
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    The Prevention for Prenatal Health Study
    by Barbara Gerbert PhD and Rebecca Jackson MD
    A randomized trial will evaluate a motivational intervention that includes innovative technology to promote safety behaviors and reduce health risks with pregnant women experiencing violence.
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  • The Domestic Violence & Mental Health Policy Initiative funded by the US Department of Health and Human Services, Administration on Children, Youth and Families
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  • Fourteenth International Nursing Conference of the Nursing Network on Violence Against Women International (NNVAWI) and Call for Abstracts
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  • Grants for Violence-Related Injury Prevention Research: Youth Violence, Suicidal Behavior, Child Maltreatment, Intimate Partner Violence, and Sexual Violence
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  • University of New Hampshire Family Research Laboratory Program, Post-Doctoral Fellowships for Research on Family Violence
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  • University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center’s new Faculty Appointment in the Graduate School of Public Affairs Center on Domestic Violence
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  • Illinois Funds Program for Women with Substance Abuse and Domestic Violence Issues
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  • Reminder to Buy, Use and Encourage Others to Use the Stop Family Violence Stamp
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