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Resource Library

This Resource Library is affiliated with ICCR and NTCCAW and includes topics that are beneficial to all CCAW programs.

Mindfulness in Multi-Disciplinary Teams
Mindfulness allows one to focus on the present, get out of the worry loop, and center themselves to move forward continually. Individuals come to the team with their personalities, professions, and trauma backgrounds, making every multi-disciplinary team (MDT) its unique organism, functioning with a specific personality and energy. These teams continually work hard to improve the justice system for survivors and that work can deplete resilience. MDT meetings can become frustrating and even re-traumatizing. By addressing both trauma and secondary trauma directly, looking at options for more effective supportive teamwork can begin. This webinar will address valuable tools for MDTs and individuals to practice self-care.
Webinar CCR, Mental Health, Mental Health Awareness Month, Self Care September 29, 2023
The Impact of Trauma on the Brain
This webinar does a deep dive into what trauma is and how it impacts the brain via behaviors, memories, etc.
Webinar DV, DV Awareness Month, Human Trafficking, Human Trafficking Awareness Month, Mental Health, Mental Health Awareness Month, Neurobiology, Victims September 8, 2023
Combatting cyber violence against women & girls: Understanding its origin & impact on survivors
This BWJP webinar focuses on how sexual violence manifests in cyberspace, including non-consensual distribution of pornography and sextortion (2019).
TTA Agency Animal Abuse, Mental Health, Offenders March 14, 2023
What puts survivors at increased risk for suicide & how to help
This article discusses the prevalence of suicidality among survivors of sexual assault, and provides risks and warning signs (2018).
TTA Agency Animal Abuse, Immigration Awareness Month, Mental Health, Tribal Issues March 14, 2023
Trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy for children witnessing domestic violence: A systematic review
This review focuses on the effectiveness of Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to reduce PTSD symptoms in children. The study describes the limitations and recommendations for future research on these methods (2016).
Academic Article Children, Mental Health, Neurobiology, Victims March 14, 2023
Trauma, sexual assault, & eating disorders
This article discusses the connection between sexual assault and eating disorders. Though eating disorders have complex roots and triggers, professinals often hear that sexual assault acts as a catalyst for developing an eating disorder (2014).
TTA Agency Animal Abuse, Immigration, Mental Health March 14, 2023
Trauma, post traumatic stress disorder, & eating disorders
Traumatic events, especially those involving violence between people, have been found to be significant risk factors for the development of a variety of psychiatric disorders, including eating disorders—particularly those involving bulimic symptoms, such as binge eating and purging (2017).
Article Animal Abuse, CCR, Immigration, Mental Health March 14, 2023
The facts about abuse in military families
This research provides statistics on the prevalence of domestic abuse in military families. Data includes PTSD rates, monthly compensation, and active-duty abuse experiences (2016).
Report DV, Mental Health, Military, Offenders, Sexual Assault, Victims March 14, 2023
Rural Behavioral Health Webinars
The Rural Behavior Webinar Series provides resources and information on how to approach mental health in rural communities, and the obstacles that plague that demographic (2019).
Webinar Mental Health, Neurobiology, Rural, Systemic Change February 22, 2023
Recommendations for suicide prevention hotlines on responding to intimate partner violence
This document provides recommendations for suicide prevention hotlines on how to prepare their organizations to respond to IPV, and practical suggestions and tools for crisis line staff on screening, risk assessment, safety planning, and referral for callers who are experiencing IPV (2018).
Academic Article Advocacy, DV, Mental Health, Victims February 22, 2023
Obstetric violence
This website offers a graphic detailing the intersection of institutional violence and violence against women, as it pertains to obstetric violence. The site also details patterns of obstetric violence, and statistics from several countries (2014).
TTA Agency Animal Abuse, Body Cams, Burnout, Mental Health February 22, 2023
National Institute of Mental Health
NIMH is the lead federal agency for research on all mental disorders, and seeks to pave the way for prevention, recovery, and cure.
TTA Agency Mental Health, Mental Health Awareness Month February 22, 2023
National Center for Trauma-Informed Care
NCTIC works to improve public behavioral health services to consumers and trauma survivors. The organization provides technical assistance, education, outreach, and resources to support a wide range of service systems.
TTA Agency Mental Health, Mental Health Awareness Month February 22, 2023
National Center for Domestic Violence, Trauma, & Mental Health
The National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health provides training, support, and consultation to advocates, mental health and substance abuse providers, legal professionals, and policymakers as they work to improve agency and systems-level responses to survivors and their children.
TTA Agency Mental Health, Mental Health Awareness Month February 22, 2023
Moving beyond the wheel: Advocacy & support for LGBTQ survivors of domestic violence
This BWJP webinar focuses on strategies for working with LGBTQ survivors of violence, with an emphasis on service members and veterans (2014).
Webinar Mental Health, Offenders February 22, 2023
Intimate partner violence: A group cognitive-behavioral therapy model
This research study focuses on a treatment program that may be useful for victims of IPV that have already left the dangerous environment (2012).
Academic Article DV, Mental Health, Neurobiology, Sexual Assault, Systemic Change, Victims February 22, 2023
Impact of domestic violence on women’s mental health
This study details the increased risk of mental health problems among female victims of domestic violence. The paper focuses primarily on depression and psychotic symptoms among DV victims (2015).
Report DV, Mental Health, Victims February 21, 2023
Episode 12: Why labels matter: The dangers of casual diagnoses in abusive relationships
We talk today with Julie Owens, a victim advocate who survived the domestic violence of attempted murder. For three decades she has consulted and trained nationally and internationally for organizations, governments, and professionals. She created a domestic violence crisis team for ERs and a transitional shelter before directing DV trauma therapy research at the National Center for PTSD. Julie consults and trains independently for organizations including the Office for Victims of Crime, the National Human Trafficking Center, and Bank of America. Her focus is survivor-centered, trauma informed victim advocacy in secular and faith-based settings. Content warnings for this episode include abuse, physical and sexual violence (2020).
Podcast DV, Mental Health, Personal Stories, Systemic Change February 2, 2023
Domestic violence & the LGBTQ community
This NCADV resource provides information and statistics on LGBTQ victims of domestic violence, highlighting that abuse exists everywhere, regardless of sexual orientation.
Blog Body Cams, DV Awareness Month, Mental Health February 2, 2023
Deaf survivors of domestic & sexual violence
This website offers various resources for Deaf survivors of domestic and sexual violence (Uploaded 2020).
Article Animal Abuse, CCR, Children, Mental Health February 2, 2023
Coercion related to mental health & substance use in the context of intimate partner violence
This toolkit provides trauma-informed guidance on integrating questions about mental health and substance use coercion into routine mental health and substance use histories and into in-depth IPV assessments in primary care and behavioral health settings (2018).
Academic Article Alcohol/Drugs, DV, Mental Health, Victims February 1, 2023
Abuse & Mental Illness: Is there a connection?
This article dispels the myth that abusers harm their partners because they are suffering from a mental illness. While mental illness can play a role in abusive relationships, the author states that abusive behavior and mental illness are two separate entities in an intimate partner relationship (2015).
Blog Advocacy, DV, Mental Health, Offenders February 1, 2023
“You can’t believe a word she says!”: Credibility issues for survivors of violence with mental health & substance abuse histories
This BWJP webinar explores the usual, negative systemic response to violence survivors who have a history of substance abuse, and provides suggestions for improvement (2018).
Webinar Alcohol/Drugs, DV, Mental Health, Mental Health Awareness Month February 1, 2023
“Assault and battery” in the delivery room: The disturbing trend of obstetric violence
This article discusses the unnecessary, violent procedures used during childbirth, resulting in decreased agency for patients and the delivery of lower-quality care (2018).
Article Animal Abuse, Body Cams, Burnout, Mental Health February 1, 2023
The role of PTSD in bi-directional intimate partner violence in military & veteran populations: A research review
The authors seek to provide a review of literature to disentangle what is known about bi-directional IPV patterns in military and veteran populations (2017).
Academic Article DV, Mental Health, Military, Victims January 27, 2023
Mental health consequences of intimate partner abuse
This research examines four different types of abuse and the mental health ramifications of each form, including PTSD, depression, and anxiety (2008).
Academic Article DV, Mental Health, Mental Health Awareness Month January 27, 2023
Mental health consequences & risk factors of physical intimate partner violence
This study focuses solely on physical IPV by males, and addresses the mental health consequences faced by victims (2016).
Blog DV, Mental Health, Victims January 27, 2023
Factors of Isolation: Rural Domestic Violence in an Underserved Texas County
This study explores the phenomenon of DV in an underserved rural Texas county with emphasis on the experiences of selected residents. The factors discussed in this study include social control, law enforcement, churches, and community attitudes, all of which were factors contributing to isolation (August 2002).
Report Children, Immigration Awareness Month, Mental Health January 27, 2023
Current evidence: Intimate partner violence, trauma-related mental health conditions, & chronic illness
This information sheet presents current evidence on the physical and mental consequences of IPV (2014).
Fact Sheet DV, Medical, Mental Health, Neurobiology, Sexual Assault, Victims January 27, 2023
Collaborative Effort & the Effectiveness of Law Enforcement Training Toward Resolving Domestic Violence
This project was funded by the National Institute of Justice to combat violence against women in Texas. Components of this research included introducing researchers as academic resources for the collaborative in the area of domestic violence theory. Additionally, the project monitored the process of inter-agency collaboration in DV work, and provided an evaluation of the effects of inter-agency DV training (January 2002).
Report Advocacy, Children, Elder Abuse, Human Trafficking Awareness Month, Interviews, Mental Health, Military January 27, 2023
Collaboration Between Federal & Local Law Enforcement: An Examination of Texas Police Chiefs’ Perceptions
This paper examines a sample of Texas police chiefs concerning their perceptions of the level of collaboration that is occurring between their respective departments and federal agencies (October 2011).
Report Children, Elder Abuse, Home Visitation, Human Trafficking Awareness Month, Mental Health, Military January 25, 2023
“It felt like I had been violated”: How obstetric violence can traumatize patients
This article discusses the trauma that comes after obstetric violence. These violence deliveries are, in part, driven by a legal environment that pushes physicians to conduct unnecessary interventions and make decisions that disregard the mother's desires (2019).
Article Animal Abuse, Body Cams, Burnout, Mental Health January 24, 2023