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Domestic Violence

Child Care as a Domestic Violence Issue

Child Care as a Domestic Violence Issue

This brief details the importance of domestic violence survivors having access to affordable, reliable, and flexible child care. Research shows that the inability to access affordable, reliable, and flexible child care can keep survivors out of the workforce, force them to remain with abusive partners for financial stability, and endanger the health, safety, and wellbeing …

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Health and Public Health Recommendations for the Gender-based Violence National Action Plan

Policy Memo: Evaluating Social Service Referral Platforms: Considerations for Domestic and Sexual Violence Referrals.

Medicaid – Allowable Reimbursements and Consents Considerations It is becoming increasingly common for health care settings to respond to the non-medial, social needs of their patients, such as for housing or food insecurity and as part of that work increasingly addressing domestic violence. Health care providers now have access to a range of tools, including …

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Cash Assistance Recommendations

Economic Security For Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence: Policy Recommendations for Cash Assistance Programs

This paper addresses how providing cash assistance to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault enhances safety, stability and economic security. Outlined are a summary of existing federal, state, and non-profit cash assistance programs and how they address the short-term emergency needs of survivors and help them recover from trauma and abuse. Cash Assistance Recommendations

Leveraging Medicaid Managed Care Contracts To Address Intimate Partner Violence

Leveraging Medicaid Managed Care Contracts To Address Intimate Partner Violence

Medicaid is a critical source of health insurance for survivors of domestic violence. It provides a comprehensive benefit package that makes sure survivors can get the health and behavioral health services they need. This paper looks specifically at how states can better address domestic violence and increase access to critical services for survivors, including those …

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VAWA and Angelina Jolie

Domestic Violence Awareness Month: A Renewed Sense of Urgency

10-28-22 | Claire Kao, Communications and Advocacy Coordinator Domestic Violence Awareness Month: A Renewed Sense of Urgency Domestic Violence Awareness Month, observed each October, brings a renewed sense of urgency for those of us working to support women and all people affected by relationship abuse.  This is especially true this year, as we emerge from …

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Recommendations to the Administration for Children and Families to Prevent Domestic Violence and Child Abuse

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) such as experiencing or witnessing violence or abuse, are linked to chronic health problems, mental illness, and substance misuse in adulthood. Fortunately, violence and the health consequences of ACEs are preventable. Creating safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments for children and families can prevent violence and abuse. Moreover, nurturing relationships and …

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