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Resources by Topic: Abuse and violence

Indian Health Service - COVID-19 Webinar Recordings
Features a number of webinar recordings of Indian Health Service trainings related to COVID-19. Discusses issues such as emotional well-being, domestic violence, and telebehavioral health in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Date: 02/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Indian Health Service
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Missing or Murdered Indigenous Persons: Law Enforcement & Prevention
Details the U.S. Department of Justice's Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons (MMIP) initiative and presents a number of reports highlighting strategies and collaborations to aid in the investigation and prevention of crimes against American Indian and Alaska Native people. Features reports from non-government organizations, such as the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and the Amber Alert Training and Technical Assistance Program, as well as from different areas of the federal government, such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Health and Human Services, and the Bureau of Indian Affairs, among others.
Citation: DOJ Journal of Federal Law and Practice, 69(1)
Date: 01/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Justice
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Child Maltreatment 2019
Reports on rates of children receiving child protective services, children who died of abuse and neglect, and children who are victims of maltreatment, using data collected from the National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System (NCANDS). Offers information on availability and access to child protective services at the state and territory level, including how some counties respond to child abuse and neglect screenings, referrals, and the provision of services. Mentions rural responses in Connecticut, Minnesota, Nevada, and North Dakota.
Date: 01/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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Consent and Capacity in Indian Country - Elder Abuse and the Connection to Consent, Capacity, and Undue Influence
Defines consent, capacity, and undue influence in connection to the abuse of American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/NA) elders. Highlights 6 pillars for evaluating capacity in older adults and gives cultural context for AI/NA elders.
Date: 12/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Indigenous Elder Justice Initiative
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Roadmap for Resilience: The California Surgeon General's Report on Adverse Childhood Experiences, Toxic Stress, and Health
Reports on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and toxic stress in California, addressing the health impacts of ACEs and stress, economic costs, and public health implications of the issue. Discusses initiatives that increase access to screening and treatment for ACEs in urban, rural, and tribal communities. Explores prevention strategies among public health, social service, early childhood, education, and justice agencies.
Author(s): D Bhushan, K Kotz, J McCall, et al.
Date: 12/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: California Office of the Surgeon General
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Indian Health Service Facilities Made Progress Incorporating Patient Protection Policies, but Challenges Remain
Assesses Indian Health Service (IHS) facility implementation of policies to protect children from sexual abuse by providers. Identifies challenges to carrying out the policies. Also discusses barriers that might prevent staff and patients from reporting abuse. Includes recommendations to IHS to further protect patients from abuse. Recommendations address training and guidance, background checks, abuse reporting processes, and monitoring of facility compliance.
Date: 12/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Office of Inspector General (HHS)
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Report to the President - Activities and Accomplishments of the First Year of Operation Lady Justice
Details the successes, challenges, and lessons learned from the first year of Operation Lady Justice, the presidential task force on missing and murdered American Indians and Alaska Natives. Outlines the task force's structure, procedures, and initiatives, such as listening sessions with Native communities, consultation with tribal governments, and the establishment of a cold case team, among other actions. Highlights the task force's next steps.
Date: 11/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Department of the Interior
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America's Children in Brief: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2020
Examines the relationship between child well-being and community type, including metropolitan, micropolitan, or rural. Provides rural/urban breakdowns on child race/ethnicity, maltreatment, poverty, mortality, health conditions, and more.
Date: 09/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics
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American Indian Trauma Report 2020
Identifies the disproportionate impact of trauma on Native Americans in Arizona in order to target interventions to improve injury prevention programs and reduce traumatic injuries. Identifies patient demographics, trauma risk factors such as alcohol or drug use, injury characteristics, access to care, and mortality rates.
Date: 08/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Arizona Department of Health Services
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Rural Versus Urban Prevalence of Intimate Partner Violence-Related Emergency Department Visits, 2009-2014
Examines disparities in prevalence of intimate partner violence (IPV)-related incidents, using a sample of 156,945 emergency department (ED) visits by people ages 15-64. Features demographics with breakdowns by urban or rural residence, and statistics on IPV-related ED visits with breakdowns by 6 categories of population density.
Author(s): Maria J. Perez-Patron, Nancy R. Downing, Nora Montalvo-Liendo, Brandie D. Taylor
Date: 08/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Southwest Rural Health Research Center
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