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Resources by Topic: Abuse and violence

Improving Outcomes for American Indian/Alaska Native People Returning to the Community from Incarceration: A Resource Guide for Service Providers
Seeks to improve outcomes for American Indian and Alaska Native populations returning to their communities and families after incarceration by sharing information, research, program examples, and other resources addressing various topics including culturally responsive programs, violence, housing, substance use, mental health, education, employment, and more. Also shares special considerations for service providers working with children and families, youth, and women.
Date: 10/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Administration for Native Americans, HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation
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America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2021
Examines the factors predicting child well-being and breaks down indicators by a number of measures, including race/ethnicity, poverty, food security, and health insurance coverage, among others. Highlights data on the well-being of American Indian and Alaska Native children on a number different measures.
Date: 09/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics
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After Action Review/Improvement Plan: Strategic Planning Toolkit - Behavioral Health Edition
Toolkit provides guidance for completing an after action review of a post-behavioral health intervention. Toolkit is aimed at tribal leaders, public health practitioners, and other healthcare stakeholders in tribal communities. Provides the tools for designing, planning, preparing, and conducting an after action review.
Date: 08/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, American Indian Research Center for Health
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Police Chiefs Serving Small and Rural Municipalities: Profiles and Concerns
Presents a profile of police chiefs and departments in small and rural Pennsylvania municipalities and compares rural and urban departments. Analyzes concerns of rural Pennsylvania police chiefs, including domestic violence, illicit drug use, human trafficking, school safety, and mental health needs for themselves and for the citizens with whom they interact. Includes statistics with breakdowns by urban and rural areas.
Author(s): Jennifer C. Gibbs
Date: 08/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Rural Pennsylvania
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Addressing Domestic Violence in Rural Communities: Best Practices for Criminal Courts
Outlines best practices to address domestic violence in rural criminal courts and jurisdictions. Describes the coordinated community response model and stakeholders involved, including healthcare providers, that rural communities can use to prevent and respond to intimate partner violence.
Author(s): Liberty Aldrich, Robyn Mazur, Danielle Pugh, Brittany Davis
Date: 08/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Court Innovation
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The Implementation of the Sexual Assault Forensic Examination Telehealth Center: A Program Evaluation
Study that evaluates the implementation of the Pennsylvania-based Sexual Assault Forensic Examination Telehealth (SAFE-T) Center in 3 rural hospitals, based on surveys of staff and patients. Discusses results related to nurse confidence scores, perspectives of telehealth in relation to examinations, quality care, and patient outcomes.
Author(s): Sheridan Miyamoto, Elizabeth Thiede, Elizabeth N. Wright, et al.
Citation: Journal of Forensic Nursing, 17(3), E24-E33
Date: 07/2021
Type: Document
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Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE) Screening in Rural Northern California: Exploring Provider Perspectives and Experiences
Report examining Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) in 6 rural counties in Northern California, focusing on Medi-Cal provider experiences with implementing ACE screening and trauma-informed care in the area. Discusses rural impacts of ACEs, stressors that contribute to ACEs, and findings from 9 provider interviews.
Author(s): Kathryn Stewart, Lisa Tadlock, Shauna Olsen, Sue Grinnell
Date: 07/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: ACEs Aware, Northern ACEs Collaborative, Population Health Innovation Lab, Public Health Institute
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ACEs Screening in Rural California: Exploring Provider Perspectives and Experiences
Report examining the implementation of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) screening in rural communities in Northern California based on interviews with Medi-Cal providers. Discusses opportunities to support screening, referral, and treatment as well as barriers, including limited time, resources, infrastructure, and skilled staff. Discusses disproportionate rates of ACEs in rural adults and health impacts of ACEs.
Author(s): Kathryn Stewart, Lisa Tadlock, Shauna Olsen, Sue Grinnell
Date: 07/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: California Department of Health Care Services, Northern ACEs Collaborative, Population Health Innovation Lab, Public Health Institute
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Improving Mental Health in Rural North Carolina
Panel discussion of the social-emotional and health impacts of adverse childhood experiences and toxic stress in Healthy Place North Carolina communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Three community leaders discuss what it has been like to work on these issues during the pandemic, provide an update on their work, and share lessons learned.
Date: 07/2021
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Healthy Places NC
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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: 07/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Indian Health Service
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