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Webinar Recording

Fatherhood and Domestic Violence

Published: January, 2013| David Mandel, MA, Gabrielle Davis, J.D.,

Domestic violence is often defined as the perpetration of coercive control by one adult against another in an intimate relationship. In reality, domestic violence perpetrators frequently engage in a… View this resource

News Article

Kasandra Perkins’ Murder Highlights Popular Misconception: Traumatic Brain Injury Does Not Cause DV

Published: January, 2013| Glenna Tinney

In December 2012, Kasandra Perkins was murdered by her partner, Jovan Belcher. Among many biographical facts about Jovan is that he was a linebacker for the Kansas City Chiefs. Indeed, thousands of… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Seattle's Step-Up Program: A Curriculum-Based Program Addressing Teens' Violence Against Their Parents

Published: October, 2012| Lily Anderson, Gregory Routt

In this webinar, Lily Anderson and Greg Routt discuss youth violence towards parents as a link in the cycle of violence, what factors put youth at risk for using violence at home and how parents are… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Military Justice and the Legal Assistance Program

Published: August, 2012| CDR Andrew House, JAGC

No matter how a client may be connected with the military, questions arise for civilian attorneys and advocates. Often, they need information about how the military discipline/justice system works… View this resource

Webinar Recording

The Invisible War - Sexual Assault in the Military

Published: June, 2012| Amy Ziering, Kori Cioca

The Invisible War is a groundbreaking investigative documentary film that “features hard-hitting interviews with high-ranking military officials and members of Congress that reveal the perfect storm… View this resource

Webinar Recording

The DoD Response to Intimate Partner Violence

Published: June, 2012| Melvina Thornton, LICSW, Karen C. Roksandic, LMSW, ACSW, Family Advocacy Program

This webinar provides information to attorneys and advocates who are not in the military about the military infrastructure that addresses IPV, and programs that have been established to provide… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Military and Veteran Cultural Competence for Civilian Attorneys and Legal Advocates

Published: April, 2012| Ellen C. Schell, Glenna Tinney

More and more, civilian attorneys find themselves assisting survivors who have a connection with the military – clients who are, themselves, service members, or were abused by someone who is or was in… View this resource

Webinar Recording

The Future of Batterer Intervention Programs (BIPS) – The Importance of Evidence-Based Practice and Movement Affiliation

Published: April, 2012| Edward W. Gondolf, Scott Miller

Batterer programs are at a critical juncture: A handful of experimental program evaluations show little or no effect from the prevailing program approach and have prompted calls to overhaul or replace… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Resources for Advocates and Attorneys Working with Military-Related Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence

Published: January, 2012| Ellen C. Schell, Esq.

This webinar addresses why it is important to be aware of the unique legal issues that are presented in working with military-related IPV survivors, identify some of those unique needs, and explain… View this resource

Webinar Recording

The Complex Dynamics of Intimate Relationships for Treatment Seeking Veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Published: August, 2011| April Gerlock, PhD, ARNP, PMHNP-BC, PMHCNS-BC, Jackie L. Grimesey, Ph.D., George Sayre, Psy.D., L.M.F.T

This webinar addresses the results of an analysis of couples interviewed as part of the larger "Relationships and PTSD: Detection of Intimate Partner Violence" study of veterans in treatment for PTSD… View this resource

Research & Statistics

Veterans in State and Federal Prison, 2004

Published: May, 2007| Margaret Noonan, Christopher Mumola, Bureau of Justice Statistics

This federal report provides data on veterans incarcerated in state and federal prisons surveyed in 2004 and compares that data to previous survey years starting in 1979. View this resource

Laws & Regulations

Department of Defense Victim Witness Assistance Program

Published: April, 2007| Department of Defense

This Department of Defense (DoD) directive updates policies and responsibilities for providing assistance to victims and witnesses. It provides guidance for assisting victims and witnesses of crime… View this resource

Laws & Regulations

Policy guidance for the Family Advocacy Program

Published: August, 2004| Department of Defense

This is a Department of Defense (DoD) directive on the Family Advocacy Program (FAP). View this resource

Laws & Regulations

Department of Defense Victim Witness Assistance Procedures

Published: June, 2004| Department of Defense

This is a Department of Defense (DoD) instruction that implements policy, assigns responsibilities, and prescribes procedures to assist victims and witnesses of crimes. It provides guidance on… View this resource

Research & Statistics

Domestic Violence and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Severity for Participants of a Domestic Violence Rehabilitation Program

Published: June, 2004| April Gerlock

This article, published in Military Medicine, describes participants of a domestic violence program, which was designed to help lessen attrition, and compared completers and non-completers of the… View this resource