Disasters & Domestic Violence: A Fact Sheet for First Responders & Providers - University of Missouri: This factsheet provides an overview of disasters and domestic violence and describes strategies for how disaster responders and providers can assist families that experience disaster and domestic violence.
Domestic Violence and Hurricane Katrina - Tulane University: An in depth look into the city of New Orleans and its experience of the long term aftermath of the most devastating natural and man-made disaster in the history of the United States. Victims and survivors of domestic violence, as well as the personnel and infrastructure developed to protect them, have been seriously affected by this storm. This chapter describes the experiences of survivors and responders, and the work being done to support the unique needs of domestic violence victims after disaster.
Family Violence After Natural Disaster - Women's Health Goulburn North East: This workshop aims to give emergency services workers skills to identify family violence and how to respond and refer victims appropriately. This is not without its challenges … family violence is a hard topic, particularly when participants are from workplaces that don’t appear to have any connection with the issue at all. The belief that this has nothing to do with me is understandable especially when existing work can be overwhelmingly busy and even more so when natural disaster strikes.
Study: EMS Personnel's Opinion of Domestic Violence Victims - Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine: According to a 2016 study published in the Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine,too many EMTs and paramedics buy into the same myths about domestic violence as the public—namely, that the victim is somehow responsible for the abuse. This article discusses the study and the implications for victims, and recommendations to improve response.
Working with Trauma Survivors: What Workers Need to Know - U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs: After a traumatic event, many individuals working as rescue workers, health care workers, journalists, and volunteers may come into contact with trauma survivors. Some of these people interact with survivors as the traumatic incident is unfolding, and other situations may require contacting and working with survivors of trauma weeks, months, or even years after a traumatic event has occurred. This resource provides tips and strategies for working with trauma survivors.