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Domestic Violence: How Many Steps Forward? How Many Steps Back? References

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Nursingworld

Information online at the American Nurses Association's web site.

Physical Violence Against Women
ANA Position Statement Retrieved January 26, 2002, www.nursingworld.org/MainMenuCategories/HealthcareandPolicyIssues/ANAPositionStatements/ANAPositions/social/scviolnw14518.aspx

Workplace Violence Affects One-Third of Nurses 
V. Carroll & H. Morin. The American Nurse. September/October. 1998  
Retrieved January 26, 2002, www.nursingworld.org/MainMenuCategories/ANAMarketplace/ANAPeriodicals/TAN/1998/SepOct1998NewsViolence.aspx

Illinois RNs Win Workplace Safety Measures 
S. Trossman. The American Nurse.
January/February 2001 Retrieved January 26, 2002, www.nursingworld.org/MainMenuCategories/ANAMarketplace/ANAPeriodicals/TAN/2001/JanFebFeaturesSafety.aspx

Workplace Violence: Getting Hospitals Focused on Prevention
S. Bruser.  The American Nurse. May/June 1998
Retrieved January 26, 2002, www.nursingworld.org/MainMenuCategories/ANAMarketplace/ANAPeriodicals/TAN/1998/MayJuneFeaturesViolence.aspx

Sexual Harassment
ANA Position Statement
Retrieved January 26, 2002, www.nursingworld.org/MainMenuCategories/HealthcareandPolicyIssues/ANAPositionStatements/ANAPositions/workplac/wkharass14542.aspx

Foundations/Organizations

Non-profit groups that  focus on violence issues

WAVE: Women Against Violence Europe
"WAVE is a network of European women's non-governmental organisations working in the field of combating violence against women and children (women's refuges, counselling centres, SOS hotlines/helplines, organisations focusing on prevention and training, etc.)."
Retrieved January 26, 2002 http://www.wave-network.org

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence Web Site
"NCADV is dedicated to the empowerment of battered women and their children and therefore is committed to the elimination of personal and societal violence in the lives of battered women and their children." 
Retrieved January 26, 2002 http://www.ncadv.org

The Center for Health and Gender Equity (CHANGE) 
The Center "....works to ensure that the health and population policies of international institutions supported by the United States government actively promote women’s reproductive and sexual health." 
Retrieved January 26, 2002 http://www.genderhealth.org

Family Violence and Prevention Fund
"The Family Violence Prevention Fund (FVPF) has been an active player in the national public policy arena since the development of the first comprehensive national legislation to address issues of violence against women: The Violence Against Women Act of 1994. Since 1994, the FVPF has continued to serve as a reliable resource to members of Congress and their staffs, Congressional Committees, and the Executive Branch."
Retrieved January 26, 2002 http://endabuse.org

American Bar Association Commission on Domestic Violence
Numerous links and information on domestic violence
Retrieved January 26, 2002 http://www.abanet.org/domviol

Communities Against Violence Network
"CAVNET is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit based in Washington DC. We work internationally to address domestic violence, sexual assault, rape, incest, youth violence, and crimes against people with disabilities."
Retrieved January 26, 2002 http://cavnet2.org

Center for the Prevention of Domestic and Sexual Violence
"The Center is an interreligious educational resource addressing issues of sexual and domestic violence."  
Retrieved January 26, 2002 http://www.cpsdv.org

National Domestic Violence Hotline
Hotline services and general resources related to domestic violence. Outlines steps to clearing web history so others will not know an individual has visited the site.
Retrieved January 26, 2002
http://www.ndvh.org

Domestic Violence Project of Santa Clara County
Numerous resources for domestic violence including a victim's handbook. Retrieved January 26, 2002 http://www.growing.com/nonviolent

Government and international sites

Sites related to U.S. and other Governments and international groups

VAWO, Violence against women office: U.S. Department of Justice
"The Violence Against Women Office of the Office of Justice Programs, United States Department of Justice was created in 1995 to implement the 1994 Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and to lead the national effort to stop domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking."
 Retrieved January 26, 2002  http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/vawo

National Violence Against Women Prevention Research Center website (NVAWPRC)
Center and website are sponsored by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The mission of NVAWPRC is "To help prevent violence against women by advancing knowledge about prevention research and fostering collaboration among advocates, practitioners, policy makers, and researchers."  Retrieved January 26, 2002 http://www.vawprevention.org

Guidelines for Preventing Workplace Violence for Health Care and Social Workers
U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, OSHA 3148, 1998
Retrieved January 26, 2002 http://www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA3148/osha3148.html

National Clearninghouse on Family Violence
"The National Clearinghouse on Family Violence is a national resource centre for all Canadians seeking information about violence within the family and looking for new resources being used to address it."
Retrieved January 26, 2002 http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hppb/familyviolence/bilingual.htm

National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information
"The National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information was established by the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act of 1974. " Department of health and Human Services, The Administration for Children and Families. Has extensive list of links on violence.
Retrieved January 26, 2002 http://www.calib.com/nccanch

United Nations Development Fund for Women 
"UNIFEM promotes women's empowerment and gender equality. It works to ensure the participation of women in all levels of development planning and practice, and acts as a catalyst within the UN system, supporting efforts that link
the needs and concerns of women to all critical issues on the national, regional and global agendas."
Retrieved January 26, 2002 http://www.unifem.undp.org

Women Watch
"WomenWatch is a joint UN project to create a core Internet space on global women's issues. It was created to monitor the results of the Fourth World Conference on Women, held in Beijing in 1995. It was founded in March 1997 by the Division for the Advancement of Women (DAW), the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) and the International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women (INSTRAW)." 
Retrieved January 26, 2002  http://www.un.org/womenwatch

The National Elder Abuse Incidence Study
"Prepared for The Administration for Children and Families and The Administration on Aging The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services by The National Center on Elder Abuse at The American Public Human Services Association in Collaboration with Westat, Inc."
Retrieved January 26, 2002 http://www.aoa.dhhs.gov/abuse/report

Knowledge Exchange Network
"The Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) Knowledge Exchange Network (KEN) provides information about mental health via a toll-free telephone number (800-789-2647), this web site and more than 200 publications." Includes information on school violence and youth violence. Retrieved January 26, 2002 http://www.mentalhealth.org.

The International Coalition on Abuse and Disability Resources sponsored by the J. P Das Developmental Disabilities Centre - University of Alberta, Canada
Retrieved January 26, 2002 http://www.quasar.ualberta.ca/ddc/abuse/index.html

WHO: Department of violence and injury prevention 
The mission of VIP is to lead global action to prevent violence and unintentional injuries as major threats to public health. Its goals are ambitious.
Retrieved January 26, 2002 http://www.who.int/violence_injury_prevention/vipsitemap.htm  

Women Watch

"WomenWatch is a joint UN project to create a core Internet space on global women's issues. It was created to monitor the results of the Fourth World Conference on Women, held in Beijing in 1995."
Retrieved January 26, 2002 http://www.un.org/womenwatch/  

United Nations Special Session on Children 
UN conference scheduled for 2002. Has link to access We the Children, report issued by UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan.
Retrieved January 26, 2002 http://www.unicef.org/specialsession

Family Violence and Prevention Fund International Programs
Site at the FVPF dedicated to international issues related to violence.
Retrieved January 26, 2002 http://endabuse.org/programs/international

Center for Disease Control Click on Health Topics A-Z and then select violence, which will produce numerous resources on domestic violence.
Retrieved January 26, 2002 http://www.cdc.gov/

Articles

Articles from a range of sources

Ending violence against women
Heise, L., Ellsberg, M. and Gottemoeller, M. Ending Violence Against Women.

Population Reports
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Series L, No. 11. Baltimore, Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health, Population Information Program, December 1999.
Retrieved January 26, 2002 http://www.jhuccp.org/pr/l11edsum.stm

Physical health consequences of physical and psychological intimate partner violence
Coker, L.,  Smith, P. H.,  Bethea,L.,  King, M., R.,  McKeown, R. E .Archives of Family Medicine. Vol 9(5), May, 2000.
Retrieved January 26, 2002 http://archfami.ama-assn.org/issues/v9n5/ffull/foc9075.html

Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
"The MMWR weekly contains data on specific diseases as reported by state and territorial health departments and reports on infectious and chronic diseases, environmental hazards, natural or human-generated disasters, occupational
diseases and injuries, and intentional and unintentional injuries."  A search on violence will produce many articles.
Retrieved January 26, 2002 http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr//mmwr_wk.html

Other

Variety of sites related to abuse

Nurse Advocate: Nurses and Workplace Violence
"Nurse Advocate is dedicated to the recognition and resolution of workplace violence experienced by nurses; in support of those who have experienced violence, and, in memory of those who have died."
Retrieved January 26, 2002 http://www.nurseadvocate.org

Domestic Violence-Online Medical Education
American Medical Women's Association site that offers 2.0 CME on domestic violence http://www.dvcme.org

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