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Are there any programs that focuses tightly on life rebuilding. Specifically, taking a victim of a crime at the stage he or she is mentally, physically and spiritually, then helping them to a point of sta...
James
03/29/2011
arrow icon Yes there are many progrom for victim for rehabilitation. Th...
Diolentia Brann
04/19/2011
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Sometimes when working with a victim with a mental disability it can be difficult to explain to them exactly what they need to supply in order to receive services. Do you have any suggestions on how to mor...
Brian
12/16/2010
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what do you suggest when a victim is getting increasingly frustrated and hostile in a conversation aobut compensation?
Mary Haviland
12/16/2010
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How do we appropriately provide services to people who are in an ongoing counseling relationship?
Kathy Connolly
12/16/2010
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12/16/2010
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What is the best practice for those in the helping profession to engage those with MH issues in a healthy productive manner?
nikki
12/16/2010
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how do you help clients with MH issues identify and seek treatment without being able to diagnose and without sounding judgmental. Many times what happens when you recognize there is a mental illness with...
nikki
12/16/2010
arrow icon The best way to make good referrals for mental health treatm...
J. Levy-Peck
12/16/2010
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How can you instill trust in this population when they are so frequently victimized?
nikki
12/16/2010
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When a mental health patient presents with complaints of sexual assault, but they are acutely psycotic or hallucinating, is the priority to complete the sexual assault exam and interview, or address their ...
SReich
12/16/2010
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Some of the obstacles in treating victims of crime with a mental illness--fully--are resources. Do you see changes on the horizon for victims with Health Care Reform?
Cindi Stewart
12/16/2010
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I provide services to people with developmental disabilities and mental health issues in a program that offers both sexual abuse prevention and survivor therapy. Do you have any recomendations for working...
Theresa Fears
12/16/2010
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Is there a curriculum you use in training staff regarding working with victims with disabilities.
Traci Bynum
12/16/2010
arrow icon Yes.. OVC has a curriculum on disabilities, OVW has a Ending...
Carole Warshaw
12/16/2010
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I am employed with an emergency shelter for domestic violence victims. We frequently encounter victims who have been diagnosed with mental illnesses. At times, we are unable to accommodate those who suff...
Rebecca
12/16/2010
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Steve
01/11/2011
arrow icon Potentially, yes as well as the Fair Housing Act. If someone...
Carole Warshaw
12/16/2010
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As we deal with innocent victims daily , there are calls we receive where the victim wants to tell their whole story, we listen but are still unable to assist them - either they don't qualify with us or th...
Noreen
12/16/2010
arrow icon Noreen, that is always a challenge since often they may need...
Jennie Barr
12/16/2010
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do you have guidance and/or strategies on how to approach domestic violence issues with individuals whose psychiatric difficulties interfere with his/her ability to view interactions as abusive?
leo
12/16/2010
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What techniques would you suggest in working with this population during Crisis Intervention counseling, and what would you suggest avoiding?
SASC
12/16/2010
arrow icon I would suggest the following: Setting: allow space for th...
Jennie Barr
12/16/2010
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What is the best or reasonable option when assisting victims with MH issues that remain with their abuser?
Randy
12/16/2010
arrow icon There are a number of specific things to consider in additio...
Carole Warshaw
12/16/2010
arrow icon Part I. Just like anyone who chooses to stay with an abusive...
Carole Warshaw
12/16/2010
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What is currently the best effective community based treatment for victims of crime with mental illness?
Mary Pat DeWald
12/16/2010
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Jennie Barr
12/16/2010
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Carole Warshaw
12/16/2010
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Carole Warshaw
12/16/2010
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How should sexual assault hotline staff & volunteers best deal with frequent, repeat callers who need services far beyond the scope of the hotline? E.g., the caller who wants to stay on the line for 1+...
Janice Mirabass
12/16/2010
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Stephanie
12/16/2010
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Getting the cases through the system can be an issue. What resources are easily available that holds respect with law enforcement and district attorneys? We need training for service providers, law enfor...
Traci Bynum
12/16/2010
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Jennie Barr
12/16/2010
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how do you feel about the use of emdr (for all ages) as effective treatment for domestic violence?
emdrfan
12/16/2010
arrow icon Part 2. In EMDR treatment, exposure is under the control of ...
C. Warshaw JRC
12/16/2010
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C. Warshaw JRC
12/16/2010
arrow icon EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a fo...
Jennie Barr
12/16/2010
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What sorts of special services are available for victims whose mental illnesses prevent them from being interviewed? Are there other techniques that can be used, and that are accepted by courts, to obtain...
Samantha W.
12/16/2010
arrow icon we would also refer you to the SAMHSA NREPP (National Regist...
Carole Warshaw
12/16/2010
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Jennie Barr
12/16/2010
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Police and service providers are often confused about how to handle people who are LGBT. Few DV shelters will accept transgender or gay male victims, and if mental illness is a factor it's especially chal...
Maryann Gorski
12/16/2010
arrow icon Many LGBTQ organizations and communities are working to deve...
C. Warshaw JRC
12/16/2010
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I am an Employability Skills Advocate working with domestic violence survivors who are trying to find work to become less dependent on abusers/shelter residency. Many of my clients suffer from some form o...
Pat Franklin
12/16/2010
arrow icon Any mental health issue does not have to be disclosed under ...
Jennie Barr
12/16/2010
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C. Warshaw JRC
12/16/2010
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Please discuss any innovative approaches to serving the mental health needs of sexual abuse and assault survivors.
J. Levy-Peck
12/16/2010
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Jennie Barr
12/16/2010
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