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Domestic Violence and Housing
The following resources address children, youth, and families affected by domestic violence who are homeless or who are experiencing problems with housing.
The Facts on Housing and Domestic Violence (PDF - 162 KB)
Family Violence Prevention Fund (2006)
Discusses the housing problems experienced by women and children affected by domestic violence and provides statistics on the issue.
Homelessness and Family Trauma: The Case for Early Intervention (PDF - 288 KB)
Health Care for the Homeless Clinicians' Network
Healing Hands, 7(2), 2003
Presents an overview of the effects of domestic violence on homeless families and the role of clinicians in preventing the intergenerational cycle of trauma and homelessness.
National Online Resource Center on Violence Against Women (VAWnet)
Offers a categorized and selected listing of articles and other resources on issues related to domestic violence and housing.
Children's Program Toolkit
House of Ruth Maryland (2005)
Provides materials that can be used to establish a shelter-based program for children affected by domestic violence, based on the model used by House of Ruth in Maryland.
Exposure to Intimate Partner Violence Among Poor Children Experiencing Homelessness or Residential Instability (PDF - 1674 KB)
Institute for Children and Poverty (2010)
Analyzes how a family's experiences with homelessness, poverty, and residential instability over the first 5 years of a child's life are associated with incidences of intimate partner violence. Children's exposure to such abuse is also investigated.
Intimate Partner Violence and Housing Instability (PDF - 62 KB)
Pavao, Alvarez, Baumrind, Induni, & Kimerling
American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 32(2), 2007
Examines the impact of violence on a woman's ability to obtain and maintain housing.
Involving Children and Young People in Research on Domestic Violence and Housing
Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law, 27(3/4), 2005
Presents results of a study that included children and youth in determining the impact of domestic violence on housing problems and argues that children and youth should be more involved in research on this subject.
Transitional Housing Assistance Grant Program
Office on Violence Against Women
Provides information about the Transitional Housing Assistance Program Grant for Victims of Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Stalking, or Sexual Assault Program, which focuses on a holistic, victim-centered approach to provide transitional housing services that move individuals into permanent housing.
Violence and Aggression in the Lives of Homeless Children
Journal of Family Violence, 20(6), 2005
Examines the role of violence and aggression in the lives of children in homeless families, focusing on possible connections among family violence, children's aggression, and children's problems with social isolation and rejection.