Specific populations

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Fields of Peril by Human Rights Watch (2010)

Child farmworkers risk their safety, health, and education on commercial farms across the United States. For the report, 59 children were interviewed under age 18 who had worked as farmworkers in 14 states in various regions of the United States. The report includes a section on sexual harassment and violence.

Cultivating Fear: The Vulnerability of Immigrant Farmworkers in the US to Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment by Human Rights Watch (2012)

This report documents the experience of immigrant farmworker women and girls with workplace sexual violence and harassment—with particular attention to unauthorized immigrants—and sets forth detailed recommendations for improving their working conditions and access to services and legal remedies.

Reaching Migrant Farm Workers: A Technical Assistance Bulletin for Sexual Violence Advocates and Counselors by the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape (PCAR) (2007)

This technical assistance bulletin summarizes risk factors for sexual violence among migrant farmworkers, as well as barriers to service access, legal rights and advocacy strategies.

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Child sexual abuse

Essentials for Childhood: Steps to Create Safe, Stable, and Nurturing Relationships by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) (2013)

The resource proposes strategies communities can consider to promote the types of relationships and environments that help children grow up to be healthy and productive citizens so that they, in turn, can build stronger and safer families and communities for their children. It is directed toward anyone committed to the positive development of children and families, and specifically to the prevention of all forms of child abuse and neglect.

Defending childhood: Protect, heal, thrive by Attorney General’s National Task Force on Children Exposed to Violence (2012)

This report presents the findings of the Attorney General’s National Task Force on Children Exposed to Violence. It addresses children's exposure to many different forms of violence, including sexual abuse, in a variety of settings and the resulting psychological trauma.

Action, Engagement, Remembering: Services for Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse by the National Sexual Assault Coalition Resource Sharing Project (2011)

This paper considers the practices of rape crisis centers and coalitions as they act, engage, and remember with adult survivors of child sexual abuse for strategies in crisis intervention, counseling, holistic healing, and advocacy.

Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Information Packet by the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (2011)

The packet contains resources to support the prevention of child sexual abuse and draws from research on child sexual abuse prevention programming, child sexual abuse risk and protective factors, and the public health model of prevention.

Promoting Healthy Families in Your Community by Department of Health & Human Services (2008)

This packet was created for service providers who work with children and parents and offers strategies and resources for building the protective factors associated with child abuse prevention.

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Supporting Latin@ Communities: Resources for sexual assault centers by the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape (2014)

This information packet helps practitioners in describing ways sexual violence and inequalities affect Latin@ communities and list practical ways organizations can create affirming spaces for Latin@ survivors.

¿Habla Español?: Working with Spanish-speaking Victims/Survivors in a Rural Setting by Kimber Nicoletti (2010)

This presentation, from the NSVRC 2010 Just Rural! Conference for OVW Rural Grantees, addresses a variety of topics, including Latin@ culture, family roles and structure, community characteristics and a glossary.

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Native American

The Principles of Advocacy: A Guide for Sexual Assault Advocates by Mending the Sacred Hoop (2004)

This manual provides guidelines and strategies for serving American Indian victims/survivors of sexual violence. These strategies are set forth within 13 cultural principles for working with American Indian people. Resources and an advocacy checklist are included.

Sexual Victimization in Indian Country: Barriers and Resources for Native Women Seeking Help by Sherry Hamby (2004)

Sexual victimization is part of the terrible history of oppression, violence, and maltreatment that American Indians have experienced at the hands of the United States government and its citizens. This paper addresses the prevalence of sexual victimization, barriers to seeking help, resources for victims/survivors and implications for prevention and intervention.

Sexual Assault in Indian Country by the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (2000)

This booklet addresses sexual assault in Indian Country by highlighting certain types of sexual assault evidence and presenting it within the historical treatment of native populations, jurisdictional problems and prevalence of violence overall.

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Later life

Rural Domestic and Sexual Abuse Program Advocates Making a Difference in the Lives of Older Survivors of Abuse by Ann Turner, National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life (2013).

This booklet provides rural domestic and sexual abuse service programs with possible resources, tools, and discussion on how to effectively respond to abuse in later life and how communities can work together to respond to abuse in later life.

Sexual Violence in Later Life by the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (2010).

This information packet includes information on signs and symptoms of abuse against people in later life, special issues facing older victims, advocacy, and primary prevention techniques.

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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning (LGBTQ)

Linking the Roads: Working with youth who experience homelessness and sexual violence by the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (2014)

This guide provides an overview for the intersections between identity, trauma, and resiliency among youth who experience homelessness and sexual violence. It highlights core skills, techniques, and also discusses how to tailor these skills in order to improve services for youth who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning (LGBTQ).

Sexual Violence & Individuals Who Identify as LGBTQ Information Packet by the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (2012)

This packet contains resources for serving, engaging, and collaborating with individuals and communities who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning (LGBTQ)

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Housing and Sexual Violence Information Packet by the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (2012).

This packet includes several resources to support advocacy at the intersections of housing and sexual violence including housing costs, housing and various forms of oppression, and ways in which to support housing advocacy efforts.

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