This Applied Research paper reviews both international and U.S.-based policy efforts to promote sexual abuse prevention and offers considerations for policy development in communities and organizations.

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This Applied Research paper reviews the sociohistorical context of Black women’s sexual victimization, the characteristics of Black rape survivors and their experiences, and the risk factors that elevate Black women’s vulnerability to rape and consequences thereof. Culturally sensitive techniques to promote resilience are offered.

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This research study discusses the role of communication technologies in sexual violence against young people. It focuses on outcomes in Victoria, Australia. It presents findings on mobile phones and social media, and the role in identifying and grooming potential victims, blackmail and intimation, sexting, harassment, and pornography.

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Aequitas released Issue #8 of their Strategies Newsletter. The December 2012 edition offers information for prosecutors on sexual abuse in confinement.

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This document includes evidence to respond to the question, “How do levonorgestrel-only emergency contraceptive pills (LNG ECPs) prevent pregnancy?” It was created by the International Federation of Gynecology & Obstetrics and the International Consortium for Emergency Contraception. In Spanish.

Este documento incluye evidencia para responder a la pregunta, ‘¿De qué modo las píldoras anticonceptivasde emergencia de levonorgestrel (PAE de LNG) previenen el embarazo?’Fue creado por la la Federación Internacional de Ginecología y Obstetricia (International Federation of Gynecology & Obstetrics) y el Consorcio Internacional sobre Anticoncepción de Emergencia (International Consortium for Emergency Contraception). En inglés.

This article provides reflections on the work of the Division of Violence Prevention at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention by bringing the issue to sexual violence into the public health forum. These efforts have moved sexual violence prevention work forward over the past decade.

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This article provides general information and examples about comprehensive sexual assault services as a tool for program development.  It is not an exhaustive list, but a list of resources to be used to begin a discussion or assessment or organizational efforts to address sexual violence.

This Applied Research Paper outlines the importance and value of engaging in sexual violence prevention work with youth. The paper discusses prevalence of sexual violence among youth populations, recent trends in prevention activities for youth, and a review of common strategies and challenges for engaging in this work. Feedback on the effectiveness and current evaluation efforts for the various approaches is offered. It's available in PDF or online.

In the Spring 2012 edition of the Manager's Viewpoint newsletter, WCSAP offers articles and reflections on cost cutting, big picture planning, and leading through challenging economic times.

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