This guide delineates the benefits of forming a multidisciplinary team (MDT) of professionals from law enforcement, child protective services, prosecution, medicine, counseling, and related fields to investigate cases of child abuse and neglect. It offers guidance on convening team participants, writing a mission statement, establishing protocols, promoting teamwork, and preventing burnout and addresses the importance of confidentiality policies, conflict resolution practices, and periodic review. The guide also includes an extensive list of related readings and contact information for organizations that offer training and technical assistance to MDT's.
 
Forming a Multidisciplinary Team to Investigate Child Abuse

This pocket handbook provides guidelines and check list of tasks for law enforcement officers who are the first to respond to a sexual assault crime. Emphasis is placed on considerations for tailoring communications with sexual assault victims. Appendix includes Maryland sex crimes laws, official forms and referral information.
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This Violence Against Women Online Resources commissioned document outlines the components of a coordinated Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) model and illustrates the techniques and implementation strategies that should be utilized when gathering forensic evidence post sexual assault.
 
Evidence Collection and Care of the Sexual Assault Survivor: The SANE-SART Response

This resource provides information about outcome evaluation design and qualitative, quantitative, or mixed approaches.
 Evaluation: Designs and Approaches

These recommendations were developed to provide useful and practical guidelines that will standardize the evaluation and management of sexual assault patients.
 Evaluation and Management of the Sexually Assaulted or Sexually Abused Patient

This VAWnet paper provides guidelines for the use and evaluation of research reports. It is intended to help advocates become more skilled and confident about reading and understanding research reports.
 
Evaluating Violence Against Women Research Reports

This document offers guidelines for working with deaf/hard of hearing individuals.
 
Etiquette Tips for Working with Deaf/Hard of Hearing Individuals

The first section of the guide outlines existing laws that provide domestic violence victims (and in some states, victims of sexual assault and stalking) time off from work to address the violence in their lives and/or that protect victims from employment discrimination related to the violence. The second section outlines proposed legislation on this topic. Each of these sections is further divided into those laws or bills specific to domestic violence (and, where applicable, sexual violence and stalking) and those laws or bills that relate to crime victims more generally.
 Employment Rights For Victims Of Domestic Or Sexual Violence

This position statement by the Alianza Latina en Contra la Agresión Sexual (ALAS), (Latina Alliance Against Sexual Aggression) defines the challenges faced by Latina survivors and advocates and presents recommendations for eliminating barriers.
 
Eliminating Barriers to Services for Latina survivors of Sexual and Intimate Partner Violence

This brochure provides information about trafficking in the Unites States to non-governmental organizations.
Trafficking in Persons: A Guide for Non-Governmental Organizations

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