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This document introduces 13 common myths about sexual assault and provides facts to respond to those myths.

Rape Myths & Facts

This report presents information on the consequences of rape and sexual assault for female victims. The study provides the percentages of completed rape, attempted rape, and sexual assault of females that were reported to the police in 1992-2000. The report provides the percentage of victims that were injured and treated from a completed rape, attempted rape, or sexual assault. It presents the percentage of those who reported to the police, and the percentage of those victims who received treatment and whose victimization was reported to the police.
Rape and Sexual Assault: Reporting to Police and Medical Attention, 1992-2000

This issue of American Prosecutors Research Institute ‘s The Voice newsletter (Volume 1, Number 3) provides a description of the four categories of rape reporting laws and lists the states that fall under each category.
Rape and Sexual Assault Reporting Laws

The following article talks about the importance of parent-child communication and how parents who provide resources, express their feelings and values can raise youth who respect themselves and behave responsibly. Includes facts, resources and discusses growth and development at the different ages.

Raising Sexually Healthy Youth: Rights. Respect. Responsibility & Parent-Child Communication

This article talks about what many parents and caretakers are concerned about today when it comes to their children. It talks about what parents can do to reduce the risk and increase the likelihood that their children will disclose to them should they be abused. The article also includes tips for providing fertile soil for raising sexually healthy children and adolescents.

Raising Sexually Healthy Children and Adolescents: General Overview and Look at 'Normal Development'

This booklet is a tool for healthcare providers to screen patients for sexual assault histories. It adapts the SAVE method from the Florida Council Against Sexual Violence and includes special considerations for immediate victims, comorbid conditions, pregnancy/gynecological care, patients with disabilities, males, adolescents and children.
Put Down the Chart, Pick Up the Questions: A Guide to Working with Survivors of Sexual Violence

This resource provides information on Public Law 280, a substantial transfer of jurisdiction from the federal government to the states in Indian Country and its impact on victims of crime.
Public Law 280: Issues and Concerns for Victims of Crime in Indian Country

 

This document is intended to aid sexual violence advocates in their advocacy efforts around sexual abuse in the clergy. With the ultimate goals being to prevent future sexual abuse and to advocate on behalf of existing survivors, this document includes 11 recommendations to influence church policy.

Providing a Victim-Centered Response to the Problems of Child Sexual Abuse by the Clergy

"This monograph discusses the prosecution of AFSA with a specific focus on AFSA when the victim is voluntarily intoxicated. It begins with a basic overview of toxicology. Next, it suggests a three-step process for prosecuting AFSA cases: (1) making the charging decision; (2) analyzing credibility and corroboration; and (3) trying the case. Finally, the monograph provides techniques for overcoming common defenses."
Prosecuting Alcohol-Facilitated Sexual Assault

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.
Promoting Healthy Families in Your Community

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