This infographic is a visual snapshot of some of the statistics included in the NSVRC publication “Sexual Violence in the Military: A Guide for Civilian Advocates.” See the guide for more in-depth information. 

Young people who are homeless also often are sexually assaulted. You can help by listening to youth who have been harmed by homelessness and sexual violence. Your support can make a positive difference in their lives over time. (see references)

This infographic is a companion piece to the guide, Linking the Roads: Working with Youth Who Experience Homelessness and Sexual Violence.

For more about the topic of homelessness, access the Housing and Sexual Violence Information Packet and the Link Between Housing & Sexual Violence infographic.

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REFERENCES
NUMBER OF HOMELESS YOUNG PEOPLE 

The National Alliance to End Homelessness. (2014). Youth. Retrieved from http://www.endhomelessness.org/pages/youth

The National Alliance to End Homelessness. (2014). LGBTQ youth. Retrieved from http://www.endhomelessness.org/pages/lgbtq-youth

RUNAWAY YOUTH

The Administration on Children, Youth and Families. (2002). Sexual abuse among homeless adolescents: Prevalence,correlates, and sequelae. Retrieved from http://www.acf.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/opre/sex_abuse_hmless.pdf

Durso, L. E., & Gates, G. J. (2012). Serving our youth: Findings from a national survey of service providers working with lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Retrieved from The Williams Institute: http://williamsinstitute.law.ucla.edu/wp-content/uploads/Durso-Gates-LGB...

National Network for Youth. (n.d.). Consequences of youth homelessness. Retrieved from http://www.nn4youth.org/system/files/IssueBrief_Youth_Homelessness.pdf

HOMELESS YOUTH

The Administration on Children, Youth and Families. (2002). Sexual abuse among homeless adolescents: Prevalence, correlates, and sequelae. Retrieved from http://www.acf.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/opre/sex_abuse_hmless.pdf

National Network for Youth. (n.d.). Consequences of youth homelessness. Retrieved from
http://www.nn4youth.org/system/files/IssueBrief_Youth_Homelessness.pdf

Cray, A., Miller, K., & Durso, L. E. (2013). Seeking shelter: The experiences and unmet needs of LGBT homeless youth. Retrieved from the Center for American Progress:
http://www.americanprogress.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/LGBTHomelessY...

Did you know there’s a link between sexual violence and housing? Sexual violence can jeopardize a person’s housing. Lack of housing or inadequate shelter can increase the risk for sexual violence. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly 10 percent of women and 8 percent men who experienced housing insecurity in the past year had a higher prevalence of intimate partner violence. This infographic explores the intersections between housing and sexual violence. For more information on this topic, download the Housing and Sexual Violence Information Packet. (see references) Housing-infographic-cover

INFOGRAPHIC REFERENCES
Housing insecurity and intimate partner violence
Breiding, M. J., Chen J., & Black, M. C. (2014). Intimate partner violence in the United States — 2010. Retrieved from the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: http://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/pdf/cdc_nisvs_ipv_report_2013_v17_...

Assaults in the home
Colombino, N., Mercado, C. C., & Jeglic, E. L. (2009). Situational aspects of sexual offending: Implications for residence restriction laws. Justice
Research and Policy, 11, 27-43. doi:10.3818/JRP.11.2009.27

Youth leaving home
Cray, A., Miller, K., & Durso, L. E. (2013). Seeking shelter: The experiences and unmet needs of LGBT homeless youth. Retrieved from the Center
for American Progress: http://www.americanprogress.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/LGBTHomelessY...

Estes, R., & Weiner, N. (2001). Commercial sexual exploitation of children in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. Retrieved from the University
of Pennsylvania: http://www.sp2.upenn.edu/restes/CSEC_Files/Complete_CSEC_020220.pdf

Victims relocating
Keeley, T. (2006). Landlord sexual assault and rape of tenants: Survey findings and advocacy approaches. Clearinghouse Review: Journal of
Poverty Law and Policy, 40 (7-8), 441-450.

Witnessing an assault
Kipke, M., Simon, T., Montgomery, S., Unger, J., & Iverson, E. (1997). Homeless youth and their exposure to and involvement in violence
while living on the streets. Journal of Adolescent Health, 20, 360-367. doi:10.1016/S1054-139X(97)00037-2

Victims of physical or sexual violence
Kushel, M. B., Evans, J. L., Perry, S., Robertson, M. J., & Moss, A.R. (2003). No door to lock: Victimization among homeless and
marginally housed persons. Archives of Internal Medicine, 163, 2492-2499. doi:10.1001/archinte.163.20.2492

Commercial sexual exploitation
Estes, R., & Weiner, N. (2001). Commercial sexual exploitation of children in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. Retrieved from the University
of Pennsylvania. http://www.sp2.upenn.edu/restes/CSEC_Files/Complete_CSEC_020220.pdf

 

This infographic presents statistics on the incidence, prevalence, warning signs and risk factors for perpetration of elder abuse. It include information specific to sexual abuse.

The report, Global and regional estimates of violence against women: Prevalence and health effects of intimate partner violence and non-partner sexual violence, represents the first systematic study of global data on the prevalence of violence against women - both by partners and non-partners. Some 35% of all women will experience either intimate partner or non-partner violence. The study finds that intimate partner violence is the most common type of violence against women, affecting 30% of women worldwide. The study highlights the need for all sectors to engage in eliminating tolerance for violence against women and better support for women who experience it. New WHO guidelines, launched with the report, aim to help countries improve their health sector's capacity to respond to violence against women.

 

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La infografía presenta hallazgos principales La prevención de la violencia sexual en comunidades latinas: Un estudio nacional de necesidades, un informe amplio que detalla las necesidades de defensoras(es) relacionadas con la violencia sexual en comunidades latinas.

En inglés.

Además de la infografía,  el informe complete y el resumen ejecutivo están disponibles.

infographic of study examining needed of LatinasThis infographic presents key findings from Preventing sexual violence in Latin@ communities: A national needs assessment, a comprehensive report that details advocates’ needs related to sexual violence in Latin@ communities.

Also available in Spanish.

In addition to the infographic, the full report and the executive summary are available.

The Urban Institute provides this infographic to demonstrate the prevalence of harassment through technology for adolescents and discuss the common forms of digital abuse that teen experience.

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See the related report.

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