The NSVRC collects information and resources to assist those working to prevent sexual violence and to improve resources, outreach and response strategies. This resource section includes access to NSVRC collections and selected online resources.
This compilation includes existing tools for assessing intimate partner violence (IPV) and sexual violence (SV) victimization in clinical/healthcare settings. The purpose of this compilation is to provide practitioners and clinicians with the most current inventory of assessment tools for determining IPV and/or SV victimization and to inform decisions about which instruments are most appropriate for use with a given population. This document will aid in the selection of assessment instruments to identify victims requiring additional services. This can help practitioners make appropriate referrals for both victims and perpetrators.
The goal of this report is to provide a synthesis of the empirical literature at both the local and national levels that has provided magnitude estimates of violence against American Indian a nd Alaska Native women along with a review of the methodologies on which the estimates are based. The report includes the crimes of homicide, rape and sexual assault, physical assault, and stalking.
Interpersonal violence results in around 520,000 deaths and millions of non-fatal injuries every year. Research on the relation between alcohol and violence suggests that alcohol is a situational determinant which increases the risk of most types of violence. Hazardous and harmful use of alcohol has also been shown to be an important consequence of experiencing or witnessing most forms of violence, but especially child maltreatment and intimate partner violence.
This report from the Office on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention provides an overview of arrests, types of crimes, characteristics of offenders and ways that the criminal justice system is handling internet sex crimes against minors.
Celebrated on March 8, International Women's Day is a global day connecting women around the world and recognizing their struggles to secure human rights and peace. Resources are offered on the 2008 theme, "Investing in Women and Girls" in addition to materials on global violence against women. Also listed in this eNewsletter are existing materials from the VAWnet collection that relate to violence against women internationally.
This agenda from the CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control pinpoints seven areas where additional research can have the greatest impact on preventing injuries and controlling their debilitating effects. The research agenda looks at injuries at home in and in communities and has sections on sexual violence, child maltreatment and intimate partner violence as well as others. The CDC will implement the research through universities across the nation, state health departments and not-for-profit organizations engaged in injury prevention work. For a hard copy of the report send a request to OHCINFO@cdc.gov.
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