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 is the April 1999 edition of the newsletter Healing Hands, Vol. 3, No.3, a publication of Health Care for the Homeless Clinicians’ Network, National Health Care for the Homeless Council. This newsletter provides information about the physical, sexual and emotional trauma experienced by homeless individuals and gives guidelines and tools for primary care physicians and mental health providers who are treating the homeless. Trauma and Homelessness
This resource from the University of Kentucky Center for Research on Violence Against Women offers tips to help advocates and practitioners utilize the information found in articles from scientific journals. The document describes the key sections of a typical journal article and also provides a listing of select journals relevant to violence against women research.Understanding Scientific Journal Articles
This 2-page fact sheet provides a general overview of sexual violence and provides answers to the following questions: Why is sexual violence a public health problem? How does sexual violence affect health? Who is at risk for sexual violence? How can we prevent sexual violence? How does CDC approach sexual violence prevention? Where can I learn more? Understanding Sexual Violence
The Research & Advocacy Digest is a publication of the Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs. It was originally conceived as a tool to help sexual assault advocates stay informed about new developments and recent research related to the work of sexual assault victim advocacy. This issue focuses on the public health approach to sexual violence. Understanding Sexual Violence Using a Public Health Model
This booklet gives basic information about how the legal system responds to allegations of child sexual abuse. The booklet is divided into several chapters: emotional recovery, effects of child sexual abuse, who commits sexual abuse, disclosures of child sexual abuse, as well as other important chapters that provide important information for parents of children who have been sexually abused. Understanding the Legal System When Your Child Has Been Sexually Assaulted
Brief for Educators and Caregivers focuses on the phenomena of electronic aggression. Electronic aggression is defined as any kind of harassment or bullying that occurs through email, chat rooms, instant messaging, websites, blogs, or text messaging. The brief summarizes what is known about young people and electronic aggression, provides strategies for addressing the issue with young people, and discusses the implications for school staff, education policy makers, and parents and caregivers.
This study provides important information regarding the lifetime prevalence, past year prevalence, characteristics, and mental health impact of rape among adult women residing in U.S. households as well as among U.S. female college students. Recommendations for further research, policy and practice are also provided.
This article summarizes findings about drug-facilitated rape learned by researchers at the U.S. Department of Justice in response to a request from the Attorney General for more information about this new phenomenon.
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