The YRBSS was developed in 1990 to monitor priority health risk behaviors that contribute markedly to the leading causes of death, disability, and social problems among youth and adults in the United States. These behaviors, often established during childhood and early adolescence, include: Tobacco use, Unhealthy dietary behaviors, Inadequate physical activity, Alcohol and other drug use, Sexual behaviors that contribute to unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV infection, Behaviors that contribute to unintentional injuries and violence. The Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System 2005
This report presents detailed information about third-party involvement in violent crime. Third parties include bystanders, other victims, household members, police officers, instigators, or any combination of these. Third parties may play a role in the formation and escalation of violence, may intervene to stop an assault, or may be an eyewitness.
This is the sixth annual TIP report and “is intended to raise global awareness and spur foreign governments to take effective actions to counter all forms of trafficking in persons – a form of modern-day slavery.” The report also assesses foreign governments’ efforts to fight trafficking in persons, including prosecution, conviction and prison sentences for traffickers, victim protection, and prevention efforts. Trafficking in Persons Report
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.
The report documents sexual violence and killing of Somali civilians by Ethiopian troops, militias, and Transitional Federal Government (TFG) forces. In light of the humanitarian crisis in Somalia, the report urges the above parties to stop these human rights violations.
This paper provides information regarding childhood trauma and how trauma-informed care can be used to address the issue through the understanding of the connections between the presenting symptoms and behaviors and the child's past trauma history.
This report examines the prevalence of the sexual abuse of inmates by correctional staff and also analyzes the laws that exist to deter this type of abuse. The Office of the Inspector General reviewed reports of such abuse in federal prison, examined the current statutes in place and deficiencies that exists in those statutes, compared state and local laws on staff abuse of inmates to federal laws, and gives recommendations for changes in the current law.
This report articulates a corporate strategy for working with governments and partners in promoting gender equality. At a time when the global community is increasingly focused on poverty reduction and broader national development goals, the Framework outlines UNFPA's policy and program priorities for the empowerment of women and girls and for incorporating a gender perspective across its mandate, in the areas of sexual and reproductive health, and population and development.
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