This VAWnet Applied Research document provides a review and critique of current trends in mental health assessment and treatment for sexual trauma survivors with an emphasis on early intervention.
 
Current Trends in Psychological Assessment and Treatment Approaches for Survivors of Sexual Trauma

This report describes what is being done in Minnesota to assist victims of sexual assault. The report combines local and national trends, published research literature, and insights gained through interviews with 25 expert observers from diverse perspectives. Interview participants included advocates and service providers, judicial and legal staff, survivors of sexual assault, culturally specific service providers, law enforcement personnel, national and local experts, and health care providers.
 
Critical Issues in Sexual Assault

This report examines a study conducted to obtain national estimates of the occurrence of IPV-related injuries, to estimate their costs to the health care system, and to recommend strategies to prevent IPV and its consequences.
 
Costs of Intimate Partner Violence Against Women in the United States

This Applied Research document covers the origins of our knowledge concerning the sexual abuse of women with disabilities, discusses data on women with disabilities and the men who abuse them, and explores the advocacy efforts of women with disabilities and their allies.
 
Confronting the Sexual Abuse of Women with Disabilities

This study examined the nature and extent of the commercial sexual exploitation of children in the three countries of the North American Free Trade Agreement.
 
Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children

This article on clergy abuse appeared in the Summer 2002 Coalition Commentary from the Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault.
Clergy Abuse: Unveiling the Coverup

This report from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children focuses on a representative national sample of arrested offenders who possessed child pornography. The report includes major findings and conclusions from this sample and recommendations and resources for law-enforcement and prosecutors.
 
Child-Pornography Possessors Arrested in Internet-Related Crimes: Findings from the National Juvenile Online Victimization Study

This review provides data on the experiences of users of the Children’s Justice Act telemedicine pilot project.
 
Child Sexual Assault Telemedicine Program Assessment

The following report explores the disproportionate vulnerability of women in disaster situations and offers recommendations for changing the effects of disasters on women's lives.
 
Caught in the Storm

This report describes the best practices and programs that focus on the most effective response to child victims and child witnesses by all those who work in our criminal justice system.
 
Breaking the Cycle of Violence: Recommendations to Improve the Criminal Justice Response to Child Victims and Witnesses

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