This Violence Against Women Online Resources commissioned document reviews critical issues for mental health practitioners working with rape survivors.
 
Mental Health Services for Rape Survivors: Current Issues in Therapeutic Practice

The manual provides a standardized set of recommendations to estimate the direct and indirect economic costs of interpersonal and self-directed violence. It is intended primarily for economists, public health experts and researchers interested in conducting studies of this nature.
 
Manual for Estimating the Economic Costs of Injuries Due to Interpersonal and Self-Directed Violence

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 in the Lives of Urban American Indian and Alaska Native Women: Implications for Health, Mental Health, and Help-Seeking

This replication guide highlights one region’s efforts to address the difficulties of starting and sustaining SANE programs in rural areas. This guide was developed to help other rural regions decide whether a mobile SANE project, customized to their local needs, might be a viable option. It provides a checklist for replicating the project and access to materials developed during its implementation.

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West Virginia Mobile SANE Project, Final Report
This report details the process used in selecting the site and implementing the project as well as includes some of the documents created, such as job descriptions and contracts.
 
 
Implementing SANE Programs in Rural Communities

This report contains the results from a mulit-year study on the impact of Title V, Section 510 Abstinence Education Programs on youth behavior, including sexual abstinence, risks of pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases, as well as other related outcomes.
 
Impacts of Four Title V, Section 510 Abstinence Education Programs

This CD tutorial program and implementation guide are tools to help  strengthen a current program or launch a new one. The purpose of this guide is to help you implement “Screening Patients for Sexual Violence” and provide you with a menu of options to most effectively use it within the community you serve.


This Applied Research paper provides a review of the current literature on screening women for sexual violence in health care facilities, and discusses the reasoning and rationale behind screening women for sexual violence.

Screening for Sexual Violence: Gaps in Research and Recommendations for Change

This resource contains bibliographic information on classic and current sexual assault and forensic nursing articles, research papers, and book references used in the Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault SANE Training and Education Curriculum.

SANE Curriculum Bibliography Revised

This VAWnet Applied Research document describes current research findings on the effects of childhood and adulthood sexual victimization on women’s mental health.
The Psychological Consequences of Sexual Trauma

This bulletin offers victim service providers an understanding of how DNA testing may be used in victims' cases, the process and procedures used, and the potential outcomes from the test.
Understanding DNA Evidence: A Guide for Victim Service Providers

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