The Guide identifies issues and considerations unique to survivors who have experienced multiple victimizations and have multiple needs and describes advocacy and organizational approaches. Developed specifically for rape crisis centers and victim advocates working within criminal justice system agencies, the Guide offers practical strategies for assessing and enhancing responses to this specific population. 

Violence and abuse occur in all age groups, at all socioeconomic levels, and throughout all of society’s structure. This paper reviews a sampling of the literature that supports the contention that violence and abuse lead to a significant increase in health care utilization and costs. Includes a graph that illustrates the conditions and health risk behaviors that are known or suspected to have a correlation with lifetime exposure to abuse.

Hidden Costs in Health Care: The Economic Impact of Violence and Abuse

This report documents women’s experiences of harassment, financial control, control over their course and institution choices, stalking, violence, and sexual assault.

This document provides highlights from the first phase of a collaborative research project between the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) and the FrameWorks Institute to study current perceptions held by the United States public regarding sexual violence. Highlights Phase 1 (PDF) Highlights Phase 1 (text) Read Full Report   Read more about the partnership between NSVRC and Frameworks Institute.

Safe, affordable, and stable housing can be a protective factor against both sexual violence perpetration and victimization. In 2008, the National Sexual Violence Resource Center partnered with the Victims Rights Law Center, National Sexual Assault Coalition Resource Sharing Project, Louisiana Foundation Against Sexual Assault, University of New Hampshire, and Pennsylvania Community Legal Services to develop and conduct a national survey on housing and sexual violence. The information gained from this study led to the development of several resources to support advocacy at the intersections of housing and sexual violence.

This information packet includes: the National Survey of Advocates on Sexual Violence, Housing, and the Violence Against Women Act; an overview; a fact sheet; an online resource collection; a technical assistance bulletin; a research brief; an infographic; and an advocate's guide to housing and sexual violence.

Cover of bulletin with picture of front doorSexual violence and housing are intricately linked by several factors including access to affordable housing, various forms of oppression and sex offender management.  This four page document offers information on each of these topics as well as a section on how advocates can help survivors.

This bulletin is part of the Housing and Sexual Violence Information Packet. The packet also includes: the National Survey of Advocates on Sexual Violence, Housing, and the Violence Against Women Act; an overview; a fact sheet; a research brief; an online resource collection; and an advocate's guide to housing and sexual violence.

In 2008, the National Sexual Violence Resource Center partnered with the Victims Rights Law Center, National Sexual Assault Coalition Resource Sharing Project, Louisiana Foundation Against Sexual Assault, University of New Hampshire, and Pennsylvania Community Legal Services to develop and conduct a national survey on housing and sexual violence.  This report provides a summary of key survey findings and policy recommendations.

This overview is part of the Housing and Sexual Violence Information Packet. The packet also includes: the National Survey of Advocates on Sexual Violence, Housing, and the Violence Against Women Act; a fact sheet; a research brief; an online resource collection; a technical assistance bulletin; and an advocate's guide to housing and sexual violence.

Immigrant Women and Sexual Violence highlights the common experiences of immigrant women who are victims of sexual violence, the legal protections and public benefits available, and practices and suggestions for increasing the effectiveness of services provided to immigrant women.
Immigrant Women and Sexual Violence

This two page fact sheet provides general information on the impact of sexual violence on survivors, significant others and communities.

This booklet by the Texas Association Against Sexual Assault (TAASA) responds to common questions about incest like how does incest affect the lives of incest survivors?; how can incest survivors help themselves?; and what should a person do who suspects that a minor is being victimized? In Spanish. Ordering information (the PDF is free).

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