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 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 VAWnet Applied Research document provides a brief overview of the research on lifetime exposure to violence and the long-term health consequences of violence.
Assessment for Lifetime Exposure to Violence as a Pathway to Prevention

This resource is designed to help public policy officials, health care professionals, and other pertinent professionals understand how rape in America is measured, what the numbers mean, and what the limitations are of existing research. Making Sense of Rape in America: Where Do the Numbers Come From and What Do They Mean

This VAWnet Applied Research paper provides an overview of some of the basic issues and questions that confront religiously identified women who have experienced abuse. The document focuses on three of the major religions in the U.S.: Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. It outlines strategies for clergy and secular domestic violence advocates to reach out to one another in order to find and develop the resources needed to help domestic violence victims.
Violence Against Women and the Role of Religion

This VAWnet report examines the intersections of interpersonal and structural violence that are forcing abused girls and women increasingly into the criminal justice system not as victims, but as offenders.
Women's Experiences of Abuse as a Risk Factor for Incarceration

This report and accompanying fact sheet were developed as part of a large contract, “Evaluation Assistance for Projects Designed to Prevent First-Time Male Perpetration of Sexual Violence,” funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and conducted by RTI International (a trade name for Research Triangle Institute). The study was initiated in September 2002 to identify sexual violence prevention programs and provide evaluation technical assistance. The National Sexual Violence Resource Center can provide additional information on the programs that were highlighted.

Report Describing Projects Designed to Prevent First Time Male Perpetration of Sexual Violence (Updated)

This report published by the Justice Policy Institute explores the negative impact that state compliance with the Adam Walsh Act will have on youth, communities, and states. Registering Harm: How Sex Offense Registries Fail Youth Communities

This VAWnet report provides an overview of the research on effective prevention programs.

Prevention of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

In April 2007, WHO held an expert meeting on preventing intimate partner violence and sexual violence. WHO produced a background paper for the meeting. The paper explores what can be done to prevent violence against adolescent and adult women that occurs within intimate relationships, and sexual violence that occurs outside intimate relationships.

In a public health framework, primary prevention means reducing the number of new instances of intimate-partner violence and sexual violence by intervening before any violence occurs. Program and research in primary prevention has lagged efforts in secondary and tertiary prevention, which focus on people who are at risk or already have suffered violence. This background paper helps to close that gap and is the basis for a guideline on intimate partner and sexual violence prevention currently being prepared by WHO, CDC, and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

 Primary prevention of intimate-partner violence and sexual violence: Background paper for WHO expert meeting May 2–3, 2007

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