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This VAWnet resource page features a compilation of publicly-accessible online data sets on violence against women, and provides information about utilizing and/or analyzing data to enhance the work of advocates and others working to end domestic and sexual violence. Tables of national and state data sets include live links to data sets, annotations, and related information. This resource page also includes some considerations around the credibility, value and limitations of research and data collection methods, links to research reports and publications, and information for researchers including recommended definitions and data elements for research on violence against women.

 

Data Sets On and Related to Violence Against Women

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 guide is intended to put the issue of schoolwide violence prevention in context for educators and outline an approach for choosing and creating effective prevention programs. The guide covers the following topics:

- Why schoolwide prevention strategies are critical
- Characteristics of a safe school
- Four sources of vulnerability to school violence
- How to plan for strategies that meet school safety needs
- Five effective response strategies
- Useful Web and print resources
 
Creating Schoolwide Prevention and Intervention Strategies

This document provides a strategy for readying an institution for the implementation of a sexual assault examiner program.
 
Creating an Environment of Care

This report describes ways to enhance police responses to stalking by focusing on collaborative community partnerships and protocols. Chapters include the meaning of stalking, community policing, problem solving and stalking response, a model stalking protocol, and reflections. Creating an Effective Stalking Protocol

This technical assistance bulletin is intended to support counselors and advocates in providing quality counseling services to child sexual assault victims.  The bulletin includes an overview of counseling guidelines and developmentally appropriate interventions.
 

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

The articles within this issue illustrate the complexities of IPSV, while painting a picture of a systematic response. By capturing the voices of survivors, advocates and legal leaders in this movement to end violence against women, this Connections will inspire you to look beyond traditional paths of service delivery, dig deeper into the root causes of intimate partner sexual violence,and expand your outreach to survivors. Additionally, it provides a screening resource tool for thought provocation and implementation support.
 
Connections: Intimate Partner Sexual Violence (IPSV)

In this issue of Connections, the focus is on sex offender management, which moves advocacy beyond the time of sentencing to the point where an offender is returning to the community. This work is, at heart, about supporting survivors and increasing community safety.
 
Connections: Advocacy & Sex Offender Management

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