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This report documents the impact of rural life on the behavioral health of women, providing a comprehensive review of the current literature covering a broad array of interrelated behavioral health care needs and concluding with a discussion of the most pressing priorities for future research, policy decisions, and treatment implications. The report discusses the following; depression and anxiety, substance abuse, maternal health, HIV / AIDS, violence, homicide and suicide, gay rural women, elderly rural women, disabled rural women as well commonly cited barriers to treatment.
The Behavioral Health Care Needs of Rural Women

This issue brief reviews research regarding the involvement of unaccompanied, homeless youth in various types of sexual exploitation including survival sex and recruitment into the commercial sex industry and will recommend a series of programmatic responses to meet their needs. While research indicates that the majority of homeless youth avoid victimization in the commercial sex industry, its harmful impact on long‐term health and wellness scars tens of thousands of youth annually. Current rates of victimization among homeless youth are unacceptable, and its continued existence indicates an urgent need for an increased national investment in outreach, supportive services, and housing.

Homeless Youth and Sexual Exploitation: Research Findings and Practice Implications
 

This report offers a glimpse into the ongoing violence against women in Darfur and includes stats and short stories from survivors. It concludes by giving recommendations for stopping the rapes in Darfur and in conflicts throughout the world. The Crushing Burden of Rape: Sexual Violence in Darfur
The Crushing Burden of Rape: Sexual Violence in Darfur

This issue of the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (Vol. 56, No. RR-7) from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides a summary of findings from a review of evidence concerning the effectiveness of universal school-based violence prevention programs.
The Effectiveness of Universal School-Based Programs for the Prevention of Violent and Aggressive Behavior

This document summarizes the research on childhood stress and its implications for adult health and well-being. Of particular interest is the stress caused by child abuse, neglect, and repeated exposure to sexual and intimate partner violence. This publication provides violence prevention practitioners with ideas about how to incorporate information on childhood stress into their work.
 
The Effects of Childhood Stress on Health Across the Lifespan

This handbook was designed by NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund to help employers effectively address the issue of violence against women with creative and inexpensive solutions. This second, updated edition of the 1996 guide explains the pertinent legal issues, and suggests ways employers can develop strategies for dealing with violence-related issues that fit their needs, and those of their employees.
The Impact of Violence in the Lives of Working Women: Creating Solutions-Creating Change

This introductory Toolkit is intended to provide healthcare professionals with strategies and tools to begin to address sexual violence prevention in their practice and community given the context of each family’s unique views and history.  An extended CD ROM version is available for purchase online.
 
Preventing Sexual Violence: An Educational Toolkit on for Health Care Professionals (Web Version)

This report discusses the results of a survey, conducted by the National Law Center On Homelessness & Poverty, of landlord sexual assault and/or rape of tenants. It explores the ways that sexual violence may contribute to homelessness and restricted access to housing for low-income individuals. The report provides recommendations and helpful steps for advocates and attorneys. The report also provides a list of State laws that ensure housing rights for survivors of sexual violence and includes contact information for Fair Housing Organizations.
 
Preventing Homelessness and Ensuring Housing Rights for Victims of Landlord Sexual Assault

This guide identifies six key components of child sexual abuse prevention for organizations.  It includes prevention goals and critical strategies for each component. Suggestions for addressing challenges and tools to help organizations get started are also provided.
 
Preventing Child Sexual Abuse Within Youth Serving Organizations: Getting Started on Policies and Procedures

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