This paper concerns itself with the impact of physical, sexual, and psychological abuse, and exposure to family violence on the sexual, reproductive, and parenting behaviors of young men. Healthy Teen Network believes it is time to expand our thinking with regard to males and violence, to let go of outdated and harmful stereotypes and misperceptions about masculinity and male gender identity, and to begin to work toward a society that recognizes young men’s real potential as agents of sexual, reproductive, and public health. With this paper, Healthy Teen Network hopes to educate and stimulate further discussion among the people often challenged by these issues, including practitioners, policymakers, advocates, and educators.
Boys will by Boys: Understanding the Impact of Child Maltreatment and Family Violence on the Sexual, Reproductive, and Parenting Behaviors of Young Men

This article provides general information and examples about comprehensive sexual assault services as a tool for program development.  It is not an exhaustive list, but a list of resources to be used to begin a discussion or assessment or organizational efforts to address sexual violence.

This article focuses on the need to include men in efforts to end violence against women. The author provides information on educational strategies that are primary prevention focused, best practices, and information on the importance of evaluation.
Changing Men: Best Practice in Violence Prevention Work With Men

The article briefly discusses the data results gathered from interviews of women revealing that women who experienced any type of sexual abuse in their childhood were roughly three times more likely than unabused girls to report drug dependence as adults.
 
Childhood Sex Abuse Increases Risk for Drug Dependence in Adult Women

This Applied Research paper examines tort actions for sexual assault - law suits that seek financial compensation for wrongs that cause injury to the victim. The paper also discusses benefits and drawbacks of tort litigation for sexual assault survivors.
Civil Tort Actions Filed by Victims of Sexual Assault: Promise and Perils

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

This guide was produced to inform and inspire ongoing discussion in the field about what it is that defines a rape crisis center.  Fifteen states are profiled, with analysis of philosophical approach, clients, advocacy, counseling, and organizational standards.

This Applied Research paper provides a review of the research focusing on LGBT survivors of sexual trauma and offers recommendations for culturally competent service provision to LGBT clients.
Culturally Competent Service Provision to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Survivors of Sexual Violence
 

The article begins by reviewing up-to-date research suggesting that the rate of false reporting for sexual assault is in the range of 2-8%.  It also critiques prior research suggesting that the rate of false reporting is far higher, and explores the reasons why this issue is so challenging for professionals in the field.  Questions addressed in the article include the following:

*    How many sexual assault reports are false?
*    What is the actual definition of a false report?
*    But what if part of the report is false?

The article then concludes with a discussion of how professionals can work to overcome these challenges, and how to handle the frustrating reality of "real" false reports.

False Reports: Moving Beyond the Issue to Successfully Investigate and Prosecute Non-Stranger Sexual Assault

In the Spring 2012 edition of the Manager's Viewpoint newsletter, WCSAP offers articles and reflections on cost cutting, big picture planning, and leading through challenging economic times.

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