The following article talks about the importance of parent-child communication and how parents who provide resources, express their feelings and values can raise youth who respect themselves and behave responsibly. Includes facts, resources and discusses growth and development at the different ages.

Raising Sexually Healthy Youth: Rights. Respect. Responsibility & Parent-Child Communication

This article talks about what many parents and caretakers are concerned about today when it comes to their children. It talks about what parents can do to reduce the risk and increase the likelihood that their children will disclose to them should they be abused. The article also includes tips for providing fertile soil for raising sexually healthy children and adolescents.

Raising Sexually Healthy Children and Adolescents: General Overview and Look at 'Normal Development'

Targeted towards development assistance agencies, United Nations organizations, governments and nongovernmental organizations, the document highlights how the health, psycho-social, and economic consequences of violence impede development.

It identifies the gaps - and the many strengths - in current development agency violence prevention priorities and proposes a strengthened agenda for more effective violence prevention. It also puts forward concrete proposals to build up the institutional foundations necessary for violence prevention at both national and international levels.

Preventing violence and reducing its impact: how development agencies can help

This VAWnet Applied Research paper examines both single- and mixed-gender rape prevention and risk reduction programs, and provides suggestions for practitioners to design, implement, and evaluate programs.

Rape Prevention and Risk Reduction: Review of the Research Literature for Practitioners

The article summarizes some of the research that demonstrates having experienced sexual violence is strongly associated with later substance abuse, high-risk sex, and other harmful behaviors.

Substance Abuse, High-Risk Sex, and Sexual Violence: What's the Connection?

The law “provides for the analysis of the incidents and effects of prison rape in Federal, State, and local institutions and provides information, resources, recommendations, and funding to protect individuals from prison rape.

Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003

This issue of the Research and Advocacy Digest provides an overview of some of the research that exists on the topic of prisoner rape.

Prison Rape and Sexual Coercion Behind Bars

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

Prevention of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

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