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

Prevention of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

An educational booklet written by Cordelia Anderson of Sensibilities, Inc., that provides information on sexual violence among school aged youth. The following is a tool to get people who work with children and youth talking about sexual violence. It provides basic information useful for anyone who works with children or youth.

Prevention and Intervention of Sexual Violence in Schools: Talking about “It”

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

This report presents findings from a survey of publicly operated forensic crime labs that perform DNA testing.
Survey of DNA Crime Laboratories, 2001

This article from Arte Sana lists issues Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) members should consider in their work and underscores the relationship between culture and trauma response. The article also addresses the importance of bilingual advocates or at minimum, appropriate language interpretation.
Suggestions for Upgrading the Cultural Competency Skills of Sexual Assault Response Teams

This curriculum focuses on the investigation of nonstranger sexual assaults and emphasizes investigative tools and techniques for cases in which a consent, rather than identity, defense is raised. These training materials include 12 content modules, 12 trainer's curriculum units, classroom overheads, and supplemental materials that include sample affidavits and search warrants.

Successfully Investigating Acquaintance Sexual Assault: A National Training Manual for Law Enforcement

This bulletin, distributed by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, presents findings from a process evaluation of exemplary violence prevention and drug prevention programs that have been evaluated in rigorous, controlled trials. Critical components of program implementation are identified.

Successful Program Implementation: Lessons From Blueprints

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 Women’s Commission for Refugee Women and Children visited 10 refugee camps in eastern Chad in January 2005 as part of a three-week mission to examine the protection of adolescent girls, with a particular focus on education and reproductive health in the camps. This 48-page document is a report of their findings and includes recommendations for action.
“Don’t Forget Us”: The Education and Gender-Based Violence Protection Needs of Adolescent Girls from Darfur in Chad

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