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Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Annotated Bibliography CoverThis annotated bibliography features articles on risk factors and characteristics associated with child sexual abuse perpetration. The bibliography provides research on child sexual abuse (CSA) perpetrators as a general population, as well as special perpetrator populations such as females, juveniles, pedophiles, and sexually reactive children.

Browse the rest of the Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Information Packet: overview, technical assistance bulletin, technical assistance guide on programs for adults, technical assistance guide for programs for children, resource list, annotated bibliography, research brief, and online special collection.

This expanded factsheet provides an overview of child sexual abuse prevention and offers resources and answers the following questions:Child Sexual Abuse Overview cover

  • What is child sexual abuse?
  • How common is child sexual abuse?
  • Who are the victims of child sexual abuse?
  • Who are the perpetrators of child sexual abuse?
  • What are the warning signs that a child may be sexually abused?
  • What are the risk factors for the perpetration of child sexual abuse?
  • How can I reduce the risk of children being abused?

Browse the rest of the Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Information Packet: overview, technical assistance bulletin, technical assistance guide on programs for adults, technical assistance guide for programs for children, resource list, annotated bibliography, research brief, and online special collection.

This resource is a two-page fact sheet produced by NAESV on the costs and consequences of sexual violence.  It includes a general overview of findings from research on the topic, the cost benefits of early intervention, costs for funding sexual assault services, and cost-effective solutions.

Vice President Biden and Secretary Duncan presented guidelines on legal obligations in addressing sexual violence in school and on campus. The resources include:

Dear Colleague Letter: Sexual Violence (19 p.)

Background, Summary, and Fast Facts Fact Sheet (2 p.)

Know Your Rights Fact Sheet on Title IX and Sexual Violence (2 p.)

A one page fact sheet on the prevention on teen dating violence, intimate partner violence, and sexual violence.  This resource discusses the prevalence of these types of violence as a public health issue that is preventable.  It also discusses some current initiatives and plans for the future.

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This report discusses the value and benefits of rethinking violence prevention.  It suggests an approach that identifies and deconstructs root causes of violence.  Of particular interest in this report is the discussion of the predictability of violence on a community or population wide level.

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This toolkit employs art, in various forms, as a universal language and medium for communicating their message about sexual assault prevention and awareness. 

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This guide, designed for counselors and advocates, explores the complex connections between substance abuse and addiction and sexual violence.  It provides information on understanding addictions and treatment options, a literature review of research on the topic, and a section of special considerations for rape crisis centers. 

This toolkit is a collection of resources that victim service professionals may use to formalize, expand on, or evaluate their interagency responses to sexual assault. The toolkit includes five main sections:

  • Learn About SARTs briefly reviews the basics: definitions and statistics related to sexual assault, the common makeup of SARTs and the reasons behind setting them up, and a brief historical outline of SART development since the 1970s.
  • Develop a SART lays out the steps involved in putting together your SART. You'll learn how to build your team; collect data about your jurisdiction to help you create a relevant victim response; develop a strategic plan outlining your goals, objectives, and protocol; determine communication standards for your team (e.g., ethical communication, confidentiality); hold effective meetings; monitor and evaluate your victim response; and sustain your SART. This section also includes detailed information about common SART members—describing their roles and responsibilities—and highlights several critical issues related to sexual assault that every SART should know.
  • Put the Focus on Victims describes how victims may be feeling, approaches to responding to various victims, and ways to help victims heal.
  • Follow Innovative Practices highlights SART programs from around the country. See what other jurisdictions are doing before setting up or revamping your SART. Programs cover the fields of advocacy, law enforcement, health care, prosecution, and forensics and deal with multidisciplinary issues and culturally specific practices.
  • Find Tools includes sample resources for specific SART members and tools to use when developing your team and evaluating its activities. Find examples of surveys, forms, brochures, guidelines, legislation, memorandums of understanding, and other resources.

 

This document provides a compilation of U.S. rape and sexual assault statutes that was updated in 2009.

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