The NISVS Fact Sheet provides a brief overview of the data from a national study conducted to assess the impact of sexual violence, stalking, and intimate partner violence. It discusses the scope of these forms of violence; immediate impacts of victimization; and the lifelong heath consequences experienced by victims of these forms of violence. This information may help to inform policies on prevention and response efforts in the field. Other resources related to this Fact Sheet include the full Summary Report and a Toolkit.

Read the 2011 Summary Report.

View additional resources on the NISVS website.

These fact sheets describe how violence affects other health problems and community concerns, such as chronic diseases, mental illness and poor learning. Children who are scared at school cannot focus on learning, for example, and people are less likely to be active if the local park isn't safe. These fact sheets were designed to persuade educators and those in health, public health and mental health that violence can undermine the work of all sectors, and that everyone should include preventing violence in their efforts. Backed by the latest research, these fact sheets make the case that preventing violence is a key aspect of any vibrant community, one where young people enjoy every opportunity to learn, thrive and excel.

This webpage provides a brief overview of homophobic bullying and harassment. It discusses the importance of taking these instances seriously and working to prevent this form of violence and the negative outcomes associated with them.

In recognition of the increasing role that social media plays in the lives of survivors as well as programs and staff, PCAR & PCADV published this tool to help address the benefits and risks of social media use by people who have experienced sexual and domestic violence.

View this resource.

In recognition of the increasing role that social media plays in the lives of survivors as well as programs and staff, PCAR & PCADV introduced this tool to address the benefits and risks of social media use within anti-violence programs.

View this resource.
 

A brief fact sheet discussing the commercial sexual exploitation of children by traffickers, including statistics and rates of prevalence for several urban areas.  Homeless and runaway youth are at particular risk for exploitation.

This fact sheet provides an overview of key U.S. national research studies currently available on sexual violence with specific attention the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS).

This document provides answers to frequently asked questions about United States Federal Laws and how they impact confidentiality for survivors and service providers.  The laws discussed include the Clery Act, Violence Against Women Act, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

This 4 page fact sheet provides an overview of the U.S. National Rape Prevention and Education Program (RPE) including information on purpose, scope and impact. 

This expanded factsheet provides an overview of child sexual abuse prevention and offers resources and answers the following questions:

  • 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?
  • 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.

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