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The report documents sexual violence and killing of Somali civilians by Ethiopian troops, militias, and Transitional Federal Government (TFG) forces. In light of the humanitarian crisis in Somalia, the report urges the above parties to stop these human rights violations.

Routinely Targeted: Attacks on Civilians in Somalia

This resource from the Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault, a 17-page synthesis of root causes theories with a full bibliography, describes each of the two major sexual assault theory areas and gives 2-3 paragraph explanations of each theory under the two categories. This will be helpful to people attempting to understand the state of current (and past) research on the root causes of sexual assault.

The following Guidelines were developed as a resource for caregivers in childcare centers and preschools who are challenged with the many complicated issues concerning early childhood sexuality. Administrators will also find these guidelines useful in developing policies concerning sexual issues within the preschool setting. The Guidelines reflect a comprehensive approach to sexuality education and are organized into six key concepts, which are: human development; relationships; personal skills; behaviors; health; and society and culture. Each key concept includes specific related topics and age-appropriate developmental messages.

Right from the Start: Guidelines for Sexuality Issues, Birth to Five Years

 

This Applied Research paper examines restorative justice for sexual assault from the perspective of survivors. A large international literature promotes restorative justice options as satisfying and empowering to crime victims.

Restorative Justice Responses to Sexual Assault

This briefing paper reviews some of the existing literature that deals with sexual assault and service provision outside metropolitan areas and takes into account some of the issues that women and workers often need to negotiate when living in rural areas. The briefing also inclues a survey that explores some of the factors that impact service delivery.

Responding to Sexual Assault in Rural Communities

This paper provides information regarding childhood trauma and how trauma-informed care can be used to address the issue through the understanding of the connections between the presenting symptoms and behaviors and the child's past trauma history.

Responding to Childhood Trauma: The Promise and Practice of Trauma Informed Care

This document was created to assist organizations in their collaboration with researchers or local universities. The document will help organizations evaluate research proposals when asked to participate in or support a specific project.

Research Proposal Application and Evaluation Forms

This guide is for everyone involved in bringing up children. It explains that some children do sexually abuse other children, describes how we can recognize the warning signs, and outlines some actions we adults can take to prevent sexual abuse. Discusses what may be age-appropriate or developmentally-expected sexual behavior. It also talks about some of the things that adults can do to help prevent sexually harmful behavior between children.
 
Do Children Sexually Abuse Other Children? Preventing Sexual Abuse Among Children and Youth

The following slideshow and webinar archive is from the March 27, 2007 event sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It discusses the requirements and recruitment strategies for Sexual Violence Prevention Planning committees as part of the Rape Prevention and Education Grant Program and provides lessons learned from the Empower Grant program.
 
Developing Sexual Violence Prevention Planning Committees: Lessons Learned from EMPOWER

This guide describes an eight step process for developing sexual assault response teams and focuses on responding to sexual assault victims that are fourteen or more years old.
 
Developing A Sexual Assault Response Team: Resource Guide for Kentucky Communities

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