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This guide focuses on adapting advocacy skills to help young people who experience homelessness and sexual violence build resiliency and lessen their traumas. It has three aims: (a) to provide an overview for the intersections between identity, trauma experiences, and resiliency among youth who are homeless; (b) to highlight core skills and techniques for advocates; and (c) to discuss how to tailor these skills in order to improve services for youth who identify as LGBTQ.

Also available is an infographic, Homeless Youth & Sexual Violence, which illustrates statistics that show the link between youth homelessness and sexual violence.

For more about the topic of homelessness, access the Housing and Sexual Violence Information Packet and the Link Between Housing & Sexual Violence infographic.

 

Young people who are homeless also often are sexually assaulted. You can help by listening to youth who have been harmed by homelessness and sexual violence. Your support can make a positive difference in their lives over time. (see references)

This infographic is a companion piece to the guide, Linking the Roads: Working with Youth Who Experience Homelessness and Sexual Violence.

For more about the topic of homelessness, access the Housing and Sexual Violence Information Packet and the Link Between Housing & Sexual Violence infographic.

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REFERENCES
NUMBER OF HOMELESS YOUNG PEOPLE 

The National Alliance to End Homelessness. (2014). Youth. Retrieved from http://www.endhomelessness.org/pages/youth

The National Alliance to End Homelessness. (2014). LGBTQ youth. Retrieved from http://www.endhomelessness.org/pages/lgbtq-youth

RUNAWAY YOUTH

The Administration on Children, Youth and Families. (2002). Sexual abuse among homeless adolescents: Prevalence,correlates, and sequelae. Retrieved from http://www.acf.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/opre/sex_abuse_hmless.pdf

Durso, L. E., & Gates, G. J. (2012). Serving our youth: Findings from a national survey of service providers working with lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Retrieved from The Williams Institute: http://williamsinstitute.law.ucla.edu/wp-content/uploads/Durso-Gates-LGB...

National Network for Youth. (n.d.). Consequences of youth homelessness. Retrieved from http://www.nn4youth.org/system/files/IssueBrief_Youth_Homelessness.pdf

HOMELESS YOUTH

The Administration on Children, Youth and Families. (2002). Sexual abuse among homeless adolescents: Prevalence, correlates, and sequelae. Retrieved from http://www.acf.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/opre/sex_abuse_hmless.pdf

National Network for Youth. (n.d.). Consequences of youth homelessness. Retrieved from
http://www.nn4youth.org/system/files/IssueBrief_Youth_Homelessness.pdf

Cray, A., Miller, K., & Durso, L. E. (2013). Seeking shelter: The experiences and unmet needs of LGBT homeless youth. Retrieved from the Center for American Progress:
http://www.americanprogress.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/LGBTHomelessY...

This worksheet was created to help SANE Programs managers develop succession plans. It is part of the SANE Sustainability Mobile App project.

This checklist was created to help SANE Programs develop comprehensive orientation programs for new SANEs.  It is part of the SANE Sustainability Mobile App project.

This guide discusses the 2014 research article "A systematic review of primary prevention strategies for sexual violence perpetration" by Sarah DeGue et al. It summarizes the methods and discusses key findings of the systematic review. It also proposes ways preventionists can use this research to identify promising prevention strategies, strengthen and evaluate their current efforts, and advocate with funders, policymakers, researchers, and community partners. 

This report documents the sexual exploitation and abuse of Somali women and girls on two AMISOM bases in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, since 2013. Human Rights Watch interviewed 21 women and girls who described being raped or sexually exploited by Ugandan or Burundian military personnel serving with the AU forces.

This brief shares research on connections between different forms of violence and describes how these connections affect communities. The purpose is to help promote collaboration for more effective prevention. 

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This guide serves as a tool for rape crisis centers (RCCs) working towards building or improving meaningful partnerships with their local campus. This guide includes; creating a presence on campus, providing advocacy for survivors of campus sexual violence, federal regulations that direct campus response to sexual violence, campus task forces/coalitions that address sexual violence and providing sexual violence prevention and awareness education on campus.

This report examines sexual violence, stalking, and intimate partner violence victimization using National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS) data from 2011. The report describes the overall prevalence of sexual violence, stalking, and intimate partner violence victimization; racial/ethnic variation in prevalence; how types of perpetrators vary by violence type; and the age at which victimization typically begins. For intimate partner violence, the report also examines a range of negative impacts experienced as a result of victimization, including the need for services.

This 2011 data finds that in the United States, an estimated 19.3% of women and 1.7% of men have been raped during their lifetimes; an estimated 1.6% of women reported that they were raped in the 12 months preceding the survey. The case count for men reporting rape in the preceding 12 months was too small to produce a statistically reliable prevalence estimate. An estimated 43.9% of women and 23.4% of men experienced other forms of sexual violence during their lifetimes, including being made to penetrate, sexual coercion, unwanted sexual contact, and noncontact unwanted sexual experiences. The percentages of women and men who experienced these other forms of sexual violence victimization in the 12 months preceding the survey were an estimated 5.5% and 5.1%, respectively.

Read more information about the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey.

 

 

The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS) infographic

This document, written by Hallie Martynuik, provides infomation on steps to created an institution based SART as well as lessons learned.

 

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