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This VAWnet resource page provides access to various training descriptions, materials and tools that may be useful in sexual violence prevention and education activities. Resources highlighted range from field-specific professional development trainings to materials for use in training-the-trainers. In particular, it highlights curricula promoting the competency of such first responders as rape crisis program staff and volunteers, law enforcement, forensic teams, health care providers, and others. As possible, descriptions note any stated primary goals and purposes, settings and audiences, possible adaptations to other contexts, and any components that have been evaluated.
Training Resources for Sexual Violence Prevention & Education

This is the April 1999 edition of the newsletter Healing Hands, Vol. 3, No.3, a publication of Health Care for the Homeless Clinicians’ Network, National Health Care for the Homeless Council. This newsletter provides information about the physical, sexual and emotional trauma experienced by homeless individuals and gives guidelines and tools for primary care physicians and mental health providers who are treating the homeless.
Trauma and Homelessness

This bulletin offers victim service providers an understanding of how DNA testing may be used in victims' cases, the process and procedures used, and the potential outcomes from the test.
Understanding DNA Evidence: A Guide for Victim Service Providers

This resource from the University of Kentucky Center for Research on Violence Against Women offers tips to help advocates and practitioners utilize the information found in articles from scientific journals. The document describes the key sections of a typical journal article and also provides a listing of select journals relevant to violence against women research.Understanding Scientific Journal Articles

This 2-page fact sheet provides a general overview of sexual violence and provides answers to the following questions:
Why is sexual violence a public health problem?
How does sexual violence affect health?
Who is at risk for sexual violence?
How can we prevent sexual violence?
How does CDC approach sexual violence prevention?
Where can I learn more?
Understanding Sexual Violence

The Research & Advocacy Digest is a publication of the Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs. It was originally conceived as a tool to help sexual assault advocates stay informed about new developments and recent research related to the work of sexual assault victim advocacy. This issue focuses on the public health approach to sexual violence.
Understanding Sexual Violence Using a Public Health Model

This booklet gives basic information about how the legal system responds to allegations of child sexual abuse.  The booklet is divided into several chapters: emotional recovery, effects of child sexual abuse, who commits sexual abuse, disclosures of child sexual abuse, as well as other important chapters that provide important information for parents of children who have been sexually abused.
Understanding the Legal System When Your Child Has Been Sexually Assaulted

The purpose of this brief is to provide a broad overview of current research, professional literature, and practice trends relative to treatment for sexually abusive individuals.
Understanding Treatment for Adults and Juveniles Who Have Committed Sex Offenses

Brief for Educators and Caregivers focuses on the phenomena of electronic aggression. Electronic aggression is defined as any kind of harassment or bullying that occurs through email, chat rooms, instant messaging, websites, blogs, or text messaging. The brief summarizes what is known about young people and electronic aggression, provides strategies for addressing the issue with young people, and discusses the implications for school staff, education policy makers, and parents and caregivers.
 
Electronic Media and Youth Violence: A CDC Issue Brief for Educators and Caregivers

This study provides important information regarding the lifetime prevalence, past year prevalence, characteristics, and mental health impact of rape among adult women residing in U.S. households as well as among U.S. female college students. Recommendations for further research, policy and practice are also provided.
 
Drug-facilitated, Incapacitated, and Forcible Rape: A National Study

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