Vera’s Center on Victimization and Safety partnered with the Ms. Foundation for Women in 2012 to examine the prevalence of this abuse and existing responses and to recommend next steps for a national strategy to respond to this epidemic. This issues brief summarizes the study, its findings, and its recommendations.
A Brown Paper from the National Compadres Network (NCN) discusses moving beyond trauma-informed services toward a practice of culturally-informed healing. This approach takes into account elements of culture and experience that can help to promote healing after a traumatic experience. The report specifically focuses on Latino men and boys and the social factors that influence and detract from their healing.
This report summarizes ten major misconceptions about wartime sexual violence, highlighting both advances and gaps in our knowledge. Drawing on social science research, it outlines for policymakers the current state of knowledge about wartime sexual violence, details gaps in existing knowledge, and explores the implications of these findings for policymaking.
This special report describes the national prevalence of intimate partner violence, sexual violence and stalking victimization based on respondents’ sexual orientation. Respondents who self-identified as lesbian, gay or bisexual at the time of the survey and described violence experienced with both same-sex and opposite-sex partners based on the 2010 data from the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS).
The NSVRC also provides an information packet on Sexual Violence & Individuals Who Identify as LGBTQ. The packet includes general information on the nature of sexual violence against LGBTQ people and understanding effective prevention and response strategies.
The resource proposes strategies communities can consider to promote the types of relationships and environments that help children grow up to be healthy and productive citizens so that they, in turn, can build stronger and safer families and communities for their children. It is directed toward anyone committed to the positive development of children and families, and specifically to the prevention of all forms of child abuse and neglect.
This report, developed by 1 in 6 and Peace Over Violence, is based on community research with traditionally excluded or marginalized groups. Groups involved in the report included deaf survivors, female gang-affiliated survivors, male survivors, parents and their child survivors, and research experts in child sexual abuse. The report includes recommendations for working with underserved groups.
This report presents the findings of the Attorney General’s National Task Force on Children Exposed to Violence. It addresses children's exposure to many different forms of violence, including sexual abuse, in a variety of settings and the resulting psychological trauma.
This is the final report from the NSVRC’s three year National Prevention Strengths and Needs Assessment Project, and provides a summary of the work completed during the third year of the assessment as well as a synthesis of major themes across the three year project. The major activities of the Year 3 assessment were the completion of a national survey comparison of findings to the Year 1 survey. You can find the 2 previous reports here:
This document provides information on the laws and guidelines on forensic compliance and payment for sexual assault medical forensic exams in individual states or territories. Access the full report, or the summary to learn more.
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