This publication is provided as a starting point for professional organizations and educational institutions to prepare their helping professionals, including doctors, dentists, nurses, veterinarians, and beyond, to develop the skills and competencies needed to meet the needs of individuals who may have experienced abuse and violence.

This Applied Research paper examines the relationship between alcohol and sexual victimization. The paper focuses on victims’ experiences, including resistance during and psychological effects subsequent to alcohol-involved sexual assault incidents.
The Relationship Between Alcohol Consumption and Sexual Victimization

This Applied Research paper examines the frequent co-occurrence of alcohol and sexual violence perpetration. Identifying the different ways alcohol relates to perpetration can aid in the development of effective sexual violence prevention strategies.
Alcohol and Sexual Violence Perpetration

This report from the U.S. Department of Justice provides an overview of a study that was done to determine the incidence rates of drug facilitated sexual assault. It also seeks to examine the social aspects surrounding the issue.
 
Estimate of the Incidence of Drug-Facilitated Sexual Assault in the U.S.

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

This article summarizes findings about drug-facilitated rape learned by researchers at the U.S. Department of Justice in response to a request from the Attorney General for more information about this new phenomenon.
 
Drug-Facilitated Rape: Looking for the Missing Pieces

This report from the Australian Institute of Family Studies focuses on the issue of drug-facilitated sexual assault and "drink spiking", and the fact that it is problematic to overlook the real issues related to sexual assault, alcohol consumption, and victim-blaming.
 
Beyond 'Drink Spiking': Drug and Alcohol Facilitated Sexual Assault

In January 1998, following the seizure of GHB near a college campus, the Office of the Attorney General convened the Emergency Campus Summit on Date Rape Drugs. Summit participants - including representatives from colleges, law enforcement, rape crisis centers, students groups, public agencies and the medical professions - discussed ways to prevent the influx of date-rape drugs from becoming a crisis. Averting the Crisis arose out of those discussions. This report contains a number of materials to help you act on this important issue. The Executive Summary contains an overview of the report and suggested uses of the document.
 
Averting the Campus Date Rape Drug Crisis: Seven Solutions for Colleges, Law Enforcement and Medical Professionals

This article reviews the literature on college students’ sexual assault experiences. First, information is provided about the prevalence of sexual assault and alcohol-involved sexual assault among college students. Then theories about how alcohol contributes to sexual assault are described. After making suggestions for future research, the article concludes with a discussion of prevention and policy issues.
 
Alcohol-Related Sexual Assault: A Common Problem among College Students

The 2008 edition of the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault’s Report on Research on Rape and Violence, CALCASA's annual compendium of statistics and research on sexual assault and other forms of community violence is now available on our website for viewing and downloading.

Research on Rape and Violence

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