This Special Collection addresses sexual violence against military service members, defines Military Sexual Trauma (MST), and offers resources (including information on current policy, procedures, legislation, and litigation) to support the prevention of and response to sexual violence as it impacts service members and veterans in the United States.
This issue of the Partners in Social Change Newsletter includes various articles on the topic of engaging men in the movement to end sexual violence. Topics include guiding principles for men in the movement, reaching queer and trans men, and a "Framework for Engaging Average Joe," among others.
This document discusses information on confidentiality and releases of information for individuals who have experienced sexual violence, domestic violence, stalking, or harassment. The information provided is based on U.S. Federal Laws, and is intended for advocates and employees of other organizations who may serve these individuals.
The Existe Ayuda Toolkit provides a variety of resources and information to help service providers in working with spanish-speaking populations. This project aims to increase cultural competence and accessibility of services. The glossaries, presentations, and tools available on this site should assist both spanish-speaking and non-spanish-speaking advocates to provide information, services, and referrals to Latin@s impacted by sexual violence.
This research report discusses the findings of a study conducted largely in a border town in Mexico. The researcher conducted in-depth interviews with individuals directly engaged in the sex trade. According to the report, previous information on human trafficking relied heavily on information provided by agencies responding to it, including advocacy groups and law enforcement, but little direct research has been conducted. This study sought to determine the extent to which coercion and manipulation were employed and how these operations were organized.
The Vera Institute recently released a new guide for organizations that provide sexual violence, domestic violence, and disability services. This guide seeks to increase avenues for partnership and collaboration between these three types of services, recognizing that people often face co-occurring issues. The authors of the guide hope to provide background to help meet the needs of women with disabilities, who commonly face sexual and domestic violence, but often do not have access to services that can meet a combination of needs. This booklet provides information on creating safe, effective, and accessible healing services.
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 resource is a two page fact sheet produced by NAESV on the costs and consequences of sexual violence. It includes a general overview of findings from research on the topic, the cost benefits of early intervention, costs for funding sexual assault services, and cost-effective solutions.
A one page fact sheet on the prevention on teen dating violence, intimate partner violence, and sexual violence. This resource discusses the prevalence of these types of violence as a public health issue that is preventable. It also discusses some current initiatives and plans for the future.
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