This report documents the impact of rural life on the behavioral health of women, providing a comprehensive review of the current literature covering a broad array of interrelated behavioral health care needs and concluding with a discussion of the most pressing priorities for future research, policy decisions, and treatment implications. The report discusses the following; depression and anxiety, substance abuse, maternal health, HIV / AIDS, violence, homicide and suicide, gay rural women, elderly rural women, disabled rural women as well commonly cited barriers to treatment. The Behavioral Health Care Needs of Rural Women
The intent of this project was to conduct a survey to assess how or whether organizational structure affects the provision or reporting of sexual assault services in both single program and combined sexual and domestic violence programs. Organization of Sexual Assault Programs
This report focuses on ways to improve the international community’s response to the sexual exploitation and abuse of children by aid workers, peacekeepers and others acting on their behalf in emergencies. The report draws particular attention to the problem of the under-reporting of such abuse and addresses a range of related issues.
Through this report, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) shares its experience inproviding medical care, counselling and other forms of support to thousandsof victims of sexual violence in many countries around the world. The report is partly born out of outrage about the inexcusable acts that these people have been subjected to and the damage inflicted upon their lives. It demonstrates why it is imperative to make immediate care available, and truly accessible, for those who have been sexually assaulted. MSF hopes that this report will inform and inspire health officials, aid workers and others who should be involved in providing such support.Shattered Lives: Immediate Medical Care Vital for Sexual Violence Victims
These guideliens provide a new comprehensive set of minimum standards for sex offender registration and notification in the United States. These Guidelines are issued to provide guidance and assistance to covered jurisdictions—the 50 States, the District of Columbia, the principal U.S. territories, and Indian tribal governments—in implementing the SORNA standards in their registration and notification programs.
Maze of Injustice, released in 2007, unraveled some of the reasons why Indigenous women in the USA are at such risk of sexual violence and why survivors are so frequently denied justice.
At the one year mark of the release of Maze of Injustice, there is significant, even historical, opportunity for change but there is also real danger that the follow through that is so desperately needed will not happen. It will require working together on all levels to fulfill the promises made.
This update presents the main achievements of the past year in more detail and identifies urgent priorities going forward.
This report from Amnesty International highlights the issue of sexual violence among indigenous women in the United States. Interviews were conducted with Native American and Alaska Native survivors, their families, activists, support workers, service providers and health workers. Issues of marginalization and discrimination are discussed as well as jurisdiction, policing, and prosecution problems. Recommendations for addressing violence against indigenous women are also offered. Maze of Injustice
This survey examines the access and inconsistent application of emergency contraceptives within the Indian Health Service system. This study looked at two major issues: the availability of Plan B as an OTC drug and the availability of Plan B during the delivery of sexual assault services.
The Guide identifies issues and considerations unique to survivors who have experienced multiple victimizations and have multiple needs and describes advocacy and organizational approaches. Developed specifically for rape crisis centers and victim advocates working within criminal justice system agencies, the Guide offers practical strategies for assessing and enhancing responses to this specific population.
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