Cover of Guide includes pictures of tree with light shining throughThis guide provides information to support sexual assault services programs in strengthening their organizational and individual responses to survivors of sexual violence through the use of a trauma-informed approach. It provides an overview of the core principles of trauma-informed care and guiding points and questions to help organizations build cultures grounded in the philosophy of trauma-informed service delivery.

The goal of this document is to provide relevant information for reducing sexual reoffending by adolescents and promoting effective interventions that facilitate pro-social and law-abiding behaviors. This document is purposefully short in length, summarizes central findings from the research, and outlines some major areas for consideration when working with this population of youth and their families.

Presents data from the 2012 National Survey of Youth in Custody (NSYC), conducted in 326 juvenile confinement facilities between February and September 2012, with a sample of 8,707 adjudicated youth. The report ranks facilities according to the prevalence of sexual victimization, as required under the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 (P.L. 108-79). The prevalence of victimization, as reported by youth during a personal interview, is based on sexual activity in the 12 months prior to the interview or since admission to the facility, if less than 12 months. This report provides state- and national-level estimates of juvenile sexual victimization by type of activity, including estimates of youth-on-youth nonconsensual sexual contact, staff sexual misconduct, and level of coercion. It also explores sexual victimization by the characteristics of both the perpetrator and youth at high risk of victimization, location and time of incidents, and nature of the relationship between youth and facility staff prior to sexual contact.

La hoja de datos de Arte Sana incluye información básica sobre violencia sexual, mitos sobre violencia sexual, las posibles reacciones emocionales a la violencia sexual, el examen forense de agresión sexual y recomendaciones para víctimas. Traducción disponible en inglés.

La tarjeta de Arte Sana provee información básica para víctimas de violencia sexual sobre sus derechos. Traducción disponible en inglés.

Parte 1 y Parte 2

Esta presentación PowerPoint de Arte Sana fue diseñado para defensoras(es)/promotoras con mucha experiencia y que se hablan español. La presentación tiene dos partes y ofrece información general sobre violencia sexual, las necesidades de víctimas, y los servicios que están disponibles. Una guía para facilitadoras(es) está disponible en inglés, y una traducción de los PowerPoints está disponible en inglés.

El documento de Arte Sana – que tiene texto en inglés y español – incluye guiones para contestadores automáticos para centros de ayuda para víctimas de violación y coaliciones estatales. Hay dos opciones, una para agencias con personas bilingües y una con una lista grabada de servicios.

El documento de Arte Sana es un glosario (ingles a español) de términos asociados con violencia sexual. También hay un glosario exclusivamente del tráfico humano.

This Applied Research paper reviews the sociohistorical context of Black women’s sexual victimization, the characteristics of Black rape survivors and their experiences, and the risk factors that elevate Black women’s vulnerability to rape and consequences thereof. Culturally sensitive techniques to promote resilience are offered.

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This brief statement from the Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence (OAESV) and the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) discusses the verdict from a rape trial in Steubenville, OH that gained national public attention.

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