This glossary is presented to assist advocates in Research Terms Glossary Coverunderstanding commonly used terms when reading, understanding and evaluating research. This glossary drew from several sources, which are listed at the end of this document. These resources can be helpful to advocates who wish to learn more about understanding and evaluating research.

 

Sexual assault is a most intimate crime, and when it happens in our most intimate sanctuaries—our homes—the trauma is devastating and difficult to escape. Healing from sexual violence can only happen on a foundation of safety and safety starts with home. In this paper, we will consider issues and advocacy related to emergency shelter and longer-term housing for sexual violence survivors.
 
See also, NSVRC Housing and Sexual Violence special collection.

Child sexual abuse is complex and can affect survivors in different ways in different areas over the years: trust, safety, power, physical health, emotional and spiritual wellbeing, and social relationships. This paper will consider the practices of rape crisis centers and coalitions as they act, engage, and remember with adult survivors of child sexual abuse with strategies in crisis intervention, counseling, holistic healing, and advocacy for adult survivors of child sexual abuse.

The 2012 Spring/Summer edition of The Resource is completely redesigned and contains articles about Penn State and the Jerry Sandusky case, preventing child sexual abuse, viewpoints on SlutWalks, healthy sexuality campaigns, media reports of sexual violence, report on prostitution and trafficking of Native Women, Sexual Assault Awareness Month and the upcoming National Sexual Assault Conference in Chicago.  This issue also includes an article written by Kimber J. Nicoletti-Martinez about leadership among Latin@s in the sexual violence prevention movement in Spanish.  Read the English translation.  

This document identifies how the crimes of rape and sexual violence must, as a requirement of its own statute and a matter of international human rights law, be interpreted and applied with equality between men and women by the International Criminal Court (the Court). The Court has yet to rule on this matter in its jurisprudence.
 

La violencia sexual afecta a las mujeres, los hombres y los niñ@s durante toda su vida, y puede ser devastadora para los individuos, familias y comunidades.  Sin embargo existen recursos para ayudarle.  Esta hoja informativa de dos páginas provee definiciones y información sobre la violencia sexual. En inglés

This report, which uses data from agencies within Los Angeles City and County, tracks sexual assault case attrition and the factors that attribute to it. It also explores case outcomes and factors that may lead police to unfound charges.

Read this report.

 

Misconceptions about sexual violence and False Reporting Coverinconsistencies about the way reports are classified reflect gaps in the definition and understanding of a false allegation. This overview provides facts about sexual violence cases and reporting rates.
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

The second phase of the NSVRC’s Prevention Assessment project focused on interviews with innovative prevention programs and a diffusion survey to document how innovations have spread throughout the sexual violence prevention field.  The emphasis of this assessment was on how programs are thinking about primary prevention and the processes that allowed innovation to develop.  This Year 2 report contains findings from that assessment.
 
Listen to podcasts with innovative programs.
 
Read Year 1 Report.

In 2009, the NSVRC contracted with Dr. Stephanie Townsend to assist in developing a plan to measure the primary prevention capacity of the sexual violence prevention field.  This is a 3 year process being conducted in collaboration with the CDC and CALCASA/Prevention Connection.  This is the Year 1 report for the project.
Read Year 2 Report.

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