This fact sheet and accompanying report were developed as part of a large contract, “Evaluation Assistance for Projects Designed to Prevent First-Time Male Perpetration of Sexual Violence,” funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and conducted by RTI International (a trade name for Research Triangle Institute). The study was initiated in September 2002 to identify sexual violence prevention programs and provide evaluation technical assistance. The National Sexual Violence Resource Center can provide additional information on the programs that were highlighted.  

This report seeks to provide more in-depth information about the physical, social, and psychological consequences of rape victimization by further investigating the findings from the National Violence Against Women Survey on this issue.
 
Extent, Nature, and Consequences of Rape Victimization: Findings from the National Violence Against Women Survey

This resource provides information about outcome evaluation design and qualitative, quantitative, or mixed approaches.
 Evaluation: Designs and Approaches

This VAWnet paper provides guidelines for the use and evaluation of research reports. It is intended to help advocates become more skilled and confident about reading and understanding research reports.
 
Evaluating Violence Against Women Research Reports

This research paper provides information on behavioral and physical findings consistent with child sexual abuse.
 
Evaluating the Child for Sexual Abuse

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 review assesses the effectiveness of programmes seeking to engage men and boys in achieving gender equality and equity in health. The review analysed data from 58 evaluation studies of interventions with men and boys. Interventions were rated on their gender approach, using the following categories: gender-neutral - programmes that distinguish little between the needs of men and women, neither reinforcing nor questioning gender roles; gender-sensitive - programmes that recognise the specific needs and realities of men based on the social construction of gender roles; or gender-transformative - approaches that seek to transform gender roles and promote more gender-equitable relationships between men and women.
 
Engaging Men and Boys in Changing Gender-Based Inequity in Health: Evidence from Programme Interventions

This study was originally conducted in 2000 and was updated in 2006. It evaluated access to emergency contraception for rape victims in Pennsylvania emergency rooms.
Emergency Contraception Services for Rape Victims in Pennsylvania Hospitals

This VAWnet Applied Research document describes current research findings on the effects of childhood and adulthood sexual victimization on women’s mental health.
The Psychological Consequences of Sexual Trauma

This report provides an overview of results from the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study. Two important findings are that "adverse childhood experiences are vastly more common than recognized or acknowledged and have a powerful relation to adult health a half-century later."
The Relationship of Adverse Childhood Experiences to Adult Health: Turning Gold Into Lead

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