This VAWnet resource page features a compilation of publicly-accessible online data sets on violence against women, and provides information about utilizing and/or analyzing data to enhance the work of advocates and others working to end domestic and sexual violence. Tables of national and state data sets include live links to data sets, annotations, and related information. This resource page also includes some considerations around the credibility, value and limitations of research and data collection methods, links to research reports and publications, and information for researchers including recommended definitions and data elements for research on violence against women.

 

Data Sets On and Related to Violence Against Women

This VAWnet Applied Research document provides a review and critique of current trends in mental health assessment and treatment for sexual trauma survivors with an emphasis on early intervention.
 
Current Trends in Psychological Assessment and Treatment Approaches for Survivors of Sexual Trauma

This report examines a study conducted to obtain national estimates of the occurrence of IPV-related injuries, to estimate their costs to the health care system, and to recommend strategies to prevent IPV and its consequences.
 
Costs of Intimate Partner Violence Against Women in the United States

This Applied Research document covers the origins of our knowledge concerning the sexual abuse of women with disabilities, discusses data on women with disabilities and the men who abuse them, and explores the advocacy efforts of women with disabilities and their allies.
 
Confronting the Sexual Abuse of Women with Disabilities

This study examined the nature and extent of the commercial sexual exploitation of children in the three countries of the North American Free Trade Agreement.
 
Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children

This report from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children focuses on a representative national sample of arrested offenders who possessed child pornography. The report includes major findings and conclusions from this sample and recommendations and resources for law-enforcement and prosecutors.
 
Child-Pornography Possessors Arrested in Internet-Related Crimes: Findings from the National Juvenile Online Victimization Study

This Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention report describes the Blueprints initiative, 11 model programs and 21 promising programs that prevent violence and drug use and treat youth with problem behaviors.
 
Blueprints for Violence Prevention

This document lists several resources and research materials for use by advocates, researchers, students, survivors, and others interested in the subject matter.
 
Bibliography: Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence and Persons with Disabilities

This resource provides a listing of studies, reports and books on women in the military. The list includes government publications from the Office of the President, Department of Defense, Armed Forces and Congress.
 
Bibliography of Women in the Military 1990-2003

This VAWnet Applied Research document provides a brief overview of the research on lifetime exposure to violence and the long-term health consequences of violence.
Assessment for Lifetime Exposure to Violence as a Pathway to Prevention

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