The Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA) is committed to promoting evidence-based practices and high quality research. Consistent with professional and scientific opinion in diverse fields, ATSA recognizes randomized clinical trials (RCT’s) as the preferred method of controlling for bias in treatment outcome evaluations. ATSA promotes the use of RCT to distinguish between interventions that decrease the recidivism risk of sexual offenders and those programs that have no effect or are actually harmful.

This guide, designed for counselors and advocates, explores the complex connections between substance abuse and addiction and sexual violence.  It provides information on understanding addictions and treatment options, a literature review of research on the topic, and a section of special considerations for rape crisis centers. 

The majority of teens have been involved in a romantic relationship. The following  brief, Telling It Like It Is: Teen Perspectives on Romantic Relationships, summarizes findings from focus groups that explored what teens themselves have to say about these relationships.  
 
Among the findings:- Teens view respect, trust, and love as essential to healthy relationships.- Teens have a clear understanding and expectation of what defines a healthy romantic relationship.- Teens' relationships typically fall short of their own standards of healthy romantic relationships.- Infidelity, relationship violence, and few role models contribute to teens' low expectations for healthy relationships. Telling It Like It Is: Teen Perspectives on Romantic Relationships

This report from the National Center on Elder Abuse provides an overview of the results from a national survey on elder abuse that was conducted in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Guam. The data was collected by Adult Protective Services in 2003.
The 2004 Survey of State Adult Protective Services: Abuse of Adults 60 Years of Age and Older

This report from the National Center on Elder Abuse seeks to create a clearer picture of the incidence and prevalence of elder abuse by looking at the data collected by health care and long-term care facilities, criminal justice, fiduciary, and legal service networks.
The Availability and Utility of Interdisciplinary Data on Elder Abuse: A White Paper

This resource is a two page fact sheet produced by NAESV on the costs and consequences of sexual violence.  It includes a general overview of findings from research on the topic, the cost benefits of early intervention, costs for funding sexual assault services, and cost-effective solutions.

This report offers a glimpse into the ongoing violence against women in Darfur and includes stats and short stories from survivors. It concludes by giving recommendations for stopping the rapes in Darfur and in conflicts throughout the world. The Crushing Burden of Rape: Sexual Violence in Darfur
The Crushing Burden of Rape: Sexual Violence in Darfur

Continued research into the causes and courses of sexual aggression is the life-blood of ATSA and essential to its mission of reducing sexual abuse. This policy paper discusses the protection of research participants as a serious concern, especially in the study of sexual aggression.

This electronic report contains text summaries, audio recordings, and videos from MNCASA’s Minnesota Summit to Prevent Sexual Violence held in St. Paul, December 3-4, 2009. This report is designed to provide ideas and resources for leading prevention initiatives in your spheres of influence

(This E-Report is an evolving document. We encourage you to check back for updates on outcomes, actions, and resources)
The Minnesota Summit to Prevent Sexual Violence E-Report

The NISVS summary report provides data from a national study conducted to assess the impact of sexual violence, stalking, and intimate partner violence. It discusses the scope of these forms of violence; immediate impacts of victimization; and the lifelong heath consequences experienced by victims of these forms of violence. This information may help to inform policies on prevention and response efforts in the field. Other resources related to this report include a Fact Sheet and a Toolkit.

For additional resources, visit the NISVS website.

 

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