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

This report found that being abused or neglected as a child increased the likelihood of juvenile arrest by 59%, adult arrest by 28%, and for a violent crime by 30%.
 
An Update on the Cycle of Violence

This report provides an overview of sexual assault preventive interventions that have been evaluated, evaluation research and gaps in that research, and recommendations for future research and prevention program development.
 
An Evidence-Based Review of Sexual Assault Preventive Intervention Programs

This guide includes information about priority public health research areas that should be addressed by the CDC and its partners in the next decade.
 
Advancing the Nation's Health: A Guide to Public Health Research Needs, 2006-2015

This Applied Research document highlights the prevalence of violence against women with disabilities, examines abuse interventions for women with disabilities, and offers a critique of studies on abuse and disability. It includes recommendations for research and practice.
 
Abuse and Women with Disabilities

This resource is designed to help public policy officials, health care professionals, and other pertinent professionals understand how rape in America is measured, what the numbers mean, and what the limitations are of existing research.
 
Making Sense of Rape in America: Where Do the Numbers Come From and What Do They Mean

The collection features topically organized research materials on issues related to sexual violence.
VAWnet: Sexual Violence Research Topics

The cost of crime to victims is an estimated $450 billion a year when factors such as medical costs, lost earnings, pain suffering, and lost quality of life are considered. Rape is the most costly to its victims, totaling $127 billion a year. The average rape or attempted rape costs $5,100 in tangible, out-of-pocket expenses. Medical and mental health care to victims represents the bulk of expenses. Adding to the impact a rape has on the victim's quality of life, the average rape costs $87,000 annually.
Victim Costs and Consequences: A New Look

This VAWnet Applied Research paper provides an overview of some of the basic issues and questions that confront religiously identified women who have experienced abuse. The document focuses on three of the major religions in the U.S.: Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. It outlines strategies for clergy and secular domestic violence advocates to reach out to one another in order to find and develop the resources needed to help domestic violence victims.
Violence Against Women and the Role of Religion

This report examined a survey which sought to gather information on the extent to which violence against women (VAW) agencies provide prevention programs, and to describe the nature and types of programs currently implemented.
Violence Against Women Prevention Programming: Report of What is in Use

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