This guide focuses on adapting advocacy skills to help young people who experience homelessness and sexual violence build resiliency and lessen their traumas. It has three aims: (a) to provide an overview for the intersections between identity, trauma experiences, and resiliency among youth who are homeless; (b) to highlight core skills and techniques for advocates; and (c) to discuss how to tailor these skills in order to improve services for youth who identify as LGBTQ.

Also available is an infographic, Homeless Youth & Sexual Violence, which illustrates statistics that show the link between youth homelessness and sexual violence.

For more about the topic of homelessness, access the Housing and Sexual Violence Information Packet and the Link Between Housing & Sexual Violence infographic.


 El guía breve fue diseñado para hombres que están en tratamiento por el abuso de sustancias para que ellos pueden enfrentar los problemas asociados con el abuso infantil. También disponible en inglés.

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 primary goal of this support group manual is to help advocates and providers better meet the safety needs of battered women and survivors of sexual assault who are impacted by their own or another’s substance use, misuse or addiction. Getting Safe and Sober is a practical tool kit for use with women who have substance abuse or chemical dependence problems and who are, or have been, victims of domestic violence, sexual assault or sexual abuse. The kit also can be used to train service providers about the needs of women whose experience includes both substance abuse and victimization.

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