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This manual contains a variety of information around understanding the federal legislative process, including action tools such as tips for meeting with your legislator.

This article discusses the results of a study and concludes that substance abuse treatment programs should incorporate violence exposure questions into clinical use as a matter of policy. More work is needed to develop brief screening tools measures for front-line treatment staff to accurately assess other mental health needs of women entering substance abuse treatment.
Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy

The article summarizes some of the research that demonstrates having experienced sexual violence is strongly associated with later substance abuse, high-risk sex, and other harmful behaviors.
Substance Abuse, High-Risk Sex, and Sexual Violence: What's the Connection?

This bulletin, distributed by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, presents findings from a process evaluation of exemplary violence prevention and drug prevention programs that have been evaluated in rigorous, controlled trials. Critical components of program implementation are identified.
Successful Program Implementation: Lessons From Blueprints

This curriculum focuses on the investigation of nonstranger sexual assaults and emphasizes investigative tools and techniques for cases in which a consent, rather than identity, defense is raised. These training materials include 12 content modules, 12 trainer's curriculum units, classroom overheads, and supplemental materials that include sample affidavits and search warrants.
Successfully Investigating Acquaintance Sexual Assault: A National Training Manual for Law Enforcement

This article from Arte Sana lists issues Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) members should consider in their work and underscores the relationship between culture and trauma response. The article also addresses the importance of bilingual advocates or at minimum, appropriate language interpretation.
Suggestions for Upgrading the Cultural Competency Skills of Sexual Assault Response Teams

This report presents findings from a survey of publicly operated forensic crime labs that perform DNA testing.
Survey of DNA Crime Laboratories

This website includes booklets that offer practical concrete tips and techniques for talking easily and openly with young children ages 8 to 12 about some very tough issues: sex, HIV/AIDS, violence, drugs and alcohol. It also includes 10 Tips for talking with kids about tough issues.
Talk to your kids...before everyone else does

This report summarizes the findings from a 90 day review of sexual assault policies and programs among the military services and the Department of Defense, and the recommendations for change to better serve victims and increase prevention efforts
Task Force Report on Care for Victims of Sexual Assault
 
 

This VAWnet special collection focuses on the use of technology as it impacts and intersects with violence against women and children. This categorized and annotated listing of selected articles, fact sheets, papers, reports, websites, and other materials is offered as an additional tool to assist advocates working on and interested in the safe use of technology. This resource was developed in collaboration with SafetyNet: the National Safe & Strategic Technology Project of the National Network to End Domestic Violence, the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, and the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence.
Technology Safety & Advocacy Special Collection

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