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This guide is for everyone involved in bringing up children. It explains that some children do sexually abuse other children, describes how we can recognize the warning signs, and outlines some actions we adults can take to prevent sexual abuse. Discusses what may be age-appropriate or developmentally-expected sexual behavior. It also talks about some of the things that adults can do to help prevent sexually harmful behavior between children.
 
Do Children Sexually Abuse Other Children? Preventing Sexual Abuse Among Children and Youth

The following slideshow and webinar archive is from the March 27, 2007 event sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It discusses the requirements and recruitment strategies for Sexual Violence Prevention Planning committees as part of the Rape Prevention and Education Grant Program and provides lessons learned from the Empower Grant program.
 
Developing Sexual Violence Prevention Planning Committees: Lessons Learned from EMPOWER

This guide describes an eight step process for developing sexual assault response teams and focuses on responding to sexual assault victims that are fourteen or more years old.
 
Developing A Sexual Assault Response Team: Resource Guide for Kentucky Communities

This report examines the prevalence of the sexual abuse of inmates by correctional staff and also analyzes the laws that exist to deter this type of abuse. The Office of the Inspector General reviewed reports of such abuse in federal prison, examined the current statutes in place and deficiencies that exists in those statutes, compared state and local laws on staff abuse of inmates to federal laws, and gives recommendations for changes in the current law.
 
Deterring Staff Sexual Abuse of Federal Inmates

This report articulates a corporate strategy for working with governments and partners in promoting gender equality. At a time when the global community is increasingly focused on poverty reduction and broader national development goals, the Framework outlines UNFPA's policy and program priorities for the empowerment of women and girls and for incorporating a gender perspective across its mandate, in the areas of sexual and reproductive health, and population and development.
 
Delivering on the Promise of Equality: UNFPA's Strategic Framework for Gender Mainstreaming and Women's Empowerment 2008-2011

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 describes what is being done in Minnesota to assist victims of sexual assault. The report combines local and national trends, published research literature, and insights gained through interviews with 25 expert observers from diverse perspectives. Interview participants included advocates and service providers, judicial and legal staff, survivors of sexual assault, culturally specific service providers, law enforcement personnel, national and local experts, and health care providers.
 
Critical Issues in Sexual Assault

This guide is intended to put the issue of schoolwide violence prevention in context for educators and outline an approach for choosing and creating effective prevention programs. The guide covers the following topics:

- Why schoolwide prevention strategies are critical
- Characteristics of a safe school
- Four sources of vulnerability to school violence
- How to plan for strategies that meet school safety needs
- Five effective response strategies
- Useful Web and print resources
 
Creating Schoolwide Prevention and Intervention Strategies

This document provides a strategy for readying an institution for the implementation of a sexual assault examiner program.
 
Creating an Environment of Care

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