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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 Strategic Plan presented by CALCASA provides an historical perspective of the anti-sexual violence movement and six key issues that must be addressed to end sexual assault.
A Vision to End Sexual Violence

This document from the Michigan Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence includes a summary of key issues and recommendations for preventing violence against women and how to integrating violence against women prevention messages into every local community in Michigan. It focus on building relationships and partnerships across organizations within local communities and increasing the capacity of current coordinated community response efforts to prevent violence against women by creating prevention-focused coordinated community responses and improving prevention education by strengthening linkages between prevention educators.
A Vision for Prevention: Key Issues and Statewide Recommendations for the Primary Prevention of Violence

This toolkit is designed to aid Sexual Assault Counselors and Advocates in introducing the topic of Crime Victims Compensation to sexual assault victims as part of their healing process.
 
A Tool for Recovery

This study was conducted to evaluate the adequacy of services provided to sexual assault survivors from their own perspective. This is the first ever citywide report that includes the survivor perspective in both the experiences of services and also in the recommendations for service improvement.
 
A Room of Our Own: Sexual Assault Survivors Evaluate Services

This resource kit provides a variety of sexual assault prevention resources for a multitude of professions and communities.
 
A Place to Start: A Resource Kit for Preventing Sexual Violence

This protocol was designed as a guide for criminal justice and health care practitioners who respond to victims of sexual assault.
 A National Protocol for Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examinations: Adults/Adolescents

Although a lot has been learnt already about practical ways in which adults and children who have been trafficked can be protected and assisted, much less attention has been given in recent years to drawing lessons about what techniques succeed in preventing trafficking from occurring. As a result, donors seem reluctant to invest money in efforts to prevent child trafficking, even though they are familiar with the old adage, “prevention is better than cure”. Giving prevention more attention means improving the quality of preventive work, as well as increasing the amount of work being done. This handbook is a contribution towards that improvement, distilling some of the lessons which have already been learnt by many different organisations.
 
A Handbook on Planning Projects to Prevent Child Trafficking

Adapted from the Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault guide, this guide for survivors includes definitions related to civil lawsuits, information on the advantages and disadvantages of filing a civil suit, personal, financial and legal factors. The guide also discusses the role of an attorney and how to select an attorney. Civil lawsuit procedures are outlined and explained.
 
A Guide to Civil Lawsuits: Practical Considerations for Survivors of Rape and Childhood Sexual Abuse

This booklet provides information on ways that adults can protect children from child sexual abuse. The steps range from learning the signs of abuse to knowing the legal requirements for reporting the abuse. Darkness to Light is a grassroots national non-profit organization that seeks to protect children from sexual abuse by placing responsibility squarely on adult shoulders.
 
7 Steps to Protecting Our Children

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