The NSVRC collects information and resources to assist those working to prevent sexual violence and to improve resources, outreach and response strategies. This resource section includes access to NSVRC collections and selected online resources.

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This fact sheet and accompanying report were developed as part of a large contract, “Evaluation Assistance for Projects Designed to Prevent First-Time Male Perpetration of Sexual Violence,” funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and conducted by RTI International (a trade name for Research Triangle Institute). The study was initiated in September 2002 to identify sexual violence prevention programs and provide evaluation technical assistance. The National Sexual Violence Resource Center can provide additional information on the programs that were highlighted.  

This study was originally conducted in 2000 and was updated in 2006. It evaluated access to emergency contraception for rape victims in Pennsylvania emergency rooms.
Emergency Contraception Services for Rape Victims in Pennsylvania Hospitals

This VAWnet Applied Research document describes current research findings on the effects of childhood and adulthood sexual victimization on women’s mental health.
The Psychological Consequences of Sexual Trauma

This collection includes access to web dialogues and online resources that highlight specific organizational practices in the workplace to promote primary prevention of violence against women.

The Workplace: A Dialogue on Organizational Practices to Prevent Violence Against Women

This report presents detailed information about third-party involvement in violent crime. Third parties include bystanders, other victims, household members, police officers, instigators, or any combination of these. Third parties may play a role in the formation and escalation of violence, may intervene to stop an assault, or may be an eyewitness.
 
Third-party Involvement in Violent Crime, 1993-99

This resource from the University of Kentucky Center for Research on Violence Against Women offers tips to help advocates and practitioners utilize the information found in articles from scientific journals. The document describes the key sections of a typical journal article and also provides a listing of select journals relevant to violence against women research.Understanding Scientific Journal Articles

This booklet by the MCASA's Sexual Assault Legal Insitute (SALI) gives basic information about how the legal system responds to allegations of child sexual abuse.  The booklet is divided into several chapters: emotional recovery, effects of child sexual abuse, who commits sexual abuse, disclosures of child sexual abuse, as well as other important chapters that provide important information for parents of children who have been sexually abused. This booklet is printed in English and Spanish.

Read Understanding the Legal System When Your Child Has Been Sexually Abused 

This resource from the Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault, a 17-page synthesis of root causes theories with a full bibliography, describes each of the two major sexual assault theory areas and gives 2-3 paragraph explanations of each theory under the two categories. This will be helpful to people attempting to understand the state of current (and past) research on the root causes of sexual assault.

This Applied Research paper examines restorative justice for sexual assault from the perspective of survivors. A large international literature promotes restorative justice options as satisfying and empowering to crime victims.Restorative Justice Responses to Sexual Assault

This paper provides information regarding childhood trauma and how trauma-informed care can be used to address the issue through the understanding of the connections between the presenting symptoms and behaviors and the child's past trauma history.

Responding to Childhood Trauma: The Promise and Practice of Trauma Informed Care

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