In June 2017, comedian Bill Cosby will stand trial for aggravated indecent assault of a woman in his Montgomery County home more than a decade ago. The following fact sheet provides important context on sexual violence, including victim behavior and trauma, offender dynamics, and the use of drugs and alcohol to perpetrate sexual violence, to members of the media covering the trial and other interested parties.
NAESV released this policy statement in response to the recommendations issued by the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault. In the statement they discuss the continued legislative and administrative focus on partnerships, prevention, advocacy and confidentiality, training, and climate surveys.
This document provides a summary of recommendations that the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape and the National Sexual Violence Resource Center submitted to the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault. It includes recommendations for trauma-informed protocol and practices, creating safer campuses through social change, and the intentional coordination with community assets. For more information about our work to prevent campus sexual assault contact email@example.com.
NSVRC in collaboration with the National Alliance to End Sexual Violence, the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, and International Association of Forensic Nurses have developed this joint statement recommending that systems be established to ensure that survivors of sexual assault have universal access to medications to prevent HIV following rape.
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Statement Supporting the Use of Randomized Control Trials for the Evaluation of Sexual Offender Treatment
The Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA) is committed to promoting evidence-based practices and high quality research. Consistent with professional and scientific opinion in diverse fields, ATSA recognizes randomized clinical trials (RCTs) as the preferred method of controlling for bias in treatment outcome evaluations. ATSA promotes the use of RCT to distinguish between interventions that decrease the recidivism risk of sexual offenders and those programs that have no effect or are actually harmful.
This policy paper discusses public health prevention efforts to encourage a shift in focus from intervention and treatment following an assault to primary prevention -- the prevention of sexual abuse before it is perpetrated.
Continued research into the causes and courses of sexual aggression is the life-blood of ATSA and essential to its mission of reducing sexual abuse. This policy paper discusses the protection of research participants as a serious concern, especially in the study of sexual aggression.
Sexual assault within the military continues to occur at alarming levels with 26,000 anonymously reported incidents in 2012 alone according to Department of Defense (DoD) estimates. During this same period, only 3,300 service members reported their assaults. Meanwhile, the nation is confronted with headlines of high-level military sexual assault leaders acting in sexually abusive ways. Combined with the heart-wrenching stories of survivors, these facts reveal the depth of the problem of military sexual assault (MSA) and demand incisive action.