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When Survivors Give Birth: Understanding and Healing the Effect of Early Sexual Abuse on the Childbearing Woman

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When Survivors Give Birth guide. Cost $32.95

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While You Were Sleeping: Chronicles of a GHB Trip

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This resource provides an overview of what happens to the body during a GHB trip.

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Who Pays for Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Exams? It Is Not the Victim’s Responsibility?

Article or Report | May 1, 2014
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The Urban Institute, George Mason University, and the National Sexual Violence Resource Center collaborated to learn about the payment policies and practices that have been set up to address this requirement.

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Why Can’t Christine Blasey Ford Remember How She Got Home?

Article or Report | October 6, 2018
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This is the second article in a series on the memory science relevant to Christine Blasey Ford’s report of being sexually assaulted and Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation process.

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Why Don’t Cops Believe Rape Victims?

Article or Report | June 19, 2013
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Why Many Rape Victims Don’t Fight or Yell

Article or Report | June 23, 2015
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Published in June 2015, this brief essay explains basic brain responses to being attacked, including sexually. It also has links to key scientific review articles on the brain bases and evolutionary origins of commonly misunderstood effects of the fear circuitry taking over: impairment of the prefrontal cortex, survival reflexes (e.g., freezing, tonic immobility) and ineffective habit behaviors.

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Why Rape and Trauma Survivors Have Fragmented and Incomplete Memories

Article or Report | December 9, 2014
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This brief essay, written with David Lisak, explains how fear and trauma, including in the midst of a sexual assault, shape how memories are encoded, and thus how we should expect the memories to be later, when the victim is trying to recall what happened with investigators, school administrators, family and friends. Understanding these basics can be very helpful to everyone involved, including by decreasing victims’ shame and self-doubt about fragmentary and incomplete memories.

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Why Test Rape Kits After the Statute of Limitations has Expired? A Victim-Centric Approach

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Testing all sexual assault kits, regardless of the ability to prosecute, will increase law enforcement’s ability to respond to victims, prevent future victimizations, and bring justice to victims.

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Wife Rape: Understanding the Response of Survivors and Service Providers

Article or Report | May 1, 1996
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This book should be read by everyone involved in domestic violence research and intervention!” –Kersti Yllö, Ph.D., Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Wheaton College, Massachusetts Attending to a subject long-neglected by research and popular spheres, author Raquel Kennedy Bergen addresses the deep pain and humiliation of sexual assault suffered by countless numbers of women at the hands of their partners. Wife Rape lends voice to the personal testimonies of survivors and contrasts these stories with interviews of service providers, illustrating the lack of validation and insufficient assistance currently available to wife rape survivors. Offering insight and hope to survivors and providing critical information to service providers, this valuable volume helps readers better understand wife rape and the response of agencies to the problem. In addition, a special guide to service providers, a state law chart, and a list of organizations that provide information on rape make this book an important resource. Offering an essential check on the reality of Wife Rape, this timely and accessibly written volume is excellent reading for researchers, practitioners, policymakers, police officers, religious leaders, students, clients, and all those who would like to become better informed about this issue.

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Williams v. Illinois and Forensic Evidence: The Bleeding Edge of Crawford

Article or Report | June 1, 2013
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Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault

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Wishing You Well: A Response to COVID-19

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Women of Color Network: Facts Domestic Violence

Article or Report | June 1, 2006
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Working With Men In the Law Enforcement and Justice Sectors to Promote Women’s Access to Justice

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Working with Older Survivors of Abuse: A Framework for Advocates

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This summary report begins with a brief overview of elder abuse and abuse in later life. Subsequent sections describe seven key guiding principles as well as minimum guidelines and practice strategies for advocates to consider in their work with older survivors.

In addition to written content, this document also includes supplemental video resources.

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Working with the Media (NCVRW Media Guide)

Tools & Templates | January 1, 2006
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The involvement and support of the news media are essential to the overall success of your victim outreach and public awareness activities during NCVRW. The media can help you highlight the personal experiences of crime victims, services available to assist them, volunteer opportunities, and the many victims’ rights that offer involvement, protection, and a voice in our systems of justice.

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Working with the Media: A toolkit for Service Providers

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This Service Provider tool kit is a companion to the “Guide for Journalists.” It includes some basic information about the media, and provides a foundation for reshaping the public discussion on sexual assault. We hope that this resource will encourage relationships between local media and sexual assault programs. This resource will prepare you to be responsive while proposing strategies for approaching local media outlets.

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Working with Victims of Crime with Disabilities

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This Bulletin is a product of the Symposium on Working with Crime Victims with Disabilities, funded by the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) and coordinated by the National Organization for Victim Assistance (NOVA), on January 23-24, 1998, in Arlington, Virginia. The Symposium brought together experts from the disability advocacy and victim assistance and research fields, and they raised as many questions as they answered, thus opening the way for the victim assistance field to look more closely at a large and under-served crime victim population. As a result of their discussions, they developed recommendations for OVC and the victim assistance field on improving the response in serving crime victims with disabilities, which are included in this Bulletin.

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World Report on Violence and Health

Article or Report | January 1, 2002
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Writing and Reading About Rape: A Primer

Article or Report | January 1, 2012
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This Article is in three parts. Part I is a closed-book writing
exercise for you, the reader. Part II is a commentary on your answers
that provides the most current data about rape, rape victims,
and rape offenders. Part III describes what our courts generally do
and do not know about rape, and the many ways that rape trials
can be made more humane for the complaining witness without
undermining defendants’ rights.

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www.sdfi.com – /Legal/

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Wyoming Coalition Against Violence & Sexual Assault

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Young Adults Who Experience Homelessness and Sexual Violence

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Author: National Sexual Assault Coalition

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The national attention on campus sexual assault has sparked conversations across the country about the needs of sexual assault survivors aged 18-24 who attend college. However, many people aged 18-24 do not attend college, but women in that age group still experience the highest rate of sexual assault than any other age group (Sinozich & Langton 2014). College enrollment is at the lowest it has been since 2003 (Norris, 2014), so a significant number of people from the age group most at risk for sexual violence do not benefit from the increased attention on campus sexual assault.

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Your Reporting Options For Victims of Unwanted Sexual Experiences

Article or Report | January 1, 2018
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Your Voice, Your Choice: A Survivor Media Guide

Tools & Templates | February 1, 2015
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A desire to speak out is important, but preparation is key. Survivors of rape and abuse can talk about the issue of gender-related violence with unique authority. And for many who have lived through such violence, the act of sharing their stories can be transformative, and even healing. And yet. Speaking publicly about an issue that the world is still largely unwilling to confront can be a harrowing and even retraumatizing experience. At CounterQuo, we believe that the best way to embark on a media journey that you will not regret is to think through the challenges you may encounter before you come forward. That’s what “Your Voice, Your Choice” is all about.

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