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This guidebook provides an overview of the challenges faced in conducting outreach to underserved teen victims of crime and highlights examples of the various projects and resources developed and implemented in local communities in the Underserved Teen Victims Initiative.
Authors: by National Crime Prevention Council and the National Center for Victims of Crime
This guidebook focuses on the impact of domestic violence, sexual assault, and other forms of trauma on people with disabilities. It describes four conditions for a trauma-informed organization and provides tips on trauma-informed practices, creating organizational change, and providing universal safeguards.
Authors: Disability Rights Wisconsin, Wisconsin Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault
This report reveals that there are 5,100 children currently living in foster care in the U.S. who are prevented from uniting with their detained or deported parents, citing that immigrant victims of domestic violence and other forms of gender-based violence are at particular risk of losing their children.
Presents an overview of the National Survey of Children's Exposure to Violence (NatSCEV), the most comprehensive nationwide survey to date of the incidence and prevalence of children's exposure to violence.
Authors: David Finkelhor, Heather Turner, and Sherry Hamby
This bulletin explores in depth the NatSCEV survey results regarding exposure to family violence among children in the United States, including exposure to intimate partner violence, assaults by parents on siblings of children surveyed, and other assaults involving teen and adult household members.
Authors: Sherry Hamby, David Finkelhor, Heather Turner, and Richard Ormrod
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