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Rural communities face very real and specific challenges when doing sexual assault work. The strategies shared in this publication are meant to energize and support current efforts of staff & volunteers working in rural community sexual assault programs.
This edition of Reshape discusses rural advocacy issues and provides insight into the challenges of providing services to sexual assault victims in rural communities. Offers suggestions from rural advocates on how they have met these challenges.
Authors: Sexual Assault Coalition Resource Sharing Project
This briefing paper reviews some of the existing literature that deals with sexual assault and service provision outside metropolitan areas and takes into account some of the issues that women and workers often need to negotiate when living in rural areas.
This fact sheet includes statistics on the prevalence of domestic violence in rural communities, unique barriers to services, and characteristics of rural abusers. Also describes legislation to fund programs to protect rural victims.
Authors: National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
This synopsis of research done by Walter DeKeseredy and his colleagues in Ohio examines the incidents of and issues surrounding the sexual assault of women in rural areas during separation and/or divorce.
This report documents the impact of rural life on the behavioral health of women, providing a comprehensive review of the current literature covering a broad array of interrelated behavioral health care needs.
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