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Reports, Publications, and Handouts (for Professionals)

  1. TF-CBT Web First Year Report (Febuary, 2007)
  2. Child Physical and Sexual Abuse: Guidelines for Treatment  (Revised: April 26, 2004)
    Unfortunately, we do not have the ability to distribute printed hard copies of the Guidelines, even for a fee. Our only method of distribution is downloading the document via the Internet.
  3. Kauffman Best Practices Project Final Report   (March 2004)
    (Subtitle: Closing the Quality Chasm in Child Abuse Treatment:  Identifying and Disseminating Best Practices
    A report summarizing the most effective evidence-based treatments for child trauma victims and strategies for disseminating these "best practices" to front-line practitioners.
  4. Rape in America: A Report to the Nation   (April 1992)
    This report summarizes the findings from the National Women's Study (NWS), a large epidemiological research project conducted by the NCVC and funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) that investigated the occurrence and characteristics of forcible rape experiences occurring any time in a woman’s lifetime.
  5. Rape in the 50 States (2003)
    Using the results from the National Women's Study (NWS) and the National Violence Against Women Study (NVAWS), researchers carefully estimated the prevalence of rape in each of the 50 states.
  6. Responding to Mental Health Disasters 101  (2005)
    Includes a brief summary of current research on the mental health impact of disasters, discussion about risk & resiliency factors of acute mental health reactions to disaster, and some key components of early mental health interventions.
  7. Victim Reactions to Sexual Assault   (en Espanol)
    This four-page handout, written by our Center, contains information about common mental, physical, and behavioral reactions to a sexual assault. Written in simple language, it is a resource you can share with clients to help normalize their reactions to their sexual abuse experience.
  8. Victim Reactions to Traumatic Events 
    Similar to the handout above, except the wording encompasses any kind of traumatic event experienced (e.g., physical assault, car or industrial accident, disaster).
  9. Child Victim Reactions
    Similar to the above two handouts, except tailored to children's reactions to (any type of) trauma. 
  10. National Institute of Justice (NIJ) Research in Brief: Youth Victimization: Prevalence and Implications   (2003)
    This report summarizes the results of a national survey of adolescents, which examined the prevalence of sexual assault, physical assault, physically abusive punishment, and witnessing an act of violence and subsequent effects on mental health, substance use, and delinquent behavior problems.
  11. Fostering Collaborations to Prevent Violence Against Women Integrating Findings from Practitioner and Researcher Focus Groups (May 2001)
    This report, a product of the National Violence Against Women Prevention Research Center (NVAWPRC), summarizes feedback and key findings from 14 focus groups conducted with victim advocates and practitioners concerning how researchers, practitioners, and advocates can work together more effectively to conduct research on violence against women.
  12. Recommendations for Establishing and Maintaining Successful Researcher-Practitioner Collaborations    (2001)
    This report, a product of the National Violence Against Women Prevention Research Center (NVAWPRC), provides recommendations for how victim advocates, practitioners, and researchers can work together more effectively to produce sound and practical research about violence against women. These recommendations are based on the findings of focus groups with advocates, researchers, and practitioners, published and Internet-based resources on the topic, and the experience the members of the NVAWPRC bring to the table as researchers and practitioners.
  13. Violence Against Women Prevention Programming: Report of What is in Use    (August 2003)
    This report, a product of the National Violence Against Women Prevention Research Center (NVAWPRC), presents data from a survey, conducted in 2001, designed to gather information on the extent to which violence against women agencies provide prevention programs and to describe the nature and type of programs currently implemented.

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