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Gay Rosenthal Productions, and Gabco Productions. n.d.. Rough love. Denver, CO: National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, 1 videotape (50 minutes, VHS 1/2 inch).

Annotation: This videotape considers the dynamics and consequences of adolescent dating violence. It is hosted by Gabrielle Carteris in a studio setting with adolescents, families, and professionals. The videotape includes interviews and real life stories. It focuses on verbal, emotional, physical, and sexual abuse; and it discusses topics such as jealousy and disrespect, generational patterns in violent behavior, and danger signs of abuse. It also describes the elements of a healthy relationship, indicates strategies for breaking the cycle of violence, and suggests ways that adults can help.

Contact: National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, 1120 Lincoln Street, Suite 1603 , Denver, CO 80203, Telephone: (303) 839-1852 Fax: (303) 831-9251 E-mail: mainoffice@ncadv.org Web Site: http://www.ncadv.org $25.00 plus 10 percent shipping; prepayment required.

Keywords: Adolescents, Audiovisual materials, Emotional abuse, Interpersonal relations, Materials for adolescents, Physical abuse, Sexual abuse, Videotapes, Violence

Johnson J, Wright FD. 2019. Child maltreatment: The role of the dental professional. Dallas, TX: Procter and Gamble Company, 1 v.

Annotation: This continuing-education course for oral health professionals provides information about child abuse and neglect and outlines responsibilities for recognizing, reporting, treating, and preventing child abuse and neglect. Topics include defining the problem, the dentist's role in intervention, presenting problems that suggest child maltreatment, assessment and documentation, reporting, treatment for orofacial or dental trauma, and what oral health professionals can do to reduce child maltreatment.

Contact: Procter and Gamble Company, Cincinnati, OH Telephone: (800) 543-2577 Web Site: http://www.dentalcare.com Available from the website.

Keywords: Assessment, Child abuse, Child neglect, Child sexual abuse, Continuing education, Dental care, Emotional abuse, Intervention, Maltreated children, Oral health, Physical abuse, Prevention services, Resources for professionals, Responsibility, Trauma

AcademyHealth. 2016. Which adverse childhood experiences are most predictive of health care costs among adults?. Washington, DC: AcademyHealth, 6 pp. (Rapid evidence review)

Annotation: This document synthesizes peer-reviewed systematic reviews on adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) associated with higher health care costs among adults. Contents include the policy context, supporting evidence, and limitations. Collectively, the studies included in the review report costs for three of 10 major ACEs: physical abuse, sexual abuse, and physical neglect. The appendices contain definitions of terms, search terms and databases used in the review, and a description of systematic reviews and relevant primary research studies included in the review.

Contact: AcademyHealth, 1150 17th Street, N.W., Suite 600, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 292-6700 Fax: (202) 292-6800 E-mail: info@academyhealth.org Web Site: http://www.academyhealth.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adults, Child abuse, Child neglect, Child sexual abuse, Costs, Evaluation methods, Life course, Low income groups, Medicaid, Public policy, Research reviews, Stress, Trauma, Women

Littrell J. 2015. Human trafficking in America's schools. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Education, 13 pp.

Annotation: This guide is designed to assist school officials in understanding how human trafficking impacts schools; recognizing the indicators of possible child trafficking; and developing policies, protocols, and partnerships to address and prevent the exploitation of children. Topics include child sex trafficking, child labor trafficking, deconstructing perceptions and a victim-centered approach, risk factors and predictors, what to do about suspected trafficking, recruitment, impact on learning environment, and community involvement. The guide contains a sample protocol for school districts and describes U.S. government entities combating human trafficking, publications and resources, training, services, and terms and definitions.

Contact: National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments, American Institutes for Research, 1000 Thomas Jefferson Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20007, Telephone: (202) 403-5000 Fax: (202) 403-5001 Web Site: http://safesupportivelearning.ed.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Child labor, Child sexual abuse, Community action, Learning, Policy development, Protective factors, Protocols, Public private partnerships, Resources for professionals, Risk factors, School age children, Schools, Training

Tower CC. 2014. Understanding child abuse and neglect. (9th ed.). Boston, MA: Allyn and Bacon, 442 pp.

Annotation: This textbook covers a range of topics associated with child abuse and neglect. It provides an overview on the problem, considers the rights and responsibilities of parents and children, and reviews the effects of abuse and neglect on the development of children. Individual chapters cover physical, emotional, and sexual abuse, and neglect. Other chapters examine ways to prevent or intervene in abusive situations through the judicial system and consider treatment methodologies including the use of foster care. The book also includes a chapter on adults who were abused as children but who had not reported the fact.

Keywords: Child abuse, Child neglect, Children, Children's rights, Emotional abuse, Families, Family characteristics, Foster care, Incest, Intervention, Legal issues, Parent rights, Parenting, Physical abuse, Prevention, Sexual abuse, Social work

Lorenzo SB. 2014. Intimate partner violence: Family resource brief (2nd ed., upd.). Washington, DC: National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health,

Annotation: This brief is designed to help families find hotlines and web sites about domestic violence, including rape, abuse, incest, teen dating, legal counsel, and services. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, Georgetown University, Telephone: (202) 784-9770 E-mail: mchgroup@georgetown.edu Web Site: https://www.ncemch.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Battered women, Bibliographies, Child abuse, Domestic violence, Electronic publications, Emotional abuse, Family relations, Family violence, Hotlines, Parent child relations, Physical abuse, Sexual abuse

National Child Traumatic Stress Network. 2014. LGBTQ youth and sexual abuse: Information for mental health professionals. Los Angeles, CA, and Durham, NC: National Child Traumatic Stress Network, 7 pp.

U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. 2013-. LGBT training curricula for behavioral health and primary care practitioners. Rockville, MD: U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, multiple items.

Annotation: This resource lists training curricula for behavioral health and primary care practitioners to help them assess, treat, and refer lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) clients in a culturally sensitive manner. Topics include effective communication tools for health professionals, HIV/AIDS and substance use disorders in ethnic minority men who have sex with men, nurses health education about LGBT (HEAL) elders, substance abuse treatment for LGBT individuals, and access to care and other health issues specific to women-who-partner-with-women. Continuing education credits are available.

Contact: U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, One Choke Cherry Road, Rockville, MD 20857, Telephone: (877) SAMHSA-7 Secondary Telephone: (877) 726-4727 E-mail: Web Site: http://www.samhsa.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Cultural competence, Curricula, Mental health, Primary care, Resources for professionals, Sexual health, Sexual identity, Substance abuse, Training

Zweig J, Dank M. 2013. Teen dating abuse and harassment in the digital world: Implications for prevention and intervention. Washington, DC: Urban Institute, 2 pp.

Annotation: This report focuses on dating adolescents and abuse and harassment via digital media (i.e., online or via text messaging). The report provides background and discusses where and how abuse occurs; and what educators, parents, advocates, and adolescents should know. The link between abuse via digital means and other types of abuse is discussed, as well as strategies for prevention and intervention.

Contact: Urban Institute, 2100 M Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20037, Telephone: (202) 833-7200 Fax: (202) 467-5775 E-mail: http://www.urban.org/about/contact.cfm Web Site: http://www.urban.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Abuse, Adolescent behavior, Adolescents, Child abuse, Child sexual abuse, Dating, Intervention, Physical abuse, Prevention, Relationships, Sexual abuse, Sexual harassment

Futures Without Violence. 2013. Health cares about IPV: Intimate partner violence screening and counseling toolkit. San Francisco, CA: Futures Without Violence,

Annotation: This toolkit offers resources to help health care professionals and others identify and support clients facing intimate partner violence. Contents include strategies for preparing a health care practice to start screening; screening and intervention approaches and tools; resources tailored to pediatric, adolescent, or reproductive health care settings; strategies and resources for domestic and sexual violence advocates; and promising practices from the field.

Contact: Futures Without Violence, 100 Montgomery Street, The Presidio, San Francisco, CA 94129-1718, Telephone: (415) 678-5500 Fax: (415) 529-2930 E-mail: info@futureswithoutviolence.org Web Site: http://futureswithoutviolence.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Advocacy, Domestic violence, Emotional abuse, Family violence, Intervention, Physical abuse, Resources for professionals, Screening, Sexual abuse

Dworsky A, Napolitano L, Barisik E, Reddy S, Simon M. 2013. The Demoiselle-2-Femme (D2F) pregnancy prevention program evaluation: Findings from the first baseline survey. Chicago, IL: Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, 32 pp.

Annotation: This report presents the results of a baseline survey completed by 241 girls, primarily African American, in grade 9 through 11 who are participating in a federally funded evaluation of the Demoiselle-2-Femme signature after-school program in Chicago, Illinois. The purpose of the evaluation is to estimate the effects of program participation on a number of key behavioral outcomes, including sexual activity, unprotected sex, and adolescent pregnancy. The report presents background; describes the program; and discusses study design and methods; student characteristics; relationships with adults; attitudes, feelings, and knowledge about sexual behavior; sexual behavior and prior pregnancy; dating violence; tobacco, alcohol, and marijuana use; and educational expectations.

Contact: Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, 1313 East 60th Street, Chicago, IL 60637, Telephone: (773) 753-5900 Fax: (773) 753-5940 Web Site: http://www.chapinhall.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent attitudes, Adolescent behavior, Adolescent females, Adolescent pregnancy, Adolescent sexuality, Alcohol consumption behavior, Blacks, Community programs, Dating, Educational attainment, Illinois, Interpersonal violence, Marijuana, Prevention, Relationships, Smoking, Substance abuse

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. 2012. The guide to clinical preventive services. Rockville, MD: U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 212 pp.

Annotation: This guide reviews the evidence for and against many preventive services, including screening tests, counseling interventions, and immunizations, and recommends 64 preventive services shown to be effective. The guide presents recommendations first for adults, listing diseases, conditions, and treatments alphabetically. The next section is devoted to children and adolescents and discusses 15 topics. Immunizations are discussed in the next section. Topics in progress discusses disease and condition recommendations under review in 2012. Appendices include information on how recommendations are graded, a list of members of the task force, acknowledgements, information about the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, and more resources.

Contact: U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, Telephone: (301) 427-1104 Secondary Telephone: (301) 427-1364 Web Site: http://www.ahrq.gov Available at no charge; also available from the website. Document Number: AHRQ Pub. No. 12-05154; ISBN 978-58763-421-5.

Keywords: Adolescents, Adults, Children, Chronic illnesses and disabilities, Exercise, Health care delivery, Health services, Injuries, Nutrition, Prevention, Screening, Sexually transmitted diseases, Substance abuse

National Coalition to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation. 2012. National plan to prevent the sexual abuse and exploitation of children (rev. ed.). [no place]: National Coalition to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation, 28 pp.

Annotation: This national plan was developed to help prevent child sexual abuse and exploitation. The plan defines the nature and scope of the child sexual abuse and exploitation; acknowledges the need to build on the foundation of existing research, advocacy, and treatment; discusses the value of a national plan; encourages the development of prevention-focused policy; and describes a range of actions that include individual, community and policy level strategies to stop the demand for, and to prevent, child sexual abuse and exploitation. In efforts to accomplish the goals of prevention, six action areas are emphasized: research, public awareness, ending the demand, policies and organizational practices, collaborative practices, and funding. A glossary of terms is also provided.

Contact: National Coalition to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation, E-mail: preventtogether@gmail.com Web Site: http://www.preventtogether.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Child sexual abuse, National programs, Prevention, Sexual assault, Strategic plans

Bell K, Terzian MA, Moore KA. 2012. What works for female children and adolescents: Lessons from experimental evaluations of programs and interventions. Washington, DC: Child Trends, 20 pp. (Fact sheet)

Annotation: This research brief examines programs and strategies that work and that do not work for improving health and mental health outcomes for females. A companion brief does the same for males. The brief synthesizes findings from 106 random assignment intent-to-treat evaluations of social interventions that targeted female children, adolescents, and young adults or co-ed interventions that provide separate data for the female subgroup. The brief introduces the problem and discusses interventions that address the following issues: academic achievement, delinquency, mental health, physical health and nutrition, reproductive health and sexuality, self-sufficiency, substance use.

Contact: Child Trends, 7315 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 1200 W, Bethesda, MD 20814, Telephone: (240) 223-9200 E-mail: Web Site: http://www.childtrends.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Academic achievement, Depression, Female adolescents, Female children, Health, Intervention, Mental health, Nutrition, Programs, Reproductive health, Research, Sexuality, Substance abuse, Young adults

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women's Health. 2012. Health care providers and screening and counseling for interpersonal and domestic violence. (upd. ed.). Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women's Health, 2 pp. (Fact sheet Q+A)

Annotation: This fact sheet provides information for health professionals about screening and counseling for interpersonal and domestic violence under the Affordable Care Act. The fact sheet answers questions about new preventive services guidelines, why screening for interpersonal and domestic violence matters, how health professionals can get started with screening, what health professionals should do if a person discloses abuse, and how health professionals can learn more about responding to domestic violence.

Contact: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women's Health, 200 Independence Avenue, S.W., Room 712E, Washington, DC 20201, Telephone: (800) 690-7650 Fax: (202) 205-2631 Web Site: http://www.womenshealth.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Domestic violence, Emotional abuse, Guidelines, Health services, Interpersonal violence, Legislation, Physical abuse, Prevention, Screening, Sexual abuse

Axley DL, Zendell AL. 2011. Sexuality across the lifespan for children and adolescents with developmental disabilities. (Rev. ed.). Tallahassee, FL: Florida Disabilities Development Council, 114 pp.

Annotation: This instructional manual is designed to help parents and caregivers assist individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities in their explorations of self and sexuality. The manual presents hints for family members, discusses adapting for different learning styles, and offers tips. The manual also offers ideas for addressing the following topics: understanding the differences between males and females (grades K-5), changes in the body (grades 4-8), becoming an adult (grades 9-12), beginning social skills (grades K-8 and ongoing), advanced social skills (grades 6-12 as ready), dating, and sexual or physical abuse. A companion resource guide for educators is also available.It is available in English and Spanish.

Contact: Florida Disabilities Development Council, 124 Marriott Drive, Suite 203, Tallahassee, FL 32301-2981, Telephone: (850) 488-4180 Secondary Telephone: (850) 488-0956 Fax: (850) 922-6702 E-mail: fddc@fddc.org Web Site: http://www.fddc.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent sexuality, Adolescents with developmental disabilities, Adolescents with special health care needs, Children with developmental disabilities, Children with special health care needs, Dating, Families, Parents, Physical abuse, Sexual abuse, Sexuality, Social skills, Spanish language materials

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health, Women's Integrated Systems for Health (WISH). 2011. The impact of violence on substance abuse and the mental health and physical health of adolescents and young women. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health, 1 video (60 min.). (Webinar #5 of 6)

Annotation: This webinar discusses the impact of domestic violence and sexual violence on the mental and physical health of adolescents and women of childbearing age in North Carolina. Topics include national indicators of child maltreatment; partner or sexual violence prevalence; statistical differences in reporting statistics; child and adolescent experience with sexual or physical violence victimization and risk of health problems; violence and pregnancy; developing partnerships; and approaches for identifying women with these experiences and integrating care. This program is available for continuing education credits. [Funded in part by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Gillings School of Global Public Health, 170 Rosenau Hall, CB #5400, 135 Dauer Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7400, E-mail: sphcomm@listserv.unc.edu Web Site: http://www.sph.unc.edu Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Audiovisual materials, Chronic disease, Continuing education, Crisis intervention, Distance education, Domestic violence, MCH training programs, Mental health, North Carolina, Physical abuse, Pregnancy, Screening, Sexual abuse, Substance abuse, Women's health

Prevent Child Abuse New York. [2010]. Preventing child sexual abuse. Albany, NY: Prevent Child Abuse New York, 5 pp.

Annotation: This paper presents information about child sexual abuse and how to prevent it. The paper describes what Prevent Child Abuse New York advocates for and provides background on child sexual abuse, including its scope and nature and its consequences.

Contact: Prevent Child Abuse New York , 33 Elk Street, Second Floor, Albany, NY 12207, Telephone: (518) 445-1273 Secondary Telephone: (800) 244-5373 Fax: (518) 436-5889 Web Site: http://preventchildabuseny.org/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Advocacy, Child sexual abuse, Depression, Mental health, Prevention

National Coalition to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation. [2010]. Facts for prevention: The health impact on children and youth. [no place]: National Coalition to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation, 2 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet provides statistics and research findings on child sexual abuse and assault in the United States. It describes the extent of the problem, the negative health outcome, and the long-range impact on children and youth.

Contact: National Coalition to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation, E-mail: preventtogether@gmail.com Web Site: http://www.preventtogether.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Child sexual abuse, Data, Prevention, Reports, Sexual assault, Statistics

DeSimone JS. 2010. Binge drinking and sex in high school. Cambridge, MA: National Bureau of Economic Research, 35 pp. (NBER working paper series no. 16132)

Annotation: This paper estimates the impact of binge drinking on sexual activity among a nationally representative sample of high school students during the 1990s and 2000s. It includes a discussion of the data used in the research from the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBS) -- administrated every odd year since 1991 -- and the results of the data analysis. Tables present control variable definitions and means, together with data that correlates binge drinking with sexuality activity, birth control use, and other variables.

Contact: National Bureau of Economic Research, 1050 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138-5398, Telephone: (617) 868-3900 Fax: (617) 868-2742 E-mail: info@nber.org Web Site: http://www.nber.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent behavior, Adolescents, Alcohol abuse, Alcohol consumption behavior, Data, Data analysis, High school students, National surveys, Risk taking, Sexual behavior

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This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.