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Dating Violence Intervention Project. n.d.. Peer leader training manual. Boston, MA: Dating Violence Intervention Project, 31 pp.

Annotation: This manual is designed to help peer leaders address date violence as peer counselors, classroom presenters, or public speakers. The manual includes an overview of the problem of dating violence, three recommended activities, guidelines for talking to adolescents about physical and sexual abuse, a checklist for peer leaders, an evaluation form, and educational handouts. The materials are appropriate for presentations to grades 8–12.

Contact: Dating Violence Intervention Project, 649 Massachusetts Ave, Suite 6, Cambridge, MA 02139, Telephone: (617) 868-1650 Fax: (617) 868-1651 E-mail: $10 plus 20% for mailing charge.

Keywords: Adolescents, Dating, Sexual assault, Violence

New Mexico Department of Health, Office of Injury Prevention. 2015. New Mexico: Sexual violence free–A statewide strategic plan for the primary prevention of sexual violence 2015–2020. Santa Fe, NM: New Mexico Department of Health, Office of Injury Prevention, 66 pp.

Annotation: This document for agencies, organizations, universities, community coalitions, policymakers, prevention professionals, and other individuals interested in reducing the burden of sexual violence in New Mexico provides a framework for moving primary prevention forward. Contents include background on sexual violence and active consent, the causes and costs of sexual violence and how to prevent it, societal factors that contribute to sexual assault, priority populations, the system for responding to sexual violence in New Mexico, and a summary of progress. Methods, results, focus groups with a subset of priority populations, conclusion, and goals and objectives are included.

Contact: New Mexico Department of Health, 1190 South Saint Francis Drive, Santa Fe, NM 87505, Telephone: (505) 827-2613 Fax: (505) 827-2530 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Children, Costs, Ethnic groups, Injury prevention, Minority groups, New Mexico, Primary prevention, Risk factors, Rural populations, Sexual assault, Strategic plans, Violence prevention, Women

White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault. 2014. Not alone: The first report of the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault. [Washington, DC]: White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault, 20 pp.

Annotation: This report presents action steps and recommendations from a federal task force to protect students from sexual violence. Topics include using campus climate surveys to identify problems; preventing sexual assault on campus; responding effectively when a student is sexually assaulted; and improving the federal government's enforcement efforts, and making them more transparent.

Keywords: Community action, Crime prevention, Federal initiatives, Injury prevention, Interpersonal violence, Judicial actions, Policy development, Program improvement, Public private partnerships, Schools, Sexual assault, Students, Surveys, Training, Trauma, Violence prevention

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: Web Site: Available from the website.

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

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: Web Site: Available from the website.

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

Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. 2005. U.S. teen sexual activity. Menlo Park, CA: Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, 2 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet provides statistical information on adolescent sexual activity. Topics include: general sexual activity; first sexual intercourse; sexual partners and relationships; abstinence; contraceptive and protection; pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs); sex and substance abuse; sexual pressure, assault and dating violence; and access to health care services. Major national data sets on teen sexual activity in the U.S. are identified.

Contact: Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, 2400 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025, Telephone: (650) 854-9400 Secondary Telephone: (202) 347-5270 Fax: (650) 854-4800 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Assault, Contraception, Dating, Peer pressure, Sexual behavior, Sexual health, Sexual intercourse, Sexual partners, Sexually transmitted diseases, Statistics, Violence

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Administration on Children, Youth and Families, National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect. 2004-. Child maltreatment, __: Reports from the states to the National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System. [Rockville, MD]: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect, annual.

Annotation: This annual report synthesizes information provided by state child protective service agencies to the federally mandated National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System (NCANDS). It reviews the background of the data collection process; analyzes the national child abuse and neglect data for the year being covered; considers the detailed case data component of NCANDS with examples of some of the types of analyses that can be made of the data; and discusses future directions. Data gathered include: age, sex, race or ethnic group of victims, types of abuse, case dispositions and descriptive information on perpetrators. Appendices contain listings for state advisory group representatives, summary data component tables, and state responses to the summary data component and state comments. This report was previously published under the title: "National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System Working Paper 1: 1990 Summary Data Component, " and "National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System Working Paper 2: 1991 Summary Data Component."

Contact: Child Welfare Information Gateway, Administration on Children, Youth, and Families, Children's Bureau, 1250 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Eighth Floor, Washington, DC 20024, Telephone: (800) 394-3366 Secondary Telephone: E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Child abuse, Child neglect, Children, Crime, Data collection, Demographics, Emotional abuse, Federal programs, National data, Sexual assault, State data reports, State surveys, Statistics

McCurley C, Snyder HN. 2004. Victims of violent juvenile crime. Rockville, MD: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, 8 pp. (Juvenile justice bulletin)

Annotation: This bulletin draws on key findings derived from data from the Federal Bureau of Investigation's National Incident-Based Reporting System to develop a statistical profile of juvenile crime. Tables, figures, and an accompanying analysis offer perspectives on characteristics of offenders and victims, including age, gender, and relationship; types of offenses, including aggravated and simple assault, sexual assault, and robbery; the unlawful use of firearms; and injuries. A methods section and a data source note are also included.

Contact: National Criminal Justice Reference Service, P.O. Box 6000, Rockville, MD 20849-6000, Telephone: (800) 851-3420 Secondary Telephone: (301)240-7760 Fax: 301-240-5830 Web Site: Available at no charge; also available from the website. Document Number: NCJ 201628.

Keywords: Assault, Crime, Data, Firearms, Injuries, Juvenile delinquency, Offenders, Sexual assault, Victims

Simpson C, Odor RK, Masho S. 2004. Childhood sexual assault victimization in Virginia. Richmond, VA: Virginia Department of Health, Center for Injury and Violence Prevention, 17 pp.

Annotation: This report analyzes data from a 2002 survey undertaken to determine the prevalence of sexual assault in Virginia. According to this survey, the vast majority of sexual assault victims in the state were first victimized as children. This report focuses on data pertaining to respondents victimized as children. The report, which includes an executive summary, also discusses the study methods, findings, and recommendations. Statistical information is provided in tables and figures throughout the report. The report includes references.

Contact: Virginia Department of Health, Division of Injury and Violence Prevention, PO Box 2448, Richmond, VA 23218, Telephone: (804) 864-7733 Secondary Telephone: (800) 732-8333 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Child abuse, Children, Data, Sexual assault, Surveys, Virginia

Brown BV, Bzostek S. 2003. Violence in the lives of children. [Washington, DC]: Child Trends, 13 pp. (CrossCurrents, Issue 1)

Annotation: This brief presents information on many types of violence (including the most common forms of violence, the least common forms of violence, and other types of violence) that affect children's lives, as well as critical intersections of violence and age, gender, and race and ethnicity. The brief considers the need to collect other types of information to help monitor and track violence in the lives of America's children and adolescents. The brief also offers conclusions. Statistical information is presented in tables throughout the brief. The brief concludes with a list of data sources for figures, and endnotes.

Contact: Child Trends, 7315 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 1200 W, Bethesda, MD 20814, Telephone: (240) 223-9200 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website. Document Number: ISBN 0-932359-06-X.

Keywords: Adolescents, Child abuse, Child neglect, Children, Domestic violence, Ethnic factors, Fighting, Gun violence, Infants, Media violence, Racial factors, Sexual abuse, Sexual assault, Suicide, Violence, Violence prevention, Weapons

Towey KJ, Fleming M, eds. 2003. Policy and resource guide: Violence prevention for adolescents. Chicago, IL: American Medical Association National Coalition on Adolescent Health, 63 pp.

Annotation: This policy and resource guide brings together policies, position statements, and advocacy activities that address violence, intentional injury, and abuse affecting adolescents. The guide covers the following topics: (1) bullying and physical fighting, (2) education and training, (3) legal considerations, (4) physical abuse and neglect, (5) sexual abuse and sexual assault, (6) special populations, (7) suicide and attempted suicide, (8) violence and the media, (9) model policy recommendations on violence and adolescents: intentional injury and abuse, (10) joint policy statements, (11) violence prevention projects and activities, and (12) Internet resources for statistics and additional information on violence prevention. The guide includes one appendix: organizations of the AMA National Coalition on Adolescent Health. [Funded in part by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: American Medical Association, 515 North State Street, Chicago, IL 60610, Telephone: (800) 621-8335 Fax: Web Site: Available at no charge; also available from the web site.

Keywords: Adolescent behavior, Adolescents, Advocacy, Attempted suicide, Bullying, Child abuse, Child neglect, Education, Fighting, MCH research, Public policy, Sexual abuse, Sexual assault, Suicide, Training, Violence prevention

Children's Safety Network. 1994. Building safe communities: State and local strategies for preventing injury and violence. Arlington, VA: National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, 190 pp.

Annotation: This manual provides descriptions of injury prevention projects implemented in several states. These projects were carried out by state and local departments of health, and by other health/injury-related entities. Interventions cover 12 specific injuries and two overarching contributing factors—firearms and alcohol. For each project, the manual describes the problem, the project objective(s), components, maternal and child health (MCH) role, resources needed, lessons learned, and evaluation. These cases represent concrete examples of what has been tried, what has worked, and what has not. The case studies are indexed by age group protected, by primary target audience, by state, and by MCH setting. Appendices include nine key injury prevention activities for state MCH agencies, and a sample case study format. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Maternal and Child Health Library at Georgetown University, Telephone: (202) 784-9770 E-mail: Web Site: Available for loan.

Keywords: Alcohol, Assault, Bicycles, Burns, Case studies, Correlates of injury, Drowning, Evaluation, Family violence, Firearms, Homicide, Injury prevention, Motor vehicles, Occupational injuries, Playgrounds, Program development, Residential injuries, Sexual abuse, Sports, Suicide

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Region X. 1994. Interpersonal violence: The many faces of abuse—Proceedings. Seattle, WA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service Region X, 61 pp.

Annotation: These proceedings provide a summary of a conference held February 9-11, 1994, in Seattle, Washington. The conference was the first major Public Health Service multi-regional activity which addressed the recognition, treatment, and prevention of interpersonal violence. Keynote presentations provided perspectives of interpersonal violence from the criminal justice system, public health services, health care providers, juvenile justice system, and religious communities. Panel sessions focused on issues in child abuse, adolescent abuse, partner/spouse abuse, elder abuse, and special topics. Aspects of physical, emotional, and sexual abuse were considered. The proceedings also include a bibliography of selected resources prepared by the Children's Safety Network National Injury and Violence Resource Center in Newton, Massachusetts. It is available separately under the title: "Interpersonal Violence: A Bibliography of Selected Resources."

Contact: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Region X, 2201 Sixth Avenue, Room 1036, Mail Stop -01, Seattle, WA 98121-1831, Telephone: (206) 615-2010 Fax: (206) 615-2087 E-mail: Web Site: Price unknown.

Keywords: Adolescents, Children, Conferences, Domestic violence, Elder abuse, Emotional abuse, Interpersonal violence, Physical abuse, Sexual abuse, Sexual assault, Suicide

Riess AJ Jr, Roth JA, eds. 1993. Understanding and preventing violence. Washington, DC: National Academy Press, 464 pp.

Annotation: In this book, comprised of 15 different papers, a panel of experts assimilate the diverse research on the patterns and characteristics of violent behavior in the United States, including behaviors that have only recently been recognized as crimes, such as incest and spousal and elder abuse. The book describes what is known about certain types of violence, details insights into risk factors for violent behavior in individuals and situations, and recommends new research efforts with short and long term payoffs. The authors also propose some answers, such as several preventive strategies for reducing firearm-related violence, that rely on existing laws. Tables and figures are included as well as author and panel biographies, references and an index.

Contact: National Academies Press, 500 Fifth Street, N.W., Keck 360, Washington, DC 20001, Telephone: (202) 334-3313 Secondary Telephone: (888) 624-8373 Contact Phone: (800) 624-6242 Fax: (202) 334-2451 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Alcohol use, Behavioral sciences, Child abuse, Crime, Crime, Drug use, Elder abuse, Family violence, Firearms, Gun control, Legislation, Media violence, Physical abuse, Sexual abuse, Sexual assault, Statistics, Substance use, Weapons

Boumil MM, Friedman J, Taylor BE. 1993. Date rape: The secret epidemic—What it is, what it isn't, what it does to you and what you can do about it. Deerfield Beach, FL: Health Communications, 162 pp. (Women and law series; no. 2)

Annotation: This book is a practical guide to date rape. Written by attorneys and a psychologist, the chapters of this book cover the following topics: what date rape is; the rapists: who they are, why they rape and how to avoid them; rape trauma syndrome: what it is and how it is used in court; protecting the victim in court: rape shield laws and related legal issues; the defendant's legal rights in court; campus rape; and the healing process. The appendix contains a directory of rape victims' resources.

Contact: Health Communications Inc. , 3201 SW 15th Street, Deerfield Beach, FL 33442, Telephone: (800) 441-5569 Secondary Telephone: (954) 360-0909 Fax: (954) 360-0034 Web Site: $9.95.

Keywords: Legal issues, Prevention programs, Rape, Sexual assault

Children's Safety Network. 1993. Domestic violence: A directory of protocols for health care providers. Newton, MA: Education Development Center, 27 pp.

Annotation: This directory was developed to help update health care professionals on available protocols that address the needs of victims of domestic violence. The protocols and manuals provide information about the prevalence of domestic violence, the abusive cycle, profiles of victims and abusers, sample scripts for initiating discussion, descriptions of legal issues to consider, sources of referral, as well as guidelines for developing new protocols. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Education Development Center, 43 Foundry Avenue, Waltham, MA 02453-8313, Telephone: (617) 969-7100 Fax: (617) 969-5979 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Assault, Community programs, Domestic violence, Emergency medical services, Gender, Hospitals, Nurses, Physicians, Protocols, Sexual abuse

Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Johns Hopkins Injury Prevention Center, and Southern California Injury Prevention Research Center. 1993. Preventing violence to women: Integrating the health and legal communities—Report of the conference. Washington, DC: Association of Trial Lawyers of America, 90 pp.

Annotation: This report summarizes the proceedings of a conference sponsored by the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Johns Hopkins Injury Prevention Center, and the Southern California Injury Prevention Research Center held June 3, 1993, in Washington, DC. The conference was attended by physicians, lawyers, law enforcement officials, hospital administrators, and representatives from victims' organizations and women's advocacy groups. The goal was to develop collaborative efforts among medical and legal communities to form community-based programs which recognize and prevent violence against women. Some recommendations include stricter enforcement of civil protection orders and mandatory arrest laws; better identification of abuse by physicians and hospitals; adoption of the American Medical Association (AMA) guidelines on domestic violence; collaborative epidemiological research to dispel myths of family violence; and the removal of gender bias in the criminal justice system. Appendices include a list of resources available from various violence prevention agencies and a directory of organizations.

Contact: American Association for Justice, 1050 31st Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20007, Telephone: (800) 424-2725 Secondary Telephone: (202) 965-3500 Web Site: Price unknown.

Keywords: Assault, Community based services, Criminal justice system, Domestic violence, Epidemiology, Hospitals, Interagency cooperation, Physical abuse, Sexual assault, Violence prevention

Ross JW. 1992. Black adolescent male health: A bibliography, 1987-1991. Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina, College of Social Work, 45 pp.

Annotation: This bibliography was developed to help social workers, medical professionals, and others who work with black youth and plan programs for them. The bibliography includes books and book chapters, articles from professional journals and major newspapers, and materials from government reports. Chapters cover background and general material; homicide, suicide, and other violence; interventions; mental health; poverty and related social issues; sexually transmitted diseases; alcohol and other drug abuse; and adolescent parenthood and early sexual activity. [Research funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: University of South Carolina, College of Social Work, Columbia, SC 29208, Telephone: (803) 777-7814 Contact Phone: (803) 777-9408 Fax: (803) 777-0421 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website. Document Number: HRSA Info. Ctr. MCHF018.

Keywords: Adolescent fathers, Adolescent health, Adolescent parents, Bibliographies, Blacks, Blacks, Firearms, Homicide, Injury Prevention, Mental health, Poverty, Rape, Sexual assault, Sexually transmitted diseases, Substance abuse, Suicide, Violence prevention

U.S. Congress, Senate, Committee on the Judiciary. 1991. Violence against women: The increase of rape in America 1990. Washington, DC: U.S. Congress, Senate, Committee on the Judiciary, 36 pp.

Annotation: This report describes the findings of a Senate Judiciary Committee study of state and local law enforcement agencies and rape crisis centers in all 50 states to assess the true extent of sexual assaults against women in the United States. The report outlines the dimensions of the rape problem in America, describes proposed legislation to address violence against women, and outlines the report's methodology. Tables and charts provide data on the number of rapes in 1990 by state and compare 1990 data to past years.

Keywords: Injuries, National data, Rape, Sexual assault, Statistics, Violence

Rosenberg M, Fenley MA, ed. 1991. Violence in America: A public health approach. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 199 pp.

Annotation: This book calls for a coming forward of agents of public safety and justice and of the professions of medicine, nursing, and the health-related social services in concentrating on the prevention of violence and to provide more services for victims. The book particularly stresses the need of the health-care community to address violence. The specific areas of violence to which chapters are devoted are: assaultive violence, child abuse, child sexual abuse, rape and sexual assault, spouse abuse, violence against the elderly, and suicide. The authors of the chapters are RNs, PhDs, and MDs from a spectrum of eastern states. Statistics cited and extensive bibliographies following each chapter substantiate each chapter in its presentation of an area of violence and the problems and impact associated with it.

Contact: Oxford University Press, 198 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10016, Telephone: (800) 451-7556 Secondary Telephone: (212)726-6000 E-mail: Web Site: Available in libraries.

Keywords: Assault, Child abuse, Child health, Domestic violence, Elder abuse, Physical abuse, Sexual abuse, Sexual assault, Suicide, Violence


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.