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Lord JH. 2014. No time for goodbyes: Coping with sorrow, anger and injustice after a tragic death. (7th ed.). Ventura, CA: Pathfinder Publishing , 237 pp.

Annotation: This book is to help those who have lost a loved one through a devastating tragedy, such as homicides or motor vehicle crashes. The book gives hope and useful suggestions to survivors grieving for a loved one killed. It discusses grief, the death of children, siblings, mates and parents, holidays, spirituality, professional counseling, suicide, coping with the criminal justice system, and finance issues. A list of resource organizations and readings is included.

Keywords: Bereavement, Grief, Survivors, Victims, Violence

Land KC. 2011. The 2011 FCD-CWI special focus report on trends in violent bullying victimization in school contexts for 8th, 10th, and 12th graders, 1991-2009. Durham, NC: Foundation for Child Development and the Child and Youth Well-Being Index (FCD-CWI) Project at Duke University, 36 pp.

Annotation: This report addresses questions about whether the recent upsurge in school bullying in the United States is historically unique in recent American history and about the relative risk of bully victimization in students with different sociodemographic, contextual, and behavioral characteristics and the variation of these risks over time. The report also addresses questions about the effects of anti-bullying efforts. The report analyzes trends and changes in the prevalence of serious forms (physically threatening, violent, injurious) of school bullying victimization among middle school and high school students over time and in differential exposure of demographic, social, and economic groups to school bullying.

Keywords: Adolescent behavior, Bullying, Child behavior, Economic factors, High school students, Middle school students, Prevention, Research, School violence, Trends, Victims, Violence

Seeley K, Tombari ML, Bennett LJ, Dunkle JB. 2009. Peer victimization in schools: A set of quantitative and qualitative studies of the connections among peer victimization, school engagement, truancy, school achievement, and other outcomes. Denver, CO: National Center for School Engagement, 290 pp. (exec. summ. 13 pp.).

Annotation: This report presents findings from three studies that explored the connections among the variables of bullying/peer victimization, school engagement and the school outcomes of attendance and achievement. It includes (1) a review and critical analysis of the literature, (2) a quantitative study of the connection between students being truant, and their experiencing victimization or bullying from their peers in school; and (3) a qualitative study of some young adults who overcame bullying and some who did not. The report also explores teachers' views on bullying, discusses the implications of the studies, and provides recommendations.

Contact: National Center for School Engagement, Partnership for Families & Children, 3532 Franklin, Suite B, Denver, CO 80205, Telephone: (303) 837-8466 x101 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Academic achievement, Bullying, Literature reviews, School attendance, School role, Studies, Victims

Volz M. [2004]. The children's place: A children's advocacy center for the Matanuska-Susitna Valley. Wasilla, AK: Matanuska Community Health Care, 28 pp.

Annotation: This final report describes a project to support the development of a child-friendly multi-disciplinary program that allows professionals from child protective services, law enforcement, criminal justice, victim advocacy agencies, and the medical and mental health communities to work in a collaborative way to better serve child victims of abuse. The program served the Matanuska-Susitna Borough in Southcentral Alaska from September 1998 through August 2003. Report contents include descriptions of the purpose of the project, goals and objectives as well as methodology, program evaluation, results and outcomes (positive and negative) of the program; a list of publications and products; and an outline of future plans and follow-up. Appendices are listed but not provided with the report. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Matanuska Community Health Care, Children's Place, P.O. Box 871788, Wasilla, AK 99687, Telephone: (907) 357-5157 Fax: (907) 357-5159 E-mail: Web Site:

Keywords: Alaska, Child abuse, Child advocacy, Child health, Child mental health, Child protective services, Child welfare, Final reports, Interdisciplinary approach, MCH services, Maltreated children, Victims

Finkelhor D, Jones LM. 2004. Explanations for the decline in child sexual abuse cases. Washington, DC: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, 12 pp. (OJJDP crimes against children series; OJJDP juvenile justice bulletin)

Annotation: This bulletin explores the strengths and weaknesses of six possible explanations for the decline in child sexual abuse cases substantiated by child protective services by using data from several state and national sources. These sources include the National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System (NCANDS), state child protective service data, the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS), and the Minnesota Student Survey. Key findings are presented, evidence and explanations are offered for the decline, evidence is presented to support each of the six explanations, and a conclusion is offered. Statistical information is presented in figures throughout the bulletin. The bulletin concludes with a list of references.

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 199298.

Keywords: Child abuse, Child health, Child protection agencies, Data, Sexual abuse, Surveys, Trends, Victims

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

U.S. Center for Mental Health Services. 2004. Mental health response to mass violence and terrorism: A training manual. Rockville, MD: U.S. Center for Mental Health Services, 184 pp.

Annotation: This manual offers information about what mental health professionals, crime victim assistance professionals, and faith-based counselors need to know to provide appropriate mental health support following incidents involving criminal mass victimization. The manual also provides a training course designed to enable human service providers to help victims, survivors, and family members cope with trauma and loss and participate in the criminal justice process, help the community at large recover, and understand and manage service providers' own work-related stress responses. Manual topics include (1) human responses to mass violence and terrorism, (2) mental health intervention, (3) organizational preparation and response and the mental health role, (4) stress prevention, management, and intervention, (5) setting up training, (6) comprehensive training course outline, and (7) additional training needs and options. An overview of resources is also included.

Contact: U.S. Center for Mental Health Services, , 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, Telephone: (240) 276-1310 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Communities, Counselors, Crime, Emotional trauma, Families, Intervention, Mental health, Mental health professionals, Prevention, Resource materials, Stress, Survivors, Terrorism, Training, Victims

Menard S. 2002. Short- and long-term consequences of adolescent victimization. Washington, DC: U.S. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, 15 pp. (Youth violence research bulletin)

Annotation: The study described in this bulletin uses data from the National Youth Survey to examine the consequences of adolescent victimization. It focuses on how being a victim of crime during adolescence affects the likelihood of certain negative outcomes in adulthood, including voluntary behaviors (e.g., committing crimes, using drugs) and involuntary outcomes (e.g., mental health problems). Topics include physical, medical, and financial costs; subsequent criminal behavior; mental health problems, and substance abuse. Survey methodology and findings are discussed with tables included for statistical data. References conclude the report.

Contact: U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, 810 Seventh Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20531, Telephone: (202) 307-5911 Web Site: Available at no charge; also available from the website. Document Number: NCJ 191210.

Keywords: Adolescents, Costs, Crime, High risk adolescents, Risk factors, Victims, Violence

Chalk R, Gibbons A, Scarupa HJ. 2002. The multiple dimensions of child abuse and neglect: New insights into an old problem. Washington, DC: Child Trends, 8 pp. (Research brief)

Annotation: This research brief summarizes what is known about the outcomes of maltreatment in a child's physical and mental health, cognitive and educational attainment, and social and behavioral development. Topics also include the dimensions and severity of the child maltreatment problem; the demographic characteristics of its victims; and the need to develop reliable indicators to assess and monitor the outcomes of children reported for abuse and neglect. Endnotes are provided.

Contact: Child Trends, 7315 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 1200 W, Bethesda, MD 20814, Telephone: (240) 223-9200 E-mail: Web Site: Available at no charge; also available from the website.

Keywords: Child abuse, Child health, Child neglect, Cognitive development, Demography, Educational attainment, Maltreated children, Prevalence, Psychosocial development, Research, Victims

U.S. General Accounting Office. 2002. Mental health services: Effectiveness of insurance coverage and federal programs for children who have experienced trauma largely unknown. Washington, DC: U.S. General Accounting Office, 108 pp.

Annotation: This report outlines information on the ability of children who have experienced trauma to obtain mental health services under Medicaid and SCHIP programs. It addresses (1) the extent to which private health insurance and the primary public programs that insure children -- Medicaid and the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP)--cover mental health services needed by children exposed to traumatic events and (2) other federal programs that help children who have experienced trauma receive needed mental health services. Extensive appendices include the scope and methodology of the report; data on victimization and the SCHIP program; selected insurer's coverage information; selected laws regarding mental health coverage; selected federal grant programs; state crime victim compensation benefits; and comments from three federal agencies. Statistics are provided throughout the report in table and chart format.

Contact: U.S. Government Accountability Office, 441 G Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20548, Telephone: (202) 512-3000 Secondary Telephone: E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website. Document Number: GAO-02-813.

Keywords: Access to health care, Adolescent mental health, Child mental health, Crime, Health insurance, Medicaid, Program evaluation, Service delivery, State children's health insurance program, State legislation, Statistical data, Trauma care, Victims

National Institute of Mental Health. 2002. Mental health and mass violence: Evidence-based early psychological intervention for victims/survivors of mass violence—A workshop to reach consensus on best practices. Bethesda, MD: National Institute of Mental Health, 123 pp.

Annotation: This report describes a conference held in Warrenton, Virginia, October 29 - November 1, 2001, of disaster mental health experts from six countries to address the impact of early psychological interventions and to identify what works, what doesn't work, and what the gaps are in knowledge in this area. Participants examined research on critical issues related to the following topics: recommended early interventions for those exposed to mass violence situations; identifying the key operating principles; setting parameters for appropriate screening and follow-up; and defining expertise, skills, and training for providers of early intervention services. The report also addresses what is known about timing for various types of interventions. Also included is an outline of a sample training program for an early intervention work force. Appendices include additional information on resource organizations, a glossary of terms, workforce training, additions and dissenting opinions, intervention literature review tables, measures, and references.

Contact: National Institute of Mental Health, 6001 Executive Boulevard, Bethesda, MD 20892-9663, Telephone: (866) 615-6464 Secondary Telephone: (301) 443-8431 Fax: (301) 443-4279 E-mail: Web Site: Available at no charge; also available from the website. Document Number: NIH Pub. No. 02-5138.

Keywords: Conferences, Early intervention services, Emergencies, Mental health, Model programs, Survivors, Terrorism, Training, Trauma, Victims, Violence

Clemson University, Institute on Family and Neighborhood Life. 2002. The Olweus Bullying Prevention Program: Background and program overview. Clemson, SC: Clemson University, Institute on Family and Neighborhood Life, 3 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet focuses on the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program, a multilevel, multicomponent program designed to reduce and prevent bully/victim problems among students at school. The fact sheet provides an overview of the bullying problem and addresses the following issues: (1) why focus on bully/victim problems, (2) program goals, (3) target population, (4) basic principles of the program, (5) program content, (6) evidence of effectiveness, and (7) program resources.

Contact: Clemson University, Institute on Family and Neighborhood Life, 158 Poole Agricultural Center, Clemson, SC 29634-0132, Telephone: (864) 656-6271 Fax: (864) 656-6281 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Bullying, Children, Community programs, Prevention, Schools, Students, Victims

Finkelhor D, Ormrod R. 2001. Homicides of children and youth. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, 11 pp. (Juvenile justice bulletin, Crimes against children series)

Annotation: This report draws on federal data to provide a statistical portrait of juvenile homicide victimization presented in overall patterns and victim age groups. Specific types of homicide victimization included are maltreatment, abduction, and school homicides. Initiatives designed to prevent homicide are discussed.

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 from the website. Document Number: NCJ 187239.

Keywords: Abductions, Child death review, Children, Crime prevention, Family violence, Homicide, Maltreated children, Physical abuse, School violence, Statistical data, Victims, Violence prevention, Youth

Richard AO. 2000. International trafficking in women in the United States: A contemporary manifestation of slavery and organized crime. Washington, DC: Center for the Study of Intelligence, 80 pp. (DCI Exceptional Intelligence Analyst Program: An intelligence monograph)

Annotation: This report discusses the trafficking of women for the sex industry or for labor in the United States. It includes information on the methods used to bring women to the United States, who the traffickers are, the ways women are criminally exploited, what industries are related to trafficking, and the issues and challenges associated with combating trafficking. The appendix discusses some recent major cases.

Contact: Center for the Study of Intelligence, Central Intelligence Agency, Office of Public Affairs, Washington, DC 20505, Telephone: (703) 482-0623 Fax: (703) 482-1739 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Crime, Undocumented immigrants, Victims, Women, Women's rights

Tjaden P, Thoennes N. 2000. Extent, nature, and consequences of intimate partner violence: Findings from the National Violence Against Women Survey. Washington, DC: National Institute of Justice, 57 pp. (Research report)

Annotation: This report provides findings from the National Violence Against Women Survey and compares rates among women and men, specific racial groups, Hispanics and non-Hispanics, and same-sex and opposite-sex cohabitants. It also examines risk factors associated with intimate partner violence, the rate of injury among rape and physical assault victims, injured victims' use of medical services, and victims' involvement with the justice system. Contents also include an executive summary, a definition of intimate partner violence, prevalence and incidence, comparison with previous estimates, the point in relationships when violence occurs, and a discussion of policy implications. Statistical data are presented in charts, graphs, and tables throughout the report.

Contact: National Institute of Justice, 810 Seventh Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20531, Telephone: (202) 307-2942 Fax: (202) 307-6394 Web Site: Available at no charge; also available from the website. Document Number: NCJ 181867.

Keywords: Domestic violence, Family violence, Prevalence, Racial factors, Risk factors, Surveys, Utilization review, Victims, Violence

National Crime Prevention Council. 1995. Preventing violence against women: Not just a women's issue. Washington, DC: National Crime Prevention Council, 100 pp. (Special focus)

Annotation: This book focuses on the victimization of women, the impact of fear of crime on their lives, and on programs to reduce both. After an introduction reviewing the pervasiveness of violence against women, it considers topics such as self-defense and self-protection, sexual assault and rape, domestic violence, workplace violence, and acquaintance violence. It profiles community-based prevention programs that stress the importance of education, training, and developing multidisciplinary partnerships; and it considers state and federal legislation. It contains resource lists of publications, videotapes, and national organizations.

Contact: National Crime Prevention Council, 2345 Crystal Drive, Suite 500, Arlington, VA 22202, Telephone: (202) 466-6272 Fax: (202) 296-1356 E-mail: Web Site: $16.95 plus 10 percent shipping and handling; New York residents add 7 percent sales tax; DC residents add 6.75 percent sales tax. Document Number: Item M38.

Keywords: Community programs, Domestic violence, Educational programs, Federal legislation, Intervention, Program descriptions, Public policy, Rape, State legislation, Training, Victims, Violence prevention, Women

U.S. President's Task Force on Victims of Crime. 1982. Final report. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 144 pp.

Annotation: The report begins with a section describing the typical course faced by a victim of a crime. The bulk of the literature is devoted to the following section, "Recommendations for Government Action." There are chapters of proposals directed at the executive and legislative branches, federally and statewide, at parties directly involved in the criminal justice system, and at other organizations which may be involved, such as hospitals, schools, bars, ministries. A proposed constitutional amendment and appendices on methodology, model victim/witness units, and witnesses before the President's Task Force on Victims of Crime are included as well.

Contact: U.S. Government Publishing Office, 732 North Capitol Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20401, Telephone: (202) 512-1800 Secondary Telephone: (866) 512-1800 Fax: (202) 512-2104 E-mail: Web Site: Price unknown.

Keywords: Public policy, Victims


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.