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January 2010

Housing and Sexual Violence: Overview of National Survey

In 2008, the National Sexual Violence Resource Center partnered with the Victims Rights Law Center, National Sexual Assault Coalition Resource Sharing Project, Louisiana Foundation Against Sexual Assault, University of New Hampshire, and Pennsylvania Community Legal Services to develop and conduct a national survey on housing and sexual violence. This report provides a summary of key survey findings.
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January 2010

From The Roots Up: An Overview of Shelter and Advocacy Program Development Supporting Women’s Sovereignty

This resource offers a basic outline for the development of shelters and advocacy programs serving Native women who are battered or raped and their children. It provides an overall picture of elements and steps necessary in establishing a shelter.
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November 2009

National Transgender Discrimination Survey Preliminary Findings

This report on the preliminary findings of the National Transgender Discrimination Survey offers key findings, including statistics on unemployment, harassment on the job, loss of jobs, and housing instability. The report also discusses negative consequences of employment discrimination and high rates of poverty.
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November 2009

Supporting our Troops, Veterans and their Families: Lessons Learned and Future Opportunities for Philanthropy

Author(s): Vanessa Williamson
This reports highlights the challenges faced by veterans returning from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, including the prevalence of TBI, homelessness, PTSD, etc. It also offers lessons learned and suggestions for best practices in addressing the needs of this growing population.
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  • NRCDV Publications
  • General Material
September 2009

Economic Stress and Domestic Violence

Author(s): Claire M. Renzetti, Vivian M. Larkin
This Applied Research paper provides data on domestic violence rates across social classes, highlights the relationship between economic stress and domestic violence, and explores employment, social support networks, and weaknesses in social services.
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July 2009

Why Are People Homeless?

This fact sheet provides an overview of current poverty and housing statistics, as well as additional factors contributing to homelessness. A list of resources for further study is also provided.
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  • Training Tools
April 2009

National Recommended Best Practices for Serving LGBT Homeless Youth

These recommendations for best practices for serving LGBT homeless youth include three sections. The first section consists of steps individuals who have regular direct contact with youth can take to improve experiences of LGBT youth in accessing services. The second section provides information on steps to improve agency-wide culture and effectiveness in serving LGBT youth. The third section outlines specific steps for administrators and youth workers to improve experiences of youth in residential settings such as emergency shelters and longer term transitional living.
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  • General Material
January 2009

World Report 2009

It reflects extensive investigative work undertaken in 2008 by Human Rights Watch staff, usually in close partnership with human rights activists in the country in question.
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  • General Material
January 2009

Homeless Youth and Sexual Exploitation: Research Findings and Practice Implications

This issue brief reviews research regarding the involvement of unaccompanied, homeless youth in various types of sexual exploitation including survival sex and recruitment into the commercial sex industry and will recommend a series of programmatic responses to meet their needs.
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  • General Material
December 2008

The Future of Fair Housing: Report of the National Commission on Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity

This report presents a summary of recommendations from the National Commission on Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity.
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  • General Material
November 2008

The Constitutionality of Civil Commitment and the Requirement of Adequate Treatment

Author(s): Douglas G. Smith
his article addresses the constitutional concerns and costs and benefits associated with civil commitment for sexually violent predators. In particular, it focuses on Washington's civil commitment program, the oldest such program in existence in the United States and, indeed, the only program in the nation in which the constitutional parameters of the treatment program have been fully litigated.
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  • Training Tools
October 2008

Helping Young Children (Birth to Five) Who Are Homeless

Author(s): Sheila Ammons, Kelli Bohanon, Patricia Julianelle, Karen Walker
This presentation outlines some of the challenges facing homeless children, and explains the McKinney-Vento Act and how it can help children. The document also has information about Early Childhood Special Education and Headstart.