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November 2006

Dating Violence Among Adolescents

Author(s): Smita Varia
This document presents information about dating violence, the types of dating abuse, its effect, and prevalence of dating violence in both heterosexual and LGBT relationships. The document also presents suggestions for dating violence prevention programs.
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October 2006

Practical Tips for Working with Transgender Survivors of Sexual Violence

Author(s): Michael Munson
This article gives a very basic introduction to transgender sexual violence survivors, then lists 10 practical ways programs can provide more culturally-competent services.
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September 2006

Sexuality and Child Development

This resource provides a basic knowledge of the development of sexuality from infancy to adolescence. For each age group, an introductory discussion of key points related to child sexual development is provided.
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July 2006

Statement from a Transgender Woman Prisoner in California

This document includes a testimonial submitted by a transgender woman serving a life sentence in California on her experiences of sexual assault in prison and the systems that fail to keep her safe. It also includes statistical information based on letters received by Stop Prison Rape, an organization dedicated to ending sexual assaults in the prison system.
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February 2006

Intimate Partner Violence and HIV/STD Risk Among Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Communities

Author(s): Adam Jackson Heintz, Rita M. Melendez
This report discusses the intersection of violence and HIV in LGBT relationships based on a study conducted in New York, USA.
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March 2005

Are Heterosexual Men Also Victims of Intimate Partner Abuse?

Author(s): Joanne Belknap, Heather Melton
The document discusses discrepancies in scholars' interpretations of findings regarding women's use of violence against intimate partners, explains the findings of the research review, and provides recommendations for research and practice.
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January 2005

Relationship Violence in Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer [LGBTQ] Communities: Moving Beyond a Gender-Based Framework

Author(s): Janice Ristock, Norma Timbang
This paper provides a critical overview of some of the current research that has been done to better understand the contexts, dynamics and impact of relationship violence within LGBTQ communities and also identifies several barriers that still exist within support services when responding to this form of violence. The paper concludes by offering recommendations and considerations for the criminal justice and social service community and provides examples of innovative responses and programs that have been developed within LGBTQ communities that might serve as models.
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January 2005

LGBT DV Beyond the Wheel: Tactics of Abuse

This handout outlines tactics of domestic violence in LGBT relationships.
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January 2005

Who Is There To Help Us?: How the System Fails Sexually Exploited Girls in the United States: Examples from Four American Cities

Author(s): Sara Ann Friedman
This report about trafficking in the US provides insight into the lack of recognition or responsive aid that American girls and women who are unseen victims of trafficking receive in the US versus those victims who are not US citizens. -'The report is primarily a qualitative investigation based on interviews with girls themselves, children's advocates, service providers, law enforcement officials and others, in primarily four citiesóNew York, Atlanta, Minneapolis, and San Francisco.' -Includes narratives/testimonies of girls and young women who have been in prostitution and are US citizens. -US born and raised girls and young women can also be trafficking victims. -US girls and young women 'turn' to prostitution because they are desperate and manipulated by adults but tactics used differ from international cohorts, emphasizes that young women in the US who go into prostitution are not 'sexually liberated college girls'. -Discusses some of the process and reality that girls and young women face in prostitution, including lack of services and awareness that sex trafficking happens to US girls and women as well.
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October 2003

LGBT Elders: Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Resource Sheet

This resource sheet addresses issues and provides resources related to LGBT individuals in later life. Links to other documents for LGBT elders facing various types of abuse are also provided.
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June 2003

Policy Recommendations Regarding LGBT People in California Prisons

This list of recommendations for helping to keep LGBTQ prisoners safe while incarcerated are specific to the California prison system, however many of these suggestions could be universally adapted to ensure safer incarceration.
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January 2003

LGBTQIA Terminology

Author(s): Elizabeth R. Green, Eric N. Peterson
This page provides a working list of terminology used to define or describe LGBTQIA individuals, and communities. It also provides a guide to gender neutral language and pronouns.