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Research: Assessment

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September 2009
This Applied Research paper provides an overview of how estimates of sexual violence in the United States are produced, with particular emphasis on major sources of rape statistics at the national level.
Authors: Dean Kilpatrick and Jenna McCauley With contributions from Grace Mattern
January 2009
This Applied Research paper examines both single- and mixed-gender rape prevention and risk reduction programs, and provides suggestions for practitioners to design, implement, and evaluate programs.
Authors: Kimberly A. Lonsway, Victoria L. Banyard, Alan D. Berkowitz, Christine A. Gidycz, Jackson T. Katz, Mary P. Koss, Paul A. Schewe, and Sarah E. Ullman With contributions from Dorothy Edwards
April 2008
This Applied Research paper provides information on core concepts relevant to media campaign evaluation strategies and showcases several sexual violence prevention campaigns that have completed evaluations at various stages of the implementation process.
Authors: Sharyn J. Potter With contributions from Brad Perry
December 2007
This Applied Research paper provides a review of the current literature on screening women for sexual violence in health care facilities, and discusses the reasoning and rationale behind screening women for sexual violence.
Authors: Lynne Stevens With contributions from Barbara Sheaffer
April 2006
This document provides a review and critique of current trends in mental health assessment and treatment for sexual trauma survivors with an emphasis on early intervention. Treatment approaches are restricted to psychotherapy.
Authors: Nicole P. Yuan, Mary P. Koss, and Mirto Stone
February 2006
This document provides a brief overview of the research on lifetime exposure to violence and the long-term health consequences of violence. It also examines how assessment for lifetime exposure to violence can create a pathway to prevention.
Authors: Linda Chamberlain with contributions from Peggy Brown
This document critiques several lethality assessment tools and examines the link between these instruments and research on domestic homicide. Discusses the antecedents of lethal violence and utility of dangeousness assessment tools in promoting safety.
Authors: Neil Websdale With contributions from Bahney Dedolph
April 1999
This document explores mechanisms for coordination of community responses to domestic violence, examines research regarding various components of community responses, and highlights studies that evaluate the effectiveness coordinated community responses.
Authors: Melanie Shepard With contributions from Susan McGee