Home / About Sexual Violence / Population-Specific Approaches

Sexual Violence: Population-Specific Approaches

In an effort to respond to the diverse experiences of victims and survivors of sexual violence, services must be individualized to meet the unique needs of each population and/or community. The resources included here present a starting point for considering the various issues that impact the lives of victims and survivors in specific populations.

NOTE: VAWnet staff and consultants are aware of the potential implications of "listing" various populations and communities in finite and discreet categories. We are engaging in ongoing discussion and struggle to fairly present the available materials and to remain accessible to those seeking the information. We also are aware that individuals are dynamic and find themselves in many "categories" at one time or another, and therefore we are attempting to ensure that all materials are cross-listed in as many relevant sections as possible so that the information will be utilized to the fullest of their potential.

If for any reason you cannot find what you're searching for, please send us a materials request via our online contact form.

Currently Viewing Results for "Youth Teens":

You may use the drop-down menu below to select a different topic. For more options, please use our advanced search.
February 2013
This fact sheet presents data from various studies to highlight emerging issues facing tweens and teens.
Authors: Futures Without Violence
This youth-led initiative seeks to build community engagement to end the cycles of violence against LGBTQ young people. Projects and efforts include leadership development initiatives, critical media education, and action research activities.
Authors: Colorado Anti-Violence Program
In this report, the committee concludes that efforts to prevent, identify, and respond to commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking of minors in the United States require better collaborative approaches that build upon the capabilities of people and entities from a range of sectors. In addition, such efforts will need to confront demand and the individuals who commit and benefit from these crimes.
Authors: Institute of Medicine and National Research Council
The purpose of this document is to provide information promoting sexual health and well being for all youth impacted by trauma in their lives.
Authors: Joann Schladale
This report examines the commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking of permanent residents of the United States under the age of 18, focusing primarily on trafficking for purpose of prostitution, exploitation of a minor through prostitution and survival sex. It is revealed that the needs of these minors are not being met by the criminal justice or child protections systems.
Authors: Ellen Wright Clayton, Richard D. Krugman, and Patti Simon,
The Protected Innocence Challenge is a study of US state law to assist advocates in their work to end domestic minor sex trafficking. An interactive map provides each state’s ranking on 41 key legislative components that must be addressed in the state’s laws in order to effectively respond to the crime of domestic minor trafficking.
Authors: Shared Hope International
The guidance document reports outlines the scope of the problem, the needs of the victims, the need for a coordinated effort among Tribal, State, local, and Federal levels to prevent, identify, and serve trafficking victims, the role of screening and assessment in identifying possible trafficking victims, and the use of evidence-based interventions for serving vulnerable youth populations.
Authors: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children, Youth and Families (ACYF)
Drawing on survey findings from HRC's groundbreaking survey of over 10,000 LGBT-identified youth, this latest report examines the experiences of survey respondents whose gender identities or expressions expand our conventional understanding of gender. It is designed to provide adults with a better understanding of these youth and to help adults find ways to communicate with and support all youth in their lives.
Authors: The Human Rights Campaign and Gender Spectrum
This report explores the experiences of nearly 2,000 LGBT youth who identify as Latino. It further analyzes the results of HRC’s groundbreaking survey of more than 10,000 LGBT-identified youth ages 13 to 17, Growing Up LGBT in America.
Authors: The Human Rights Campaign and The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)
August 2012
This fact sheet provides information on human trafficking of children in the United States, what human trafficking is, reporting human trafficking, the responsibilities of government officials, assistance for child victims, how to obtain assistance for foreign child victims and the care for unaccompanied or separated child victims.
Authors: U.S Department of Health and Human Services(