health

Gender differences in victimized homeless adolescents

Most of what we know about sexual abuse comes from efforts to examine female children victimized by men. Although some researchers have identified similarities between male and female victims of sexual abuse, few studies have examined gender-specific factors associated with sexual health practices among homeless adolescents. The aim of this study was to explore how gender and history of sexual abuse influence cognitive-perceptual and behavioral factors associated with sexual health practices of homeless adolescents.

Rape-Accepting Attitudes: Precursors to or Consequences of Forced Sex

Violence prevention, including rape and sexual assault prevention in the United States, has become a major concern for public health professionals. As a result, educational institutions have implemented rape prevention programs in an attempt to change rape-supportive attitudes and, thus, deter rapes. As an initial step in testing the relationship between rape-supportive attitudes and rape, this study examined 851 adolescent males who completed attitude and behavior surveys as part of a larger longitudinal study.

The negative impact of crime victimization on women's health and medical use

crime's long term effects on health were documented with objective health service use data / women were chosen for the focus because the scope of criminal violence against them is of stunning magnitude / the site of the present study was an urban, work site-based health maintenance organization / [Ss were] a diverse group of [413] urban, working women with an average age of 36 /// all participants were screened for severity of crime victimization with questions taken verbatim from the NCVS [National Crime Victimization Survey] / the measures of health service use, in accordance with common pra

Evaluation of health education programs: Current assessment and future directions

Discusses assessment options for health education interventions, given changes in the strategies being used. Conceptual and technical design issues and options are presented, and different approaches to evaluation are described, highlighting those that have been effective and critiquing the limitations of traditional evaluation approaches. Promising approaches and implications for future evaluations are examined, and recommendations are provided for evaluation designs, data collection methods, roles, responsibilities, and principles for evaluating interventions.

Challenges in the Evaluation and Implementation of School-Based Prevention and Intervention Programs on Sensitive Topics

The current emphasis on best practices for school-based health and mental health programs brings with it the demand for evaluation efforts in schools. This article describes the challenges of launching a successful school program and evaluation, with lessons learned from three projects that focus on intimate partner violence.

Rape as a community issue

Rape--it's an all too familiar event in many women's lives. But what is being done to prevent its occurrence? How do victims deal with the trauma of rape? How are local agencies dealing with the increasing number of victims? How effective are available treatment programs? From the causes of rape to its lingering effects, from disclosure to treatment, "The Rape Victim" offers the most complete examination to date on this most heinous crime.

Preventing sexual assault

Rape--it's an all too familiar event in many women's lives. But what is being done to prevent its occurrence? How do victims deal with the trauma of rape? How are local agencies dealing with the increasing number of victims? How effective are available treatment programs? From the causes of rape to its lingering effects, from disclosure to treatment, "The Rape Victim" offers the most complete examination to date on this most heinous crime.

The Crime of Rape

Rape--it's an all too familiar event in many women's lives. But what is being done to prevent its occurrence? How do victims deal with the trauma of rape? How are local agencies dealing with the increasing number of victims? How effective are available treatment programs? From the causes of rape to its lingering effects, from disclosure to treatment, "The Rape Victim" offers the most complete examination to date on this most heinous crime.

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - health