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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.

Evaluation of a theater-based youth violence prevention program for elementary school children

The present study evaluated the impact of Urban Improv (UI), a theater-based youth violence prevention (YVP) program developed for inner-city youth, on three behavioral and psychological outcome domains: aggressive behaviors, prosocial behaviors, and scholastic attention and engagement. This study compared outcomes for 77 elementary school students in classrooms designated to receive UI with those of 63 students from matched control classrooms. Findings revealed that students who received UI were superior to matched controls on all outcome domains.

Implementing Dating Violence Prevention Programs with Flexibility, Fidelity, and Sensitivity to Diversity: Lessons Learned from iExpect Respect/i

Communities increasingly are recognizing that intimate partner violence is a significant risk to the mental and physical health of adolescents. In response to this concern, a number of manualized adolescent dating violence prevention programs have been developed and disseminated. Although many of these programs have received empirical support, reviews of the dating violence prevention literature reveal a number of shortcomings of these efforts, particularly an absence of attention to issues of diversity.

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.

Men and Intimate Partner Rape: Characteristics of Men Who Sexually Abuse Their Partner

This article explores men's use of sexual violence against their intimate partner. Although there is a growing body of information about men's use of physical violence, there is less data about men's sexual violence in intimate partnerships. Data were collected from 229 men who were enrolled in an intervention program for men who abuse. Of men in this study, 53% had sexually assaulted their partner at least one time. This article will address the ways in which this sample of men sexually abused their partner and the connection between physical and sexual abuse within their relationships

Evaluation of a school-based sexual abuse prevention program: cognitive and emotional effects

This study evaluated a school-based child sexual abuse prevention program which consisted of separate 2-hour workshops for children, parents, and teachers. Questionnaires concerning the children's knowledge about sexual abuse prevention and level of emotional distress were developed and administered to 88 children, ages 5-12, and 60 parents before and after the program. In addition, 12 teachers completed questionnaires about the children's level of emotional distress within 2 weeks after the program.

Rape prevention education for men: The effectiveness of empathy-induction techniques

Fifty-four male undergraduates participated in a rape prevention education program in which the experimental group listened to an audiotape of a man versus a woman describing the experience of being raped. Two weeks later, the students who heard the female tape reported more likelihood to engage in rape-supportive behaviors but no difference in empathy or rape supportive attitudes. (Author/MKA)

Evaluability Assessment of the Rape Prevention and Education Program: Summary of Findings and Recommendations

This paper describes an evaluability assessment of CDC's Rape Prevention and Education (RPE) Program conducted to establish a baseline description and understanding of the current activities and goals of the program, revisit and update program performance measures, and identify opportunities for CDC to provide training and technical assistance to states.

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