At-Risk Populations

This page of the website is dedicated to publications and other resources that focus on at-risk populations.  Many of these materials can also be found in Publications & Reports or Statistics. Additional materials that focus on special populations may also be found in Research Summaries and other Resources. The following resources are organized by topic of interest: ElderlyEthnicity,  HomelessLGBTQ communities,  Military personnelPrisoners, Refugee/immigrants, and Rural populations.



  • MEZCOPH summary of Sexual Assault Among Diverse Populations of Women: Common Ground, Distinctive Features, and Unanswered Questions. From Handbook of Diversity in Feminist Psychology. Abbey, A., Jacques-Tiura, A., & Parkhill, M.R. (2010). [Posted 6/24/10]. 

Homeless Individuals

  • An Infographic created by the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) details the link between housing insecurity and sexual violence.

LGBTQ Communities


Military Personnel 

  • The National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) published a guide, Sexual Violence in the Military: a Guide for Civilian Advocates that focuses on sexual violence in the military and it includes resources for advocates.
  • At, veteransand their families can find information on mental health issues, treatment, and support; as well as how to confront issues of transitioning from service, daily life as a civilian, and any health issues they may face.
  • Sexual violence in the military, infographic from the NSVRC.



Rural Populations

Updated 8/2014.