Resources Library: Newsletters/Journals

Reproductive and Sexual Coercion: A Toolkit for Sexual & Domestic Violence Advocates

Added Thursday, September 27, 2018 by Action Alliance

The Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance seeks to build local sexual and domestic violence agencies’ capacity to identify reproductive and sexual coercion. This includes: implementing screening for reproductive and sexual coercion, implementing policies and procedures that address reproductive and sexual coercion, fostering partnerships with family planning and reproductive health providers, and doing the above-mentioned work through a reproductive justice framework or lens.

The goal of this toolkit is to help begin conversations and implement new or clarify existing policies within your agency: What is reproductive and sexual coercion? Why is a reproductive justice framework necessary? How can we best support survivors of sexual and intimate partner violence with a better understanding of reproductive and sexual coercion? What are sample policies and procedures my agency can utilize? Who in my community can I collaborate with on this work? We hope this resource provides some answers to these questions while also guiding and supporting further learning on these topics to best support the specific needs of your community.

Systematic Review of Primary Prevention Strategies for Sexual Violence Perpetration

Added Tuesday, May 31, 2016 by Action Alliance

This systematic review from 2014 had two goals related to looking at primary prevention strategies for sexual violence: 1) to describe and assess the breadth, quality, and evolution of evaluation
research in this area; and 2) to summarize the best available research evidence for sexual violence prevention practitioners by categorizing programs with regard to their evidence of effectiveness on sexual violence behavioral outcomes in a rigorous evaluation.

The study found 3 strategies that had significant effects on sexually violent behavior in a rigorous outcome evaluation: Safe Dates (Foshee et al., 2004); Shifting Boundaries (building-level intervention only, Taylor, Stein, Woods, Mumford, & Forum, 2011); and funding associated with the 1994 U.S. Violence Against Women Act (VAWA; Boba & Lilley, 2009).

The Relationship Between Intimate Partner Violence and Substance Use: An Applied Research Paper

Added Monday, March 28, 2016 by Action Alliance

This article provides an overview of recent research studies looking at the relationship between intimate partner violence (IPV) and substance use. In addition to summarizing research findings, this article also takes a look at strengths and weaknesses of the existing research studying IPV and substance use. The article also provides recommendations for moving forward and next steps.

 

Published: 2015

 

The article is a part of the work of the National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health. To find out more about the work of the NCDVTMH visit their website at www.nationalcenterdvtraumamh.org.

Virginia Domestic Violence Fatality Review Newsletter

Added Tuesday, December 22, 2015 by Office of the Chief Medical Examiner

The Virginia Office of the Chief Medical Examiner makes news and resources available to local and regional Domestic Violence Fatality Review Teams through a semi-annual newsletter.  The July, 2015 issue features a recap of the 2015 National Domestic Violence Fatality Review Initiative Conference and recent data on elder abuse deaths in Virginia.  Previous issues can be found here:  http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/medexam/dvfr/newsletters.htm 

Virginia Domestic Violence Fatality Review: January 2016 Newsletter

Added Tuesday, March 22, 2016 by Office of the Chief Medical Examiner

The January 2016 issue of the Virginia Domestic Violence Fatality Review Newsletter can be found here.