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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.
This report provides recommendations for Texas human service systems that work with children to make positive strides toward healthier outcomes for children and families affected by violence and abuse.
Authors: Texas Health and Human Services Commission
This report discusses the experiences of immigrant farmworkers in the United States with a range of sexually violent behaviors. The report suggests that these experiences are common, reporting is limited, and the involvement of a victim advocate may increase reporting.
This fact sheet describes cyberbullying, its intersections with sexual harassment, and the application of Title IX which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in schools. It provides guidance to schools, students, and families in addressing these crimes.
This article discusses the challenges and limitations that male victims of rape have historically faced and some statistics on the prevalence of sexual violence against men. Most men are raped by a person they know.
This guidebook provides an overview of the challenges faced in conducting outreach to underserved teen victims of crime and highlights examples of the various projects and resources developed and implemented in local communities in the Underserved Teen Victims Initiative.
Authors: by National Crime Prevention Council and the National Center for Victims of Crime
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