Sexual assault survivors

Sexual assault survivors

The Havens Sexual Assault Referral Centres (UK)

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Health promotion
Information provision and referral
Research
Community education/development
Advocacy
Counselling
Counseling

The aims of the havens are to provide both excellent holistic care for sexual assault and gold standard evidence collection. The havens are jointly funded by the Metropolitan Police and the 31 NHS Primary Care Trusts in London. They also offer specialised and accredited education and training focusing on victim care.

Country: 
United Kingdom

Where Is your line? Interactive video and summary of sexual assault survey

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Resource Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Online
Video
Publisher: 
The Havens
Publication Date: 
2010
Publication Place: 
United Kingdom

An interactive video that forms part of The Havens Sexual Assault Referral Centres ‘Where is Your Line’ survey. The video encourages young people to think around their sexual behaviour, consent and the law.  Viewers watch the video and learn about where they would draw the line, on You Tube. The summary that follows includes the results of the survey.

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Available online.

Clinical management of rape survivors

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English
Translated Title: 
Gestion clinique des victimes de viol
Media Type: 
Paper
Publisher: 
World Health Organization
Publication Date: 
2009

This guide describes best practices for clinical management of people who have been raped in emergency situations. It is intended for use by qualified health-care providers in developing protocols for the management of rape survivors in emergencies, taking into account available resources, materials, and drugs, and national policies and procedures. It can also be used in planning health-care services and training health-care providers. The guide includes detailed guidance on the clinical management of women, men and children who have been raped.

Order Information: 
Contact their office to order a copy.
ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN: 978 92 4 159857 6

New York City Alliance against Sexual Assault

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Groups Served: 
All women
Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Information provision and referral
Research
Community education/development
Advocacy

Builds the capacity of communities, organizations, and institutions to advance the right to live free from sexual violence and reduce the harm it causes individuals, families, and society. Informs the community about available resources for services, education and training, documents the problem of sexual assault/abuse in the city, analyzes city system policy and its effect on survivors, improves systems through advocacy, educates the public, disseminates information, serves as a clearinghouse, represents the needs of NYC sexual assault/abuse survivors, links with other organizations to advance their agenda, initiates and supports research on relevant issues.

Primary Telephone: 
(212) 229-0345
Website/URL: 
Email Address: 
contact-us@svfreenyc.org
Fax Number: 
(212) 229-0676
Street Address: 
32 Broadway Suite 1101
City: 
New York
Province: 
New York
Postal/ZIP Code: 
10004
Country: 
USA

Guidelines for medico-legal care for victims of sexual violence

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English
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Paper
Online
Author: 
WHO Department of Gender, Women and Health
WHO Department of Violence and Injury Prevention and Disability
Publisher: 
World Health Organization
Publication Date: 
January 2003
Publication Place: 
Geneva, Switzerland

The guidelines aim to improve professional health services for all individuals who have been victims of sexual violence by providing health care workers with the knowledge and skills that are necessary for the management of victims; standards for the provision of both health care and forensic services to victims; and guidance on the establishment of health care and forensic services for victims.

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Order Information: 
Contact office for a copy. Also available online.
ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 924154628 X

From hurting to healing touch : Infant feeding experiences of women survivors of childhood sexual abuse

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
Media Type: 
Paper
Online
Author: 
National Network on Environments and Women’s Health
Edition: 
Vol. 10, N. 1
Publisher: 
Network/Le Réseau
Publication Date: 
Fall/Winter 2007
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Discusses a sensitive practice model that lactation consultants and those who offer mother-to-mother support can use in helping women who have faced abuse reconnect with their bodies and heal through breastfeeding.

Challenges in implementing an HIV-I post-exposure prophylaxis program for sexually assaulted persons in Ontario, Canada

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English
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Online
Author: 
T. Myhr
H. Humphries
T. Leeke
J. DuMont
M.R. Loutfy
S. Macdonald
A. Rachlis
Publisher: 
Women's College Research Institute
Publication Date: 
2006

Examines the challenges of implementing a program of universal offering HIV post-exposure prophlaxis to at-risk sexually assaulted person's presenting to Ontario's hospital-based Sexual Assault /Domestic Violence Treatment Centres.

A prospective cohort study of HIV post-exposure prophlaxis for sexual assault victims/survivors

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English
Media Type: 
Online
Author: 
T. Myhr
H. Humphries
T. Leeke
J. DuMont
M.R. Loutfy
S. Macdonald
A. Rachlis
Publisher: 
Women's College Research Institute
Publication Date: 
2006

Examines the feasibility of a standardized program of HIV counseling for all sexual assault clients and offering post-exposure prophlaxis (PEP) to those at risk. Also determines HIV PEP acceptance and completion rates and establishes their predictors.

Survivor services program: an integrated service delivery model with female survivors of child sexual abuse

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Resource Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Paper
Online
Author: 
Wendy E. MacDermott
Sandi Taylor
Anne Elliot
Publisher: 
Tamara's House
Publication Date: 
2000
Publication Place: 
Saskatoon, SK

Examines whether complementary therapies, namely aroma-massage, reiki, and psychodramatic bodywork, delivered in a community-based agency are beneficial to survivors of child sexual abuse.

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Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references.

"There is a need so we help": services for Inuit survivors of child sexual abuse: analysis report

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English
Media Type: 
Paper
Online
Author: 
Deborah Tagornak
Publisher: 
Pauktuutit Inuit Women’s Association
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Provides an overview of current services for child sexual abuse survivors, how services are set up and delivered, who is served and what approaches are taken by caregivers.

ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 1894396472
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