This Futures Without Violence webinar focuses on trafficking in rural areas, and how collaboration can facilitate more effective investigations and prosecution. (2016).
This article discusses obstacles to reporting sexual assault in rural areas and the need for more research concerning sexual assault in these communities (2009).
The prejudiced norm theory specifies the social-psychological processes by which exposure to disparagement humor uniquely affects the tolerance of discrimination against members of groups targeted by the humor. The authors in this study ose that a norm of tolerance of discrimination implied by disparagement humor functions as a source of self-regulation for people high in prejudice (2004).
This research is comprised of narratives from government officials, advocates, and service providers with a link to domestic and sexual violence. The purpose of this collection is to help develop and implement future policy (October 2015).
This research examines the concept of systems change, as it has emerged as a dominant frame thorugh which national, state, and local practitioners in a variety of fields approach their work. The paper also covers the importance of attending to both deep and apparent structures within a system as well as the interactions and interdependencies among these system parts (May 2007).
This article examines IPV in Latina communities. Because of fear, distrust, and cultural barriers, these victims often avoid formal resources, even when they are experiencing extreme IPV. In order to develop effective interventions, Latinas’ voices in research must be used, and organizations must collaborate with community-based organizations (CBOs). (March 2009).
This research explores IPV survivors’ patterns of satisfaction with the criminal legal system response. Implications for improving the criminal legal system response to survivors of IPV are discussed (February 2002).
Despite the alarming rates of IPV across the U.S., women in rural areas face obstacles that impair their ability to get help. Lack of an adequate health care and criminal justice system are barriers for these victims of domestic violence. This study examines the many challenges that rural victims face, and how to create a coordinated, systemic change in rural America (March 2015).
This study provides evidence-based information from seven focus groups comprised of diverse members of intimate partner violence. The research details survivors’ opinions on existsing service gaps and how helping professionals might enhance court operations (December 2014).
This document discusses the Greater Newburyport DV High Risk Team, which is comprised of allied professionals working together to identify the most dangerous cases of DV and implement interventions to prevent cases from escalating to fatal levels (December 2013).