Spotlight / Spring 2020

National Youth Violence Prevention Week / March 30th – April 3rd

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Explore characteristics of school-associated youth homicides captured in CDC’s School-Associated Violent Death Surveillance System.

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Review factors affecting youth reporting of victimization to police, using NCVS’ School Crime Supplement data.

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Understand the relationship between social support and youths’ risk of violent victimization, using National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health data (full-text in CVR’s library).

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Compare health-related quality of life statistics for youth violence victims to those with chronic disease.

National Consumer Protection Week / March 1st – 7th

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Review summary statistics on fraud and identity theft reported to law enforcement, captured in the Federal Trade Commission’s 2019 data book and interactive dashboards.

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Identify risk and protective factors for identity theft victimization, using NCVS’ Identity Theft Supplement data.

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Learn what we know about fraud and identity theft victims from CVR’s summary brief, full report, and webinar.

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Understand professionals’ perspectives on identity theft victimization and services available to help victims.

Sexual Assault Awareness Month / April

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Review a national study on sexual harassment and assault regarding the prevalence, characteristics, and consequences of sexual harassment and assault.

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Learn about Uber’s integration of the Sexual Misconduct and Violence Taxonomy into its complaint system to collect, address, and report reliable data on user safety incidents.

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Examine findings from the Association of American Universities second major campus climate survey on sexual assault and misconduct.

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Explore ways to employ a trauma-informed approach to sexual violence research during participant recruitment, data collection, and dissemination (full-text in CVR’s library).

National Child Abuse Prevention Month / April

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Read about risk factors and the economic, physical, mental, and emotional effects of child maltreatment in California—culminating in $19 billion of lifetime costs for victims with verified abuse in 2017.

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Learn about the association between child maltreatment and depression from this meta-analysis of nearly 200 studies using the Childhood Trauma Questionnaire.

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Check out this report summarizing 2018 data from the National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System.

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Review this special analysis of the 2018 data from the National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System showing a marked increase in sexual abuse for the first time in over 15 years.

National Mental Health Awareness Month / May

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Learn about the reciprocal impacts of depression and women’s experiences of sexual violence.

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Explore the complex relationship between mental health consequences of victimization and help-seeking behavior by males and females.

National Police Week / May 10th - 16th

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Understand differences in police victimization risks between domestic and non-domestic incidents, using National Incident Based Reporting System data.

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Read how information technology can help reduce victimization of police (also see this news summary).

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Review 50-year trends in police officer line‐of‐duty deaths, using data from the Officer Down Memorial Page.

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Examine how victimization risks for jail officers are affected by work routines and conditions.

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