Spotlight / Winter 2020
International Day of Disabled Persons / December 3rd
Review findings from this nationally representative study using 2016 National Survey of Children’s Health data. Children with disabilities who engage in extracurricular activities were shown to have a lower likelihood of bullying victimization.
Explore patterns of help-seeking, and the relationship between adverse childhood experiences and intimate partner victimization among college students with disabilities (contact CVR Librarian about full-text access).
Learn about the prevalence of abuse against people with disabilities and potential responses, including how to support victims and their families.
National Stalking Awareness Month / January
Check out this study that assessed the prevalence of sexual violence, stalking, and intimate partner violence in U.S. adults of different sexual orientations. (contact CVR Librarian about full-text access).
National Human Trafficking Awareness Day / January 11th
African American History Month / February
Check out this blog describing how investing in resources that support Black Americans’ mental health, education, economic stability, and housing opportunities can reduce crime and victimization.
Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month / February
Examine this report that uses Youth Risk Behavior Survey data to assess physical and sexual dating violence among U.S. high school students.
Learn about the effectiveness of a comprehensive teen dating violence prevention program in reducing delinquency-related risk behaviors.
Review this study comparing high school–based relationship education program approaches for offering youth the chance to share their experiences and connect to services.
Check out this fact sheet from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention focused on preventing teen dating violence.