Spotlight / Summer 2020

Elder Abuse Awareness Day / June 15th


Understand the elder abuse forensic center model through this cross-site multimethod evaluation of four centers in California (full-text in CVR’s library).

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Review findings from a randomized-control trial to learn how multidisciplinary teams address older adult maltreatment (full-text in CVR’s library).
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Check out this systematic review of programs to improve elder mistreatment identification, intervention, and prevention (contact CVR Librarian about full-text access).

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Learn about older adults’ ability to report elder abuse within the context of emergency department screenings.

LGBT Pride Month / June


Explore how researchers and practitioners partnered to develop a survey measuring trauma’s impact on transgender and non-binary survivors of sexual violence.

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Examine trends in victimization risk and disparities specific to heterosexual, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and questioning youth.

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Check out the sexual orientation and gender identity measures added to the 2016 National Crime Victimization Survey, and findings from the first six months of data collection.

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Read about using an intersectional lens in sex and gender-based analysis to improve effectiveness of intimate partner violence treatment programs among LGBT couples.

Support Military on Independence Day / July 4th

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Read about this randomized controlled trial examining the effectiveness of sexual assault prevention programs in military environments.

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Check out this study of how modifications to cognitive processing therapy can improve PTSD outcomes for military sexual trauma survivors.

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Explore this 2019 report from the U.S. Inspector General evaluating military services’ law enforcement responses to domestic violence incidents.

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Review this study that examined how sexual assault experiences for active duty military women can vary depending on their relationship to the perpetrator.

Back to School Month / August

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Review this meta-analysis synthesizing information about the consequences of school violence.

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Check out results from this national survey of 16,000 students who took the ACT exam, assessing their perceptions of physical safety at school.

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Learn about the relationships between Adverse Childhood Experiences, protective factors, and violent school victimization (full-text in CVR’s library).

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Explore key individual-, school-, and community-level factors that influence violence and related problems within primary and secondary schools.