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Violence and Abuse in Rural America – Resources

Selected recent or important resources focusing on Violence and Abuse in Rural America.

Violence Against Hospital Workers: Growing Awareness, Rural Interventions, and Why It Still Goes Unreported
Provides an overview of workplace violence in healthcare settings. Features rural hospitals in Oregon and Idaho that are undertaking a range of prevention activities addressing workplace violence. Also features research findings from a Michigan healthcare system study on the topic, and identifies resources and tools that rural hospital leaders can use to help protect hospital staff.
Author(s): Jenn Lukens
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 09/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Rising from the Ashes: How Trauma-Informed Care Nurtures Healing in Rural America
Provides an overview of trauma-informed care and how it is provided in rural communities. Highlights the provision of trauma-informed care in a rural California community after wildfires, in a Wyoming pediatrician's clinic, and by rural nurses providing assault exams with support from experts via telehealth.
Author(s): Jenn Lukens
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 04/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Characteristics of School-Associated Youth Homicides — United States, 1994–2018
Examines school-associated youth homicides based on data for single-victim homicides during July 1994-June 2016 and multiple-victim incidents during July 1994-June 2018. Includes information by school locale for rural, suburban, and urban schools.
Author(s): Kristin M. Holland, Jeffrey E. Hall, Jing Wang, et al.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 68(3), 53-60
Date: 01/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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NHA Human Trafficking Toolkit
Resources and information to help hospitals and hospital staff address human trafficking. Includes information on screening and assessment, patient care tips, examples of posters and other awareness materials, and examples of policies and procedures. Lists Nebraska programs that can help adults and minors impacted by trafficking.
Date: 2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Nebraska Hospital Association
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Association of Childhood Trauma Exposure With Adult Psychiatric Disorders and Functional Outcomes
Results of a study examining associations between childhood trauma and adult outcomes among 1,420 participants from 11 predominantly rural North Carolina counties, with interviews taking place between 1999-2015.
Author(s): William E. Copeland, Lilly Shanahan, Jennifer Hinesley, et al.
Citation: JAMA Network Open 1(7)
Date: 11/2018
Type: Document
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Suicide and Firearm Injury in Utah: Linking Data to Save Lives
Report highlights data pertaining to suicides, homicides, and injuries from firearms in Utah. Compares data between rural and metro areas on a number of measures, such as suicides among youth, firearm ownership and storage, and suicide completion rates, among others.
Date: 10/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health
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National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services' Policy Brief on Exploring the Rural Context for Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
Webinar recording features a discussion of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) in rural areas. Discusses the role of the Health and Human Services in preventing ACEs and their associated outcomes, as well as a rural grassroots initiative in upstate New York.
Additional links: Audio Recording, PowerPoint Handout, Webinar Transcript
Date: 10/2018
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Domestic and Intimate Partner Violence: Some Do's and Don'ts for Health Providers
Discusses the role rural healthcare providers can play in screening for and helping address domestic violence (DV) and interpersonal violence (IPV). Features a Kentucky physician assistant educator, universal screening at an Oregon Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), and insights from a Missouri orthopedic trauma surgeon and a national DV/IPV technical assistance provider.
Author(s): Kay Miller Temple
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 10/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Intergenerational Continuity in Adverse Childhood Experiences and Rural Community Environments
Reports on a study of two-parent families with children in rural Iowa to determine the effect of community environment on intergenerational continuity in adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). Measures of community environment including socioeconomic status, social cohesion, perception of community services, and alcohol vendor density were correlated with ACEs to ascertain their significance in helping families break the cycle, and reduce or prevent childhood adversity.
Author(s): Thomas J. Schofield, M. Brent Donnellan, Melissa T. Merrick, Katie A. Ports, Joanne Klevens, et al.
Citation: American Journal of Public Health, 108(9), 1148–1152
Date: 09/2018
Type: Document
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Exploring the Rural Context for Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
Discusses adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and how they may impact rural health. Provides policy recommendations focused on the rural dimensions of ACEs. Addresses categories of ACEs, prevalence in rural areas and for Native populations, federal efforts to address ACEs, and the opioid epidemic. Covers the role of school-based healthcare programs to increase access to pediatric specialty services or linking children to needed non-medical services. Profiles a committee site visit focused on a model ACEs program in New York in Appendix A.
Date: 08/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services
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Together We Can Be Bully Free: CAH and Law Enforcement Address Peer Victimization through School-Based Program
Highlights an anti-bullying program developed by Union General Hospital, a Critical Access Hospital (CAH) in Union Parish, Louisiana. Describes how the hospital and local law enforcement collaborate to teach elementary, middle, and high school students about the negative effects bullying and how to model positive social behavior.
Author(s): Jenn Lukens
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 07/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Adverse Childhood Experiences, Health‐Related Quality of Life, and Chronic Disease Risks in Rural Areas of the United States
Discusses a study on the correlation between adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and adult chronic disease and poor physical and mental health among rural people. Breaks down data by age, race, and education, among other factors. Compares prevalence of ACEs rural and urban areas.
Author(s): Amy Chanlongbutra, Gopal K. Singh, Curt D. Mueller
Citation: Journal of Environmental and Public Health, 2018, 7151297
Date: 07/2018
Type: Document
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Adverse Childhood Experiences: A Driver of the Opioid Epidemic
Webinar recording discusses the role adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) in the opioid epidemic. Defines ACEs and looks at rates of substance abuse. Highlights data nationally and specific to West Virginia.
Additional links: Webinar Slides
Author(s): Michael R. Brumage
Date: 06/2018
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: North Central Regional Center for Rural Development
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Human Trafficking: A Rural Perspective
Recorded webinar discussing data on the prevalence of human trafficking of rural children in their communities and schools. Covers risk factors and indicators. Describes promising and evidence-based prevention and intervention programs for rural communities and schools.
Additional links: Download Video Recording
Author(s): Karen Gentile, Eve Birge, Carrie Freshour, Kevin Lavine
Date: 05/2018
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Rural Behavioral Health Initiative for Children, Youth, and Families
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Addressing the Wicked Problem of Childhood Trauma Through a Nursing and Cooperative Extension System Collaboration
Presents a study on a trauma-informed parenting curriculum for caregivers of children removed from their parents in rural Indiana. Discusses the development of the curriculum through a collaboration between a nursing faculty and a cooperative extension educator. Details the successes and shortcomings of the intervention.
Author(s): Karen J. Foli, Stephanie Woodcox, Susan Kersey, Lingsong Zhang
Citation: Public Health Nursing, 35(1), 56-63
Date: 2018
Type: Document
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Leveraging Research and Philanthropy to Reduce Crime and Violence in the Mississippi Delta
Explores how foundations fund public safety projects, focusing on Phillips County, Arkansas and Coahoma County, Mississippi. Features background on violence and crime in rural areas, including a description of the research literature. Proposes framework for selecting and implementing violence prevention and intervention on the community level.
Author(s): Jessica Saunders, Dionne Barnes-Proby, Samuel Peterson
Date: 2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: RAND Corporation
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Tribal Elder Protection Team Toolkit
Highlights a 5 section toolkit that outlines the development of a tribal elder protection team. Details the roles of team members, guides to the development of tribal elder abuse codes, and provides cultural sensitivity resources, among other things.
Date: 12/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Indigenous Elder Justice Initiative
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Adverse Childhood Experiences in Rural Areas Rural Health Chat
Summary of a December 2017 Twitter chat focused on adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and the impact of these experiences on health and well-being into adulthood. Documents a conversation among rural health experts discussing what rural communities and healthcare providers can do to address ACEs.
Date: 12/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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A Day in the Life of an APS Worker in Rural America
Details the experience of working as a state Adult Protective Service (APS) worker in West Virginia. Discusses some of the challenges of the job, both personally and professionally.
Author(s): Bill Benson
Date: 10/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: American Society on Aging
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Confronting Adverse Childhood Experiences to Improve Rural Kids' Lifelong Health
Highlights a western North Carolina school district and a Native American tribe in Wisconsin that are working to address adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). Provides an overview of the impact ACEs have on health and provides data on ACE exposure among rural adults.
Author(s): Jenn Lukens
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 09/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Intimate Partner Violence-Related Hospitalizations in Appalachia and the Non-Appalachian United States
Estimates and compares the rates of IPV-related hospitalizations in Appalachia and the non-Appalachian U.S. from 2007-2011. Examines rates based on rural and urban location, and several other clinical and sociodemographic measures.
Author(s): Danielle M. Davidov, Stephen M. Davis, Motao Zhu, et al.
Citation: PLOS One, 12(9)
Date: 09/2017
Type: Document
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Disrespect of Our Elders: Elder Abuse in Indian Country
Recorded webinar discussing the different types of abuse inflicted on Native American elders. Identifies examples of physical, mental, sexual, and spiritual abuse, among others. Presents several resources for tribes to use in combating the problem and to aid healthcare providers in screening for abuse.
Additional links: Brief, Presentation Slides
Author(s): Jacque Gray
Date: 05/2017
Type: Presentation Slides
Sponsoring organization: National Indigenous Elder Justice Initiative
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Rural Community Violence: An Untold Public Health Epidemic
Policy brief examining the prevalence and nature of violent crime in rural communities across the U.S. Discusses the problem in a public health context. Also provides a series of policy recommendations aimed at reducing violence in rural areas.
Author(s): Brandy Dawson
Date: 04/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Association
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The HRSA Strategy to Address Intimate Partner Violence 2017-2020
Describes a framework to address intimate partner violence (IPV), such as IPV prevention tools, trainings, and technical assistance resources, including those relevant to rural populations.
Date: 2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Health Resources and Services Administration
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Bringing Law and Medicine Together to Help Rural Patients
Describes how medical-legal partnerships can help address patients' health-harming legal needs. Features rural medical-legal partnerships in Minnesota and Illinois.
Author(s): Allee Mead
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 10/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Strengthening Our Practice: The Ten Essential Strengths of Sexual Violence Victim Advocates in Dual/Multi-Service Advocacy Agencies
Guide designed to help advocates work with sexual assault victims, including suggestions for advocates facing special challenges in rural areas. Discusses some options for partnering with community service organizations.
Author(s): Kris Bein, Valerie Davis, Leah Green
Date: 2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Resource Sharing Project
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Elder Mistreatment in Underserved Populations: Opportunities and Challenges to Developing a Contemporary Program of Research
Explores gaps in current knowledge, identifies barriers that have slowed progress in research, and offers recommendations to advance the field.
Author(s): Lori L. Jervis, Sherry Hamby, Scott R. Beach, et al.
Citation: Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect, 28(4-5), 301-319
Date: 2016
Type: Document
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Violent Victimization and Substance Dependency: Comparing Rural Incarcerated Heterosexual and Sexual Minority Women
Reports findings from a study of rural Appalachian women prisoners that looked at sexual identity and violent victimization experiences as they relate to alcohol and drug use.
Author(s): Melanie D. Otis, Carrie B. Oser, Michele Staton-Tindall
Citation: Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions, 16(1-2), 176-201
Date: 2016
Type: Document
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Intimate Partner Violence and the Rural-Urban-Suburban Divide: Myth or Reality? A Critical Review of the Literature
Literature review of 63 studies comparing rates of intimate partner violence in rural areas with those in urban and suburban locations.
Author(s): Katie M. Edwards
Citation: Trauma, Violence, & Abuse, 16(3), 359-373
Date: 07/2015
Type: Document
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An In-Depth Look at the Sexual Violence Curriculum for Community Health Workers/Promotoras
Addresses gaps for women in rural Arizona communities related to sexual violence. Reports on a community health worker training program to help rural women navigate these services and provide support services to them. Includes the training program evaluation instrument and a list of community health worker core competencies for sexual violence programs.
Author(s): Mabel Crescioni
Date: 04/2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Arizona Rural Women's Health Network
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The Health and Well-Being of Children in Rural Areas: A Portrait of the Nation 2011–2012
Describes data from the National Survey of Children's Health demonstrating the health and well-being of children, as well as the family environment and the characteristics of the community that affect rural children and their families.
Additional links: PDF version
Date: 04/2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Maternal and Child Health Bureau
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Intimate Partner Violence in Rural America
Discusses the impact of intimate partner violence (IPV) in rural America. Presents recommendations regarding access and barriers to healthcare, IPV in rural versus urban communities, and rural poverty.
Date: 03/2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services
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Human Trafficking in Rural Communities
Training webinar designed to help people understand human trafficking in a rural context, identify rural victims of trafficking, and take steps to serve victims in rural areas.
Date: 02/2015
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: National Human Trafficking Resource Center
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Emergency Department Use in the US-Mexico Border Region and Violence in Mexico: Is There a Relationship?
Presents a study on the potential correlation between emergency department use and violence in Mexico along the U.S.-Mexico border. Breaks down data by state, payer, and patient characteristics, among other factors.
Author(s): Kimberley H. Geissler, George M. Holmes
Citation: Journal of Rural Health, 31(3), 316-325
Date: 02/2015
Type: Document
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Eight Step Advocacy Plan for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Survivors of Sexual Assault
Guide for rural sexual assault advocates, with information on providing appropriate services and identifying accommodations in services and changes in technology.
Author(s): Leah Green, Petty Chicoine, Stephanie Mathis, Jennifer Upah-Kyes
Date: 2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Resource Sharing Project
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Sexual Violence in the Backlands: Toward a Macro-Level Understanding of Rural Sex Crimes
A statistical analysis of sex crimes in rural communities, with a focus on rural-urban difference. Includes socio-economic indicators and how they impact the rate of victimization among children, familial assault, alcohol induced crimes, and violent/anonymous assault.
Author(s): Jeremy Braithwaite
Citation: Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment, 27(5), 496-523
Date: 2015
Type: Document
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Household Poverty and Nonfatal Violent Victimization, 2008-2012
Report on the impact of poverty level on victims of violent crime. Includes data and statistics for rate of violent crime, demographics, location of residence (including rural), and region of the country.
Author(s): Erika Harrell, Lynn Langton, Marcus Berzofsky, Lance Couzens, and Hope Smiley-McDonald
Date: 11/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Justice
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Attorney General's Advisory Committee on American Indian/Alaska Native Children Exposed to Violence: Ending Violence So Children Can Thrive
Reports on the current epidemic of American Indian and Alaskan Native children's exposure to violence, and offers policy recommendations to the Attorney General on ways to address the issues.
Date: 11/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Justice
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The 2014 Update of the Rural-Urban Chartbook
Updates information presented in Health, United States, 2001: With Urban and Rural Health Chartbook. Highlights current trends and disparities across different levels of metro and nonmetropolitan counties, including population characteristics; health-related behaviors and risk factors; mortality rates; healthcare access and use; mental health measures; and other health measures such as teen birth rates, tooth loss, and activity limitations due to chronic disease. Individual data tables are available in an Excel file.
Author(s): Michael Meit, Alana Knudson, Tess Gilbert, et al.
Date: 10/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Reform Policy Research Center
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A Roadmap to Making Native America Safer
A report to the President and Congress detailing the challenges of jurisdiction, law enforcement, and prosecution for tribal governments. Includes a discussion of the need for intergovernmental cooperation, alternative detention options, and juvenile justice preventions.
Date: 11/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Indian Law and Order Commission
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Rural Survivors & Economic Security
Policy brief focusing on the impact of rurality on the economic security of and ability to access resources by victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking. Includes statistics and data for metropolitan and nonmetropolitan counties, Frontier and Remote (FAR) zip-code areas, poverty levels, access to transportation and safe housing, reporting rates, and more.
Date: 04/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Wider Opportunities for Women
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Rural Domestic and Sexual Abuse Program Advocates: Making a Difference in the Lives of Older Survivors of Abuse
An overview of abuse in later life and step-by-step instructions to designing services for older victims. Includes a section on outreach in rural communities and coordinated care efforts.
Author(s): Ann Turner
Date: 2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life (NCALL)
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Victimizations Not Reported to Police, 2006-2010
Summary of a survey from the U.S. Census Bureau regarding the reported versus unreported cases of victimization across the country. Includes violent and non-violent crime as well as rural and urban statistics.
Author(s): Lynn Langton, Marcus Berzofsky, Christopher Krebs, Hope Smiley-McDonald
Date: 08/2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Justice
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Physical Victimization of Rural Methamphetamine and Cocaine Users
Evaluates the association between stimulant use of cocaine and/or methamphetamines and violence occurring among rural substance abuse users in eastern Arkansas, western Kentucky, and western Ohio.
Author(s): Teresa L. Kramer, Tyrone F. Borders, Shanti Tripathi, et al.
Citation: Violence and Victims, 27(1), 109-124
Date: 05/2012
Type: Document
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Rural Disparity in Domestic Violence Prevalence and Access to Resources
A study of the impact of geographic location on prevalence, frequency, and severity of Intimate Partner Violence, as well as access to resources for victims in rural communities. Includes data and statistics for each category, with comparison to urban counterparts.
Author(s): Corinne Peek-Asa, Anne Wallis, Karisa Harland, et al.
Citation: Journal of Women's Health, 20(11), 1743-1749
Date: 11/2011
Type: Document
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Perspectives on Civil Protective Orders in Domestic Violence Cases: The Rural and Urban Divide
Discusses the barriers to getting restraining orders for rural and urban domestic violence victims.
Author(s): Nikki Hawkins
Citation: NIJ Journal, 266
Date: 05/2010
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Institute of Justice
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Fourth National Incidence Study of Child Abuse and Neglect (NIS-4)
Report to Congress regarding the rate of child abuse and neglect nationwide. Includes data and statistics of distribution of abuse and neglect by demographics, income and education level, perpetrator characteristics, and geographic location. Also includes resources to recognize and find treatment for victims.
Author(s): Andrea J. Sedlak, Jane Mettenburg, Monica Basena, et al.
Date: 2010
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Administration for Children and Families
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Stopping the Stigma: Changing Public Perceptions of Sexual Assault in Rural Communities
A guide produced to help sexual assault service providers in rural California connect with supporting community organizations. Outlines challenges faced in rural areas and strategies to achieve successful partnerships with each group.
Date: 2010
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: California Coalition Against Sexual Assault
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Out-of-Home Care by State and Place: Higher Placement Rates for Children in Some Remote Rural Places
Describes out-of-home placement data for children due to abuse or neglect by metropolitan/urban, adjacent nonmetro, or remote rural status for the nation, regions, and states.
Author(s): Marybeth J. Mattingly, Melissa Wells, Michael Dineen
Date: 2010
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Carsey School of Public Policy
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Rural Families with a Child Abuse Report are More Likely Headed by a Single Parent and Endure Economic and Family Stress
Analyzes child maltreatment in both rural and urban areas with a focus on rural families. Discusses similarities in risk risk factors for child maltreatment, differences in risk factors by locale, and chronic stressors on rural families.
Author(s): Marybeth J. Mattingly, Wendy A. Walsh
Date: 2010
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Carsey School of Public Policy
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Unspoken Crimes: Sexual Assault in Rural America
A report focused on sexual assault from a rural perspective. Includes barriers to reporting and services, data and statistics, challenges for rural advocates and law enforcement officials, and examples of programs that have been successful in rural communities.
Author(s): Susan H. Lewis
Date: 2003
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Sexual Violence Resource Center
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Crime in the United States by Population Group, 2017
Provides rates for different types of violent crimes for metropolitan, non-metro, and suburban areas. Includes data on murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, and more.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Justice
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The Tribal Resource Tool: A Searchable Directory of All Services Available for AI/AN Survivors of Crime and Abuse in Indian Country
Features an interactive map highlighting the services for American Indian and Alaska Native survivors of crime and abuse in North America. Provides contact information and web address of service providers.
Type: Directory
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Victims of Crime
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Crime in the United States by Population Group, 2016-2017
Provides rates for different types of violent crimes for metropolitan, non-metro, and suburban areas. Includes data on murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, and more.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Justice
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NIEJI Online Interactive Education
Presents a training module for educating tribal leaders, healthcare providers, and community members to address Native elder abuse. Includes information on prevention, intervention, and support for Native elders.
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: National Indigenous Elder Justice Initiative
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Sexual Violence in Rural Communities
A collection of resources and information related to rural sexual violence. Includes recorded webinars and podcasts, materials for a rural-focused public service announcement (PSA) campaign, outreach tools, and more.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Sexual Violence Resource Center
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Crime in the United States by Community Type, 2015
Provides rates for different types of violent crimes for metropolitan and non-metro areas. Includes data on murder, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Justice
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StrongHearts Native Helpline
Free and confidential hotline offering assistance and resources to Native Americans affected by domestic violence and dating violence.
1.844.7NATIVE (1.844.762.8483)
Type: Hotline
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Rural Communities Responding to Sexual and Domestic Violence
An interfaith website devoted to training, resources, and technical assistance to help build a network of support for rural victims. Includes a training model, rural partnership guide, and resources for faith leaders, communities, advocates, and service providers.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Safe Havens Interfaith Partnership Against Domestic Violence
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Rural Victim Assistance: A Victim/Witness Guide for Rural Prosecutors
Summary of a survey by the American Prosecutors Research Institute (APRI) which focused on the challenges faced by prosecutors, victim advocates, and policymakers in rural communities. Includes examples of practices that have overcome these challenges and additional resources for community members as well as those working with limited staff.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: American Prosecutors Research Institute (APRI), U.S. Department of Justice
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Promising Futures
Focused on best practices for serving children, youth, and parents experiencing domestic violence. Includes model programs, steps to organizing and creating a support system, and research-informed strategies.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Futures Without Violence
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PubMed Search: Domestic Violence and Rural Health
Searches PubMed's collection of journal article citations on the topics of domestic or intimate partner violence and rural health.
Type: Literature Search
Sponsoring organization: U.S. National Library of Medicine
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WISQARS (Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System)
Interactive database system that provides fatal and nonfatal injury, violent death, and cost of injury data from a variety of sources. Offers fatal injury data available by metropolitan/nonmetro status in the Fatal Injury Reports section. Fatal Injury Mapping section provides access to county-level data.
Type: Database
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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StopBullying.gov
Provides information from various federal agencies about bullying, cyberbullying, who is at risk, and how to prevent and respond to bullying. Offers training, resources for schools and children, and information on state laws and policies.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network)
Carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help survivors, and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice. Operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline - 800.656.HOPE.
Type: Hotline
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Tribal Domestic Violence Courts and Tribal Domestic Violence Dockets
Provides information on tribal domestic courts and domestic violence dockets. Enables access to publications and resources addressing tribal domestic violence, and includes summaries of laws related to domestic violence issues.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Tribal Law and Policy Institute
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National Domestic Violence Hotline
Hotline providing information to victims of domestic violence about community resources and shelters nationwide. 800.799.SAFE (7233) 800.787.3224 (TTY)
Type: Hotline
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Last Updated: 11/4/2019