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Mandated Reporting of Sexual or Physical Abuse or Neglect of a Child

In Minnesota, sexual assault advocates are mandated to report the abuse or neglect of a child by “certain persons” in caregiving roles to the child.

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Minnesota Model Policies for Forensic Compliance

This document is designed to assist Minnesota jurisdictions with the creation and implementation of written policies on forensic compliance topics. We hope this document can…

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National Best Practices for Sexual Assault Kits: A Multidisciplinary Approach

The SAFER Working Group was developed to address the SAFER (Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence Reporting) Act of 2013, which recommends, in part, the development of…

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Evaluation and Management of the Sexually Assaulted or Sexually Abused Patient

This handbook was first produced by the American College of Emergency Physicians in 1999. This project was an enormous undertaking at the time and was…

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Serving Trans and Non-Binary Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence

Despite the fact that people who identify as transgender or non-binary experience violence and harassment in every aspect of life at astoundingly high rates (NCTE, 2016),…

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Sexual Victimization in Indian Country: Barriers and Resources for Native Women Seeking Help

Even in the 21st century, victim blaming is alive and well in Indian country. Just last year, an Indian Health Service (IHS) physician published a…

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Sexual Violence in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, or Queer (LGBTIQ) Communities

Individuals who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, or Queer* (LGBTIQ) often experience intense discrimination based on their sexuality or gender identity. Institutions and…

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Advocacy and Reporting for Victims/Survivors of Sexual Violence in the Military Community

This resource guide is to help provide an understanding of the United States military systems for advocates who may work with victims/survivors in the military…

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Sexual violence in immigrant communities

Sexual violence can take many forms in various immigrant communities, including but not limited to sexual assault, forced marriage, and female genital mutilation. The following…

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Deaf Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence

While limited research exists regarding the prevalence of domestic and sexual violence within the Deaf community, it is known that Deaf individuals experience violence at…