Health & Sexual Violence
Practicing Prevention: Healthcare and Sexual Violence
Prevention of Eating Disorders & Sexual Violence
The NSVRC works with the following national healthcare provider associations that have been funded by the CDC to expand their leadership role in addressing sexual violence prevention. The American Academy of Pediatrics, the American College Health Association, and the International Association of Forensic Nurses are funded to create educational and support materials that will foster the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for their members to address sexual violence prevention in their practices and communities.
SANE Online Education
Continuing education is a fundamental key to SANE program sustainability. This resource collection includes information about online educational offerings. You can also browse our elearning portal for new additions to our collection.
NSVRC Publications and Position Statements on Health Issues
Impact of Sexual Violence on Health
Sexual Violence Facts at a Glance (1 p.) by CDC National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (2008). This fact sheet provides information and statistics on the health outcomes for different populations who reported on their individual experiences of sexual violence.
Health and Sexual Violence Online Special Collection
Sexual violence can have lasting impact on health for any person at any age. We provide these resources in the hope that people who’ve experienced sexual violence can have better health outcomes, and that preventing sexual violence will lead to healthier people overall. For those of who have already experienced sexual violence, knowing the impacts on health may help you in deciding what approach to take in pursuing or receiving medical care.
Exploring the Links: Eating Disorders & Sexual Violence
Recent research and practice efforts have shown links between sexual victimization during childhood or adolescence and developing an eating disorder. To provide more informed services, people working in anti-violence movements can review the resources in this online resource collection on sexual violence, trauma, and eating disorders.
Potential Roles for Healthcare Providers
- Understand scope and impact of the problem of sexual violence
- Work towards primary prevention
- Enhance services for early identification of those at-risk or involved in violence
- Collaborate with other healthcare providers and sexual violence experts
- Work within your organization to make organizational changes
- Advocate for public policy