VOCA Talking Points References and Resources

June 1, 2020


  1. Mulder, T. M., Kuiper, K. C., van der Put, C. E., Stams, G. J. J., & Assink, M. (2018). Risk factors for child   neglect: A meta-analytic review. Child Abuse & Neglect, 77, 198-210.

  2. Stith, S. M., Liu, T., Davies, L. C., Boykin, E. L., Alder, M. C., Harris, J. M., … & Dees, J. E. M. E. G. (2009). Risk factors in child maltreatment: A meta-analytic review of the literature. Aggression and Violent Behavior, 14(1), 13-29.

  3. Capaldi, D. M., Knoble, N. B., Shortt, J. W., & Kim, H. K. (2012). A systematic review of risk factors for intimate partner violence. Partner Abuse, 3, 231-280.

  4. Dardis, C. M., Dixon, K. J., Edwards, K. M., & Turchik, J. A. (2015). An examination of the factors related to dating violence perpetration among young men and women and associated theoretical explanations: A review of the literature. Trauma, Violence, & Abuse, 16, 136-152.

  5. Schumacher, J. A., Smith Slep, A. M., & Heyman, R. E. (2001). Risk factors for male-to-female  partner psychological abuse. Aggression and Violent Behavior, 6, 255-268.

  6. Stith, S. M., Smith, D. B., Penn, C. E., Ward, D. B., & Tritt, D. (2004). Intimate partner physical  abuse perpetration and victimization risk factors: A meta-analytic review. Aggression and Violent Behavior, 10, 65-98.

  7. Coker, A. L., Davis, K. E., Arias, I., Desai, S., Sanderson, M., Brandt, H. M., & Smith, P. H. (2002). Physical and mental health effects of intimate partner violence for men and women. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 23, 260-268.

  8. Arnow, B. A. (2004). Relationships between childhood maltreatment, adult health and psychiatric outcomes, and medical utilization. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 65, 10-15.

  9. Lagdon, S., Armour, C., & Stringer, M. (2014). Adult experience of mental health outcomes as a result of intimate partner violence victimisation: A systematic review. European Journal of Psychotraumatology, 5(1), 1-12.

  10. Horan, J. M., & Widom, C. S. (2015).  Cumulative childhood risk and adult functioning in abused and neglected children grown up. Development and Psychopathology, 27(3), 927-941.

  11. Morrison, S. E., Bruce, C., & Wilson, S. (2018). Children’s disclosure of sexual abuse: A systematic review of qualitative research exploring barriers and facilitators. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, 27(2), 176-194.

  12. Schaeffer, P., Leventhal, J. M., & Asnes, A. G. (2011). Children’s disclosures of sexual abuse: Learning from direct inquiry. Child Abuse & Neglect, 35(5), 343-352.

  13. Evans, S. E., Steel, A. L., & DiLillo, D. (2013). Child maltreatment severity and adult trauma symptoms: Does perceived social support play a buffering role?. Child Abuse & Neglect, 37(11), 934-943.

  14. Trevillion, K., Oram, S., Feder, G., & Howard, L. M. (2012). Experiences of domestic violence and mental disorders: a systematic review and meta-analysis. PloS one, 7(12), 1-12.

  15. Pavao, J., Alvarez, J., Baumrind, N., Induni, M., & Kimerling, R. (2007). Intimate partner violence and housing instability. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 32(2), 143-146.

  16. Dichter, M. E., Wagner, C., Borrero, S., Broyles, L., & Montgomery, A. E. (2017). Intimate partner violence, unhealthy alcohol use, and housing instability among women veterans in the Veterans Health Administration. Psychological Services, 14(2), 246-249.

  17. Risser, H. J., & Schewe, P. A. (2013). Predictors of treatment engagement for young children exposed to violence. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma, 22(1), 87-108.

  18. D’Andrea, W., Ford, J., Stolbach, B., Spinazzola, J., & van der Kolk, B. A. (2012). Understanding interpersonal trauma in children: Why we need a developmentally appropriate trauma diagnosis. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 82(2), 187-200.

  19. Canadian Resource Centre for Victims of Crime (June, 2006). Child Abuse; How to Help Victims. Retrieved from https://www.crcvc.ca/docs/child_abuse.pdf

  20. Office for Victims of Crime (n.d.). Victims of Crime Act: Rebuilding lives through assistance and compensation. Retrieved from https://www.ovc.gov/pdftxt/VOCA_Chart_hr.pdf

  21. Arroyo, K., Lundahl, B., Butters, R., Vanderloo, M., & Wood, D. S. (2017). Short-term interventions for survivors of intimate partner violence: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Trauma, Violence, & Abuse, 18(2), 155-171.

  22. Langley, A. K., Gonzalez, A., Sugar, C. A., Solis, D., & Jaycox, L. (2015). Bounce back: Effectiveness of an elementary school-based intervention for multicultural children exposed to traumatic events. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 83(5), 853.

  23. Eckhardt, C.I., Murphy, C.M., Whitaker, D.J., Sprunger, J., Dykstra, R., & Woodard, K.(2013). The effectiveness of intervention programs for perpetrators and victims of intimate partner violence.  Partner Abuse, 4(2), 196-231.

  24. Klein, L. B., Chesworth, B. R., Howland-Myers, J. R., Rizo, C. F., & Macy, R. J. (2019). Housing interventions for intimate partner violence survivors: A systematic review. Trauma, Violence, & Abuse, 1-16.

  25. Center for Human Services Research University at Albany State University of New York (January, 2014). Evaluation of Co-locating Domestic Violence Advocates in New York State Child Protective Services Offices. Retrieved from: https://www.albany.edu/chsr/Publications/CPS_DV%20Study%20final%20report16.pdf

  26. Campbell, R., Patterson, D., Lichty, L.F. (2005). The effectiveness of sexual assault nurse examiner (SANE) programs: A review of psychological, medical, legal, and community outcomes. Trauma, Violence, & Abuse, 6(4), 313-329.

  27. Nugent-Borakove, M.E., Fanflik, P., Troutman, D., Johnson, N., Burgress, A., O’Connor, A. (May, 2006) Testing the efficacy of SANE/SART programs: Do they make a difference in sexual assault arrest &; prosecution outcomes? National Criminal Justice Reference Service. Retrieved from: https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/grants/214252.pdf . Accessed April 13, 2020.

  28. Sokoloff, N. J., & Dupont, I. (2005). Domestic violence at the intersections of race, class, and gender: Challenges and contributions to understanding violence against marginalized women in diverse communities. Violence Against Women, 11(1), 38-64.

  29. Alessi, E. J., Kahn, S., & Van Der Horn, R. (2017). A qualitative exploration of the premigration victimization experiences of sexual and gender minority refugees and asylees in the United States and Canada. The Journal of Sex Research, 54(7), 936-948.

  30. Price-Feeney, M., Jones, L. M., Ybarra, M. L., & Mitchell, K. J. (2018). The relationship between bias-based peer victimization and depressive symptomatology across sexual and gender identity. Psychology of Violence, 8(6), 680.

  31. Merrill, G., & Wolfe, V. (2000).  Battered gay men:  An exploration of abuse, help seeking, and why the stay.  Journal of Homosexuality, 39 (2), 1-30.

  32. Kulkarni, S. (2019). Intersectional trauma-informed intimate partner violence (IPV) services: Narrowing the gap between IPV service delivery and survivor needs. Journal of Family Violence, 34(1), 55-64.

Additional Resources

Allnock, D., & Miller, P. (2013). No one noticed, no one heard: A study of disclosures of childhood abuse. National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. Retrieved from https://uobrep.openrepository.com/bitstream/handle/10547/600875/no-one-noticed-no-one-heard-report.pdf;jsessionid=4678A569F78564CCED59B509C1E84974?sequence=1

Austin, J. S. (2000). When a child discloses sexual abuse: Immediate and appropriate teacher responses. Childhood Education, 77(1), 2-5.

Brown, N. R., Kallivayalil, D., Mendelsohn, M., & Harvey, M. R. (2012). Working the double edge: Unbraiding pathology and resiliency in the narratives of early-recovery trauma survivors. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, 4(1), 102-111.

Cattaneo, L. B., & Goodman, L. A. (2015). What is empowerment anyway? A model for domestic violence practice, research, and evaluation. Psychology of Violence, 5(1), 84-94.

Collin-Vézina, D., De La Sablonnière-Griffin, M., Palmer, A. M., & Milne, L. (2015). A preliminary mapping of individual, relational, and social factors that impede disclosure of childhood sexual abuse. Child Abuse & Neglect, 43, 123-134.

Hamel, J. (2007). Male victims of domestic violence and reasons why they stay with their abuser. In: N. Jackson (Ed.), Domestic Violence Encyclopedia (pp. 457-459). New York: Routledge.

Hamel, J. (2014).  Gender-inclusive treatment of intimate partner abuse, 2nd Edition: Evidence-based approaches.  New York:  Springer.

Harvey, M. R., Mondesir, A. V., & Aldrich, H. (2007). Fostering resilience in traumatized communities: A community empowerment model of intervention. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma, 14(1-2), 265-285.

Helfrich, C. A., & Simpson, E. K. (2006). Improving services for lesbian clients: What do domestic violence agencies need to do? Health Care for Women International, 27, 344–361.

Hines, D., Brown, J., & Dunning, E. (2007). Characteristics of callers to the Domestic Abuse Helpline for Men. Journal of Family Violence, 22(2), 63-72.

Krug, E. G., Mercy, J. A., Dahlberg, L. L., & Zwi, A. B. (2002). The world report on violence and health. The Lancet, 360, 1083-1088.

Kulkarni, S., Bell, H., & Wylie, L. (2010). Why don’t they follow through?: Intimate partner survivors’ challenges in accessing health and social services. Family & Community Health, 33(2), 94-105.

McElvaney, R., Greene, S., & Hogan, D. (2014). To tell or not to tell? Factors influencing young people’s informal disclosures of child sexual abuse. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 29(5), 928-947.

Nikulina, V., & Widom, C. S. (2013). Child maltreatment and executive functioning in middle adulthood: A prospective examination. Neuropsychology, 27(4), 1-19.

Norman, R. E., Byambaa, M., De, R., Butchart, A., Scott, J., & Vos, T. (2012). The long-term health consequences of child physical abuse, emotional abuse, and neglect: A systematic review and meta-analysis. PLoS medicine, 9(11), 517-543.

O’Leary, P., Coohey, C., & Easton, S. D. (2010). The effect of severe child sexual abuse and disclosure on mental health during adulthood. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, 19(3), 275-289.

Posick, C., & Gould, L. A. (2015). On the general relationship between victimization and offending: Examining cultural contingencies. Journal of Criminal Justice, 43(3), 195-204.

Reitsema, A. M., & Grietens, H. (2016). Is anybody listening? The literature on the dialogical process of child sexual abuse disclosure reviewed. Trauma, Violence, & Abuse, 17(3), 330-340.

Sable, M. R., Danis, F., Mauzy, D. L., & Gallagher, S. K. (2006). Barriers to reporting sexual assault for women and men: Perspectives of college students. Journal of American College Health, 55(3), 157-162

Schaefer, J. D., Moffitt, T. E., Arseneault, L., Danese, A., Fisher, H. L., Houts, R., … & Caspi, A. (2018).

Adolescent victimization and early-adult psychopathology: approaching causal inference using a longitudinal twin study to rule out noncausal explanations. Clinical Psychological Science, 6(3), 352-371.

Silverman, J. G., Decker, M. R., Reed, E., & Raj, A. (2006). Intimate partner violence victimization prior to and during pregnancy among women residing in 26 US states: Associations with maternal and neonatal health. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 195(1), 140-148.

Ullman, S. E., & Filipas, H. H. (2005). Gender differences in social reactions to abuse disclosures, post-abuse coping, and PTSD of child sexual abuse survivors. Child Abuse & Neglect, 29(7), 767-782.

Williams, A. L., & Merten, M. J. (2014). Linking community, parenting, and depressive symptom trajectories: Testing resilience models of adolescent agency based on race/ethnicity and gender. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 43(9), 1563-1575.

Wolf, M. E., Ly, U., Hobart, M. A., & Kernic, M. A. (2003). Barriers to seeking police help for intimate partner violence. Journal of Family Violence, 18(2), 121-129.

Yehuda, R., Lehrner, A., & Peters Bronx, J. J. (2018). Intergenerational transmission of trauma effects: putative role of epigenetic mechanisms. The Origin of Studies of Intergenerational Trauma Effects, 17, 243-257.