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CDC Updates Sexual Violence Uniform Definitions

 

The Center for Disease Control's (CDC) Injury Center recently released Sexual Violence Surveillance: Uniform Definitions and Recommended Data Elements, Version 2.0. This document includes the latest information available for standardizing sexual violence surveillance definitions and data elements, which is critical to accurately measuring sexual violence in the US. Without consistency of terms and data elements, it becomes difficult to ascertain the true scope of the problem.

 

The CDC is clear to point out that the contents of this document are recommendations and not mandates, and "it is important to note that victims do not necessarily experience sexual violence in the way that the definitions categorize these experiences."  

 

Visit the CDC's Injury Prevention & Control: Division of Violence Prevention for more information on sexual violence and other topics, publications and resources.
Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month
National Impaired Driving Prevention Month - Drugged Driving

Driving while impaired is a well-known issue throughout the nation. Earlier this month, we identified and disseminated resources related to impaired driving. This week, we will list information and resources on our website specific to drugged driving.

 

President Obama has declared December as National Impaired Driving Prevention Month (2014 Proclamation). While alcohol is considered a common cause of impairment while driving, drugs can also seriously impair judgment and motor skills. Drugged driving is a dangerous and growing problem impacting drivers, passengers and others who share the road. According to the 2013 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) results (PDF), close to 10 million people reported driving under the influence of illicit drugs the year prior to being surveyed. Young adults aged 18-25 drove under the influence of illicit drugs more often than any other age group.

 

We wish you a safe and happy holiday season!  
Professional Development Opportunities

 

Title: Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE)

Host: Sam Houston State University, Texas Department of Transportation     

Dates: January 27-28, 2015   

Location: San Antonio, TX

Fee: Free
Information and Registration

Title: 36th Annual National Conference on Law and Higher Education  

Host: Stetson University College of Law  

Dates: February 12-16, 2015   

Location: Orlando, FL 

Fee: Registration Fee
Information and Registration

Title: The Neurobiology of Sexual Assault, Archived Webinar

Host: End Violence Against Women International   

Dates: Archived Webinar

Location: Online   

Fee: Free
Information and Registration
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This project was supported by Grant No. 2013-MU-BX-K011 awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance. The Bureau of Justice Assistance is a component of the Office of Justice Programs, which also includes the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the Office for Victims of Crime, and the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking. Points of view or opinions in this document are those of author and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the US Department of Justice.
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