Topic: Institute on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

Congolese Refugee "Women at Risk" in U.S. Need Trauma-Related Services

Oct. 21, 2014

The U.S. government must do more to address the needs of Congolese refugee "women at risk" through trauma-related services and social support, according to a report by the Institute on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (IDVSA) at The University of Texas at Austin and the Department of Sociology and Social Work at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.

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University of Texas at Austin School of Social Work Part of Study to Determine Why Sexual Assault Kits Are Not Being Tested for Use as Possible Evidence

July 7, 2011

University of Texas at Austin School of Social Work researchers have been chosen by the U.S. Department of Justice to participate in a study to determine why rape kits are not being tested and used as possible evidence in sexual assault cases.

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Researchers combat hidden crime that forces women, men and children into labor, sex industries

March 29, 2010

A Salvadoran woman is promised a good job as a child care worker and ends up as a brothel worker or unpaid domestic servant.

An American child runs away from an abusive home and is prostituted for sex by a pimp.

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The University of Texas at Austin Receives $56 Million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

Nov. 18, 2009

University of Texas at Austin researchers have received 123 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) grants for nearly $56 million.

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Resiliency Among People Who Work with Child Abuse Victims Subject of New $500,000 University of Texas at Austin Study

Oct. 9, 2009

The Institute on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (IDVSA) at The University of Texas at Austin School of Social Work has received a $500,000 federal grant to create a program to build resiliency among staff and volunteers who work with child abuse victims.

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