As part of our Rape Crisis Counseling mobile app project and partnership, we have collected some of the growing body of research on the efficacy of rape crisis centers and rape crisis counseling for survivors of sexual assault and sexual violence.
While this short list is by no means exhaustive, it provides an evidence base for our method and our project.
Campbell R, Ahrens CE. (1998). Innovative community services for rape victims: an application of multiple case study methodology. Am J Community Psychol. 26(4). 537-571. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9772731
Campbell R, Dworkin E, Cabral G. (2009). An ecological model of the impact of sexual assault on women’s mental health. Trauma Violence Abuse, 10(3), 225-246. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19433406
Maier SL. (2008) “I have heard horrible stories . . .”: rape victim advocates’ perceptions of the revictimization of rapevictims by the police and medical system. Violence Against Women, 14(7), 786-808. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18559867
Patel A, Roston A, Tilmon S, Stern L, Roston A, Patel D, Keith L. (2013). Assessing the extent of provision of comprehensive medical care management for female sexual assault patients in US hospital emergency departments. Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 123(1), 23-28. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23850033
Plichta SB, Vandecar-Burdin T, Odor RK, Reams S, Zhang Y. (2006). The emergency department and victims of sexual violence: an assessment of preparedness to help. J Health Hum Serv Adm. 29(3), 285-308. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17571470
Ullman SE, Townsend SM. (2007). Barriers to working with sexual assault survivors: a qualitative study of rape crisis center workers. Violence Against Women. 13(4), 412-445. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17420518
Wasco SM, Campbell R. (2002). A multiple case study of rape victim advocates’ self-care routines: the influence of organizational context. Am J Community Psychol. 30(5), 731-760. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12188058