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.

Cantu M, Coppola M, Lindner AJ. (2003). Evaluation and management of the sexually assaulted woman. Emerg Med Clin North Am. 21(3), 737-750. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12962356

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. (2008). The psychological impact of rape victims. Am Psychol, 63(8), 702-717. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19014228

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

DiNotto DM, Martin PY, Maxwell MS, Norton DB. (1989). Rape treatment programmes: delivering innovative services to survivors. Med Law. 8(1), 21-30. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2516194

Ghahramanlou M, Brodbeck C. (2000). Predictors of secondary trauma in sexual assault trauma counselors. Int J Emerg Ment Health. 2(4), 229-240. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11217154

Hellman CM, House D. (2006). Volunteers serving victims of sexual assault. J Soc Psychol. 146(1), 117-123. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16480125

Larson SA. (1988). Sexual assault victims find care, support at Center. Health Prog. 69(7), 66-67. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10288939

MacFarlane E, Hawley P. (1993). Sexual assault: coping with crisis. Can Nurse. 89(6), 21-24. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8508436

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

Mezey G. (1989). The psychological effects of rape. Practitioner. 223(1474), 1152-1153. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2616462

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

Smith WH. (1991). Antecedents of posttraumatic stress disorder: wasn’t being raped enough? A brief communication. Int J Clin Exp Hypn. 39(30, 129-133. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1894385

Sparks A. (1988). Rape crisis program helps restore dignity and control. Health Prog. 69(7), 68-70, 72. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10288940

Tyra PA. (1996). Helping elderly women survive rape using a crisis framework. J Psychosoc Nurs Ment Health Serv. 34(12), 20-25. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8959586

Ullman SE. (1996). Do social reactions to sexual assault victims vary by support provider? Violence Vict. 11(2), 143-157. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8933710

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

Westmarland N, Alderson S. (2013). The health, mental health, and well-being benefits of rape crisis counseling. J Interpers Violence. 28(17), 3265-3282. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23926218

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