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Journal of Family Violence

Journal of Family Violence

Editor: Rebecca J. Macy

ISSN: 0885-7482 (print version)
ISSN: 1573-2851 (electronic version)

Journal no. 10896

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Sexual Violence Across the Lifespan: A Virtual Issue Highlighting Prevention and Intervention Research in the Era of the #MeToo Movement

With the rise of the #MeToo movement, conversations on the high prevalence and damaging impacts of sexual violence have come to the fore—bringing many historically silenced voices to the metaphorical “table.” In honor of this movement and the decades of practice and research that have focused on finding ways to prevent such violence and support survivors, the Journal of Family Violence (JOFV) provides this virtual issue highlighting research on sexual violence across the lifespan.
April, recognized nationally as both Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Awareness Month, offers an important opportunity to reflect on efforts to end sexual violence and its effects. For this virtual issue, eight articles were chosen for their contributions to understanding sexual violence as it affects individuals of various developmental stages and their focus on historically marginalized, under-supported, or understudied groups. Some of these articles provide important insight into ways to approach sexual violence prevention and intervention. Other articles offer valuable evidence concerning the potential developmental pathways for violence perpetration, a key and often underemphasized area of sexual violence prevention research and practice.
As demonstrated by this virtual issue, sexual violence is a complex and devastating social issue deserving of the increased attention it is now receiving. By offering this virtual issue, JOFV aims to promote ongoing, critical dialogue about the state of sexual violence-related research and practice in solidarity with those who have called for attention to this issue recently and for decades prior.
Articles are free to access until May 1, 2018
Authors
Laurie M. Graham, MSW; Royster Fellow and Doctoral Student; School of Social Work, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Rebecca J. Macy, MSW, PhD; L. Richardson Preyer Distinguished Chair for Strengthening Families and Journal of Family Violence Editor-in-Chief; School of Social Work, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Corresponding author
Laurie M. Graham, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, School of Social Work, 325 Pittsboro Street CB #3550, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, 919-962-4905, grahamlm@email.unc.edu

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    The Journal of Family Violence (JOFV) is a peer-reviewed publication committed to the dissemination of rigorous research on preventing, ending, and ameliorating all forms of family violence.

     

    JOFV welcomes scholarly articles related to the broad categories of child abuse and maltreatment, dating violence, domestic and partner violence, and elder abuse. Within these categories, JOFV emphasizes research on physical violence, psychological violence, sexual violence, and homicides that occur in families. Studies on families in all their various forms and diversities are welcome.

     

    JOFV publishes studies using quantitative, qualitative, and/or mixed methods involving the collection of primary data. Rigorous systematic reviews, meta-analyses, and theoretical analyses are also welcome. To help advance scientific understandings of family violence, JOFV is especially interested in research using transdisciplinary perspectives and innovative research methods. Because family violence is a global problem requiring solutions from diverse disciplinary perspectives, JOFV strongly encourages submissions from scholars worldwide from all disciplines and backgrounds.

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