Resources

Child abuse neglect journal
VACS journal articles

Service-seeking behaviors among male victims of violence in five African countries: The effects of positive and adverse childhood experiences

Using VACS data, this study analyzes the association between positive and adverse childhood experiences (PCEs and ACEs), and seeking post-violence services among males in five countries in sub-Saharan Africa.

Child abuse neglect journal
VACS journal articles

Adverse childhood experiences and associations with mental health, substance use, and violence perpetration among young adults in sub-Saharan Africa

Using VACS data this study estimates the prevalence of six ACE exposures and assesses their association with mental health outcomes, substance use, and violence perpetration among young adults in sub-Saharan Africa.

Child abuse neglect journal
VACS journal articles

Parental absence as an adverse childhood experience among young adults in sub-Saharan Africa

Using VACS data, this study assesses whether parental absence in childhood is associated with poor mental health and substance use in young adulthood among youth in sub-Saharan Africa.

Child abuse neglect journal
VACS journal articles

Prevalence of Adverse Childhood Experiences in sub-Saharan Africa: A multicountry analysis of the Violence Against Children and Youth Surveys (VACS)

This study utilises VACS data to estimate the prevalence of ACEs in five low- and middle-income sub-Saharan African countries.

International journal injury control
VACS journal articles

Predicting adolescent boys’ and young men’s perpetration of youth violence in Colombia

This study uses Colombia’s 2018 Violence Against Children and Youth Survey data to examine risk and protective factors associated with violence perpetration among 13–24-year-old males.

Journal of adolescent health
VACS journal articles

Violence exposure among adolescent boys and young men in Colombia with a lifetime history of transactional sex

This analysis examined the associations between lifetime transactional sex and experience of violence among 13- to 24-year-old males.

Child abuse neglect journal
VACS journal articles

Special issue: Epidemiology, Risk Factors, and Impacts of Adverse Childhood Experiences in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

Read this special journal issue on the measurement of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) in low-and middle-income countries by the CDC in collaboration with the Journal of Child Abuse and Neglect.

Oaks partners perspectives on ending child sexual violence
Video

Perspectives on ending sexual violence against children from leaders in the field

Leaders in the field to prevent sexual violence against children share their views on how we can create a safer world for all children.

imagina case study
Case study

Challenges and lessons learned in the development of the Departmental Action Plans to end VAC in Colombia

This case study describes the development process of the “Departmental Action Plans”, within the framework of the development and implementation of Colombia’s National Action Plan to end VAC.

imagina case study
Case study

Colombia's National Action Plan’s monitoring strategy

This case study describes the strategy implemented to monitor Colombia's National Action Plan (NAP).

Colombia NAP report
Technical reports

Colombia's development of a National Action Plan to end violence against children and youth 2021-2023

This report aims to identify the milestones, key actions, and lessons learned from the development of the NAP in Colombia.

vacs course webinar
Video

From data to action: A course on analyzing and using the VACS

This webinar showcases the outcomes of the Violence Against Children & Youth Surveys (VACS) course, by Together for Girls, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and BD.

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