The NSVRC is excited about our new adventures in blogging. Watch for several new Staff Blogs that will be launched during Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

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I have to say that the library community seems to get a few things right in terms of creating a place and a space that’s accessible and inviting to everyone. Yes, I am biased, but I believe it’s true; libraries do a wonderful job at celebrating all people.

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An image of an older adult gardening with message to stand against older abuseJune 15 is the heart of the year. It’s half-way through the calendar year, at the very mid-point of the month.

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Many of you have likely seen this headline in the news today: College Rape Prevention Proves a Rare Success.  The New York Times article features a Canadian research study about a risk reduction and self-defense program implemented at three Canadian college campuses. The study found that the program lowered participants’ risk of being sexually assaulted.   

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For part 2 of our discussion of program expansion we wanted to focus on a more general program expansion worksheet that organizes basic information about your program and how it relates to the capacity of the larger parent organization.

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The team at NSVRC has been blown away by enthusiasm for this year's SAAM campaign. Sexual Assault Awareness Month participation this April was unprecedented. It was a month of activism and action for creating change on college campuses

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We are now entering my favorite time of year. I love the sun, the warmth, the flowers, and the long days. Growing up out west where it’s sunny even on cold days the majority of the year has made the east sometimes difficult to deal with. Being able to be outside in the sun is where I find solace. It makes dealing with the day’s events and the issues in the world, so much more bearable.

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The idea of expanding Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) services to address the needs of other types of violence, such as child abuse or intimate partner violence is a good one. But it requires that a program has a strong and sustainable foundation on which to build those services.

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So, my co-worker and I just had a fabulous opportunity to present in front of the Central Pennsylvania Health Library Sciences Association. Now before you roll your eyes and stifle a yawn, let me explain. This is a group of individuals that work within the library field either at a hospital or a college associated with a hospital.

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For the past few weeks, I’ve been blogging about our Mapping Evaluation video podcast series (check out previous posts about evaluation work in Texas and New Jersey).  While we’ve been busy exploring evaluation work happening around the country, we’ve also been working with a consultant to help build our evaluation capacity here at the NSVRC (read more about those efforts in this

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