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This publication explains how to plan an effective prevention campaign for Sexual Assault Awareness Month. it outlines the planning process for social marketing campaigns that aim to change behaviors.

This events list provides descriptions of Sexual Assault Awareness Month events and activities. Activities are organized by event goal: awareness, fundraising, healing, community engagement, public policy, and sexual violence prevention.

A guide for adults and organizations for strength-based youth engagement. In Spanish.

La campaña 2014 del Mes de Conciencia sobre la Agresión Sexual (SAAM) se centra en la sexualidad saludable y l@s jóvenes. Este abril, usa tu voz para tener un impacto en nuestro futuro.


Esta campaña brinda herramientas sobre la sexualidad saludable de adolescentes y cómo propiciar la participación activa de jóvenes. Entérate de cómo puedes jugar un rol en promover una base saludable para las relaciones, el desarrollo y la prevención de la violencia sexual. La campaña SAAM 2014 involucra a personas adultas para que apoyen un desarrollo juvenil positivo y alienta a jóvenes a ser activistas a favor del cambio. En inglés.

 

SAAM 2014: Adolescentes saludables

Visión general del desarrollo sexual adolescente

Prácticas óptimas para involucrar a jóvenes como socios y socias en la prevención de la violencia sexual

Estrategias para hacerse aliad@s de jóvenes a fin de prevenir la violencia sexual

Sexualidad saludable y segura: Hablemos de lo que tú quieres y necesitas

Cómo convertirte en agente de cambio social: Guía para activistas jóvenes

 

A guide for youth on activism, healthy sexuality, and sexual violence prevention. In Spanish.

The 2014 National Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) campaign focuses on healthy sexuality and young people. This campaign provides tools on healthy adolescent sexuality and engaging youth. Learn how you can play a role in promoting a healthy foundation for relationships, development, and sexual violence prevention. SAAM 2014 engages adults in supporting positive youth development, and encourages young people to be activists for change. This April, use your voice to impact our future.

Many resources also are available in Spanish.

2014 resources include:

Healthy Adolescent Sexual Development Resources

An overview of healthy adolescent sexual development

Best practices for engaging youth as partners in sexual violence prevention

Strategies for becoming an adult ally

Safe Sex(uality): Talking about what you need and want

Becoming an agent of social change: A guide for youth activists

 

Campaign materials

Event planning guide

Social media toolkit

How to create a campaign

Proclamation

Proclamation for a healthy future

Sample letter to the editor

Tips for partnering with youth-serving organizations

Prevention tips for medical professionals

Understanding sexual violence: Tips for parents and caregivers

 

A joint project by Orange County Rape Crisis Center and North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Assault, this manual is designed to assist with developing and coordinating safe and effective support group programs for survivors of sexual violence. This section of the manual gives an overview of how support groups can be influential in survivors’ healing processes as well as information on the authors of this manual.

Thhis report calls for a collective investment nationwide in defending our children from exposure to violence and psychological trauma, in healing families and communities, and in enabling all of our children to imagine and claim their safe and creative development and their productive futures. It discusses sexual violence, as well as physical violence, exposure to intimate partner violence, and community violence.

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This report describes the successes and challenges of reducing backlogs of DNA evidence in the nation’s crime laboratories and describes some of the solutions that are increasing lab efficiencies. Data was collected from more than 120 public laboratories that receive grants under NIJ’s DNA Backlog Reduction Program.

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This report reviews current practices and activities on the federal level related to trauma-informed approaches across a wide range of settings and systems. It encourages agencies to implement a collaborative and comprehensive response to traumas like sexual violence.

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