By Joan Tabachnick and Cordelia Anderson, Co-Chairs, Policy Committee, National Coalition to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation

The National Sexual Violence Resource Center library is overflowing with great materials, with more than 37,000 unique titles and growing every day. NSVRC staff members share four of the collection’s resources you might want to grab for your own library. Looking for research materials?

Each year, NSVRC presents the Visionary Voice Awards in conjunction with Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The award is presented to a wide range of public servants and industry professionals who have been nominated by state, territory, and tribal coalitions. This multidisciplinary group of honorees is selected for their outstanding work toward ending sexual violence.

By Helene Kaiwi, Joanne Higashi, Valerie Mariano, and Paula Chun, Hawaii Coalition Against Sexual Assault

By Shawn Maxam, Princeton University’s Sexual Harassment/Assault Advising, Resources & Education (SHARE)

By Nancy Hoffman, West Virginia Foundation for Rape Information and Services

For each edition of The Resource, NSVRC’s newsletter, we ask our community members a question related to sexual violence. This time, we asked: How have you used social media to improve your anti-sexual violence work? Here are some of the answers we received:

By Kimber Nicoletti and Skye Ashton Brown, Multicultural Efforts to end Sexual Assault (MESA)

The acronym for Multicultural Efforts to end Sexual Assault is MESA. In Spanish, mesa means “table.” The idea behind the creation of MESA was to invite everyone to the table throughout the entire process of development, implementation, and evaluation of sexual violence prevention efforts.

By Kelly Parsley, Health Sciences Department, Carroll College


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