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This nationwide survey, which included more than 1,000 girls ages 14 to 17, finds the increased exposure to social media puts teenage girls in a confusing situation where a girl's image is not always what it seems, as nearly 74 percent of girls agree that most girls use social networking sites to make themselves "cooler than they really are." The survey finds that girls downplay several positive characteristics of themselves online, most prominently their intelligence, kindness and efforts to be a positive influence.

These feelings among others related to emotional safety online and the impact of social media on girls' relationships are further spelled out in the Who's That Girl factsheet (PDF).


This Special Collection includes selected materials and resources -- many gender-informed -- that can be used by domestic and sexual violence organizations to increase their preparedness for and response to major disasters and emergencies.

This curriculum is part of Project NIA’s “Exploring the Roots of Violence” initiative, and includes over 30 poems that address gender-based violence as well as tips and suggestions for individuals who are interested in facilitating poetry circles with girls and young women. To receive a free PDF copy of the guide, please complete this FORM.


The National Resource Sharing Project (RSP) and the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) have developed two assessment tools to assist those working with victims of sexual violence in identifying strengths and strategies to improve their practice. The Personal Assessment tool will help individual advocates to reflect on their own services, knowledge and relationships with community partners.  The Organizational Assessment will help organizations’ leadership staff to better understand the state of their service provision overall, their entire staff’s knowledge and their organization’s relationships with community partners.

El Proyecto Nacional de Recursos Compartidos por sus sigla en Ingles (The National Resource Sharing Project, RSP) y el Centro Nacional de Recursos de Violencia Sexual  por sus siglas en Ingles (NSVRC) han desarrollado dos herramientas de evaluación para asistir aquellos que trabajan con victimas de violencia sexual a identificar sus fuertes y estrategias  con el fin de mejorar sus practicas. La Herramienta de Evaluación Personal ayudara individualmente a asesoras a analizar sus propios servicios, conocimientos y su relación de colaboración con otros servidores comunitarios. La Evaluación de la Organización ayudara a los lideres del personal  a comprender el estado general de los servicios proveídos, el conocimiento completo del personal en sus organizaciones y la colaboración con otros servidores comunitarios.

Personal Assessment (PDF)138.21 KB
Evaluación Personal (PDF)75.22 KB
Organizational Assessment (PDF)158.85 KB
Evaluación Organizacional (PDF)88.77 KB


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This bulletin provides an overview of recommendations from survivors and reseachers about how to improve survivors' experiences when interacting with the healthcare system.  Specific roles for advocates are discussed.

Healthcare Issues and Survivors of Sexual Violence

This publication was developed in the context of the innovative statewide and national approach to IPSV that is emerging from the collaborative work of project partners. First published as an edition of the Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs’ quarterly newsletter, Connections (edited by Kathleen Arledge), this compilation of articles represents a wide spectrum of information and practical advice for assessment, intervention, and systems change.

This special issue of Restoration highlights the growing movement to address sexual violence against native women.


This document aims to provide information for policy-makers and planners to develop data-driven and evidence-based programmes for preventing intimate partner and sexual violence against women.

This Guide describes how to develop, implement, and evaluate a process for training professionals to engage in sexual violence and intimate partner violence prevention. The Guide is designed to help practitioners tailor individual trainings to different groups of professionals. It provides definitions of sexual violence and intimate partner violence and includes real-life examples to illustrate theory put into practice. In addition to step-by-step guidance on all the tasks necessary for planning a training, the Guide includes tip sheets, worksheets, checklists, and an extensive resource list.




The 2009 survey of 7,261 middle and high school students found that at school nearly 9 out of 10 LGBT students experienced harassment at school in the past year and nearly two-thirds felt unsafe because of their sexual orientation. Nearly a third of LGBT students skipped at least one day of school in the past month because of safety concerns.

An analysis of National School Climate Survey data over 10 years showed that since 1999 there has been a decreasing trend in the frequency of hearing homophobic remarks; however, LGBT students' experiences with more severe forms of bullying and harassment have remained relatively constant.


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