The articles within this issue illustrate the complexities of IPSV, while painting a picture of a systematic response. By capturing the voices of survivors, advocates and legal leaders in this movement to end violence against women, this Connections will inspire you to look beyond traditional paths of service delivery, dig deeper into the root causes of intimate partner sexual violence,and expand your outreach to survivors. Additionally, it provides a screening resource tool for thought provocation and implementation support.
 
Connections: Intimate Partner Sexual Violence (IPSV)

Immigrant Women and Sexual Violence highlights the common experiences of immigrant women who are victims of sexual violence, the legal protections and public benefits available, and practices and suggestions for increasing the effectiveness of services provided to immigrant women.
Immigrant Women and Sexual Violence

Celebrated on March 8, International Women's Day is a global day connecting women around the world and recognizing their struggles to secure human rights and peace. Resources are offered on the 2008 theme, "Investing in Women and Girls" in addition to materials on global violence against women. Also listed in this eNewsletter are existing materials from the VAWnet collection that relate to violence against women internationally.
 
International Women's Day: Investing in Women and Girls

This issue addresses the use of deliberate rationales to drive primary prevention efforts. The feature article discusses "etiological theories" and "change theories," and provides examples of how they can be applied to enhance primary SV/IPV prevention work. There is also an article examining how one local Virginia agency implemented a theory-driven prevention project with a local Girl Scout troop. Also provided is a handy appendix that summarizes select theories of individual and group change.
Moving Upstream: Volume 5, Issue 1

In the January 2014 edition of the Reshape newsletter, Eric Stiles discusses the practice of creating sensitive and informed spaces for men and boys accessing services at sexual assault programs. Using trauma-informed strategies and the practice of meeting survivors where they are at, he promotes gender inclusive spaces and programming.

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In the January 2014 edition of the Reshape newsletter, Michelle Dixon-Wall discusses the challenges of working within a gendered framework at an anti-violence organization. She discusses barriers that men and boys may have to accessing sexual assault services and programs based on some basic structural practices.

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We are still learning about those who sexually abuse. We are also continuing to learn about the most effective ways to assess, treat, and manage those who sexually abuse. The vast majority of sex offenders return to our communities. Even though there is no single way to completely eliminate the risk of sexual re-offense, a comprehensive and collaborative approach to sex offender management can go a long way to manage offenders' behaviors and ensure their safe integration within communities. This special collection provides resources that address the topics of sex offender risk, assessment, management, treatment, and supervision. In addition, there is a special focus on the policies that have been created in the past decade to help keep our communities safer.

Resources Addressing the Perpetration of Sexual Violence

The Winter 2010 edition of WCSAP's newsletter focuses on working with LGBTIQ survivors.  Articles focus on creating safe space, interrupting problematic language, and SANE protocol for working individuals who identify as LGBTIQ.

Access: Setting the Stage: Strategies for Supporting LGBTIQ Survivors

The Sexual Assault Demonstration Initiative (SADI) Newsletter serves as a project brief to the field on the first national demonstration initiative designed to identify and disseminate information on promising practices for enhancing services to sexual violence survivors in dual and multi-service agencies. This edition provides an overview of the goals of the SADI, introduces the Project Sites, highlights the stages of the project, and provides a sneak peak at the next phase of the project.

The Sexual Assault Demonstration Initiative (SADI) Newsletter serves as a project brief to the field on the first national demonstration initiative designed to identify and disseminate information on promising practices for enhancing services to sexual violence survivors in dual and multi-service agencies. This edition provides access to community assessment tools created through the initiative and lessons learned from demonstration sites as they conducted community assessments.
 

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