The following Guidelines were developed as a resource for caregivers in childcare centers and preschools who are challenged with the many complicated issues concerning early childhood sexuality. Administrators will also find these guidelines useful in developing policies concerning sexual issues within the preschool setting. The Guidelines reflect a comprehensive approach to sexuality education and are organized into six key concepts, which are: human development; relationships; personal skills; behaviors; health; and society and culture. Each key concept includes specific related topics and age-appropriate developmental messages.

Right from the Start: Guidelines for Sexuality Issues, Birth to Five Years

 

This document was created to assist organizations in their collaboration with researchers or local universities. The document will help organizations evaluate research proposals when asked to participate in or support a specific project.

Research Proposal Application and Evaluation Forms

This guide is for everyone involved in bringing up children. It explains that some children do sexually abuse other children, describes how we can recognize the warning signs, and outlines some actions we adults can take to prevent sexual abuse. Discusses what may be age-appropriate or developmentally-expected sexual behavior. It also talks about some of the things that adults can do to help prevent sexually harmful behavior between children.
 
Do Children Sexually Abuse Other Children? Preventing Sexual Abuse Among Children and Youth

This guide describes an eight step process for developing sexual assault response teams and focuses on responding to sexual assault victims that are fourteen or more years old.
 
Developing A Sexual Assault Response Team: Resource Guide for Kentucky Communities

This guide is intended to put the issue of schoolwide violence prevention in context for educators and outline an approach for choosing and creating effective prevention programs. The guide covers the following topics:

- Why schoolwide prevention strategies are critical
- Characteristics of a safe school
- Four sources of vulnerability to school violence
- How to plan for strategies that meet school safety needs
- Five effective response strategies
- Useful Web and print resources
 
Creating Schoolwide Prevention and Intervention Strategies

This document provides a strategy for readying an institution for the implementation of a sexual assault examiner program.
 
Creating an Environment of Care

This report describes ways to enhance police responses to stalking by focusing on collaborative community partnerships and protocols. Chapters include the meaning of stalking, community policing, problem solving and stalking response, a model stalking protocol, and reflections. Creating an Effective Stalking Protocol

This memorandum establishes DoD guidelines for confidential, restricted reporting by victims of sexual assault in the military.
 
Confidentiality Policy for Victims of Sexual Assault

This guide was developed to provide technical assistance to hospitals interested in developing a Sexual Assault Examiner Program.
 
Comprehensive Sexual Assault Treatment Program: A Hospital Based Model Forensic Healthcare Program

This tool was create to help organizations from diverse disciplines work together. It enables them to better understand each other's perspectives and to identify both strengths and gaps in their partnership. This tool is designed to eliminate misconceptions, clarify the benefits of collaborative participation, determine what needs to be better understood, and identify key players that may be missing.
 
Collaboration Math: Enhancing the Effectiveness of Multidisciplinary Collaboration

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