This guide is intended to help support advocates and preventionists in creating and sustaining bystander intervention programs in their communities. The NSVRC contacted six organizations that employ various bystander programs and strategies. This guide highlights each program and its unique approach to bystander intervention and provides lessons learned for advocates and preventionists to use in their work.

This guide is guide is a part of the Engaging Bystanders to Prevent Sexual Violence Information Packet.  View the full packet, or other publications included in this packet.

This guide lays out both basic and more advanced privacy and safety features of Facebook, which can help survivors when they are trying to maximize privacy when using Facebook or are attempting to document an abusers’ online harassment.

Cover of Guide includes pictures of tree with light shining throughThis guide provides information to support sexual assault services programs in strengthening their organizational and individual responses to survivors of sexual violence through the use of a trauma-informed approach. It provides an overview of the core principles of trauma-informed care and guiding points and questions to help organizations build cultures grounded in the philosophy of trauma-informed service delivery.

This guide focuses on the impact of sexual violence in the military. It includes resources for advocates who, through relationships and collaborations with the military, can offer support in responding to the needs of survivors and preventing sexual violence.

The following documents are available: "Sexual Violence in the Military: A Guide for Civilian Advocates," an infographic, and talking points.

This policy paper offers a discussion and recommendations for managing the housing needs of sex offenders.

This publication discusses reshaping sex offender public policy through a comprehensive approach and new collaborative models through cross-disciplinary professional partners; to craft new policies that prevent abuse before it is perpetrated and re-offenses.

TANF-CoverSexual violence and economic insecurity are intricately linked. This guide is to support advocates in connecting survivors to the Temporary Assistance For Needy Families Program and ensuring that the TANF program is responsive to the needs of sexual violence victims. 

This guide is part of the Sexual Violence and the Workplace information packet.  View the full packet, or other publications included in this packet.

Employer-CoverWhen sexual violence occurs in the workplace, it can create a climate of fear and reduce productivity and wellness of the entire staff. The purpose of this guide is to provide employers with information that may help facilitate their engagement in creating a comprehensive violence prevention and response plan in collaboration with community-based sexual violence centers.

This guide is part of the Sexual Violence and the Workplace information packet.  View the full packet, or other publications included in this packet.

Advocates-CoverSexual violence permeates our society, including the workplace.  Using the Spectrum of prevention this  technical assistance guide provides advocates with information about the connections between sexual violence and employment and to offer possible prevention strategies.

This guide is part of the Sexual Violence and the Workplace information packet.  View the full packet, or other publications included in this packet.

This discussion guide offers questions to consider after reading the Applied Research paper titled The Effectiveness of Sexual Assault Services in Multiservice Agencies, by Debra Patterson with contributions from Sally Laskey (September, 2009). After reading the paper, discuss key topics and brainstorm next steps. These discussions may assist in cultivating services for people healing from sexual violence. Questions are listed by topic and additional resources to promote further learning are shown at the end.

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