This guide is one of four guides originally developed for OVC and the grantees who received funding to serve victims of human trafficking.

This following guide will help you conduct a comprehensive needs assessment of your community, target populations, and the services available to them. It will also guide you in using the results of your needs assessment to further develop, refine, and implement your program.

Guide to Conducting a Needs Assessment

The other three guides include:

Guide to Performance Measurement and Program Evaluation
Guide to Hiring a Local Evaluator
Guide to Protecting Human Subjects
 

This guide is one of four guides originally developed for OVC and the grantees who received funding to serve victims of human trafficking.

Use this guide to help you determine whether you have the resources and expertise within your initiative to plan and implement a needs assessment and program evaluation, or if it is best to hire a local evaluator to help you conduct these activities. This guide contains useful tips on what to consider in the decision making and selection processes of hiring a local evaluator. 

Guide to Hiring a Local Evaluator

The other three guides include:

Guide to Performance Measurement and Program Evaluation
Guide to Conducting a Needs Assessment
Guide to Protecting Human Subjects

This guide is one of four guides originally developed for OVC and the grantees who received funding to serve victims of human trafficking.
This following guide will help you:

    * Develop an evaluation plan for collecting data on performance measures.
    * Establish measureable goals and objectives.
    * Design and conduct the program evaluation to continuously assess your program’s progress in achieving its established goals and objectives.
    * Identify measures to reflect the impact of your program’s activities.
    * Use the results to refine and improve services.
Guide to Performance Measurement and Program Evaluation

The other three guides include: 
Guide to Conducting a Needs Assessment
Guide to Hiring a Local Evaluator
Guide to Protecting Human Subjects

This guide is one of four guides originally developed for OVC and the grantees who received funding to serve victims of human trafficking.

If your program intends to conduct a needs assessment or program evaluation, you must be aware of federal regulations that protect the privacy and confidentiality of persons involved in research (i.e., human subjects). This guide provides basic information about these federal regulations and explains how they pertain to your needs assessment or program evaluation.

Guide to Protecting Human Subjects

The other three guides include:

Guide to Performance Measurement and Program Evaluation
Guide to Conducting a Needs Assessment
Guide to Hiring a Local Evaluator
 

These guidelines are meant to serve as an organizing philosophy rather than an irrefutable prescription for prevention work. Due to the enormous amount of resources needed to achieve all of these ideals, it is not realistic that prevention initiatives could "check off" all of the programmatic components contained in these guidelines. Rather, the questions posed by the guidelines are meant to act as benchmarks, facilitating constant improvement in primary prevention program development. It is our hope that this document will help every existing SV/IPV primary prevention program operated at its full capacity, and provide potential programs with information on how to build a foundation for primary prevention work.

Guidelines for the Primary Prevention of Sexual Violence & Intimate Partner Violence

This publication provides students, parents and schools with a guide on how to stop sexual harassment in school. The guide includes strategies to prevent sexual harassment as well as several sexual harassment prevention models and sample guidelines for creating a sexual harassment policy.
 Harassment Free Hallways: How to Stop Sexual Harassment in Schools. A Guide for Students, Parents, and Schools

The political, social, and cultural environment Hate Crimes Coverof homophobia in U.S. culture contributes to violence against people who identify as, or are identified as, LGBTQ.  This special resource outlines recent laws concerning hate and bias-motivated crimes in the U.S.

This resource is part of the Information Packet on Sexual Violence & Those Who Identify as LGBTQ.

SAAM 2012 Healthy Sexuality Guide CoverThis guide provides guidance and practical tools for discussing healthy sexuality within the context of sexual violence for advocates, counselors, prevention educators, and activists. It explores healthy sexuality across the life span and connects this information with a primary prevention tools for local sexual violence programs.

 

 

The Guide identifies issues and considerations unique to survivors who have experienced multiple victimizations and have multiple needs and describes advocacy and organizational approaches. Developed specifically for rape crisis centers and victim advocates working within criminal justice system agencies, the Guide offers practical strategies for assessing and enhancing responses to this specific population. 

This is a guide which places particular emphasis on identifying victims of sexual trafficking as defined by the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000. The document offers a definition of trafficking and suggests how and where one might find a victim of sexual trafficking. The guide also addresses reporting procedures for both the general public and mandated reporters, and concludes by describing the services available to victims of trafficking.
 
Hiding in Plain Sight: A Practical Guide to Identifying Victims of Trafficking in the U.S.

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