This report illustrates the results of a cross-national study based on in-depth interviews from both experts and average Americans on Sexual Violence. This study, supported by the National Sexual Violence Resource Center comprises the following three components: 1) an analysis of the discourse on sexual violence from expert interviews, 2) one-on-one cognitive interviews with Americans, and 3) a comparative analysis that “maps the gaps” between expert and lay understandings of this topic. The report concludes with a set of recommendations that will improve communications practice around this issue and inform future research.
This special collection includes information about 2010 Transportation and Safety Administration (TSA) screening procedures, rights, tips for travelers and information on how to file a complaint for those that feel their rights have been violated.
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)
Evaluación Personal (PDF)
Organizational Assessment (PDF)
Evaluación Organizacional (PDF)
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The occurrence of sexual violence is related to one’s access to safe and affordable housing. This is true for both sexual violence perpetration and victimization. Oppression can both heighten risk and compound the barriers that sexual violence victims and survivors encounter in housing arenas. This guide is intended to equip advocates with information and resources to support their housing advocacy efforts. To these ends, information on housing as both a sexual violence prevention and intervention advocacy area is explored.
In 2008, the National Sexual Violence Resource Center partnered with the Victims Rights Law Center, National Sexual Assault Coalition Resource Sharing Project, Louisiana Foundation Against Sexual Assault, University of New Hampshire, and Pennsylvania Community Legal Services to develop and conduct a national survey on housing and sexual violence. This report provides a summary of key survey findings and policy recommendations.
Sexual violence and housing are intricately linked by several factors including access to affordable housing, various forms of oppression and sex offender management. This four page document offers information on each of these topics as well as a section on how advocates can help survivors.
Safe, affordable, and stable housing can be a protective factor against both sexual violence perpetration and victimization. This two page fact sheet offers information on the impact of housing costs, housing and various forms of oppression, and how advocates can help.
This site is supported by Grant/ Cooperative Agreement No. 1UF2CE002359-01 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.