There is hopeful evidence that rates of child sexual abuse, as well as other forms of child maltreatment, are declining. However, there is equally concerning evidence that the actual rates of child sexual abuse may not be fully known because of significant barriers victims and community leaders face in reporting crimes. The following talking points provide information on definitions and rates of child sexual abuse.
This Special Collection provides resources for anti-violence programs to increase their capacity to engage men and boys in their work to end violence against women. The collection explores the social construction of masculinity and the impact that pro-feminist men can have on advancing the anti-violence movement.
This information packet provides guidance to prevention practitioners at local, state, tribal, territory, and national organizations to work more effectively toward the goal of eliminating sexual violence in their communities. There are six elements to the packet:
Preventing sexual violence takes more than the energy, commitment, and time of prevention practitioners – it is a movement-wide initiative that requires thoughtful and intentional action by everyone. When prevention is integrated into an agency’s vision and culture, it can be sustained and continue to grow in innovation over time. This resource outlines how organizational commitment to prevention will help with the movement-wide paradigm shift toward effective prevention. It is part of Finding the Perfect Shade of Change: Resources for Sexual Violence Preventionists Creating Safe and Healthy Communities, an information packet of prevention resources.
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