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.

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This resource outlines the preferred skill set of a Prevention Specialist & Community Organizer. 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.

The qualities and abilities of a prevention practitioner are connected to the successful implementation of prevention programming. This resource is designed to provide a potential model for the outreach, interviewing, and hiring process. 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.

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.

The importance of identifying core competencies among staff has cut across numerous fields of practice. This resource summarizes findings from focus groups – facilitated by the NSVRC in an effort to identify core skills and qualities of effective prevention practitioners – and identifies areas for further exploration. It is part of Fjnding the Perfect Shade of Change: Resources for Sexual Violence Preventionists Creating Safe and Healthy Communities, an information packet of prevention resources.

Because effective prevention is rooted in changing social norms that support sexual violence, the qualities and abilities of effective prevention practitioners are informed by a deeply-rooted commitment to valuing equality and respect. With this said, this resource helps place these qualities and abilities in context. 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.

This resource provides a brief overview of the principles of effective prevention programs, and introduces the elements of the prevention resource packet. It is part of Fjnding the Perfect Shade of Change: Resources for Sexual Violence Preventionists Creating Safe and Healthy Communities, an information packet of prevention resources.

This statement was released in response to the June 22, 2012 verdict in the Sandusky Trial.

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