The Spring/Summer 2016 edition of The Resource highlights culture in a number of ways:

  • Director’s Viewpoint: Karen Baker, NSVRC Director, discusses how changes in the culture surrounding sexual violence have been prominent this year, from the Oscars to the White House.
  • Evaluation is for everyone: Multicultural Efforts to end Sexual Assault (MESA) shares their culturally relevant evaluation process, from building a framework to implementing strategies in the community.
  • West Virginia’s online academy provides needed resources: West Virginia Foundation for Rape Information and Services (WVFRIS) developed an online training academy for service providers.
  • Community Integrity Program uses evidence-based practices: Princeton University’s Community Integrity Program is a secondary prevention program that holds individuals who offend accountable.
  • For some patients, there is a correlation between sexual trauma and disordered eating: Pennsylvania Physician General Dr. Rachel Levine shares the connections between sexual trauma and eating disorders.

This issue also includes a look back at this year’s Sexual Assault Awareness Month, a spotlight on the Hawaii Coalition Against Sexual Assault’s Community Action Teams, and several milestones for NSVRC.

Do you have an idea for a future story? Send your ideas to with the subject line “Resource Story Idea.”

This sample proclamation allows individuals or organizations to commit to the prevention of sexual violence. 

This publication explains how to develop a community-wide campaign for Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

This list provides examples of events for Sexual Assault Awareness Month based on the goals of awareness, fundraising, healing, community engagement, public policy, and prevention.

This fact sheet defines sexual violence by providing examples and statistics.

This fact sheet discusses strategies individuals, communities, and businesses can use to prevent sexual violence.

This fact sheet provides statistics about the wide-ranging impact of sexual violence on survivors, loved ones, communities, and society in general.

The 2016 Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) campaign materials help to educate individuals, communities, and businesses on steps they can take to prevent sexual violence. Join us in helping everyone to see their role in preventing sexual violence!

Prevention Factsheet Resources

Prevention is Possible

The Impact of Sexual Violence

What is Sexual Violence

Recursos para la prevención

Prevenir es posible

El impacto de la violencia sexual

Qué es la violencia sexual

Campaign Planning Materials

How to Create a Campaign

Event Planning Guide

Sample Letter to the Editor



The National Sexual Assault Conference (NSAC) is an annual conference that brings together over 1,000 people to share information, advance learning opportunities, and support professional growth to those who work to address the needs of survivors of sexual assault, to raise awareness about sexual assault, and to prevent sexual assault from happening.

The Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape and the National Sexual Violence Resource Center are excited to announce a call for workshop proposals for the 2016 National Sexual Assault Conference, in Washington, D.C., at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park. The theme of the conference is “Hopeful FUTURE, Honored PAST.”

We welcome workshop proposals that focus on the uniqueness and value of sexual assault specific programs and services. Proposals that engage in a culturally competent approach to traditionally underserved populations and those that involve interactive learning techniques and innovative methods are encouraged.

We will be focusing on three categories this year:
• Direct Services - Working directly with individuals impacted by sexual violence.
• Prevention - Presentation or workshop submissions to the Prevention category should describe efforts to engage communities in the prevention of sexual assault, with an emphasis on primary prevention. Workshop proposals should address the needs of state grantees from the Rape Prevention & Education program of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, their partners and/or the programs they support. Proposals should draw on the best available research and / or prevention practices.
• Systems/Collaboration

Electronic submissions must be received by 8 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on Monday, December 14, 2015. Applicants will receive notice by February 26, 2016. Read more for instructions on how to submit.

For each workshop session, only one (1) presenter will receive one (1) free conference registration and one (1) night’s lodging at the federal or state government rate, if the presenter’s office is more than 50 miles from the conference site (per government guidelines). If the workshop has multiple presenters, then they must select one individual to receive the one (1) free conference registration and one (1) night’s lodging, as permitted. NSVRC or PCAR will not reimburse for any other expenses incurred by the selected presenter(s) for each workshop.

The publication provides frameworks and examples of prevention work that supports healthy development, protective factors, and resiliency in children, families, and communities. It begins by providing a look into the complimentary field of research and ground work in childhood development and trauma. Next we delve into two nuanced topics: child sexual abuse in Latin@ communities and addressing sexual development for children. The following articles spotlight a new resource tool and the pilot project supported across the state of Washington. It concludes with a Question Oppression and Resources section to help further the conversation about consent.

Partners in Social Change is published by the Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs Prevention Resource Center from its office in Olympia, Washington.The focus of this publication is to present information and resources for the prevention of sexual violence, with a special emphasis on social change.


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