Sexual violence & individuals who identify as LGBTQ is an information packet containing nearly a dozen resources focused on serving, engaging, and collaborating with individuals and communities who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning (LGBTQ).  The packet contains resources to support counselors, advocates, preventionists, technical assistance providers, and allied professionals committed to affirming all individuals and communities. The goals of this packet it to provide resources that will both strengthen work already being done, as well as assist organizations in discovering a place to begin program development.

This packet includes an Annotated Bibliography, a Research Brief, a Resource List, and guides on Talking about Gender & Sexuality, Creating Inclusive Agencies, the Process of Coming Out, the Impact of Discrimination, Hate & Bias-Motivated Crimes, the Impact on Individuals & Communities, Sexual Harassment & Bullying of Youth, and Transformative Prevention Programming.

This Applied Research Paper outlines the importance and value of engaging in sexual violence prevention work with youth. The paper discusses prevalence of sexual violence among youth populations, recent trends in prevention activities for youth, and a review of common strategies and challenges for engaging in this work. Feedback on the effectiveness and current evaluation efforts for the various approaches is offered. It's available in PDF or online.

Sexual assault is a most intimate crime, and when it happens in our most intimate sanctuaries—our homes—the trauma is devastating and difficult to escape. Healing from sexual violence can only happen on a foundation of safety and safety starts with home. In this paper, we will consider issues and advocacy related to emergency shelter and longer-term housing for sexual violence survivors.
 
See also, NSVRC Housing and Sexual Violence special collection.

This document identifies how the crimes of rape and sexual violence must, as a requirement of its own statute and a matter of international human rights law, be interpreted and applied with equality between men and women by the International Criminal Court (the Court). The Court has yet to rule on this matter in its jurisprudence.
 

Esta hoja informativa subraya la importancia del SAAM 2012 Consentimiento Coverconsentimiento en las interacciones sexuales saludables y brinda información sobre cómo definirlo y establecerlo. Incluye un escenario y puntos para discusión que resaltan el consentimiento en el entorno de un campus. En inglés.

 

 

 

 

This three-page fact sheet highlights the importanceSAAM 2012 Consent Cover of consent in healthy sexual interactions and provides information on defining and establishing consent. It includes a scenario and discussion points that highlight consent in a college campus setting. Also available in Spanish.

 

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.

 

 

Esta sinopsis ofrece un marco para promover la sexualidad saludable como una manera de prevenir la violencia sexual. Brinda una base para definir una sexualidad saludable y características y conductas positivas, además de describir la conexión con la prevención, el cambio social y el apoyo a sobrevivientes. En inglés.

 

 

 

This three-page overview provides a framework for promSAAM 2012 Overview Coveroting healthy sexuality as an approach to sexual violence prevention. It provides a foundation in defining healthy sexuality and positive characteristics and behaviors and outlines the connection to prevention, social change and support for survivors. Also available in Spanish.

 

 

 

 

Safe, affordable, and stable housing can be a protective factor against both sexual violence perpetration and victimization. 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. The information gained from this study led to the development of several resources to support advocacy at the intersections of housing and sexual violence.

This information packet includes: the National Survey of Advocates on Sexual Violence, Housing, and the Violence Against Women Act; an overview; a fact sheet; an online resource collection; a technical assistance bulletin; a research brief; an infographic; and an advocate's guide to housing and sexual violence.

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