This issue of Connections shares insight from programs that are empowering youth to become media savvy not only by giving them the tools to be critical consumers, but also by giving them a voice.

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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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La Campaña Nacional 2013 del Mes de Conciencia sobre la Violencia Sexual (SAAM) se centra en la sexualidad saludable y sus vínculos con la prevención del abuso sexual contra niñas y niños. Este abril, únete a la conversación y empieza a hablar sobre el desarrollo saludable de la niñez para prevenir el abuso sexual infantil.

La Campaña SAAM brindará herramientas e información relacionadas con el desarrollo sexual saludable de niñas y niños que personas adultas podrán usar. Al aprender sobre las características de una sexualidad saludable, las personas adultas pueden identificar mejor los riesgos, apoyar límites sanos y rechazar mensajes negativos. Estas herramientas apoyan a madres, padres, otras personas de la comunidad y organizaciones a medida que trabajar para prevenir el abuso sexual infantil. En inglés.

2013 Recursos:

Visión general del desarrollo sexual saludable en la niñez

Recurso para integrantes de la comunidad

Recurso para madres, padres y personas que brindan cuidados

Ejercicio: Hablando con tus hijas e hijos

Recurso para personas defensoras, educadoras y especialistas en prevención

Proclamación

Una muestra de Carta al Editor

2012 Recursos:

Sugerencias para crear una campaña

Sugerencias para madres, padres y tutores 

Sugerencias para profesionales de la salud

This guide explores approaches and challenges in engaging men in anti-sexual and gender-based violence work within institutional settings. The goal is to sexual health and gender equality by understanding what it takes to confront these forms of violence.

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This report offers findings from a study of students’ activities, priorities, perceptions, and needs related to various efforts to address campus sexual violence, with a specific focus on campus policies. Students also reported on their school’s efforts to address rape and sexual assault.

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This article provides reflections on the work of the Division of Violence Prevention at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention by bringing the issue to sexual violence into the public health forum. These efforts have moved sexual violence prevention work forward over the past decade.

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This paper explores how youth and violence have been framed in the media, how the issue of race complicates depictions of youth and violence, and how public attitudes about government can inhibit public support for strategies to effectively prevent violence. Commissioned by UNITY/Prevention Institute and written by the Berkeley Media Studies Group, this paper makes recommendations for the next steps in reframing violence among youth.
Moving From Them to Us: Challenges in Reframing Violence Among Youth

This issue addresses the use of deliberate rationales to drive primary prevention efforts. The feature article discusses "etiological theories" and "change theories," and provides examples of how they can be applied to enhance primary SV/IPV prevention work. There is also an article examining how one local Virginia agency implemented a theory-driven prevention project with a local Girl Scout troop. Also provided is a handy appendix that summarizes select theories of individual and group change.
Moving Upstream: Volume 5, Issue 1

This final report of the the National Prison Rape Commission proposes standards to prevent, detect, respond to and monitor sexual abuse of incarcerated or detained individuals throughout the United States. Nine findings are discussed regarding the problems of sexual abuse in confinement and select policies and practices that must be mandatory everywhere to remedy these problems. It also covers recommendations about what leaders in government outside the corrections profession can do to support solutions.

National Prison Rape Elimination Commission Report

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