The 2014 National Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) campaign focuses on healthy sexuality and young people. This campaign provides tools on healthy adolescent sexuality and engaging youth. Learn how you can play a role in promoting a healthy foundation for relationships, development, and sexual violence prevention. SAAM 2014 engages adults in supporting positive youth development, and encourages young people to be activists for change. This April, use your voice to impact our future.

Many resources also are available in Spanish.

2014 resources include:

Healthy Adolescent Sexual Development Resources

An overview of healthy adolescent sexual development

Best practices for engaging youth as partners in sexual violence prevention

Strategies for becoming an adult ally

Safe Sex(uality): Talking about what you need and want

Becoming an agent of social change: A guide for youth activists

 

Campaign materials

Event planning guide

Social media toolkit

How to create a campaign

Proclamation

Proclamation for a healthy future

Sample letter to the editor

Tips for partnering with youth-serving organizations

Prevention tips for medical professionals

Understanding sexual violence: Tips for parents and caregivers

 

The 2013 Spring/Summer edition of Resource-Cover-Spring-Summer-2013The Resource offers articles and insights on current events and topics such as the Steubenville rape trial, the NO MORE campaign, 1in6’s 1BlueString Campaign, tips for sustaining activism and new findings from a national needs assessment on how to engage Spanish-speaking communities. It also highlights great work happening across the movement, from how to engage faculty to prevent sexual violence on campus to what’s the latest technologies being used by help spread the word.

This publication is designed to promote consistency in the use of terminology and data collection across organizations that work to prevent sexual violence. The updated document provides more detail on the various definitions of “sexual violence” and by addressing how technology is used to perpetrate unwanted sexual experiences. Learn more and download.

This resource identifies concepts and strategies that may be used as a foundation for planning, implementing, and evaluating sexual violence prevention activities.

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This report from the NCAA presents findings from an Executive Committee appointed to explore the issue of sexual assault and interpersonal violence on campus and how it relates to athletic programs. The report includes informatiton on compliance, collaboration, student perspectives, and education programs on this topic. 

 

This report was born out of the Student Summit on Sexual Assault that was facilitated by CALCASA in April 2014. Over 50 students participated, representing public and private universities and community colleges. It includes student recommendations on how colleges and universities can better respond to incidents of sexual assault and better support survivors with resources, information and transparency.

The 2014 Fall & Winter edition of The Resource celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act.

Vice President Joe Biden recently deemed VAWA his “proudest legislative achievement.” In an article inside this issue, a legal advocate gives an inside look at what it was like to work on the second iteration of the landmark legislation in 1998.

Other topics covered in this issue include:

Primary prevention: It’s for everyone, so how can we make getting started more accessible?

Community Voices: We asked members of the anti-sexual violence movement to tell us their favorite ways to practice self-care.

Racism: Becoming an anti-racist organization is a process; let’s begin.

Evaluation: It’s important to evaluate our prevention work. But how can we do that effectively?

There’s even more inside! Want to read about a topic we haven’t covered? Send your idea to resources@nsvrc.org. Thanks for reading.

This systematic review examined 140 outcome evaluations of primary prevention strategies for sexual violence perpetration. The review had two goals: 1) to describe and assess the breadth, quality, and evolution of evaluation research in this area; and 2) to summarize the best available research evidence for sexual violence prevention practitioners by categorizing programs with regard to their evidence of effectiveness on sexual violence behavioral outcomes in a rigorous evaluation. It found two primary prevention programs and a policy initiative with strong evidence of effectiveness for reducing rates of sexually violent behavior:

  • Safe Dates
  • Shifting Boundaries, building-level intervention; and
  • The 1994 U.S. Violence Against Women Act.
  • Other approaches with a focus on bystander training and healthy relationships are also promising

Read NSVRC Key Findings for preventionists.

 

 

This guide discusses the 2014 research article "A systematic review of primary prevention strategies for sexual violence perpetration" by Sarah DeGue et al. It summarizes the methods and discusses key findings of the systematic review. It also proposes ways preventionists can use this research to identify promising prevention strategies, strengthen and evaluate their current efforts, and advocate with funders, policymakers, researchers, and community partners. 

In the January 2014 edition of the Reshape newsletter, Emiliano Diaz de Leon discusses how state coalitions can strategically do outreach to men and boys and increase the capacity of local centers to do the same. He discusses technical assistance approaches, capacity building education ideas, and strategies for raising awareness.

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