The 2013 National Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) campaign focuses on healthy sexuality and child sexual abuse prevention. This April, join the conversation. Start talking about healthy childhood development to prevent child sexual abuse.

This campaign provides tools and information on healthy childhood sexual development for adults to use in approaching our responsibility to protect children. Learning about healthy childhood sexual development helps adults promote positive characteristics, skills and behaviors. These tools support parents, communities and organizations in identifying risk factors, supporting healthy boundaries and challenging negative messages. Many resources are also available in Spanish.

2013 Resources include:

An overview on healthy childhood sexual development

Resource for community members

Resource for parents

Exercise: Talking to your child

Resource for advocates, educators and preventionists 

Start the conversation on Twitter & Facebook

Event ideas for Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Tips for creating a campaign

Proclamation

Sample Letter to the Editor

Tips for partnering with youth-serving organizations

Tips for parents and caregivers

Tips for health care professionals

The risk for bullying andYouth Cover harassment is very high for youth who identify as LGBTQ.  This short resource offers background on research and information regarding abuse against young people in school and community environments.

This resource is part of the Information Packet on Sexual Violence & Those Who Identify as LGBTQ.

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 two-page fact sheet is based on the NSVRC’s publication, Sexual Violence and the Spectrum of Prevention: Towards a Community Solution. It gives an overview of the Spectrum framework, developed by Larry Cohen of the Prevention Institute, and provides examples of interventions at the six Spectrum levels. Also available in Spanish.
 

This guide, written by Alisa Klein, offers readers important information about sexual violence and disasters that will help communities to understand the connection and develop better disaster responses. It presents a range of recommendations from suggesting small changes to developing comprehensive plans, making preparations, and coordinating far-reaching policy change. The guide is arranged according to phases of a disaster, and the color-coded phases offer a multitude of things to consider. The ‘Getting Started’ work sheets in the back have been designed to facilitate the process of disaster planning.  (This is a large document and may take time to load.) Also available for download in Spanish.

The select resources and research in this special collection illustrates the LGBTIQ communities’ experiences with sexual violence within the US. Resources especially relevant to these individuals, as well as straight allies and professionals, address the issue of sexual violence in LGBTIQ communities, relationships, and the impact on society.

This Special Collection addresses sexual violence against military service members, defines Military Sexual Trauma (MST), and offers resources (including information on current policy, procedures, legislation, and litigation) to support the prevention of and response to sexual violence as it impacts service members and veterans in the United States.

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.

 

 

 

Through this report, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) shares its experience inproviding medical care, counselling and other forms of support to thousandsof victims of sexual violence in many countries around the world. The report is partly born out of outrage about the inexcusable acts that these people have been subjected to and the damage inflicted upon their lives. It demonstrates why it is imperative to make immediate care available, and truly accessible, for those who have been sexually assaulted. MSF hopes that this report will inform and inspire health officials, aid workers and others who should be involved in providing such support.Shattered Lives: Immediate Medical Care Vital for Sexual Violence Victims 

The purpose of this toolkit is to provide facts, ideas, strategies, conversation starters, and resources to everyone on campus who cares about the prevention of sexual violence.  Whether you are a faculty or staff member or an administrator or student, there are resources included that are directly relevant to your role in the campus community.

Shifting the Paradigm: Primary Prevention of Sexual Violence

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