This technical assistance bulletin is intended to support counselors/advocates and prevention educators in reaching individuals along all literacy levels.  The bulletin includes an overview of the link between literacy and sexual violence and tips on developing universal outreach, prevention, and intervention materials.

Reaching Individuals Along All Literacy Levels

This bulletin discusses how to engage youth as valued partners in sexual violence prevention work.

This manual is designed to help violence prevention organizations hire an empowerment evaluator who will assist them in building their evaluation capacity through a learn-by-doing process of evaluating their own strategies. It is for state and local leaders and staff members of organizations, coalitions, government agencies, and/or partnerships working to prevent sexual violence, intimate partner violence, youth violence, suicide, and/or child maltreatment.
The manual discusses seven steps an organization might take to hire an empowerment evaluator from preparing for the hiring process to assessing and sustaining the evaluation. Resources, worksheets, and sample documents are included to make the hiring process easier. The manual also includes “Field Notes,” documenting the experiences and lessons learned from CDC’s DELTA and EMPOWER grantees in hiring empowerment evaluators.
Additional information on violence prevention can be found by accessing the following links:

This report documents women’s experiences of harassment, financial control, control over their course and institution choices, stalking, violence, and sexual assault.

Esta hoja informative está basada en la publicación Sexual Violence and the Spectrum of Prevention: Towards a Community Solution (La Violencia Sexual y el Espectro de Prevención: Hacia una Solución Comunitaria). La hoja provee un resumen del marco conceptual del Espectro, desarrollado por Larry Cohen del Prevention Institute (Instituto de la Prevención), y cuenta con ejemplos de intervención en los seis niveles del espectro. En Inglés.

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 electronic report contains text summaries, audio recordings, and videos from MNCASA’s Minnesota Summit to Prevent Sexual Violence held in St. Paul, December 3-4, 2009. This report is designed to provide ideas and resources for leading prevention initiatives in your spheres of influence

(This E-Report is an evolving document. We encourage you to check back for updates on outcomes, actions, and resources)
The Minnesota Summit to Prevent Sexual Violence E-Report

This special collection emphasizes collaborative and multi-level approaches to the prevention of and response to teen dating violence.  It provides general introductory information about teen dating violence.  Additionally, there are specific sections focusing on and for young people, parents and care takers, men and boys, teachers and school-based professionals, health care professionals, and domestic violence and sexual violence service providers. Documents related laws and legislation are also included. The special collection concludes with examples of national programs and lists national organizational resources.

Parents and other caregivers who view and discuss Raising Healthy Kids: Families Talk About Sexual Health will learn information and skills that help them communicate more effectively with their children.

RAISING HEALTHY KIDS: Families Talk About Sexual Health, For Parents of Young Children

This brief outlines the most promising local prevention strategies and policy changes to prevent child sexual abuse from happening in the first place.  The recommendations are designed to shift social and cultural norms that increase the likelihood of child sexual abuse and exploitation.Sample recommendations include:

  • Decrease the saturation of media messages aimed at children by reviewing and rolling back the legislation that allowed advertising to children especially in children’s television programming.
  • Develop a rapid response media network to respond to breaking news with proactive prevention messages that incorporate an environmental and norms-based understanding of the causes and solutions of abuse.
  • Require staff training in organizations that work with children and youth specifically focused on developmentally appropriate sexuality and sexual behavior.With support from the Ms. Foundation, this brief is based on findings from  a convening of national experts and local leaders, expert interviews, and a review of the literature.

Transforming Communities to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation: A Primary Prevention Approach


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