This paper introduces and discusses a recent policy memo from the U.S. Department of Education that clarifies the distinctions between bullying and harassment and the priorities and responsibilities of school districts, outlines the differences between sexual harassment and bullying, explores the unintended consequences of ignoring the gendered dimensions of bullying and harassment in K-12 schools, and suggests helpful strategies for advocates collaborating with school personnel and students.

Read online or download to print.

This meeting report is an outcome of a consultation held in 2006 on how HIV testing and counselling programmes can take into account and address intimate partner violence and other concerns related to women. The report describes how fear of violence and/or violence affects the uptake of HIV testing and counselling programmes and disclosure of HIV status. It highlights programmes that have addressed violence against women in HIV testing and counselling including through training of counsellors, couple counselling, and addressing HIV/AIDS in services for women experiencing intimate partner violence.
 
Addressing violence against women and HIV testing and counselling: A meeting report

This report illustrates the results of a cross-national study based on in-depth interviews from both experts and average Americans on Sexual Violence. This study, supported by the National Sexual Violence Resource Center comprises the following three components: 1) an analysis of the discourse on sexual violence from expert interviews, 2) one-on-one cognitive interviews with Americans, and 3) a comparative analysis that “maps the gaps” between expert and lay understandings of this topic. The report concludes with a set of recommendations that will improve communications practice around this issue and inform future research.

Read more about the partnership between NSVRC and Frameworks Institute.

This report provides an overview of sexual assault preventive interventions that have been evaluated, evaluation research and gaps in that research, and recommendations for future research and prevention program development.
 
An Evidence-Based Review of Sexual Assault Preventive Intervention Programs

This tool provides an overview OverviewCoverof healthy childhood sexual development by exploring age-appropriate behaviors and skills and information on supporting healthy development. In Spanish.

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.

 

 

 

 

This VAWnet resource page lists some creative arts initiatives that include sexual violence prevention or education components.
 
Art Approaches to Sexual Violence Prevention & Education

This VAWnet Applied Research document provides a brief overview of the research on lifetime exposure to violence and the long-term health consequences of violence.
Assessment for Lifetime Exposure to Violence as a Pathway to Prevention

This manual provides information and suggestions for congregational leaders around the issue of sex offenders in their religious community. The manual focuses on prevention through education, awareness raising, and policy development.
 
Balancing Acts: Keeping Children Safe in Congregations

This paper outlines barriers to addressing child sexual abuse on a grassroots level and presents ideas to launch public ownership of this problem.
 
Beyond Surviving: Toward a Movement to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse

Pages

Subscribe to Prevention