Misconceptions about sexual violence and inconsistencies about the way reports are classified reflect gaps in the definition and understanding of a false allegation. This overview provides facts about sexual violence cases and reporting rates.
The second phase of the NSVRC’s Prevention Assessment project focused on interviews with innovative prevention programs and a diffusion survey to document how innovations have spread throughout the sexual violence prevention field. The emphasis of this assessment was on how programs are thinking about primary prevention and the processes that allowed innovation to develop. This Year 2 report contains findings from that assessment. Listen to podcasts with innovative programs. Read Year 1 Report. Read Year 3 Report.
In 2009, the NSVRC contracted with Dr. Stephanie Townsend to assist in developing a plan to measure the primary prevention capacity of the sexual violence prevention field. This is a 3 year process being conducted in collaboration with the CDC and CALCASA/Prevention Connection. This is the Year 1 report for the project. Read Year 2 Report. Read Year 3 Report.
Esta hoja informativa ofrece una sinopsis para madres, padres y tutores acerca de cómo hablar con sus hijas e hijos sobre el desarrollo de una sexualidad saludable. Incluye un escenario y puntos para discusión que resaltan una conversación entre una madre y su hijo. En inglés.
This guide provides guidance and practical tools for discussing healthy sexuality within the context of sexual violence for advocates, counselors, prevention educators, and activists. It explores healthy sexuality across the life span and connects this information with a primary prevention tools for local sexual violence programs.
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.
This three-page overview provides a framework for promoting 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.
Safe, affordable, and stable housing can be a protective factor against both sexual violence perpetration and victimization. In 2008, the National Sexual Violence Resource Center partnered with the Victims Rights Law Center, National Sexual Assault Coalition Resource Sharing Project, Louisiana Foundation Against Sexual Assault, University of New Hampshire, and Pennsylvania Community Legal Services to develop and conduct a national survey on housing and sexual violence. The information gained from this study led to the development of several resources to support advocacy at the intersections of housing and sexual violence.
The NISVS Toolkit is a collection of information on developing a communications plan regarding the data from NISVS, a national study conducted to assess the impact of sexual violence, stalking, and intimate partner violence. It discusses the scope of these forms of violence; immediate impacts of victimization; and the lifelong heath consequences experienced by victims of these forms of violence. The toolkit provides information on the survey methodology, best ways to interpret and use the data, tips for working with media, and answers to frequently asked questions.Other resources related to this Toolkit include the full Summary Report and a Fact Sheet.
This site is supported by Grant/ Cooperative Agreement No. 1UF2CE002359-01 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.