SAAM 2015 proclamation for a healthy futureThis proclamation focuses on creating safer campuses through campus sexual violence prevention and healthy sexuality. It allows communities, individuals, and organizations to commit themselves to sexual violence prevention. It is part of the 2015 Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) resource kit

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This fact sheet offers suggestions for sexual assault centers to partner with youth-serving organizations to prevent child sexual abuse. These recommendations also can be used by youth-serving organizations in their efforts to support the development of healthy, safe, and happy young people. It is part of the 2015 Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) resource kit

 

Understanding sexual violence: tips for parents and caregivers coverThis fact sheet provides information about sexual violence prevention and how parents and caregivers can play a role in responding to victims and promoting prevention. It is part of the 2015 Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) resource kit. Also available in Spanish.  

Letter to the editor coverThis sample letter to the editor provides a template for addressing sexual violence on college campuses for local or campus media outlets. This letter can be customized or used generically as a media advocacy tool during Sexual Assault Awareness Month. It is part of the 2015 Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) resource kit

This toolkit helps with screening for reproductive and sexual coercion within the context of intimate partner violence. It includes tips for strengthening partnerships with local health providers to respond to the related healthcare needs of survivors. 

This paper discusses the policies, outreach, welcoming environments, ensuring access, attitudinal access, communication access, collaboration, training, and sustainability for survivors with disabilities. It was created for rural advocates at dual and multiservice agencies to help with overcoming barriers to trauma-informed care for this group of survivors.

This issue brief discusses young men of color as a largely overlooked group of victims. It looks at both local and nationwide efforts to provide support and services.

Sexual violence -- including rape, child sexual abuse, and sexual harassment -- is a complicated topic to understand. There are many fears, myths and stereotypes that abound. We understand that reporting on these topics is a difficult task and we appreciate the media’s commitment to doing so with integrity. As a result, the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) has created a packet for journalists about reporting on sexual violence.

As members of the media, journalists play a critical role in illuminating the truth for people. Well-written, fact-based stories that place a particular incident in a broader context can go a long way toward educating the public. A well-informed public can help ensure appropriate responses and services for victims; accountability and treatment for those who abuse others; and can strengthen the prevention strategies of organizations and communities. This fact sheet discusses some basic information on sexual violence.

The full Media Packet includes 7 other resources:

What is Sexual Violence?

Statistics about Sexual Violence

Crime Reports of Sexual Violence

People who commit sexual violence

What is Child Sexual Abuse?

The NSVRC at a Glance

Talking with Survivors

Engaging Bystanders

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The Bureau of Justice Statistics special report Rape and Sexual Assault Victimization Among College-Age Females, 1995–2013 released in December, 2014 uses the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) to compare the rape and sexual assault victimization from 1995 to 2013 of female college students (enrolled in a college, university, trade school or vocational school) and female nonstudents. Read our highlights.

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.

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