The 2014 Fall & Winter edition of The Resource celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act.

Vice President Joe Biden recently deemed VAWA his “proudest legislative achievement.” In an article inside this issue, a legal advocate gives an inside look at what it was like to work on the second iteration of the landmark legislation in 1998.

Other topics covered in this issue include:

Primary prevention: It’s for everyone, so how can we make getting started more accessible?

Community Voices: We asked members of the anti-sexual violence movement to tell us their favorite ways to practice self-care.

Racism: Becoming an anti-racist organization is a process; let’s begin.

Evaluation: It’s important to evaluate our prevention work. But how can we do that effectively?

There’s even more inside! Want to read about a topic we haven’t covered? Send your idea to resources@nsvrc.org. Thanks for reading.

La Campaña Nacional 2013 del Mes de Conciencia sobre la Violencia Sexual (SAAM) se centra en la sexualidad saludable y sus vínculos con la prevención del abuso sexual contra niñas y niños. Este abril, únete a la conversación y empieza a hablar sobre el desarrollo saludable de la niñez para prevenir el abuso sexual infantil.

La Campaña SAAM brindará herramientas e información relacionadas con el desarrollo sexual saludable de niñas y niños que personas adultas podrán usar. Al aprender sobre las características de una sexualidad saludable, las personas adultas pueden identificar mejor los riesgos, apoyar límites sanos y rechazar mensajes negativos. Estas herramientas apoyan a madres, padres, otras personas de la comunidad y organizaciones a medida que trabajar para prevenir el abuso sexual infantil. En inglés.

2013 Recursos:

Visión general del desarrollo sexual saludable en la niñez

Recurso para integrantes de la comunidad

Recurso para madres, padres y personas que brindan cuidados

Ejercicio: Hablando con tus hijas e hijos

Recurso para personas defensoras, educadoras y especialistas en prevención

Proclamación

Una muestra de Carta al Editor

2012 Recursos:

Sugerencias para crear una campaña

Sugerencias para madres, padres y tutores 

Sugerencias para profesionales de la salud

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

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