cover action steps campus adminitratorsThis fact sheet provides action steps for administrators on college and university campuses to help prevent sexual violence. It is part of the 2015 Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) Campaign resource kit

SAAM 2015 How to create a campaign coverThis publication explains how to plan an effective prevention campaign for Sexual Assault Awareness Month. it outlines the planning process for social marketing campaigns that aim to change behaviors. It is part of the 2015 Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) resource kit

SAAM 2015 Event Planning Guide CoverThis events list provides descriptions of Sexual Assault Awareness Month events and activities. Activities are organized by event goal: awareness, fundraising, healing, community engagement, public policy, and sexual violence prevention. It is part of the 2015 Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) resource kit

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

social media toolkit coverThis toolkit explores how social media tools can help spread awareness and advocate for social change. Daily posts for Twitter and conversation starters for Facebook promote online involvement in Sexual Assault Awareness Month. It is part of the 2015 Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) resource kit

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

The 2015 SAAM Campaign materials include free, downloadable posters in 3 different sizes. Posters are also available in Spanish.

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

This report from the NCAA presents findings from an Executive Committee appointed to explore the issue of sexual assault and interpersonal violence on campus and how it relates to athletic programs. The report includes informatiton on compliance, collaboration, student perspectives, and education programs on this topic. 

 

This report was born out of the Student Summit on Sexual Assault that was facilitated by CALCASA in April 2014. Over 50 students participated, representing public and private universities and community colleges. It includes student recommendations on how colleges and universities can better respond to incidents of sexual assault and better support survivors with resources, information and transparency.

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