This Applied Research Paper outlines the importance and value of engaging in sexual violence prevention work with youth. The paper discusses prevalence of sexual violence among youth populations, recent trends in prevention activities for youth, and a review of common strategies and challenges for engaging in this work. Feedback on the effectiveness and current evaluation efforts for the various approaches is offered. It's available in PDF or online.
The risk for bullying and harassment is very high for youth who identify as LGBTQ. This short resource offers background on research and information regarding abuse against young people in school and community environments.
This resource is part of the Information Packet on Sexual Violence & Those Who Identify as LGBTQ.
GLSEN provides a report of the findings from the National School Climate Survey in 2011. The report outlines statistics related to the experiences of LGBTQ-identified students of harassment, bullying, and institutional discrimination. It also presents findings on the kinds of positive interventions and supports that make a difference for students.
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 three-page fact sheet provides an overview for parents and caregivers on how to your children about healthy sexual development. It includes a scenario and discussion points that highlight a conversation between a parent and child. Also available in Spanish.
The goal of this resource is to provide clear, consistent and straightforward guidance on the essential minimum, core content for sexuality education that is age-appropriate for students in grades K–12. The Standards are presented both by topic area and by grade level.
These fact sheets describe how violence affects other health problems and community concerns, such as chronic diseases, mental illness and poor learning. Children who are scared at school cannot focus on learning, for example, and people are less likely to be active if the local park isn't safe. These fact sheets were designed to persuade educators and those in health, public health and mental health that violence can undermine the work of all sectors, and that everyone should include preventing violence in their efforts. Backed by the latest research, these fact sheets make the case that preventing violence is a key aspect of any vibrant community, one where young people enjoy every opportunity to learn, thrive and excel.
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.
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