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This comprehensive report of the Michigan Sexual Assault Systems Response Task Force is built on the work of four multidisciplinary workgroups: the Prevention Education Workgroup, the Survivor Services Workgroup, the Medical System Workgroup and the Criminal Justice System Workgroup. Each group identified barriers to justice and services for survivors of sexual assault, short and long-term remedies to eliminate those barriers and strategies for the implementation of the remedies. The recommendations come in the form of 'best practice recommendations', and 'recommendations'. Best practice recommendations address an improvement or change in policy, protocols and response and recommendations address legislative or fiscal change.
The Response to Sexual Assault: Removing Barriers to Services and Justice

This collection includes access to web dialogues and online resources that highlight specific organizational practices in the workplace to promote primary prevention of violence against women.

The Workplace: A Dialogue on Organizational Practices to Prevent Violence Against Women

"This report, the third of its kind, reviews the progress that has been made in the field of violence prevention since the October 2002 launch of the World report on violence and health and the Global Campaign for Violence Prevention."
Third Milestones of a Global Campaign for Violence Prevention Report 2007

This VAWnet resource page provides access to various training descriptions, materials and tools that may be useful in sexual violence prevention and education activities. Resources highlighted range from field-specific professional development trainings to materials for use in training-the-trainers. In particular, it highlights curricula promoting the competency of such first responders as rape crisis program staff and volunteers, law enforcement, forensic teams, health care providers, and others. As possible, descriptions note any stated primary goals and purposes, settings and audiences, possible adaptations to other contexts, and any components that have been evaluated.
Training Resources for Sexual Violence Prevention & Education

This 2-page fact sheet provides a general overview of sexual violence and provides answers to the following questions:
Why is sexual violence a public health problem?
How does sexual violence affect health?
Who is at risk for sexual violence?
How can we prevent sexual violence?
How does CDC approach sexual violence prevention?
Where can I learn more?
Understanding Sexual Violence

The guide is designed to help prosecutors, victim advocates, and policymakers understand the state of victim/witness assistance in rural communities, including staffing limitations, the roles and responsibilities of advocates, and the challenges that rural prosecutors' offices face in providing assistance to crime victims and effectively prosecuting the perpetrators of crime. It provides an overview of these challenges along with tips and strategies for overcoming them. Likewise, the guide includes promising practices with an extensive list of resources.
Rural Victim Assistance: A Victim/Witness Guide for Rural Prosecutors

The Rural Health People 2010 provides an overview of research and accompanying models for practice on 5 new focus areas and includes detailed literature reviews for each. The focus areas are: Access to Quality Health Services in Rural Areas/Access to Long-term Care; Educational and Community-based Programs in Rural Areas; Immunizations and Infectious Diseases in Rural Areas; Injury and Violence Prevention in Rural Areas; and Rural Public Health Infrastructure.

Rural Healthy People 2010: A Companion Document to Healthy People 2010. Volume 3

This resource from the Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault, a 17-page synthesis of root causes theories with a full bibliography, describes each of the two major sexual assault theory areas and gives 2-3 paragraph explanations of each theory under the two categories. This will be helpful to people attempting to understand the state of current (and past) research on the root causes of sexual assault.

This guide is for everyone involved in bringing up children. It explains that some children do sexually abuse other children, describes how we can recognize the warning signs, and outlines some actions we adults can take to prevent sexual abuse. Discusses what may be age-appropriate or developmentally-expected sexual behavior. It also talks about some of the things that adults can do to help prevent sexually harmful behavior between children.
 
Do Children Sexually Abuse Other Children? Preventing Sexual Abuse Among Children and Youth

The following slideshow and webinar archive is from the March 27, 2007 event sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It discusses the requirements and recruitment strategies for Sexual Violence Prevention Planning committees as part of the Rape Prevention and Education Grant Program and provides lessons learned from the Empower Grant program.
 
Developing Sexual Violence Prevention Planning Committees: Lessons Learned from EMPOWER

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