The NSVRC collects information and resources to assist those working to prevent sexual violence and to improve resources, outreach and response strategies. This resource section includes access to NSVRC collections and selected online resources.

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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 VAWnet Applied Research document provides a brief overview of the research on lifetime exposure to violence and the long-term health consequences of violence.
Assessment for Lifetime Exposure to Violence as a Pathway to Prevention

This Strategic Plan presented by CALCASA provides an historical perspective of the anti-sexual violence movement and six key issues that must be addressed to end sexual assault.
A Vision to End Sexual Violence

This document from the Michigan Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence includes a summary of key issues and recommendations for preventing violence against women and how to integrating violence against women prevention messages into every local community in Michigan. It focus on building relationships and partnerships across organizations within local communities and increasing the capacity of current coordinated community response efforts to prevent violence against women by creating prevention-focused coordinated community responses and improving prevention education by strengthening linkages between prevention educators.
A Vision for Prevention: Key Issues and Statewide Recommendations for the Primary Prevention of Violence

This report and accompanying fact sheet were developed as part of a large contract, “Evaluation Assistance for Projects Designed to Prevent First-Time Male Perpetration of Sexual Violence,” funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and conducted by RTI International (a trade name for Research Triangle Institute). The study was initiated in September 2002 to identify sexual violence prevention programs and provide evaluation technical assistance. The National Sexual Violence Resource Center can provide additional information on the programs that were highlighted.

Report Describing Projects Designed to Prevent First Time Male Perpetration of Sexual Violence (Updated)

This plan was developed to prioritize prevention efforts in the state of Oregon and to "identify innovative, evidence-based, comprehensive sexual assault prevention initiatives" and offer directions to build upon these efforts.

Recommendations to Prevent Sexual Violence in Oregon: A Plan of Action

This packet was created for service providers who work with children and parents and offers strategies and resources for building the protective factors associated with child abuse prevention.
Promoting Healthy Families in Your Community

This VAWnet report provides an overview of the research on effective prevention programs.

Prevention of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

In April 2007, WHO held an expert meeting on preventing intimate partner violence and sexual violence. WHO produced a background paper for the meeting. The paper explores what can be done to prevent violence against adolescent and adult women that occurs within intimate relationships, and sexual violence that occurs outside intimate relationships.

In a public health framework, primary prevention means reducing the number of new instances of intimate-partner violence and sexual violence by intervening before any violence occurs. Program and research in primary prevention has lagged efforts in secondary and tertiary prevention, which focus on people who are at risk or already have suffered violence. This background paper helps to close that gap and is the basis for a guideline on intimate partner and sexual violence prevention currently being prepared by WHO, CDC, and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

 Primary prevention of intimate-partner violence and sexual violence: Background paper for WHO expert meeting May 2–3, 2007

An educational booklet written by Cordelia Anderson of Sensibilities, Inc., that provides information on sexual violence among school aged youth. The following is a tool to get people who work with children and youth talking about sexual violence. It provides basic information useful for anyone who works with children or youth.

Prevention and Intervention of Sexual Violence in Schools: Talking about “It”

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