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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The purpose of this toolkit is to provide facts, ideas, strategies, conversation starters, and resources to everyone on campus who cares about the prevention of sexual violence.  Whether you are a faculty or staff member or an administrator or student, there are resources included that are directly relevant to your role in the campus community.Shifting the Paradigm: Primary Prevention of Sexual Violence

This guide identifies six key components of child sexual abuse prevention for organizations.  It includes prevention goals and critical strategies for each component. Suggestions for addressing challenges and tools to help organizations get started are also provided.
Preventing Child Sexual Abuse Within Youth Serving Organizations: Getting Started on Policies and Procedures

Through this report, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) shares its experience inproviding medical care, counselling and other forms of support to thousandsof victims of sexual violence in many countries around the world. The report is partly born out of outrage about the inexcusable acts that these people have been subjected to and the damage inflicted upon their lives. It demonstrates why it is imperative to make immediate care available, and truly accessible, for those who have been sexually assaulted. MSF hopes that this report will inform and inspire health officials, aid workers and others who should be involved in providing such support.Shattered Lives: Immediate Medical Care Vital for Sexual Violence Victims 

This fact sheet and accompanying report 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.  

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 2-page fact sheet provides a general overview of sexual violence and a public health approach to prevention.

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


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