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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 resource kit provides a variety of sexual assault prevention resources for a multitude of professions and communities.
 
A Place to Start: A Resource Kit for Preventing Sexual Violence

This report examined a survey which sought to gather information on the extent to which violence against women (VAW) agencies provide prevention programs, and to describe the nature and types of programs currently implemented.
Violence Against Women Prevention Programming: Report of What is in Use

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.

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 report offers an overview and evaluation of a bystander intervention program as well as implications and future directions for research in this area.

Rape Prevention Through Bystander Education: Bringing a Broader Community Perspective to Sexual Violence Prevention

This VAWnet Applied Research paper examines both single- and mixed-gender rape prevention and risk reduction programs, and provides suggestions for practitioners to design, implement, and evaluate programs.

Rape Prevention and Risk Reduction: Review of the Research Literature for Practitioners

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

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

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