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The 2013 Spring/Summer edition of Resource-Cover-Spring-Summer-2013The Resource offers articles and insights on current events and topics such as the Steubenville rape trial, the NO MORE campaign, 1in6’s 1BlueString Campaign, tips for sustaining activism and new findings from a national needs assessment on how to engage Spanish-speaking communities. It also highlights great work happening across the movement, from how to engage faculty to prevent sexual violence on campus to what’s the latest technologies being used by help spread the word.

This report offers findings from a study of students’ activities, priorities, perceptions, and needs related to various efforts to address campus sexual violence, with a specific focus on campus policies. Students also reported on their school’s efforts to address rape and sexual assault.

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This Applied Research paper reviews both international and U.S.-based policy efforts to promote sexual abuse prevention and offers considerations for policy development in communities and organizations.

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While some forms of sexual violence may not be illegal, such as sexist jokes, catcalling, or vulgar gestures, this does not make them any less threatening or harmful to the person victimized.  All these behaviors contribute to a culture that accepts sexual violence. Bystanders can speak up when they witness these actions to foster healthy sexuality and safer communities. Many opportunities exist in daily life where society can prevent behaviors that promote sexual violence.

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The resource proposes strategies communities can consider to promote the types of relationships and environments that help children grow up to be healthy and productive citizens so that they, in turn, can build stronger and safer families and communities for their children. It is directed toward anyone committed to the positive development of children and families, and specifically to the prevention of all forms of child abuse and neglect.

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La Campaña Nacional 2013 del Mes de Conciencia sobre la Violencia Sexual (SAAM) se centra en la sexualidad saludable y sus vínculos con la prevención del abuso sexual contra niñas y niños. Este abril, únete a la conversación y empieza a hablar sobre el desarrollo saludable de la niñez para prevenir el abuso sexual infantil.

La Campaña SAAM brindará herramientas e información relacionadas con el desarrollo sexual saludable de niñas y niños que personas adultas podrán usar. Al aprender sobre las características de una sexualidad saludable, las personas adultas pueden identificar mejor los riesgos, apoyar límites sanos y rechazar mensajes negativos. Estas herramientas apoyan a madres, padres, otras personas de la comunidad y organizaciones a medida que trabajar para prevenir el abuso sexual infantil. En inglés.

2013 Recursos:

Visión general del desarrollo sexual saludable en la niñez

Recurso para integrantes de la comunidad

Recurso para madres, padres y personas que brindan cuidados

Ejercicio: Hablando con tus hijas e hijos

Recurso para personas defensoras, educadoras y especialistas en prevención

Proclamación

Una muestra de Carta al Editor

2012 Recursos:

Sugerencias para crear una campaña

Sugerencias para madres, padres y tutores 

Sugerencias para profesionales de la salud

The 2013 National Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) campaign focuses on healthy sexuality and child sexual abuse prevention. This April, join the conversation. Start talking about healthy childhood development to prevent child sexual abuse.

This campaign provides tools and information on healthy childhood sexual development for adults to use in approaching our responsibility to protect children. Learning about healthy childhood sexual development helps adults promote positive characteristics, skills and behaviors. These tools support parents, communities and organizations in identifying risk factors, supporting healthy boundaries and challenging negative messages. Many resources are also available in Spanish.

2013 Resources include:

An overview on healthy childhood sexual development

Resource for community members

Resource for parents

Exercise: Talking to your child

Resource for advocates, educators and preventionists 

Start the conversation on Twitter & Facebook

Event ideas for Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Tips for creating a campaign

Proclamation

Sample Letter to the Editor

Tips for partnering with youth-serving organizations

Tips for parents and caregivers

Tips for health care professionals

This fact sheet provides information about sexual violence prevention and how health care professionals can assist victims and prevention efforts. Also available in Spanish

This fact sheet provides information about sexual violence prevention and how parents and caregivers can play a role in responding to victims and promoting prevention. Also available in Spanish.

This fact sheet offers suggestions for sexual assault centers to partner with youth-serving organizations to prevent child sexual abuse.  These recommendations can also be used by youth-serving organizations in their efforts to support the development of healthy, safe, and happy children and teens.

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