Youth: Healthy Adolescent Sexual Development Resources

The 2014 campaign provided resources on healthy adolescent sexuality and engaging youth. Learn how you can play a role in promoting a healthy foundation for relationships, development, and sexual violence prevention. Adults can support positive youth development and encourage young people to be activists for change. This April, use your voice to impact our future.

Resources, For Youth, Planning tools, Media

Healthy Adolescent Sexual Development Resources

An overview on healthy adolescent sexual development

This tool provides an overview of healthy adolescent sexual development by exploring age-appropriate behaviors and skills and how adults can support healthy development. Also available in Spanish

Best practices for engaging youth as partners in sexual violence prevention

A guide for adults and organizations for strength-based youth engagement. Also available in Spanish

Strategies for becoming an adult ally

A guide for adults and organizations on challenging adultism and supporting young people. Also available in Spanish

SAAM 2012 campaign resources

Resources from SAAM 2012 campaign provide an overview of healthy sexuality as sexual violence prevention. Use these tools to learn more about healthy sexuality and as a foundation to your campaign. 

SAAM 2013 campaign resources

Resources from the SAAM 2013 campaign focus on healthy childhood sexual development and sexual violence prevention. 

For youth


Safe Sex(uality): Talking about what you need and want

A trauma-informed sexuality resource for teens learning about boundaries and relationships. Also available in Spanish

Becoming an agent of social change: A guide for youth activists

A guide for youth on activism, healthy sexuality, and sexual violence prevention. Also available in Spanish

Planning tools

Event planning guide

Suggestions for Sexual Assault Awareness Month events and activities.

How to create a campaign

Learn how to plan an effective prevention campaign for Sexual Assault Awareness Month. 

Proclamation

A customizable proclamation for communities, individuals and organizations to commit themselves to sexual violence prevention.

Proclamation for a healthy future

A proclamation focus for healthy sexuality and young people. 

Tips for partnering with youth-serving organizations

Suggestions for sexual assault centers to partner with youth-serving organizations 

Prevention tips for medical professionals

Learn how health care professionals can assist victims and prevention efforts. 

Understanding sexual violence: Tips for parents and caregivers

Learn how parents and caregivers can play a role in responding to victims and promoting prevention.

 

Media Activism

Social media toolkit 

Explore how social media tools can help spread awareness and advocate for social change. 

Letter to the Editor

A sample Letter to the Editor template for a healthy adolescent sexual development themed letter for local or campus media outlets. 

Media Packet

Reporting on sexual violence is a difficult task and we appreciate the media’s commitment to doing so with integrity. The NSVRC created a packet for journalists about reporting on sexual violence.

 

For additional campaign planning tools and tips, join the conversation at the SAAM blog. To request a resource CD, join our mailing list by contacting resources@nsvrc.org. Many resources are also available in Spanish.

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