The National Sexual Assault Conference (NSAC) is an annual conference that brings together over 1,000 people to share information, advance learning opportunities, and support professional growth to those who work to address the needs of survivors of sexual assault, to raise awareness about sexual assault, and to prevent sexual assault from happening.

The Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape and the National Sexual Violence Resource Center are excited to announce a call for workshop proposals for  the 2016 National Sexual Assault Conference, in Washington, D.C., at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park. The theme of the conference is
“Hopeful FUTURE, Honored PAST.”

We welcome workshop proposals that focus on the uniqueness and value of sexual assault specific programs and services. Proposals that engage in a culturally competent approach to traditionally underserved populations and those that involve interactive learning techniques and innovative
methods are encouraged.

We will be focusing on three categories this year:
• Direct Services - Working directly with individuals impacted by sexual violence.
• Prevention- Presentation or workshop submissions to the Prevention category should describe efforts to engage communities in the prevention of sexual assault, with an emphasis on primary prevention. Workshop proposals should support the needs of local grantees from the Rape Prevention and Education program of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Proposals should draw on the best available research and / or prevention practices.
• Systems/Collaboration

Electronic submissions must be received by 8 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on Monday, December 14, 2015. Applicants will receive notice by February 26, 2016. Read more for instructions on how to submit.

For each workshop session, only one (1) presenter will receive one (1) free conference registration and one (1) night’s lodging at the federal or state government rate, if the presenter’s office is more than 50 miles from the conference site (per government guidelines). If the workshop has multiple presenters, then they must select one individual to receive the one (1) free conference registration and one (1) night’s lodging, as permitted. NSVRC or PCAR will not reimburse for any other expenses incurred by the selected presenter(s) for each workshop.


This discussion guide provides an overview of consent and discusses ways to shift the way we think, talk, and act about sexual assault on college campuses.

This publication explores how sexual violence is portrayed in the news and considers the implications of these portrayals for prevention advocates and journalists interested in discussing not just the details of sexual violence, but also how to end it. The findings lay the foundation for ongoing work to define more effective messages about sexual violence that can support prevention policies.

This work is part of a multi-year collaboration between the National Sexual Violence Resource Center and Berkeley Media Studies Group.

The serial perpetration hypothesis — which suggests that a small number of men perpetrate the vast majority of rapes, and that these men perpetrate multiple rapes over time — has played an important role in the field of rape prevention as a model of sexual violence, especially raising awareness of rapists who have not been identified by the criminal justice system. A 2015 study published in JAMA Pediatrics, A Trajectory Analysis of the Campus Serial Rapist Assumption, raises questions about the serial perpetrator hypothesis.

Although it is clear that a subset of perpetrators do commit multiple acts of rape over time, the research suggests that most perpetrators do not chronically offend over time. Instead, perpetrators are much more heterogeneous in terms of their risk factors, methods of coercion, and pattern of offending over time.


Powerpoint Handout to support National Sexual Assault Conference Workshop: Assessments that Unite

Esta guía está diseñada para los Intercesores/as  de programas de agresion sexual que trabajan con los padres sin ofender y / o cuidadores de niños que han sufrido asalto sexual. Las sugerencias y estrategias están destinadas para su uso con los niños bajo la edad de 13 años.

En inglés


Esta traducción resume los principales hallazgos del estudio “La victimización de Violencia Sexual y de las asociaciones de la salud en una muestra de la comunidad de las mujeres hispanas,” realizado por K. C. Basile, S.G. Smith, M.L. Walters, D.N. Fowler, K. Hawk y M.E. Hamburger. Los hallazgos del estudio se basan en nuestra comprensión de los efectos de la violencia sexual en mujeres latinas y pueden orientar nuestras estrategias tanto de prevención de la violencia sexual como de respuesta a ésta.

En inglés.

Sexual violence can result in many health, economic, and social struggles in the lives of survivors. This resource highlights findings from a 2015 study on sexual violence against Latina women. Findings can help strengthen our prevention and response strategies with Latin@ communities. In

These slides were created to support the June 2015 Online xCHANGE Forum: Sexual violence in the lives of African American Women.  This forum will explore current research on the sexual victimization of African American women and future needs for the field.

View the entire slideshow.

View slides by forum topic:

Historical Overview

National Studies

Risk Factors


Physical and Mental Health Consequences

Culturally Sensitive Treatment

View the entire archive of the xCHANGE Forum.


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