This tool explores how ParentsCoverparents can better understand healthy childhood development, create safe environments and support the children in their lives. In Spanish.

Esta herramienta se centraSpanCommunities en como todas las personas adultas de una comunidad pueden apoyar los esfuerzos por prevenir el abuso sexual infantil y promover ambientes más saludables para niñas, niños y adolescentes. En inglés.

This tool focuses on how all CommunitiesCoveradults in a community can support child sexual abuse prevention efforts and promote healthier environments for children. In Spanish

Esta herramienta brindaSpanOverview una visión general del desarrollo sexual saludable de niñas y niños. Sugiere conductas y habilidades apropiadas a la edad, además de proporcionar información que apoya el desarrollo sano. En inglés.

Sexual violence is a complex topic, and journalists reporting on it should be aware that the process can be different from reporting on other crime-related stories. Some survivors may want to talk with the media, while others may not. Remember this is a social justice issue, so there are plenty of story angles and not all include interviewing survivors. Regardless of the angle, infusing stories with data and background information puts this issue into context. Here are some tips for reporters to consider when talking with survivors of sexual violence.

This is the final report from the NSVRC’s three year National Prevention Strengths and Needs Assessment Project, and provides a summary of the work completed during the third year of the assessment as well as a synthesis of major themes across the three year project.  The major activities of the Year 3 assessment were the completion of a national survey comparison of findings to the Year 1 survey.  You can find the 2 previous reports here:

NSVRC Prevention Assessment: Year 1 Report National Strengths and Needs Assessment (NSVRC, 2010)

NSVRC Prevention Assessment: Year 2 Report Innovations in Prevention (NSVRC, 2012)

This sample letter to the editor was created for use and adaptation for OVW Rural Grantees in order to support the Let's Talk About It Rural Pubic Service Announcement Campaign.

Negative health outcomes of sexual assault afflict all sexes, stemming from both childhood and adult sexual traumas. This research brief can help stakeholders, including sexual assault advocates and health care providers, understand the ways that sexual victimization can trigger or exacerbate physical and mental health conditions.

This article provides general information and examples about comprehensive sexual assault services as a tool for program development.  It is not an exhaustive list, but a list of resources to be used to begin a discussion or assessment or organizational efforts to address sexual violence.

This statement from the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) concerns the criminal sentencing of Jerry Sandusky to 30-60 years behind bars for child sexual abuse. NSVRC supports these young men and their loved ones who endured years of pain, waiting for justice to be served. Judge Cleland reassured victims by saying, "It is for your courage, not your assault that you will be remembered." The NSVRC echoes this sentiment and applauds the victims’ strength and courage and hopes today brings them an opportunity to further their own paths to healing. Read full statement.

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