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https://www.nsvrc.org/blogs/land-not-our-own
Nov 21, 2019
For many of us, November signals the beginning of the holiday rush. Stores are already reminding us that we need to buy buy buy for all those people on our lists. Somehow we’ve bypassed Thanksgiving completely and headed straight into the chaos of Christmas. Before we begin the hype and buzz of the holidays, my hope is that we are able to stop and reflect on November as National Native American Heritage Month. Before any of us were even a thought, various tribes lived and died on the land that we celebrate on. It feels like one dedicated month is not enough time to recognize such influential
https://www.nsvrc.org/blogs/reflection-past-hope-future
Oct 11, 2019
Our nation’s history consists of various different people and groups struggling to make a way for themselves, testing what freedom really means. Many populations often times get overlooked or pushed off to the side. It is important that this October, we take the time as a culture to reflect on the LGBTQ community and its own rich history. In an era where equality is such a pervasive term, it is important that all populations be seen and heard. The NSVRC/PCAR library tries to fill its collection with a variety of resources that hopefully will educate those who are interested. I wanted to give
https://www.nsvrc.org/blogs/new-data-sexual-assault-rates-doubled
Oct 10, 2019
The U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS), recently released new criminal victimization data for 2018. This report highlights data from BJS’s 2018 National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS), which is a nationally representative survey that surveyed approximately 160,000 people about crime victimization they experienced in the prior six months of the survey. It collects information on threatened, attempted, and completed non-fatal crimes (including rape and sexual assault, robbery, battery, etc.) and household property crimes (burglary, trespassing, car theft, etc.)
https://www.nsvrc.org/blogs/activity-based-evaluation-tools
Sep 26, 2019
If you are like me, you probably don’t find that traditional pre- and post-test evaluations work very well for complex programming. Prevention work is hard, ya'll, and so is evaluating it. The Evaluation Toolkit helps to make evaluation easier, and we have recently added new resources that we want to highlight. Do you remember the exact moment when a key evaluation concept clicked for you? When NSVRC staff started talking about creating new tools, we thought about a presentation by our former co-worker, Annie Gebhardt, on how she learned to love the logic model. If you need some inspiration
https://www.nsvrc.org/blogs/new-cdc-resource-helps-take-prevention-next-level
Sep 09, 2019
When I began working at NSVRC 15 years ago, I was given a document to read my first week on the job. Sexual Violence Prevention: Beginning the Dialogue was a seminal resource, developed in 2004 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which provided information about a “new” concept in the sexual violence movement – primary prevention.  That resource would be a guide for me as I provided training and information to people across the country on implementing a public health approach in their sexual violence prevention work. It helped to clearly define - through the use of
https://www.nsvrc.org/blogs/know-how-recognize-sexual-harassment-your-school
Aug 26, 2019
A new school year is a chance to catch up with friends, join new clubs, and push yourself to do your best. But for many students returning to middle and high school classrooms this year, sexual harassment is something else they will have to face. While the #MeToo movement has opened up conversations about workplace sexual harassment, sexual harassment in middle and high schools is still rarely discussed or acknowledged. The truth is that sexual harassment is a real problem among students, with more than half (56%) of girls in grades 7-12 having experienced sexual harassment. Part of ending
https://www.nsvrc.org/blogs/voices-nsac-beyond-breakthrough-dream-hampton
Aug 23, 2019
Earlier this week, we kicked off the National Sexual Assault Conference (NSAC) in Philadelphia, PA. Over 1,700 participants are in attendance, including advocates, prevention educators, campus staff, health care professionals, law enforcement, and more.  We’re excited to share about how the field of sexual violence prevention is moving beyond the breakthrough of the #MeToo movement to open doors to real and lasting change. Over the last few days, we've highlighted some key takeaways from the conference shared by attendees on social media. Today is the final day of NSAC, and this morning,
https://www.nsvrc.org/blogs/voices-nsac-building-community-courage
Aug 22, 2019
Yesterday, we kicked off the National Sexual Assault Conference (NSAC) in Philadelphia, PA. Over 1,700 participants are in attendance, including advocates, prevention educators, campus staff, health care professionals, law enforcement, and more.  We’re excited to share about how the field of sexual violence prevention is moving beyond the breakthrough of the #MeToo movement to open doors to real and lasting change. Over the next few days, we’ll be highlighting some key takeaways from the conference shared by attendees on social media. Day two of NSAC continued today with a panel discussion
https://www.nsvrc.org/blogs/press-releases/utah-social-worker-david-fowers-receives-national-honor-extensive-prevention
Aug 22, 2019
PRESS RELEASE: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Harrisburg, PA — The National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) and the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA) are pleased to honor David Fowers with the 2019 Gail-Burns Smith Award. Fowers is a licensed clinical social worker whose work to make communities safer focuses both on treating sex offenders and helping survivors heal.  Presented jointly by ATSA and NSVRC, this award is named in honor of Gail Burns-Smith, one of the first advocates who recognized and spoke publicly about how victim advocates and sex offender management
https://www.nsvrc.org/blogs/voices-nsac-building-corporate-courage
Aug 21, 2019
Today, we kicked off the National Sexual Assault Conference (NSAC) in Philadelphia, PA. Over 1,700 participants are in attendance, including advocates, prevention educators, campus staff, health care professionals, law enforcement, and more.  We’re excited to share about how the field of sexual violence prevention is moving beyond the breakthrough of the #MeToo movement to open doors to real and lasting change. Over the next two days, we’ll be highlighting some key takeaways from the conference shared by attendees on social media. We have a great lineup of plenary speakers for NSAC 2019. This