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Mar 31, 2020
PRESS RELEASE: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Supporters are invited to participate on social media and share a photo wearing teal on the Day of Action on April 7th Harrisburg, PA –The National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) commemorates the start of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) in April with their ‘I Ask’ campaign to highlight how to practice consent online and in everyday life. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, more people are interacting online and via technology, and this year's campaign is raising awareness that consent is essential in all interactions, whether face-to-face or
Mar 25, 2020
At the age of six, I went door to door in my small rural community with my mother as she sat down with our neighbors (and their pets) to help them complete the U.S. census. Twenty years later, I held a temporary position working in the basement of an old mill building performing quality assurance checks over the phone with citizens who had submitted their census information. Working as a research assistant at a rape crisis center, and now as the evaluation coordinator at NSVRC, I use census data to write grant proposals, conduct community needs assessments, and evaluate the effectiveness of
Mar 24, 2020
Emily May, Executive Director of Hollaback!, taking a meeting at home with her young coworkers. At NSVRC, we are doing our best to serve you as we collectively face this difficult time of uncertainty. As our daily lives are dramatically shifting, it has never been more critical for us to be there for one another as together, we respond to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. As we learn more about COVID-19, we are also learning about the ways it impacts our work to support survivors and create safer communities. We will continue to share information and tools to support the critical role
Mar 23, 2020
Every once in a while, a resource we release makes a big splash – and that was the case with our Risk and Protective Factors Infographic. It was intended to be an online-only resource, but we quickly realized we needed to make print copies available to keep up with all the requests. Why was it so popular? Well, a lot of reasons, I think - we created it with a lot of community input, had a great designer, and we linked together some important aspects of our work in a way that is easy to understand. This infographic shows the connections between risk and protective factors, social determinants
Mar 11, 2020
I was really excited when my coworker sent me our newest resource to read – the Social Determinants of Health Annotated Bibliography. Then I started reading it, and… Can I be honest with you? I felt overwhelmed. I feel like it’s a tricky balance for anyone doing this work – we want to be informed of all the latest research and findings about how to prevent sexual harassment, assault, and abuse and create healthy communities. But it can be just plain hard  (if not triggering) to dig into all of the information that details how people are being hurt – not just by other people, but by
Mar 10, 2020
There are many women we celebrate during the month of March, as the country as a whole recognizes Women’s History Month. There are so many fabulous stories held within the NSVRC/PCAR Libraries highlighting brave and courageous women who have made our lives better through the sacrifices they’ve made. This month, I want to share three inspirational children’s books. These books highlight three different women who, through stories of triumph of their own, have made it possible for other generations to have a more enriching life because of their blood, sweat, and tears. Gloria’s Voice: The Story
Feb 20, 2020
(This web conference will only occur once. It will be recorded and archived.) Live Captioning will be provided during the webinar. March 26, 2020 2:00-3:30pm Eastern Daylight Time 1:00-2:30pm Central Daylight Time 12:00-1:30pm Mountain Daylight Time 11:00am-12:30pm Pacific Daylight Time NSVRC is pleased to offer this free webinar introducing preventionists to principles-focused evaluation (PFE), which identifies principles describing core values and behaviors used to foster successful prevention work. PFE complements outcome evaluation and supports decision making during prevention
Feb 19, 2020
Some of the greatest inventions have come from Black or African American culture and figures. It is an honor to share with you a few of the fabulous resources the NSVRC/PCAR Libraries have in their collections highlighting some of the most influential African Americans of our time. February is set aside as Black History Month, but it is my hope that we remember these leaders far beyond February and throughout the year. A Black Women’s History of the United States: Revisioning History by Daina Ramey Berry and Kali Nicole Gross reaches far beyond a single narrative to showcase Black women’s
Feb 10, 2020
It’s that time of year when pink and red hearts line the aisles of every shop in sight and the aroma of flowers fills the air. For most, that means a celebration of love, from long-stemmed roses to showering loved ones with candy and fine jewelry. While we hear about relationships beginning and being celebrated, we don’t usually hear about the ending.  In addition to Valentine's Day, February also marks Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month — a time to focus on how teens can foster healthier attitudes around dating. One skill we could all benefit from is working on is how to end
Feb 05, 2020
February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month (TDVAM). This February marks the 10th year of TDVAM, and this year’s themes are “Outrage into Action,” and “#1Thing.” The Outrage into Action campaign calls for change and focuses on what young people can do to create change and raise awareness. The #1Thing campaign is designed to meet teens where they are by encouraging young people to learn one thing about teen dating violence and healthy relationships and share that knowledge with a friend.  Teen dating violence includes physical, emotional, sexual, or digital abuse in a current dating