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NSVRC Blogs by Jennifer Benner

Jennifer Benner is the Resource and Technical Assistance Coordinator at the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) where she coordinates the development of resources on a range of sexual violence prevention and intervention topics including resources on bystander intervention and trauma informed care. She joined the NSVRC in 2010 after completing her Master’s in Public Policy and a graduate certificate in Women, Policy, and Political Leadership at American University.

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month (TDVAM). The theme for this year is “Be About It!” This theme was selected by the love is respect Youth Council and is a continuation of last year’s theme “Talk about it.”


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) just released a new report, The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey: 2016/2017 Report on Intimate Partner Violence. This report  highlights the most recent findings from the the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Surivey (NISVS) specifically around experiences of intimate partner violence. 

February Is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, and the theme for this year’s campaign is Talk About It.

Nearly one in three women globally experience violence according to a new report from the World Health Organization.

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, and the 2021 themes include “Know Your Worth” and #1Thing.

It is important that service providers understand the connections between sexual violence and housing.

Sexual assault may directly impact whether a survivor has access to basic needs, such as a place to live.

Advocates working with youth can use these resources to promote healthy relationships and consent with the young people they work with.  

Child sexual abuse is a major public health problem, but it can be prevented.

New sexual assault data shows an increase in self-reports and a decrease in reporting to police.