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The NSVRC collects information and resources to assist those working to prevent sexual violence and to improve resources, outreach and response strategies. This page lists resources on this website that have been developed by NSVRC staff.

Below are downloadable versions of the SAAM 2023 Social Media and Zoom Backgrounds.

About Sexual Assault Awareness Month  April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). The mission of SAAM is to increase public understanding of sexual assault and educate communities on  how to prevent it. SAAM commemorates its 21st anniversary with the theme Drawing Connections: Prevention Demands. We know that a single month isn’t enough to address the significant and widespread problem of sexual assault. However, April holds space for the attention, prevention efforts, and survivor support we hope to strengthen and expand throughout the year.   Hashtags #SAAM Tag your SAAM-

Drawing Connections campaign poster for Sexual Assault Awareness Month 2023. For best graphic quality, download the PDF and then print it out.

The Mental Health Landscape Mental health is largely not discussed in the workplace , despite the fact that many adults face mental health struggles. In 2020, 6% of US adults (14.8 million) “had at least one major depressive episode with severe impairment in the past year.” Depression does not always, but can, stem from a response to trauma with up to 51% of sexual assault victims meeting the criteria for depression.” Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can also develop as a result of trauma, with 75% of sexual assault survivors developing it one month after their assault. It is important

Join advocates, activists, survivors, and supporters who are getting involved in Sexual Assault Awareness Month this April on Instagram. Daily prompts encourage creative ways for you to raise awareness, educate, and connect with others — plus you have a chance to win prizes every day you participate.

Sexual Assault Awareness Month is a time to draw attention to the prevalence of sexual assault and educate individuals and communities about how to prevent it. Use this proclamation as a clear declaration to join advocates and communities across the country in taking action to prevent sexual violence. 

On this episode, NSVRC’s Mo Lewis and Sally J. Laskey talk about why and how we use evaluation for good.   Notes: NSVRC Evaluation Toolkit https://www.nsvrc.org/evaluation-toolkit   Dean-Coffey, J. (2017). Equitable Evaluation Framework™. Retrieved from Equitable Evaluation Initiative: https://www.equitableeval.org/framework   Using an Indigenous Circle Process for Evaluation Podcast Episode https://www.nsvrc.org/resource/using-indigenous-circle-process-evaluation   Human Spectrogram NSVRC Online Course https://campus.nsvrc.org/course/view.php?id=121   Data Analysis

Using the public health framework to develop and guide prevention efforts to prevent the perpetration of child sexual abuse, this research translation highlights several programs that focus on preventing the onset of abusive behaviors as a necessary component to an overall prevention plan.  

This summary highlights key findings and prevention implications from the CDC's sexual violence survey data published in the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS) 2016/2017 Report on Sexual Violence. 

Darin Dorsey recently spoke with five Black movement leaders about their experiences of anti-Blackness in the movement to end gender-based violence and ways to create a movement that is inclusive of Black workers and survivors.  For organizations striving to serve as allies and accomplices to Black communities, these five podcasts are a tool to better understand how they can fulfill their commitments and create a movement that addresses gender-based violence against all people while following the lead of the most marginalized among us.  Participants: Darin Dorsey, Rooting Movements