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NSVRC Blogs by Sally Laskey

Sally J. Laskey is the Evaluation Coordinator for the National Sexual Violence Resource Center. Sally is a Community Psychologist with over 30 years in the violence prevention and victim services field. She believes in the power of evaluation to tell positive prevention stories.

Poet Kelly Mays (Native Child) shares her poem inspired by her work on the MPHI Community Sexual Violence Prevention (CSVPA) Advisory Committee.   You can hear more of Kelly's work and connect with those that are honoring her legacy at the link below. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nativechild.mays/  

This episode is a conversation with Kelly Mays and Sara McGirr about the process used and findings from an equity focused sexual assault community assessment process in Michigan.      SHOW NOTES: MPHI’s Office of Gender, Sexuality, and Violence website: https://mphi.org/svp/ MPHI Community Assessment Reports Executive Summary: Findings from Michigan’s Community Sexual Violence Assessment CSVPA Brief: Bodily Autonomy – Equitable Sexual Violence Prevention CSVPA Brief: Community Safety – Equitable Sexual Violence Prevention CSVPA Brief: Connectedness – Equitable Sexual

This research translation provides a summary of key findings on sexual violence as a component of interpersonal violence that is the wider focus of the Global Status Report on Violence Prevention 2014. People working to end sexual violence can use these findings to inform data collection, prevention planning and evaluation, policy advocacy, and community partnerships. Publish Date July 2016

Sexual assault is a widespread problem on college campuses. This tip sheet provides information for families to discuss regarding campus sexual assault as well as safety, consent, and healthy relationships. A list of questions to ask about how your child’s college handles sexual assault is also included. Publish Date 2016

The National Institute of Justice released a report on violence experienced by American Indian and Alaska Native women and men. Using data from the 2010 National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS), the report provides an in-depth look at the prevalence of sexual violence, physical violence by intimate partners, stalking, and psychological aggression by intimate partners. The report also looked at the impact of violence on victims. These talking points highlight key findings. Publish Date June 2016

  This guide is written for sexual assault program advocates working with families who are considering reunification with someone who has sexually offended. It provides an overview of the reunification process and how to navigate the process of clarification, reconnection, and reunification.   Publish Date May 2016

Developing and supporting healthy relationships is critical to preventing sexual violence. This infographic, developed in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, presents 5 keys of healthy relationships. Download the SAAM 2016 Infographic   Publish Date April 2016

Basile, Smith, Fowler, Walters, and Hamburger (2016) offer a window into the lived experiences of African American women in Sexual violence victimization and associations with health in a community sample of African American women. This research translation summarizes the article’s key findings to help support sexual violence prevention and response strategies with Black and African American communities. Publish Date February 2016

This publication provides a template for bringing the prevention of sexual violence to the attention of local media outlets. Publish Date January 2016

This publication explains how to develop a community-wide campaign for Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Publish Date January 2016