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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.

We know that community connectedness is an important part of preventing sexual assault and abuse — but it’s also crucial for preventing all public health issues, including the COVID-19 pandemic.  In the fourth episode of our COVID-19 and Health Equity series, we explore how Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado embraced the Navajo value of K’é, which emphasizes kinship and community, as part of their plan to slow the spread of COVID-19. Listen as we talk with Ally Gee, a senior Public Health Major at Fort Lewis College; Dr. Sara Newman, Assistant Professor of Public Health at Fort

We conclude this two-part episode marking our 20th anniversary as NSVRC’s Laura Palumbo and Yolanda Edrington, along with Karen Baker of the Pennsylvania Coalition to Advance Respect and Nancy Hoffman of the West Virginia Foundation for Rape Information and Services, look towards the future of the movement. Participants Yolanda Edrington, NSVRC Director Karen Baker, CEO of PCAR Nancy Hoffman, Statewide Coordinator of the West Virginia Foundation for Rape Information and Services Laura Palumbo, NSVRC Communications Director

In part one of a two-part episode marking our 20th anniversary, NSVRC’s Laura Palumbo is joined by Yolanda Edrington, NSVRC’s Executive Director who recently celebrated her four-year work anniversary on the team; Karen Baker, CEO of the Pennsylvania Coalition to Advance Respect, which is NSVRC’s sister organization and founder; and Nancy Hoffman, Executive Director of the West Virginia Foundation for Rape Information and Services and a former NSVRC Advisory Council Member and Chair. Listen as our guests reflect on some of the big moments that shaped the culture, our movement, and our work

Online learning is one of the biggest adjustments we’ve had to make due to COVID-19 — not just for students, but also for educators. In the third episode of our COVID-19 and Health series, NSVRC’s Mo Lewis talks with Azure Savage, Monica Schell, and Rebecca Milliman about lessons they have created for online use in Seattle Public Schools during the COVID-19 pandemic. Participants Mo Lewis, NSVRC Azure Savage, Harborview Abuse and Trauma Center Monica Schell, Harborview Abuse and Trauma Center Rebecca Milliman, Harborview Abuse and Trauma Center

"Comprehensive Sexuality Education as a Primary Prevention Strategy for Sexual Violence Perpetration" explains the link between school-based sex education programs and sexual violence prevention, and how sex education can become an important strategy in preventing harm.

When Black Women’s Blueprint purchased their Sistas Van in 2019, their original plan was to use it as a mobile healing unit that would help survivors of sexual violence access support, healing, and reproductive care. But when the COVID-19 pandemic began, Black Women’s Blueprint saw that there was an increased need for essential supplies like food, clothes, and hygiene products, so the Sistas Van shifted their services to meet the immediate needs of their community.  In the second episode of our COVID-19 and Health Equity series, NSVRC’s Louie Marven talks with Sadé Swift, Sista’s Van

In the first episode of our COVID-19 and Health Equity series, NSVRC’s Yolanda Edrington, Louie Marven, and Mo Lewis discuss what they are looking forward to learning throughout the series. They also talk about the connections between health equity, sexual assault prevention, and the COVID-19 pandemic. Participants: Yolanda Edrington, NSVRC Director Louie Marven, NSVRC Training Specialist Mo Lewis, NSVRC Prevention Specialist   

Are you interested in centering the needs of youth and providing tools for adults to meet those needs by becoming askable adults? An askable adult is someone who is approachable and easy for children and teens to talk to about anything that is on their mind. In this episode, NSVRC’s Sally Laskey discusses Vermont’s Askable Adult prevention campaign with Chani Waterhouse and Amy Torchia from the Vermont Network Against Domestic and Sexual Violence, along with the project evaluator Rebecca Gurney. Learn how research informed their process, the components of the campaign, and how they evaluated

This annotated bibliography provides descriptions of recent research related to sexual victimization of men. It provides an overview of sexual assault, harassment, and abuse experienced by diverse populations of men in a variety of settings. This resource is part of Working with Male Survivors of Sexual Violence. Publish Date January 2021

Many survivors of sexual assault, abuse, and harassment have housing needs – either due to sexual violence happening in their home, experiencing homelessness, or needing safe housing to heal from the effects of sexual violence. This one-page resource list for advocates, housing providers, and others who serve sexual assault survivors provides general information on the connections between sexual violence and housing. This resource list supplements a more extensive online collection. Publish Date January 2021