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.
Back to Basics: Partnering with Survivors and Communities to Promote Health Equity at the Intersections of Sexual and Intimate Partner Violence
This document was co-authored by staff of the National Sexual Violence Resource Center and National Resource Center on Domestic Violence, with significant input, guidance, and leadership from Black and women of color survivors and advocates. This resource makes connections between health equity and our work to prevent sexual and intimate partner violence. It centers the stories of survivors at the intersections of systemic racism, violence, and oppression. It explores ways to build both individual and organizational capacity to address health inequity. And, it offers a call to action for
Feeling connected in your community is a protective factor against the risk of perpetrating sexual violence. Are you thinking about how to measure this in your prevention work? In this episode, NSVRC’s Evaluation Coordinator, Sally J. Laskey, talks with researchers Iris Cardenas, a PhD Candidate in the School of Social Work at Rutgers University, and Dr. Jordan Steiner about the Brief Sense of Community Scale and their study that examined the cultural relevance of one specific tool with non‐Hispanic, Black, and Hispanic college students. For assistance with accessing research on this topic,
In the second part of a two-part episode, we continue our conversation with Dr. Jennifer S. Hirsch and Dr. Shamus Khan, authors of the book Sexual Citizens: A Landmark Study on Sex, Power, and Assault on Campus. On this episode, we discuss how the book has been received, as well as the implications of the book and the Sexual Health Initiative to Foster Transformation (SHIFT) study for sexual violence prevention work. Participants: Jennifer S. Hirsch, Ph.D, Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University Shamus Khan, Ph.D., Princeton University Chad Sniffen, M.P.H., National Sexual
Content warning: This episode contains a detailed account of a sexual assault. In the first part of a two-part episode, we speak with Dr. Jennifer S. Hirsch and Dr. Shamus Khan, authors of the book Sexual Citizens: A Landmark Study on Sex, Power, and Assault on Campus. Sexual Citizens was named one of National Public Radio’s Best Books of 2020. In this episode, we discuss the principles of the book and its key concepts: sexual projects, sexual citizenship, and sexual geographies. Participants: Jennifer S. Hirsch, Ph.D, Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University Shamus Khan, Ph.D
In the Spring 2021 edition of The Resource, we're exploring how the movement to end sexual violence has adapted over the past year and a half due to COVID-19. We take a look at the shifted made to the national Sexual Assault Awareness Month campaign, as well as how the National Sexual Assault Conference changed to a virtual model. This issue also includes: Responses from local advocates on how they adapted their direct services A spotlight on an online resource for parents and caregivers A look back at 20 years of advocacy and prevention Recommended reading lists on digital services and
Sexual assault advocates and rape crisis centers can use this self-assessment tool to reflect on your current work serving men who have had unwanted sexual experiences. The tool offers reflection questions related to individual and organizational capacity to serve male survivors. This resource is part of Working with Male Survivors of Sexual Violence.
In this episode, we continue our conversation with Dr. Elizabeth Anderson, Dr. Elise Lopez, and Dr. Mary Koss. Listen as we talk about the impact of sexual violence on women and how the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the dynamic of sexual violence on campus. Participants: Elizabeth Anderson, Ph.D, International Center for Research on Women Elise Lopez, Ph.D., University of Arizona Consortium on Gender Based Violence Mary Koss, Ph.D., University of Arizona Mel & Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health Chad Sniffen, Research and Evaluation Director at RALIANCE
In this episode, we speak with Dr. Elizabeth Anderson, a research scientist at the International Center for Research on Women with the Global Health, Youth, and Development team; Dr. Elise Lopez, the Director of the University of Arizona consortium on gender-based violence; and Dr. Mary Koss, a Regent's Professor at the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health at the University of Arizona. Dr. Koss conducted the first national study of sexual assault among college students in the United States, which was the basis of the book I Never Called It Rape that was re-released in 2019. Join
Created in partnership with the Urban Institute, NSVRC, RALIANCE, and the Purple Campaign, this report highlights how employers have adapted to the new world of work following the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. The report shares key statistics, emerging trends, policies, and practices that have been implemented by industry leaders to address harassment in the workplace.
On this episode, NSVRC’s Laura Palumbo and Sally J. Laskey continue their discussion with Dr. Julie Sweetland, Senior Advisor at the FrameWorks Institute, about her 2021 report, Reframing Childhood Adversity: Promoting Upstream Approaches. They share guidance on how to talk about community- and policy-level strategies for prevention. Participants: Laura Palumbo, NSVRC Communications Director, Sally J. Laskey, NSVRC Evaluation Coordinator Dr. Julie Sweetland, FrameWorks Institute Listen to Part 1: Changing the Way We Think About Childhood Adversity