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Preventing sexual violence in Latin@ communities: A national needs assessment

This comprehensive report details advocates’ needs related to sexual violence in Latin@ communities. For example, while 91.4% of advocates who responded to the national survey said their organization has identified demographics of their intended service population, just 19.3% thought that their clients served matched those demographics; also, participants consistently discussed the importance of creating culturally specific materials that truly reflect the culture of Latin@ and/or Spanish-speaking communities.

Also available in Spanish.

In addition to the full report, the executive summary and an infographic are available.

NSVRC Prevention Assessment: Year 3 Report and Synthesis National Strengths and Needs

This is the final report from the NSVRC’s three-year National Prevention Strengths and Needs Assessment Project, and provides a summary of the work completed during the third year of the assessment as well as a synthesis of major themes across the three-year project. The major activities of the Year 3 assessment were the completion of a national survey comparison of findings to the Year 1 survey.  You can find the 2 previous reports here:

NSVRC Prevention Assessment: Year 1 Report National Strengths and Needs Assessment (NSVRC, 2010)

NSVRC Prevention Assessment: Year 2 Report Innovations in Prevention (NSVRC, 2012)

Core competencies for sexual violence prevention practitioners

The importance of identifying core competencies among staff has cut across numerous fields of practice. This resource summarizes findings from focus groups – facilitated by NSVRC in an effort to identify core skills and qualities of effective prevention practitioners – and identifies areas for further exploration. It is part of Finding the Perfect Shade of Change: Resources for Sexual Violence Preventionists Creating Safe and Healthy Communities, an information packet of prevention resources.

Interventions to Strengthen Biological or Social Parenting and the Home Setting to Prevent Sexual Abuse of Children and to Influence the Gender Socialisation of Boys

This review evaluates how parenting programs succeed at: 1) eliminating child abuse as manifest in official reports and in-person assessments; 2) altering parenting behaviors or attitudes associated with abuse; 3) enhancing parent-child relationships and positive parenting skills as buffers against abuse.

Documents available include:

Full review: A Systematic Review of Parenting Interventions to Prevention Child Abuse Tested with RCT Designs in High Income Countries.

Briefing Paper: A Systematic Review of Parenting Interventions to Prevention Child Abuse Tested with RCT Designs in High Income Countries.

Briefing Paper: Modifying Gender Role Stereotypes in Children.

SART Readiness Assessment

This brief assessment tool provides communities with the opportunity to explore community readiness for sexual assault response team development regarding perceptions, resources, and services. 

Assessment Tools

The National Resource Sharing Project (RSP) and the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) have developed two assessment tools to assist those working with victims of sexual violence in identifying strengths and strategies to improve their practice. The Personal Assessment tool will help individual advocates to reflect on their own services, knowledge, and relationships with community partners. The Organizational Assessment will help organizations’ leadership staff to better understand the state of their service provision overall, their entire staff’s knowledge, and their organization’s relationships with community partners.

El Proyecto Nacional de Recursos Compartidos por sus sigla en Ingles (The National Resource Sharing Project, RSP) y el Centro Nacional de Recursos de Violencia Sexual  por sus siglas en Ingles (NSVRC) han desarrollado dos herramientas de evaluación para asistir aquellos que trabajan con victimas de violencia sexual a identificar sus fuertes y estrategias con el fin de mejorar sus practicas. La Herramienta de Evaluación Personal ayudara individualmente a asesoras a analizar sus propios servicios, conocimientos y su relación de colaboración con otros servidores comunitarios. La Evaluación de la Organización ayudara a los lideres del personal  a comprender el estado general de los servicios proveídos, el conocimiento completo del personal en sus organizaciones, y la colaboración con otros servidores comunitarios.