This 23-page guide from the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape contains a general overview of sexual violence. It includes some tips on communication, the common questions and concerns, the long-term effects, and how significant others can be affected.
Taking a thorough look at how programs have structured services for survivors of sexual violence is an essential part of how we care for
survivors. This toolkit provides guidelines to explore program values, resources, and structures related to sexual violence services.
How advocacy programs view and define sexual violence shapes their identity and impacts the concrete ways they offer services and speak to the community. This resource explores how by widening our view of sexual violence, we can open our doors to a wider diversity of survivors. For more resources from the Sexual Assault Demonstration Initiative (SADI) click here.
This guide was developed for local rape crisis advocates who may be asked to work with a survivor with autism. It is a brief primer on autism, how persons who have autism may respond to a traumatic event and the importance of working with disability providers in a collaborative fashion. There are resource lists for advocates as well as organizational tools designed to assist programs who want to better serve the disability communities.
Develop effective messages about preventing sexual harassment, abuse, and assault that will resonate with different audiences with this guide. This guide, a joint publication between Berkeley Media Studies Group and NSVRC, provides recommendations on how to frame sexual violence, develop effective messages about prevention, and work with the media to inform and educate the public. The guide is a companion piece to Media relations toolkit.