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It Matters! How Defining Sexual Violence Defines Advocacy Programs

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.

Event Planning Guide

The Event Planning guide for the 2019 Sexual Assault Awareness Month Campaign, I Ask. This guide goes into detail about how to plan a Sexual Assault Awareness Month Event. For best graphic quality, download the PDF and then print it out.

Responding to Survivors with Autism Spectrum Disorders: An Overview for Sexual Assault Advocates

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.

Moving toward prevention: A guide for reframing sexual violence

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.