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Discussion Guide: The Effectiveness of Sexual Assault Services in Multiservice Agencies

This discussion guide offers questions to consider after reading the Applied Research paper titled The Effectiveness of Sexual Assault Services in Multiservice Agencies, by Debra Patterson with contributions from Sally Laskey (September, 2009). After reading the paper, discuss key topics and brainstorm next steps. These discussions may assist in cultivating services for people healing from sexual violence. Questions are listed by topic and additional resources to promote further learning are shown at the end.

Human Trafficking: A guide for victim advocates

This technical assistanceGuide Cover guide provides information about the prevalence of sexual violence throughout various forms of human trafficking. The content of this guide is intended to support community-based advocates working in their outreach and service provision to trafficking victims. This guide includes information from the research on trafficking, a discussion.

This guide is part of the Assisting Trafficking Victims Information Packet. View the full packet or other publications included in this packet.

Guide for Transformative Prevention Programming

Preventionists and advocatesPrevention Cover in the anti-sexual violence movement can reduce violence in our communities by changing norms, beliefs, and behaviors in our culture. The purpose of the guide is to provide information to state and community-based sexual violence prevention educators and practitioners on preventing sexual violence against individuals who identify as LGBTQ.

This resource is part of the Information Packet on Sexual Violence & Those Who Identify as LGBTQ.

Sexual Harassment & Bullying of Youth

The risk for bullying and

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harassment is very high for youth who identify as LGBTQ.  This short resource offers background on research and information regarding abuse against young people in school and community environments.

This resource is part of the Information Packet on Sexual Violence & Those Who Identify as LGBTQ.

The Impact on Individuals & Communities

Building accessible and competenImpact Covert programs and services requires a commitment to continuous learning and improvement. This guide is designed in hopes of assisting organizations in providing programs and services that are shaped by the strengths, needs, and experiences of LGBTQ communities.

This resource is part of the Information Packet on Sexual Violence & Those Who Identify as LGBTQ.

Talking About Gender & Sexuality

Language is powerful in all Glossary Coveranti-sexual violence work. This resource offers some terms and language for individuals engaging in discussions on gender, sexuality, and sexual violence.

This resource is part of the Information Packet on Sexual Violence & Those Who Identify as LGBTQ.

The Impact of Discrimination

Discrimination and hate crimes againstDiscrimination Cover' individuals who identify as LGBTQ persist in our homes, communities, workplaces, and social institutions. This resource gives a broader picture of the many ways attitudes and norms create unsafe spaces for people who identify as LGBTQ.

This resource is part of the Information Packet on Sexual Violence & Those Who Identify as LGBTQ.

Hate & Bias-Motivated Crimes

The political, social, and cultural environment Hate Crimes Coverof homophobia in U.S. culture contributes to violence against people who identify as, or are identified as, LGBTQ.  This special resource outlines recent laws concerning hate and bias-motivated crimes in the U.S.

This resource is part of the Information Packet on Sexual Violence & Those Who Identify as LGBTQ.

The Process of Coming Out

For people who identify as LGBTQ

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, the coming out process can be both difficult and freeing.  This special resource offers some considerations for the coming out process and background on the journey an individual might take in discussing their sexual orientation or gender identity.

This resource is part of the Information Packet on Sexual Violence & Those Who Identify as LGBTQ.

Creating Inclusive Agencies

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This resource outlines steps organizations can take to build capacity for engaging LGBTQ communities, facilitating prevention efforts with LGBTQ communities, and providing services to survivors who identify as LGBTQ. There are also areas for consideration and activities to help organizations move even further toward a more inclusive, affirming agency.

This resource is part of the Information Packet on Sexual Violence & Those Who Identify as LGBTQ.