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I Ask 2019 SAAM Poster

The I Ask 2019 SAAM Poster promotes Sexual Assault Awareness Month. For best graphic quality, download the PDF and then print it out.

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Serving Teen Survivors: A Manual for Advocates

This manual provides a brief overview on the unique issues young people who are sexual violence survivors face.  Also included are tip sheets on working with teen survivors, informat...

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The Resource Fall 2018

The Fall 2108 edition of The Resource covers the CDC study on the lifetime cost of rape, as well as the National Coalition for Sexual Health's five action steps to good sexual health. The newsletter also spotlights the work of the Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault (MOCSA) and the upcoming Sexual Assault Awareness Month campaign, plus:

  • More about NSVRC's new director, Yolanda Edrington
  • Information about two new online toolkits
  • Four books from the NSVRC library you may be interested in reading

Helping Industries to Classify Reports of Sexual Harassment, Sexual Misconduct, and Sexual Assault

Helping Industries to Classify Reports of Sexual Harassment, Sexual Misconduct, and Sexual AssaultThis report describes the work of a joint project between the NSVRC and the Urban Institute, in which a team of staff from both agencies developed an improved taxonomy (a system of categorization) for reports of sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, and sexual assault received by Uber Technologies, Inc. (Uber), from users of Uber's ride-sharing and other app-driven services. This improved taxonomy helps Uber to more effectively categorize reports of these sexually violent experiences, which in turn helps Uber to better determine the most appropriate outreach and ultimate action taken in response to each report.

The report also discusses the implications of this improved taxonomy for Uber's creation of transparency reports for sexual violence, and ways that this taxonomy and its method of development can improve similar efforts in other businesses and industries.

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.

Contributing to news coverage

This resource, part of the Media relations toolkit, explains how to use editorial pages, opinion pieces, and letters to the editor to bring attention to issues related to sexual violence prevention. It also includes a sample letter to the editor.