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
This 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.
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.
This resource, part of the Media relations toolkit, provides examples of ways to reuse positive news coverage and respond to negative news coverage.
This resource, part of the Media relations toolkit, provides a brief calendar of holidays, anniversaries, and other observances that can be used as angles for talking about prevention.
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.
This resource, part of the Media relations toolkit, explains the difference between a media advisory and a press release, provides tips on distributing a media advisory, and includes a sample media advisory.