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Frequently Asked Questions about LGBTQ Language

This resource was created using questions and comments from individuals in the anti-sexual violence movement. It addresses commonly asked questions related to language used when working with, reaching out to, and establishing affirming spaces for individuals who identify as LGBTQ. Responses and guidance were provided by practitioners working to further the LGBQT movements.

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National Sexuality Education Standards

The goal of this resource is to provide clear, consistent and straightforward guidance on the essential minimum, core content for sexuality education that is age-appropriate for students in grades K–12. The Standards are presented both by topic area and by grade level.

National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey Toolkit

 The NISVS Toolkit is a collection of information on developing a communications plan regarding the data from NISVS, a national study conducted to assess the impact of sexual violence, stalking, and intimate partner violence. It discusses the scope of these forms of violence; immediate impacts of victimization; and the lifelong heath consequences experienced by victims of these forms of violence. The toolkit provides information on the survey methodology, best ways to interpret and use the data, tips for working with media, and answers to frequently asked questions. Other resources related to this Toolkit include the full Summary Report and a Fact Sheet.

 
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Sexual Violence in the Military

This VAWNet Special Collection addresses sexual violence against military service members, defines Military Sexual Trauma (MST), and offers resources (including information on current policy, procedures, legislation, and litigation) to support the prevention of and response to sexual violence as it impacts service members and veterans in the United States.

 

Rural Resources Collection

A collection of resources that provides a grounding for the most relevant information available online about and for rural communities as they build more effective responses to sexual violence.

Existe Ayuda (Help Exists) Toolkit

The Existe Ayuda Toolkit provides a variety of resources and information to help service providers in working with spanish-speaking populations.  This project aims to increase cultural competence and accessibility of services.  The glossaries, presentations, and tools available on this site should assist both spanish-speaking and non-spanish-speaking advocates to provide information, services, and referrals to Latin@s impacted by sexual violence.

Highlight: Teen Dating Violence

NCJRS collected and highlighted a list of resources and publications on teen dating violence in honor of Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month.  This page provides links to lists of resources and publications.

Housing and Sexual Violence Online Collection

This online collection was developed by the National Sexual Violence Resource Center to assist communities in developing more effective strategies to address the complex issue of housing and sexual violence.