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The Resource Spring 2020

The Spring 2020 edition of The Resource focuses on expanding prevention — whether that's through innovative partnerships, social change initiatives, or new media through which we share survivor stories. In this issue, you'll find:

  • Tips about partnering with corporations from organizations that have done it successfully
  • A spotlight on the Michigan Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence's anti-oppression and inclusion work
  • A look at popular podcasts that intersect with the movement to end sexual assault
  • A milestone marking how the conversation around prevention has evolved over the past fifteen years

You'll also hear from community partners about how they build partnerships and updates from the RALIANCE team — plus three reading lists to check out!

The Resource Spring 2019

The Spring 2019 edition ofThe Resource looks at the wide range of prevention activities happening all across the country! Opening with tips from Berkeley Media Studies Group on how to effectively communicate about prevention, this issue also includes:

  • Four winners of RALIANCE's first-ever Honors Awards
  • A spotlight on the Women's Coalition of St. Croix's innovative new radio drama
  • A milestone marking ten years of the Sexual Assault Demonstration Initiative (SADI)\
  • A tool connecting American Indian and Alaska Native survivors with services

We also take a look back at the success of this year's #30DaysofSAAM Instagram contest and asked advocates what changes they've seen since in their own programs #MeToo went viral. Lastly, check out four recent additions to NSVRC's library.

The Resource Fall 2018

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The Resource Spring/Summer 2017

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The Resource Newsletter of the National Sexual Violence Resource Center: Fall/Winter 2016

The Fall/Winter 2016 edition of The Resource includes:

Director’s Viewpoint: Karen Baker, NSVRC Director, discusses the steps the movement is taking, from the launch of Raliance to the new documentary Audrie & Daisy.

Raliance launch: New collaborative initiative Raliance writes about their goal of ending sexual violence in one generation.

Audrie & Daisy focuses on early education: In a Q&A, co-director of Audrie & Daisy Bonni Cohen shares the film’s impact and talks about the importance of early education in sexual violence prevention.

Collaborating to end the sexual abuse to prison pipeline: The National Organization for Women shares their plan for ending the sexual abuse to prison pipeline that disproportionately affects young women of color and transgender youth.

Member centers in Connecticut create K-12 prevention programs: One Connecticut center shares lessons learned when developing prevention curricula for K-12 schools.

This issue also includes a look back at the first year of PreventConnect Campus, a sneak peek at Sexual Assault Awareness Month 2017, and a recognition of the Multilingual Access Project Advisory.

Do you have an idea for a future story? Send your ideas to resources@nsvrc.org with the subject line “Resource Story Idea.”

The Resource Newsletter of the National Sexual Violence Resource Center: Spring/Summer 2016

The Spring/Summer 2016 edition of The Resource highlights culture in a number of ways:

  • Director’s Viewpoint: Karen Baker, NSVRC Director, discusses how changes in the culture surrounding sexual violence have been prominent this year, from the Oscars to the White House.
  • Evaluation is for everyone: Multicultural Efforts to end Sexual Assault (MESA) shares their culturally relevant evaluation process, from building a framework to implementing strategies in the community.
  • West Virginia’s online academy provides needed resources: West Virginia Foundation for Rape Information and Services (WVFRIS) developed an online training academy for service providers.
  • Community Integrity Program uses evidence-based practices: Princeton University’s Community Integrity Program is a secondary prevention program that holds individuals who offend accountable.
  • For some patients, there is a correlation between sexual trauma and disordered eating: Pennsylvania Physician General Dr. Rachel Levine shares the connections between sexual trauma and eating disorders.

This issue also includes a look back at this year’s Sexual Assault Awareness Month, a spotlight on the Hawaii Coalition Against Sexual Assault’s Community Action Teams, and several milestones for NSVRC.

Do you have an idea for a future story? Send your ideas to resources@nsvrc.org with the subject line “Resource Story Idea.”

The Resource Newsletter of the National Sexual Violence Resource Center: Spring/Summer 2015

Spring/Summer 2015 The Resource cover imageThe Spring/Summer 2015 edition of The Resource shines a spotlight on campus sexual assault. Included in the special campus section are the following articles:

  • 'The Hunting Ground': An interview with filmmaker Amy Ziering reveals it wasn't difficult to find survivors of campus sexual violence who wanted to tell their stories for the documentary film. "The sad thing is, there are way too many survivors," Ziering said.
     
  • Director's Viewpoint: Karen Baker, Director of the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, talks about a busy Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April 2015, the theme of which was "It's Time to Act: Safer Campuses, Brighter Futures. Prevent Sexual Violence."
     
  • Prevention preparedness: Are coalitions in the U.S. ready to lead primary prevention, campus-based efforts?
     
  • 'From compliance to commitment': The North Carolina Campus Consortium hosted its first-ever Campus Sexual and Intimate Partner Violence Peer Educator's Summit.
     
  • Sexual Assault Awareness Month: Photos from 30 busy days of activism.

Other topics covered in this issue include: effective social media advocacy, The Six Pillars for Prevention of child sexual abuse, the 2015 National Sexual Assault Conference in Los Angeles, and more.

Want to read about a topic that hasn't been covered? Send ideas to resources@nsvrc.org with the subject line "Resource Story Idea."

The Resource Newsletter of the National Sexual Violence Resource Center: Fall/Winter 2014

The 2014 Fall & Winter edition of The Resource celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act.

Vice President Joe Biden recently deemed VAWA his “proudest legislative achievement.” In an article inside this issue, a legal advocate gives an inside look at what it was like to work on the second iteration of the landmark legislation in 1998.

Other topics covered in this issue include:

  • Primary prevention: It’s for everyone, so how can we make getting started more accessible?
  • Community Voices: We asked members of the anti-sexual violence movement to tell us their favorite ways to practice self-care.
  • Racism: Becoming an anti-racist organization is a process; let’s begin.
  • Evaluation: It’s important to evaluate our prevention work. But how can we do that effectively?

There’s even more inside! Want to read about a topic we haven’t covered? Send your idea to resources@nsvrc.org. Thanks for reading.

The Resource Newsletter of the National Sexual Violence Resource Center: Spring/Summer 2014

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