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April is also Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is the month we highlight our annual Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) campaign; however it is also National Child Abuse Prevention Month (NCAPM). The issues of sexual violence and child abuse, have many connections. Both are part of overarching experiences of harm that contribute to the continued reproduction of trauma and oppression in society and across generations.

Sexual Violence in Disasters

This guide draws from research, reporting, and the lived experiences of survivors to explore the connections between sexual violence and disasters, the inequities that shape them both, the lessons to be learned from the resilience of survivors and their communities, and opportunities for all of us to prevent sexual violence before, during, and after disasters.

 

Virtual Adaptation Guidance for Sexual Violence Prevention Curriculum and Interventions

The COVID-19 pandemic deeply impacted and continues to impact our communities. In order to meet the needs of the changing landscape of learning, many curricula and interventions have provided virtual adaptation guidance and resources to their implementers. In addition to consulting the guidance below, implementers are encouraged to contact their funder and use guidance outlined by the CDC's Veto Violence Select, Adapt, Evaluate tool. 

Foundations of HUD Coordinated Entry and Housing for Survivors of Sexual Violence

These sessions provide attendees with a foundational understanding of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Continuums of Care (CoC) and a practical understanding of the coordinated entry process. Information includes ways communities can design coordinated entry access points, trauma informed assessment and prioritization approaches, and data safety considerations.

Workshop 6- Wrapping Up This Series: Where do we go from here to prevent sexual violence during COVID-19?

PreventConnect and the National Sexual Violence Resource Center have hosted five previous web conferences in the series Sexual Violence Prevention During COVID-19: Adapting in an Ever-Changing Landscape. As we conclude this iteration of the series, join PreventConnect and NSVRC for this web conference where participants will reflect on key learnings from earlier web conferences in this series and explore ways to transform those learnings into action despite an ever-changing COVID-19 landscape.

Revisiting Health Equity and Preventing Sexual Assault

"A health equity approach to preventing sexual violence means that we need to both understand and address the factors that contribute to violence and safety and factors that expose some communities — especially communities that have been historically oppressed — to higher rates of sexual violence". (NSVRC, 2019)
 
Prefacing Health Equity: