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The Cost of Rape

Sexual violence exacts a high toll on survivors, their loved ones—and, ultimately, on all of us.

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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

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.

Reusing the news

This resource, part of the Media relations toolkit, provides examples of ways to reuse positive news coverage and respond to negative news coverage.

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Planning media relations throughout the year

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. ...

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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.

Emily Bigger Tue, 10/02/2018 - 10:45
Crafting a media advisory to engage journalists

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.

Emily Bigger Tue, 10/02/2018 - 10:40
Writing a press release to create news

This resource, part of the Media relations toolkit, explains the purpose of a press release, lists tips to keep in mind while writing one, and concludes with a sample press release.

 

Emily Bigger Tue, 10/02/2018 - 10:36