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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.

Emily Bigger Mon, 10/15/2018 - 14:52
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.

Emily Bigger Tue, 10/02/2018 - 10:51
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

Introduction to the Media relations toolkit

This resource, part of the Media relations toolkit, makes the case for partnering with the media and provides additional resources for working with journalists.

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Media relations toolkit

This resource is comprised of tools to help build relationships with journalists and inform news coverage about sexual harassment, abuse, and assault. Tools include an Introduction, Preparing for an interview, Writing a press release to create news, Crafting a media advisory to engage journalists, Contributing to news coverage, Planning media relations throughout the year, and Reusing the news.

The toolkit is a companion piece to Moving toward prevention: Reframing sexual violence.

Emily Bigger Tue, 10/02/2018 - 10:17
Moving toward prevention: A guide for reframing sexual violence

This guide, a joint publication between Berkeley Media Studies Group and NSVRC, provides recommendations on how to frame sexual violence, develop effective messages about prevention, and work with the media to inform and educate the public. The guide is a companion piece to Media relations toolkit.

Emily Bigger Tue, 10/02/2018 - 10:12