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Sexual Assault Across the Lifespan National Technical Assistance Project
- Child Sexual Assault Prevention
- Engaging Bystanders in Sexual Violence Prevention
- Healthcare Initiative
- Know Your Rights
- National Online Resource Center on Violence Against Women (VAWnet)
- National Sexual Assault Conference
- Rape Prevention & Education (RPE)
- RPE Council
- Rural Training Project
- Preventing Sexual Violence in Disasters
- SANE Sustainability TA
- Sexual Abuse in Detention Resource Center
- Sexual Assault Demonstration Initiative
- Sexual Assault Response Teams (SART)
- Sexual Violence & the Workplace
- US Territories
- Multilingual Access
We know there are victims of sexual violence in every age group, from infancy to later life. Research has also shown that survivors of all ages need support.
NSVRC’s Lifespan project is a five-year initiative to help service providers - law enforcement, advocates, health personnel, prosecutors, and others – reach victims of all ages.
The initiative builds on the Office on Violence Against Women’s work to support those service providers as they try to meet the complex needs of sexual-violence victims.
The project will begin by focusing on people in later life, who have different needs from other survivors. Older victims tend to sustain more serious physical and psychological injuries during an assault because of age-related changes to the body (NSVRC, 2010); for that reason and others, service providers may face unique challenges as they work with older survivors.
Want to learn more about sexual violence at different points in the lifespan, or need specific resources?
Receive free, customized technical assistance via phone at 1-877-739-3895 and email at email@example.com
Also, keep checking nsvrc.org for more information surrounding the Lifespan project and tools you can use.
To receive bulletins and other project updates, or for general questions about the project and trauma-informed practice issues, please email NSVRC.
This project was supported by Grant No. 2011-TA-AX-K023 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this program are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.