This tool focuses on how all CommunitiesCoveradults in a community can support child sexual abuse prevention efforts and promote healthier environments for children. In Spanish

Esta herramienta brindaSpanOverview una visión general del desarrollo sexual saludable de niñas y niños. Sugiere conductas y habilidades apropiadas a la edad, además de proporcionar información que apoya el desarrollo sano. En inglés.

This tool provides an overview OverviewCoverof healthy childhood sexual development by exploring age-appropriate behaviors and skills and information on supporting healthy development. In Spanish.

Sexual violence is a complex topic, and journalists reporting on it should be aware that the process can be different from reporting on other crime-related stories. Some survivors may want to talk with the media, while others may not. Remember this is a social justice issue, so there are plenty of story angles and not all include interviewing survivors. Regardless of the angle, infusing stories with data and background information puts this issue into context. Here are some tips for reporters to consider when talking with survivors of sexual violence.

Commonly referred to as modern-day slavery, human trafficking is a global problem. This overview defines human trafficking, explores how common the problem is, and examines victims and forms of trafficking.

FORGE offers a fact sheet for victim services professionals discussing the "Terms Paradox." Related to providing effective and competent advocacy to transgender and gender-nonconforming individuals, this paradox refers to the idea that the terms used in providing service are both crucial to establishing safety and support, and meaningless in the basic foundations of effective service provision.

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FORGE offers a fact sheet of information and terms and definitions on gender identity and expression for victim-service professionals.

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The focus of this research brief, by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is to highlight the early findings from a three-year study aimed to examine the overlap between bullying and sexual violence victimization and perpetration in five middle schools in a Midwest state. The first two waves of the study have shown that bullying perpetration and homophobic teasing were significant predictors of sexual harassment perpetration over time.

This resource provides a brief overview of the principles of effective prevention programs, and introduces the elements of the prevention resource packet. It is part of Fjnding the Perfect Shade of Change: Resources for Sexual Violence Preventionists Creating Safe and Healthy Communities, an information packet of prevention resources.

Sexual violence -- including rape, child sexual abuse, and sexual harassment -- is a complicated topic to understand. There are many fears, myths and stereotypes that abound. We understand that reporting on these topics is a difficult task and we appreciate the media’s commitment to doing so with integrity. As a result, the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) has created a packet for journalists about reporting on sexual violence.

 

As members of the media, journalists play a critical role in illuminating the truth for people. Well-written, fact-based stories that place a particular incident in a broader context can go a long way toward educating the public. A well-informed public can help ensure appropriate responses and services for victims; accountability and treatment for those who abuse others; and can strengthen the prevention strategies of organizations and communities. This fact sheet discusses some basic information on sexual violence.

 

The full Media Packet offers six resources will answer common questions related to sexual violence.

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