Safe, affordable, and stable housing can be a protective factor against both sexual violence perpetration and victimization. In 2008, the National Sexual Violence Resource Center partnered with the Victims Rights Law Center, National Sexual Assault Coalition Resource Sharing Project, Louisiana Foundation Against Sexual Assault, University of New Hampshire, and Pennsylvania Community Legal Services to develop and conduct a national survey on housing and sexual violence. The information gained from this study led to the development of several resources to support advocacy at the intersections of housing and sexual violence.
The goal of this resource is to provide clear, consistent and straightforward guidance on the essential minimum, core content for sexuality education that is age-appropriate for students in grades K–12. The Standards are presented both by topic area and by grade level.
This review is one of the first undertaken on the availability of policies addressing the prevention of sexual violence globally. It involves an analysis of literature on risk factors and social dynamics underpinning rape and critique of best practice in rape prevention policy internationally.
This review evaluates how parenting programs succeed at: 1) eliminating child abuse as manifest in official reports and in-person assessments; 2) altering parenting behaviors or attitudes associated with abuse; 3) enhancing parent-child relationships and positive parenting skills as buffers against abuse.
A publication from Aequitas offers strategies for prosecuting child sexual abuse by a family member. The challenging dynamics involved in these cases can lead to misunderstandings about the child's behavior or how dangerous the perpetrator really is. Some of the recommendations include developing an understanding of grooming techniques and using forensic interviewing.
In recognition of the increasing role that social media plays in the lives of survivors as well as programs and staff, PCAR & PCADV published this tool to help address the benefits and risks of social media use by people who have experienced sexual and domestic violence.
In recognition of the increasing role that social media plays in the lives of survivors as well as programs and staff, PCAR & PCADV introduced this tool to address the benefits and risks of social media use within anti-violence programs.
An evaluation guide from the CDC explains the continuum of evaluating the effectiveness of prevention programs, policies and practices. Advocates, researchers and policy-makers can use the information in this guide to determine if they are achieving outcomes and making the intended changes.
This document discusses information on confidentiality and releases of information for individuals who have experienced sexual violence, domestic violence, stalking, or harassment. The information provided is based on U.S. Federal Laws, and is intended for advocates and employees of other organizations who may serve these individuals.
This document provides answers to frequently asked questions about United States Federal Laws and how they impact confidentiality for survivors and service providers. The laws discussed include the Clery Act, Violence Against Women Act, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
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