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Experts invited to the NCTSN Trauma-Informed Juvenile Justice Roundtable wrote these briefs to address topics essential to creating trauma-informed Juvenile Justice Systems. Brief topics include: current issues and new directions in creating trauma-informed systems, assessment and interventions, family engagement, continuity of care and cross-system collaboration, trauma-informed care in facilities, and racial disparities in the system.

This paper discusses joint approaches in intimate partner violence and sexual violenceprimary prevention. Advocates can learn about strategies for advancing both issues, working with funders and state coalitions, and how to support those implementing dual issue strategies.

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This resource list provides advocates and preventonists important resources to use when working in their communities and with community partners to develop, implement and sustain bystander intervention programs. There are publications, websites, mobile apps, Spanish-language resources and training tools  listed.

This resource list is a part of the Engaging Bystanders to Prevent Sexual Violence Information Packet.  View the full packet, or other publications included in this packet.

This annotated bibliography is for advocates and preventionists, and can help inform their work in preventing sexual violence.  This document features research articles, books, and presentation materials on bystander intervention theory and programs in various settings. 

This annotated bibliograhy is a part of the Engaging Bystander to Prevent Sexual Violence Information Packet.  View the full packet, or other publications included in this packet.

This document is intended to help community members learn more about  bystander intervention and how they can be engaged bystanders. It provides community members with tips on how to intervene to prevent sexual violence, examples of bystander intervention,  and a list of resources.

This bulletin is a part of the Engaging Bystanders to Prevent Sexual Violence Information Packet.  View the full packet, or other publications included in this packet.

This document provides an overview of bystander intervention, including key features and successful bystander education prevention programs. It also provides information on how preventionists and advocates can get involved in bystander intervention work.  

This overview is a part of the Engaging Bystanders to Prevent Sexual Violence Information Pacekt.  View the full packet, or other publications included in this packet.

The NSVRC in collaboration with the National Alliance to End Sexual Violence, the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, and International Association of Forensic Nurses have developed this joint statement recommending that systems be established to ensure that survivors of sexual assault have universal access to medications to prevent HIV following rape.

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This research brief is for advocates and preventionists to use in their work to create, implement, and improve bystander intervention programming in their communities. The research reviewed in this brief provides insight into the mobilization of bystander behavior. Each study includes an application section, which provides advocates and preventionists information about how they can use this study in their work.

This reserach brief is a part of the Engaging Bystanders to Prevent Sexual Violence Information Packet.  View the full packet, or other publications included in this packet.

This guide is intended to help support advocates and preventionists in creating and sustaining bystander intervention programs in their communities. The NSVRC contacted six organizations that employ various bystander programs and strategies. This guide highlights each program and its unique approach to bystander intervention and provides lessons learned for advocates and preventionists to use in their work.

This guide is guide is a part of the Engaging Bystanders to Prevent Sexual Violence Information Packet.  View the full packet, or other publications included in this packet.

This information packet provides a series of documents on bystander intervention, including current research, resources, and examples of bystander programs. It includes resources for sexual assault advocates and preventionists, as well as community members.

The following documents are available as part of the packet: Annotated Bibliography, Bulletin, Guide, Overview, Research Brief, Resource List and Online Special Collection.

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