The 2014 Spring & Summer edition of The Resource features a cover story on campus sexual assault written by the Clery Center For Security On Campus. The article provides details on recent amendments to the Jeanne Cleary Act and how policy can be used to help protect the well-being of students. In the same vein, The University of Oregon has students talking about consent with its SexPositive cellphone app, which has been downloaded more than 10,000 times.

Other topics covered in this issue include the 20th anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act, how to protect victims’ privacy when electronic evidence is introduced, and a reflection on three years of healthy sexuality as the theme of Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

Does taking a sabbatical sound like a good idea? Read about one executive director’s three-month getaway . Looking for a creative way to fundraise? Check out a vanity license plate campaign from Virginia that has been raising money to prevent sexual and domestic violence.

Learn about sexual assault prevention efforts in Pennsylvania, New York, and New Hampshire. See snapshots from Love146’s Sweet Relief Benefit Bakeoff, an event that combined treats and information about fighting human trafficking on Valentine’s Day.

This three-page overview provides a framework for promSAAM 2012 Overview Coveroting healthy sexuality as an approach to sexual violence prevention. It provides a foundation in defining healthy sexuality and positive characteristics and behaviors and outlines the connection to prevention, social change and support for survivors. Also available in Spanish.

 

 

 

 

This publication is provided as a starting point for professional organizations and educational institutions to prepare their helping professionals, including doctors, dentists, nurses, veterinarians, and beyond, to develop the skills and competencies needed to meet the needs of individuals who may have experienced abuse and violence.

The articles within this issue illustrate the complexities of IPSV, while painting a picture of a systematic response. By capturing the voices of survivors, advocates and legal leaders in this movement to end violence against women, this Connections will inspire you to look beyond traditional paths of service delivery, dig deeper into the root causes of intimate partner sexual violence,and expand your outreach to survivors. Additionally, it provides a screening resource tool for thought provocation and implementation support.
 
Connections: Intimate Partner Sexual Violence (IPSV)

This report examines a study conducted to obtain national estimates of the occurrence of IPV-related injuries, to estimate their costs to the health care system, and to recommend strategies to prevent IPV and its consequences.
 
Costs of Intimate Partner Violence Against Women in the United States

This report presents the findings of the Attorney General’s National Task Force on Children Exposed to Violence. It addresses children's exposure to many different forms of violence, including sexual abuse, in a variety of settings and the resulting psychological trauma.

Read the report.

La guía, una colaboración entre La Red Nacional Latina y el Centro Nacional de Recursos contra la Violencia Doméstica, fue diseñada para l@s defeinsoras/es, para que ellos pueden ayudar a sobrevivientes que están considerando compartir su historia (p. ej., durante eventos de concientización). Este documento se enfoca en violencia doméstica, pero muchos de los conceptos/temas pueden aplicar a sobrevivientes de violencia sexual, especialmente en un contexto de violencia doméstica. También disponible en inglés.

La guía, una colaboración entre La Red Nacional Latina y el Centro Nacional de Recursos contra la Violencia Doméstica, fue diseñada para sobrevivientes que están considerando compartir su historia (p. ej., durante eventos de concientización). Este documento se enfoca en violencia doméstica, pero muchos de los conceptos/temas pueden aplicar a sobrevivientes de violencia sexual, especialmente en un contexto de violencia doméstica. También disponible en inglés.

Esta hoja informativa subraya la importancia del SAAM 2012 Consentimiento Coverconsentimiento en las interacciones sexuales saludables y brinda información sobre cómo definirlo y establecerlo. Incluye un escenario y puntos para discusión que resaltan el consentimiento en el entorno de un campus. En inglés.

 

 

 

The Existe Ayuda Toolkit provides a variety of resources and information to help service providers in working with spanish-speaking populations.  This project aims to increase cultural competence and accessibility of services.  The glossaries, presentations, and tools available on this site should assist both spanish-speaking and non-spanish-speaking advocates to provide information, services, and referrals to Latin@s impacted by sexual violence.

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