The qualities and abilities of a prevention practitioner are connected to the successful implementation of prevention programming. This resource is designed to provide a potential model for the outreach, interviewing, and hiring process. It is part of Finding the Perfect Shade of Change: Resources for Sexual Violence Preventionists Creating Safe and Healthy Communities, an information packet of prevention resources.

Preventing sexual violence takes more than the energy, commitment, and time of prevention practitioners – it is a movement-wide initiative that requires thoughtful and intentional action by everyone. When prevention is integrated into an agency’s vision and culture, it can be sustained and continue to grow in innovation over time. This resource outlines how organizational commitment to prevention will help with the movement-wide paradigm shift toward effective prevention. It is part of Finding the Perfect Shade of Change: Resources for Sexual Violence Preventionists Creating Safe and Healthy Communities, an information packet of prevention resources.

The importance of identifying core competencies among staff has cut across numerous fields of practice. This resource summarizes findings from focus groups – facilitated by the NSVRC in an effort to identify core skills and qualities of effective prevention practitioners – and identifies areas for further exploration. 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.

Because effective prevention is rooted in changing social norms that support sexual violence, the qualities and abilities of effective prevention practitioners are informed by a deeply-rooted commitment to valuing equality and respect. With this said, this resource helps place these qualities and abilities in context. It is part of Finding the Perfect Shade of Change: Resources for Sexual Violence Preventionists Creating Safe and Healthy Communities, an information packet of prevention resources.

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.

This guide explores approaches and challenges in engaging men in anti-sexual and gender-based violence work within institutional settings. The goal is to sexual health and gender equality by understanding what it takes to confront these forms of violence.

Read this guide.

Information in this toolkit is meant to equips prevention professionals, healthcare providers, and educators with information on current health issues among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) populations. It includes an overview of terms related to gender identity and sexual expression.(SAMSHA) A powerpoint providing general information and overview is also available.

View the toolkit.

View the powerpoint.

This update to the original 2008 National Plan provides practical steps that individuals, organizations, businesses and policymakers can implement to promote positive youth development and prevent child sexual abuse and exploitation.

View The National Plan to Prevent the Sexual Exploitation of Children

This online resource collection offers information on the intersections of sexual violence and eating disorders. Recent research and practice efforts have shown links between sexual victimization during childhood or adolescence and developing an eating disorder.  To provide more informed services, people working in anti-violence movements can review the resources in this online resource collection on sexual violence, trauma, and eating disorders.

The collection includes four sections:

Eating Disorders & Sexual Violence Overview

Understanding Oppression: Eating Disorders & Sexual Violence

Prevention of Eating Disorders & Sexual Violence

General Information on Eating Disorders

The 2012 Spring/Summer edition of The Resource is completely redesigned and contains articles about Penn State and the Jerry Sandusky case, preventing child sexual abuse, viewpoints on SlutWalks, healthy sexuality campaigns, media reports of sexual violence, report on prostitution and trafficking of Native Women, Sexual Assault Awareness Month and the upcoming National Sexual Assault Conference in Chicago.  This issue also includes an article written by Kimber J. Nicoletti-Martinez about leadership among Latin@s in the sexual violence prevention movement in Spanish.  Read the English translation.  

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