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.

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This Guide describes how to develop, implement, and evaluate a process for training professionals to engage in sexual violence and intimate partner violence prevention. The Guide is designed to help practitioners tailor individual trainings to different groups of professionals. It provides definitions of sexual violence and intimate partner violence and includes real-life examples to illustrate theory put into practice. In addition to step-by-step guidance on all the tasks necessary for planning a training, the Guide includes tip sheets, worksheets, checklists, and an extensive resource list.

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This VAWnet resource page provides access to various training descriptions, materials and tools that may be useful in sexual violence prevention and education activities. Resources highlighted range from field-specific professional development trainings to materials for use in training-the-trainers. In particular, it highlights curricula promoting the competency of such first responders as rape crisis program staff and volunteers, law enforcement, forensic teams, health care providers, and others. As possible, descriptions note any stated primary goals and purposes, settings and audiences, possible adaptations to other contexts, and any components that have been evaluated.
Training Resources for Sexual Violence Prevention & Education

This brief outlines the most promising local prevention strategies and policy changes to prevent child sexual abuse from happening in the first place.  The recommendations are designed to shift social and cultural norms that increase the likelihood of child sexual abuse and exploitation.

Sample recommendations include:

  • Decrease the saturation of media messages aimed at children by reviewing and rolling back the legislation that allowed advertising to children especially in children’s television programming.
  • Develop a rapid response media network to respond to breaking news with proactive prevention messages that incorporate an environmental and norms-based understanding of the causes and solutions of abuse.
  • Require staff training in organizations that work with children and youth specifically focused on developmentally appropriate sexuality and sexual behavior.

    With support from the Ms. Foundation, this brief is based on findings from  a convening of national experts and local leaders, expert interviews, and a review of the literature.

Transforming Communities to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation: A Primary Prevention Approach

Esta muestra de Carta al Editor sirve como plantilla para una carta específica sobre el desarrollo sexual infantil saludable dirigida a medios de comunicación locales o universitarios. Puede ser adaptada o usarse genéricamente como una herramienta para promoción y defensa a través de los medios durante el Mes de Conciencia sobre la Agresión Sexual. También disponible en inglés

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 Applied Research paper provides an overview of how estimates of sexual violence in the United States are produced, with particular emphasis on major sources of rape statistics at the national level.
Understanding National Rape Statistics
 

This 2-page fact sheet provides a general overview of sexual violence and provides answers to the following questions:
Why is sexual violence a public health problem?
How does sexual violence affect health?
Who is at risk for sexual violence?
How can we prevent sexual violence?
How does CDC approach sexual violence prevention?
Where can I learn more?
Understanding Sexual Violence

This Applied Research paper reviews both international and U.S.-based policy efforts to promote sexual abuse prevention and offers considerations for policy development in communities and organizations.

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This report examined a survey which sought to gather information on the extent to which violence against women (VAW) agencies provide prevention programs, and to describe the nature and types of programs currently implemented.
Violence Against Women Prevention Programming: Report of What is in Use

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