WCSAP's Partners in Social Change Winter 2012 Newsletter focuses on the role of parents in primary prevention among teenagers. It includes talking points on sex and sexual violence, parent engagement program reviews, and an online tool to help spark discussion.

Read the Winter 2012 Newsletter.

Sexual violence & individuals who identify as LGBTQ is an information packet containing nearly a dozen resources focused on serving, engaging, and collaborating with individuals and communities who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning (LGBTQ).  The packet contains resources to support counselors, advocates, preventionists, technical assistance providers, and allied professionals committed to affirming all individuals and communities. The goals of this packet it to provide resources that will both strengthen work already being done, as well as assist organizations in discovering a place to begin program development.

This packet includes an Annotated Bibliography, a Research Brief, a Resource List, and guides on Talking about Gender & Sexuality, Creating Inclusive Agencies, the Process of Coming Out, the Impact of Discrimination, Hate & Bias-Motivated Crimes, the Impact on Individuals & Communities, Sexual Harassment & Bullying of Youth, and Transformative Prevention Programming.

This Applied Research Paper outlines the importance and value of engaging in sexual violence prevention work with youth. The paper discusses prevalence of sexual violence among youth populations, recent trends in prevention activities for youth, and a review of common strategies and challenges for engaging in this work. Feedback on the effectiveness and current evaluation efforts for the various approaches is offered. It's available in PDF or online.

Building accessible and competenImpact Covert programs and services requires a commitment to continuous learning and improvement.  This guide is designed in hopes of assisting organizations in providing programs and services that are shaped by the strengths, needs, and experiences of LGBTQ communities.

This resource is part of the Information Packet on Sexual Violence & Those Who Identify as LGBTQ.

The Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs (WCSAP) developed a list of online resources that may be useful in engaging men in the prevention of sexual violence.

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This Special Collection provides resources for anti-violence programs to increase their capacity to engage men and boys in their work to end violence against women. The collection explores the social construction of masculinity and the impact that pro-feminist men can have on advancing the anti-violence movement.

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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.

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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 four-page publication explores steps for SAAM 2012 Creating a Campaign Coverplanning an effective community-wide public education campaign for Sexual Assault Awareness Month. It outlines the planning process for social marketing campaigns that aim to change behaviors. Also available in Spanish.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Esta publicación examina los pasos para planificar una campaña efectiva de educación como parte del Mes de Conciencia sobre la Violencia Sexual (SAAM). Describe el proceso de planificación de campañas de sensibilización social cuyo propósito es modificar conductas. En inglés.

 

 

 

 

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