This book presents a compelling orientation to the importance of engaging bystanders in sexual violence prevention. The narrative provides background on the development of an approach that empowers each of us to be involved in prevention. It discusses various reasons why individuals who witness a range of inappropriate behaviors may or may not take action, and presents ways to encourage and develop greater bystander involvement. Finally, this book serves as an excellent training resource; it provides activities and trainer instructions throughout that make it a useful educational guide on bystander engagement in sexual violence prevention. Also available in Spanish.
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This document has been formatted so that families, community groups, and schools can use each section as a separate handout or use them all together as one complete document. Prevention tips and resources are provided to help children and youth of different ages or stages of development. The document is organized into four sections: Background Information; The “Basics” of Sexual Violence; Types of Sexual Violence;  and Who Can Help: Websites and Resources for Families.
 
Preventing Child and Youth Sexual Harassment, Abuse, and Assault: A Resource for Iowa Families

This is the March 2005 inaugural issue of the quarterly newsletter from the Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance. This publication focuses on providing information to enhance primary sexual violence prevention work in communities.
Moving Upstream: Virginia’s Newsletter for the Primary Prevention of Sexual Violence

The guide is designed to help prosecutors, victim advocates, and policymakers understand the state of victim/witness assistance in rural communities, including staffing limitations, the roles and responsibilities of advocates, and the challenges that rural prosecutors' offices face in providing assistance to crime victims and effectively prosecuting the perpetrators of crime. It provides an overview of these challenges along with tips and strategies for overcoming them. Likewise, the guide includes promising practices with an extensive list of resources.
Rural Victim Assistance: A Victim/Witness Guide for Rural Prosecutors

WHO and Liverpool John Moores University's Centre for Public Health have launched a website highlighting what works to prevent violence. Geared towards policy-makers and violence prevention researchers, practitioners and advocates, the website marks the first time that information on effective violence prevention programmes is available in a searchable web-based data base.  In addition to violence prevention, the Centre for Public Health has a broad research, intelligence and teaching portfolio that specialises also in alcohol and drug use, sexual health, environmental health and public health intelligence.

Violence Prevention Evidence Base and Resources

This packet was created for service providers who work with children and parents and offers strategies and resources for building the protective factors associated with child abuse prevention.
Promoting Healthy Families in Your Community

This NSVRC publication provides advocates, practitioners and educators with a guide for developing a comprehensive community approach to the primary prevention of sexual violence. It explores the Spectrum of Prevention tool, which outlines six levels of intervention and focuses on exploring conditions in an environment which allow sexual violence to occur and replacing current norms with norms that promote safety, respect and equality.

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