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.
This three-page fact sheet highlights the importance of consent in healthy sexual interactions and provides information on defining and establishing consent. It includes a scenario and discussion points that highlight consent in a college campus setting. Also available in Spanish.
This three-page overview provides a framework for promoting 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 booklet, designed for youth, discusses sexual violence and intimate partner abuse. It suggests ways to evaluate the status of a relationship and how to get involved if you are concerned about someone else's relationship.
This issue of the Partners in Social Change Newsletter includes various articles on the topic of engaging men in the movement to end sexual violence. Topics include guiding principles for men in the movement, reaching queer and trans men, and a "Framework for Engaging Average Joe," among others.
This report discusses the value and benefits of rethinking violence prevention. It suggests an approach that identifies and deconstructs root causes of violence. Of particular interest in this report is the discussion of the predictability of violence on a community or population wide level.
This document will introduce readers to primary prevention and to the concepts, terms and models that comprise this approach. It will explore the movement’s history for lessons learned and talk about how the work of preventing sexual violence connects directly and indirectly to the work that each of us in the movement does. Finally, it will help you talk the talk. We will explore the public health model and associated terminology so that you can use it if you need it (e.g., when talking with funders), but it will not be a main focus.
Este libro presenta la necesidad de una orientación urgente sobre la importancia de comprometer a los espectadores en la prevención de la violencia sexual. El relato proporciona el fondo necesario para el desarrollo de un enfoque que nos permita a todos involucrarnos con el fin de impedir esta calamidad. El libro analiza diversos motivos por los cuales una persona podría decidir tomar o no medidas al presenciar una variedad de comportamientos inapropiados, y describe formas de alentar y promover un mayor compromiso por parte de los espectadores. Este libro también es un excelente recurso de capacitación: al describir actividades y proporcionar instrucciones en toda su extensión se convierte en una guía útil de enseñanza sobre la participación del espectador en la prevención de la violencia sexual. En inglés.
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