The publication provides frameworks and examples of prevention work that supports healthy development, protective factors, and resiliency in children, families, and communities. It begins by providing a look into the complimentary field of research and ground work in childhood development and trauma. Next we delve into two nuanced topics: child sexual abuse in Latin@ communities and addressing sexual development for children. The following articles spotlight a new resource tool and the pilot project supported across the state of Washington. It concludes with a Question Oppression and Resources section to help further the conversation about consent.

Partners in Social Change is published by the Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs Prevention Resource Center from its office in Olympia, Washington.The focus of this publication is to present information and resources for the prevention of sexual violence, with a special emphasis on social change.

This report includes data released from the global Violence Against Children Surveys (VACS) and suggests that at least 25% of females and 10% of males have experienced childhood sexual violence, with less than 10% of those victims receiving the supportive care that they need.

For the full report and the study details, please visit http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6421a1.htm?s_cid=mm6421a1_w

Spring/Summer 2015 The Resource cover imageThe Spring/Summer 2015 edition of The Resource shines a spotlight on campus sexual assault. Included in the special campus section are the following articles:

  • 'The Hunting Ground': An interview with filmmaker Amy Ziering reveals it wasn't difficult to find survivors of campus sexual violence who wanted to tell their stories for the documentary film. "The sad thing is, there are way too many survivors," Ziering said.
     
  • Director's Viewpoint: Karen Baker, Director of the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, talks about a busy Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April 2015, the theme of which was "It's Time to Act: Safer Campuses, Brighter Futures. Prevent Sexual Violence."
     
  • Prevention preparedness: Are coalitions in the U.S. ready to lead primary prevention, campus-based efforts?
     
  • 'From compliance to commitment': The North Carolina Campus Consortium hosted its first-ever Campus Sexual and Intimate Partner Violence Peer Educator's Summit.
     
  • Sexual Assault Awareness Month: Photos from 30 busy days of activism.

Other topics covered in this issue include: effective social media advocacy, The Six Pillars for Prevention of child sexual abuse, the 2015 National Sexual Assault Conference in Los Angeles, and more.

Want to read about a topic that hasn't been covered? Send ideas to resources@nsvrc.org with the subject line "Resource Story Idea."

This guide is designed for sexual assault program advocates working with non-offending parents and/or caregivers of children who have experienced sexual assault. The suggestions and strategies are intended for use with children under the age of 13.

Entendiendo Violencia Sexual: Consejos para los padres y cuidadores
Esta hoja informativa proporciona información sobre prevención de la violencia sexual y como los padres y cuidadores pueden desempeñar un papel en responder a las víctimas y promover la prevención. En inglés.Cover- Comprendamos la violencia sexual

 

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This fact sheet offers suggestions for sexual assault centers to partner with youth-serving organizations to prevent child sexual abuse. These recommendations also can be used by youth-serving organizations in their efforts to support the development of healthy, safe, and happy young people. It is part of the 2015 Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) resource kit

 

Understanding sexual violence: tips for parents and caregivers coverThis fact sheet provides information about sexual violence prevention and how parents and caregivers can play a role in responding to victims and promoting prevention. It is part of the 2015 Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) resource kit. Also available in Spanish.  

This guiding document outlines six critical components to the prevention of child sexual abuse, with the hope to build a dialogue around the creation of comprehensive policies to benefit children and prevent sexual abuse.

Thhis report calls for a collective investment nationwide in defending our children from exposure to violence and psychological trauma, in healing families and communities, and in enabling all of our children to imagine and claim their safe and creative development and their productive futures. It discusses sexual violence, as well as physical violence, exposure to intimate partner violence, and community violence.

Access the report.

This fact sheet studies children's exposure to sexually explicit material and sexual exploitation. Also see the fact sheet on the Impact of Media and Technology on Youth.

Information for this fact sheet is drawn from the National Plan to Prevent the Sexual Exploitation of Children.

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