This Guide provides information on effective outreach strategies to support preventing sexual violence in workplaces.  If is part of the 2009 Sexual Assault Awareness Month Campaign Respect Works.

 

Esta proclamación adaptable permite a comunidades, personas y organizaciones comprometerse a prevenir la violencia sexual. También disponible en inglés.

This customizable proclamation allows communities, individuals and organizations to commit themselves to sexual violence prevention. Also available in Spanish

This sample Letter to the Editor provides a template for a healthy childhood sexual development themed letter for local or campus media outlets. This letter can be customized or used generically as a media advocacy tool during Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Also available in Spanish

This sample Letter to the Editor provides a template for a healthy sexuality themed letter for local or campus media outlets. This letter can be customized or used generically as a media advocacy tool during Sexual Assault Awareness Month. 
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The NSVRC has partnered with the Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence to create sample letters to the editor to support discussion related to the criminal case in Steubenville, Ohio.  This sample focuses on social change. Please see additional sample focused on supporting survivors.   For more information on the response to this case see our resource page.

The NSVRC has partnered with the Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence to create sample letters to the editor to support discussion related to the criminal case in Steubenville, Ohio.  This sample focused on supporting survivors.  Please see additional sample that focuses on social change. For more information on the response to this case see our resource page.

This statement from the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) concerns the criminal sentencing of Jerry Sandusky to 30-60 years behind bars for child sexual abuse. NSVRC supports these young men and their loved ones who endured years of pain, waiting for justice to be served. Judge Cleland reassured victims by saying, "It is for your courage, not your assault that you will be remembered." The NSVRC echoes this sentiment and applauds the victims’ strength and courage and hopes today brings them an opportunity to further their own paths to healing. Read full statement.

This brief assessment tool provides communities with the opportunity to explore community readiness for sexual assault response team development regarding perceptions, resources and services. 

This toolkit is a collection of resources that victim service professional s may use to formalize, expand on, or evaluate their interagency responses to sexual assault. The toolkit includes five main sections:

  • Learn About SARTs briefly reviews the basics: definitions and statistics related to sexual assault, the common makeup of SARTs and the reasons behind setting them up, and a brief historical outline of SART development since the 1970s.
  • Develop a SART lays out the steps involved in putting together your SART. You'll learn how to build your team; collect data about your jurisdiction to help you create a relevant victim response; develop a strategic plan outlining your goals, objectives, and protocol; determine communication standards for your team (e.g., ethical communication, confidentiality); hold effective meetings; monitor and evaluate your victim response; and sustain your SART. This section also includes detailed information about common SART members—describing their roles and responsibilities—and highlights several critical issues related to sexual assault that every SART should know.
  • Put the Focus on Victims describes how victims may be feeling, approaches to responding to various victims, and ways to help victims heal.
  • Follow Innovative Practiceshighlights SART programs from around the country. See what other jurisdictions are doing before setting up or revamping your SART. Programs cover the fields of advocacy, law enforcement, health care, prosecution, and forensics and deal with multidisciplinary issues and culturally specific practices.
  • Find Tools includes sample resources for specific SART members and tools to use when developing your team and evaluating its activities. Find examples of surveys, forms, brochures, guidelines, legislation, memorandums of understanding, and other resources.

 

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