This document provides a brief overview of vicarious trauma and how to take care of yourself when working to address sexual violence.

 

The 2012 Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) campaign encourages communities and individuals to join the conversation on how we connect and respect one another in order to prevent sexual violence.
 

The 2012 SAAM campaign provides tools and resources that focus on promoting positive expressions of sexuality and healthy behaviors. Promoting healthy behaviors encourages sexual interactions and relationships that are consensual, respectful and informed. By starting the conversation, this dialogue can build safe, healthy relationships and communities. Many resources are also available in Spanish.

 

Resources include:

An Overview on Healthy Sexuality and Sexual Violence Prevention (also in Spanish)

Healthy Sexuality: A guide for advocates, counselors, and prevention educators

Resource List

It's time...to talk to your children about healthy sexuality (in Spanish)

It's time...to talk about consent (in Spanish)

It's time...to talk about gender norms (in Spanish)

It's time...to talk about sexuality in later life (in Spanish)

Healthy Sexuality Glossary (in Spanish)

Tips for Creating a Successful Campaign (in Spanish)

Tips for Health Care Professionals (in Spanish)

Tips for Parents and Caregivers ( in Spanish)

Tips for Partnering with Men's Organizations

Daily Posts for Social Networking Sites

SAAM 2012 Events List

SAAM 2012 Proclamation

 

 

The 2013 National Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) campaign focuses on healthy sexuality and child sexual abuse prevention. This April, join the conversation. Start talking about healthy childhood development to prevent child sexual abuse.

This campaign provides tools and information on healthy childhood sexual development for adults to use in approaching our responsibility to protect children. Learning about healthy childhood sexual development helps adults promote positive characteristics, skills and behaviors. These tools support parents, communities and organizations in identifying risk factors, supporting healthy boundaries and challenging negative messages. Many resources are also available in Spanish.

2013 Resources include:

An overview on healthy childhood sexual development

Resource for community members

Resource for parents

Exercise: Talking to your child

Resource for advocates, educators and preventionists 

Start the conversation on Twitter & Facebook

Event ideas for Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Tips for creating a campaign

Proclamation

Sample Letter to the Editor

Tips for partnering with youth-serving organizations

Tips for parents and caregivers

Tips for health care professionals

The Sexual Assault Demonstration Initiative (SADI) Newsletter serves as a project brief to the field on the first national demonstration initiative designed to identify and disseminate information on promising practices for enhancing services to sexual violence survivors in dual and multi-service agencies. This edition provides an overview of the goals of the SADI, introduces the Project Sites, highlights the stages of the project, and provides a sneak peak at the next phase of the project.

The Sexual Assault Demonstration Initiative (SADI) Newsletter serves as a project brief to the field on the first national demonstration initiative designed to identify and disseminate information on promising practices for enhancing services to sexual violence survivors in dual and multi-service agencies. This edition provides access to community assessment tools created through the initiative and lessons learned from demonstration sites as they conducted community assessments.
 

Read Summer 2013 Edition.

This eight-page color pamphlet addresses sexual assault in Indian Country by highlighting certain types of sexual assault evidence and presenting it within the historical treatment of native populations, jurisdictional problems and prevalence of violence.

The focus of this technical assistance guide is to help sexual assault service providers build, expand, formalize, and maintain strong interagency responses to sexual violence. It includes a brief overview followed by Practice Tips, Ways to Build SART Excellence, and Key Resources.

The risk for bullying andYouth Cover harassment is very high for youth who identify as LGBTQ.  This short resource offers background on research and information regarding abuse against young people in school and community environments.

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

The following talking points provide statistics, resources and prevention tools to assist with communications about sexual harassment. 

This research brief, reviews articles that explore the connection between childhood sexual abuse (CSA) and subsequent sexual victimization in adulthood. It demonstrates the significant link between childhood and adulthood sexual revictimization, as well as related health problems.

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