This report illustrates the results of a cross-national study based on in-depth interviews from both experts and average Americans on Sexual Violence. This study, supported by the National Sexual Violence Resource Center comprises the following three components: 1) an analysis of the discourse on sexual violence from expert interviews, 2) one-on-one cognitive interviews with Americans, and 3) a comparative analysis that “maps the gaps” between expert and lay understandings of this topic. The report concludes with a set of recommendations that will improve communications practice around this issue and inform future research.

Read more about the partnership between NSVRC and Frameworks Institute.

This three-page overview provides a framework for promSAAM 2012 Overview Coveroting 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.

 

 

 

 

The articles, reports, and films listed in the Bibliography Coverbibliography explore sexual violence against individuals who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer or questioning (LGBTQ) from a variety of angles, including lifetime sexual victimization, intimate partner violence, sexual violence as hate/bias crimes, and service provisions for survivors. It lists articles that dispel common myths about individuals who identify as LGBTQ and sexual violence.

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

This guide aims to build on those tools and encourage health care providers to conduct full assessments with patients to encourage interventions that provide adequate treatments and recommendations for survivors of sexual violence.

The National Resource Sharing Project (RSP) and the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) have developed two assessment tools to assist those working with victims of sexual violence in identifying strengths and strategies to improve their practice. The Personal Assessment tool will help individual advocates to reflect on their own services, knowledge and relationships with community partners.  The Organizational Assessment will help organizations’ leadership staff to better understand the state of their service provision overall, their entire staff’s knowledge and their organization’s relationships with community partners.

El Proyecto Nacional de Recursos Compartidos por sus sigla en Ingles (The National Resource Sharing Project, RSP) y el Centro Nacional de Recursos de Violencia Sexual  por sus siglas en Ingles (NSVRC) han desarrollado dos herramientas de evaluación para asistir aquellos que trabajan con victimas de violencia sexual a identificar sus fuertes y estrategias  con el fin de mejorar sus practicas. La Herramienta de Evaluación Personal ayudara individualmente a asesoras a analizar sus propios servicios, conocimientos y su relación de colaboración con otros servidores comunitarios. La Evaluación de la Organización ayudara a los lideres del personal  a comprender el estado general de los servicios proveídos, el conocimiento completo del personal en sus organizaciones y la colaboración con otros servidores comunitarios.

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Personal Assessment (PDF)138.21 KB
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Organizational Assessment (PDF)158.85 KB
Evaluación Organizacional (PDF)88.77 KB

 

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This information packet describes practices used in cases of human trafficking, how they relate to sexual violence, and how to assist and advocate for victims of human trafficking. There are 6 resources in this information packet. 

The packet includes: an Annotated Bibliography, a Technical Assistance Bulletin, an Overview, a Guide for Advocates, a Research Brief, and a Resource List.

 

This article provides general information and examples about comprehensive sexual assault services as a tool for program development.  It is not an exhaustive list, but a list of resources to be used to begin a discussion or assessment or organizational efforts to address sexual violence.

Cover of Guide includes pictures of tree with light shining throughThis guide provides information to support sexual assault services programs in strengthening their organizational and individual responses to survivors of sexual violence through the use of a trauma-informed approach. It provides an overview of the core principles of trauma-informed care and guiding points and questions to help organizations build cultures grounded in the philosophy of trauma-informed service delivery.

This online resource collection offers advocates and preventionists information and resources on bystander intervention. It includes resources to use with community members, as well as information and research on the effectiveness of bystander intervention.

This collection is part of the Engaging Bystanders to Prevent Sexual Violence Information Packet.

Multilingual access is critical to sexual violence prevention and intervention. This statement discusses NSVRC's approach to multilingual access within a social justice framework

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