This fact sheet provides information about sexual violence prevention and how parents and caregivers can play a role in responding to victims and promoting prevention.

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 teens.

This fact sheet provides information about sexual violence prevention and how health care professionals can assist victims and prevention efforts.

This tool provides an overview of healthy adolescent sexual development by exploring age-appropriate behaviors and skills and how adults can support healthy development. In Spanish.

Sexual violence -- including rape, child sexual abuse, and sexual harassment -- is a complicated topic to understand. There are many fears, myths and stereotypes that abound. We understand that reporting on these topics is a difficult task and we appreciate the media’s commitment to doing so with integrity. As a result, the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) has created a packet for journalists about reporting on sexual violence.

As members of the media, journalists play a critical role in illuminating the truth for people. Well-written, fact-based stories that place a particular incident in a broader context can go a long way toward educating the public. A well-informed public can help ensure appropriate responses and services for victims; accountability and treatment for those who abuse others; and can strengthen the prevention strategies of organizations and communities. This fact sheet discusses some basic information on sexual violence.

The full Media Packet includes 7 other resources:

What is Sexual Violence?

Statistics about Sexual Violence

Crime Reports of Sexual Violence

People who commit sexual violence

What is Child Sexual Abuse?

The NSVRC at a Glance

Talking with Survivors

Engaging Bystanders

The National Alliance to End Sexual Violence created a one page fact sheet describing the housing protections implemented by the Violence Against Women Act and implications for survivors of sexual violence.

This report outlines the facts surrounding rape and sexual assault and identifies key areas to focus on and improve, including working to change social norms, improving criminal justice response, and protecting students from sexual assault.

Read the report.

Download the fact sheet.

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.

This fact sheet provides data on youth and technology, Internet activities, mobile media, and games. Also see the fact sheet on the Impact of Exposure to Sexually Explicit and Exploitive Materials.

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

This fact sheet is part of the National Sexual Assault Demonstration Initiative Toolkit on community assessment approaches to support the growth of sexual assault services within multi-service programs. It provides an overview of key measurement tools that can be used in assessment work. 

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