The 2013 Spring/Summer edition of Resource-Cover-Spring-Summer-2013The Resource offers articles and insights on current events and topics such as the Steubenville rape trial, the NO MORE campaign, 1in6’s 1BlueString Campaign, tips for sustaining activism and new findings from a national needs assessment on how to engage Spanish-speaking communities. It also highlights great work happening across the movement, from how to engage faculty to prevent sexual violence on campus to what’s the latest technologies being used by help spread the word.

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

This report from the NCAA presents findings from an Executive Committee appointed to explore the issue of sexual assault and interpersonal violence on campus and how it relates to athletic programs. The report includes informatiton on compliance, collaboration, student perspectives, and education programs on this topic. 

 

This report was born out of the Student Summit on Sexual Assault that was facilitated by CALCASA in April 2014. Over 50 students participated, representing public and private universities and community colleges. It includes student recommendations on how colleges and universities can better respond to incidents of sexual assault and better support survivors with resources, information and transparency.

The 2010 SAAM Campaign addressed sexual assault prevention on college campuses. It includes resources for each of the six levels of the Spectrum of Prevention

Level 1: Strengthening Individual Knowledge and Skills 
PowerPoint Workshop: Making a Difference: Your Role in Sexual Violence Prevention on Campus 

Level 2: Promoting Community Education
Creating an Effective Public Education Campaign (PDF)

Level 3: Educating Providers
Fact Sheets for Administrators, Faculty/Staff, and Campus Healthcare Providers (DOC)

Level 4: Fostering Coalitions and Networks
Expanding Your Allies on Campus (PDF)

Level 5: Changing Organizational Practices
Sample op-ed articles (DOC)

Level 6: Influencing Policies and Legislation 

 

NAESV released this policy statement in response to the recommendations issued by the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault. In the statement they discuss the continued legislative and administrative focus on partnerships, prevention, advocacy and confidentiality, training, and climate surveys.

Read the statement.

Campus-recommendations-coverThis document provides a summary of recommendations that the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape and the National Sexual Violence Resource Center submitted to the White House Task Force to Protest Students from Sexual Assault. It includes recommendations for trauma informed protocol and practices, creating safer campuses through social change and the intentional coordination with community assets.  For more information about our work to prevent campus sexual assault contact resources@nsvrc.org.

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 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.

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