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LGBTQ Populations

For an in-depth look at sexual and gender identities, consider this free course, “Sexual and Gender Identities,” from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Consent Work in LGBTQI Communities, with Dustina Hasse-Lanier and Jessica Gilbertson, of the Oregon Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence, is a recorded interview produced by the NSVRC. During the North Carolina …

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Prevention Legislation

Many states are working towards making prevention education of sexual assault, sexual harassment, intimate partner violence, and teen dating violence mandated in school systems as well as mandating that schools have a response plan for these specific acts of violence or intimidation. Here is a sample of what has been accomplished so far. Also, see …

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Media Advocacy

General information on messaging and media campaigns. Working with the Media on Violence Against WomenHere are some suggestions to work with the media to improve coverage of violence against women in the media: thank them for taking the time to cover the issue because it is so important and will help people because…emphasizing how wonderful …

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Linkages between different types of violence

Many types of violence, including sexual violence, intimate partner violence, child abuse and maltreatment, community violence, teen dating violence, and others co-occur and share common risk and protective factors, and consequences. It may make sense to work collaboratively with professionals who typically work to prevent a different kind of violence in order to best serve …

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Prevention programs

Table of ContentsUnited States of AmericaPlease add information about your prevention program under the appropriate geographic category. Include your web site, contact, description of prevention services, and any materials you have available. Please see our Program Template for a recommendation on how to structure your entry. Statewide prevention plans and state coalition newsletters are also …

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Human Trafficking and Commercial Sexual Exploitation

A background sheet on human trafficking: Human Trafficking Cheat Sheet from the Polaris Project.pdf Download 279 KB Human Trafficking Statistics from the Polaris Project.pdf Download 464 KB Selected Statistics: 21 million – Number of people in modern-day slavery across the world. (Free the Slaves, “Top 10 Facts About Modern Slavery”) 4.5 million victims are used …

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Mandated Reporting

The Reporting Law: an Overview The suspicion of child abuse indicates the normal system for his or her protection–the family–may have broken down. The law protects a reporter of suspected child abuse from liability in order to overcome the isolate of a child being abused at home. The following is quoted from California Penal Code …

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International Sexual Violence Prevention Efforts

“As public health efforts to understand and prevent violence gained momentum in the United States, they garnered attention abroad. Violence was placed on the international agenda in 1996 when the World Health Assembly adopted Resolution WHA49.25, which declared violence ‘a leading worldwide public health problem.’ The resolution requested the WHO to initiate public health activities …

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Chutes and Ladders

Chutes and Ladders is another name of the interactive exercise called “Comings and Goings” originally developed by the Wisconsin Coalition Against Domestic Violence / National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Lifeto help participants understand why some women stay, why some women leave relationships at various times and why some leave and then return to their …

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Faith Communities

Curricula for Faith Communities BOOKS: ‘Domestic Violence & Communities of Faith: An Information Packet’ from the North Carolina Council for Women and Domestic Violence Commission“Making Your Sanctuary Safe. Resources for Developing Congregational Abuse Prevention Policies”: A packet from Mennonite Central Committee U.S. Women’s Concerns and MCC Canada Women’s Concerns“Broken Boundaries: Resources for Pastoring People” from …

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