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Prevention Research

Prevention Approaches & Theory Sexual assault prevention efforts have been based on a wide range of theories and approaches . Many come from Public Health, feminist, and educational models. Includes information on the socio-ecological model, the spectrum of prevention, social norms theory Research and evaluation have been conducted to determine the effectiveness of prevention programs. …

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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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Evaluation

Evaluation of programming is becoming increasingly important to our funders and to our communities. Additionally, evaluation of prevention programs can help educators improve their curricula and presentation delivery with the goal of increasing program impact and effectiveness and ending sexual violence. Evidence-based Why is evaluation so important? Besides learning about what your program is achieving …

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Primary Prevention Initiatives

Prevention Curricula: The following are some examples of prevention curricula. This list is not exhaustive.In Touch With TeensGreen DotMyStrengthSafe DatesShifting BoundariesBystander intervention programs Resources: Training_Practice_Guidelines.pdf Download 2 MB Training Professionals in the Primary Prevention of Sexual and Intimate Partner Violence, a publication of the CDC Something_Is_Wrong-Curriculum.pdf Download 3 MB “Something is Wrong: Exploring the Roots …

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Bullying Resources

Bullying **Bully Busters: A Teacher’s Manual for Helping Bullies, Victims, and Bystanders** was developed in 2000 to help teachers reduce aggression and bullying in the classroom by building upon students’ social skills and character development. It has two sections, one for students in grades K-5 and one for students in grades 6-8. Both sections include …

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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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Core Competencies for Prevention

This information packet from the NSVRC provides guidance to prevention practitioners at local, state, tribal, territory, and national organizations to work more effectively toward the goal of eliminating sexual violence in their communities. Publications_NSVRC_Guidance-hiring-training-supporting-community-prevention-practitioners.pdf Download 363 KB Publications_NSVRC_Fact-sheet_Prevention-Resource-Packet-Intro.pdf Download 86 KB Publications_NSVRC_Guide_Qualities-Abilities-Effective-Confident-Prevention-Practitioners.pdf Download 1 MB Publications_NSVRC_Core-competencies-sexual-violence-prevention-practitioners.pdf Download 521 KB Publications_NSVRC_Strategies-integrating-prevention-organizational-operations.pdf Download 403 KB Publications_NSVRC_Prevention-Resource-Packet-Sample-Job-Description.pdf Download …

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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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