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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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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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Sexual Harassment in Schools

All content on this page provided by Nan D. Stein, Ed.D and Kelly A. Mennemeier, B.A. in their October 2011 Critical Issue Brief:Addressing the Gendered Dimensions of Harassment and Bullying.pdf Download 440 KB Summary: “This paper first introduces and discusses a policy memo from the U.S. Department of Education that clarifies the distinctions between bullying …

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History of the Rape Crisis Movement and Sexual Violence Prevention

Background of Prevention of Violence Against Women Work From the beginning of the anti-rape movement in the early 1970s, education has been an important component of the response to sexual violence. Initial efforts focused on raising awareness about the prevalence and impact of the experience of rape, bringing forward the voices of survivors, and emphasizing …

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Primary Prevention Strategies

Principles of Effective Primary Prevention Programs Applying the Principles of Prevention-What Do Prevention Practitioners Need to Know About What Works.pdf Download 164 KB : This document guides prevention educators as they incorporate primary prevention programming into their work. The Virginia Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Action Alliance has published Guidelines for the Primary Prevention of …

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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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Prevention Approaches & Theory

Sexual Violence Prevention – The Role of Stages of Change-D.pdf Download 139 KB Overview of Prevention Theories Cohen, L., & Chehimi, S. (2007). Beyond brochures. The imperative for primary prevention. In L. Cohen, V. Chavez & Sana Chehimi (Eds.) Prevention is primary. Strategies for Community Well-being. (pp. 3-23). San Francisco: John Wiley & Sons. Cohen, …

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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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