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National Research & Resources

This is a select collection of the publications, tools, research findings, or other resources related to sexual violence prevention that are from around the country. We have selected these because we think they may be helpful in your work.

STOP SV: A Technical Package to Prevent Sexual Violence (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2016). The CDC has developed this technical package to help states and communities take advantage of the best available evidence to prevent violence and reduce future harm.

Key Findings on Sexual Violence from the "Global status report on violence prevention 2014" (National Sexual Violence Resource Center, 2016). This research translation provides a summary of key findings on sexual violence as a component of interpersonal violence that is the wider focus of the Global Status Report on Violence Prevention 2014. People working to end sexual violence can use these findings to inform data collection, prevention planning and evaluation, policy advocacy, and community partnerships.

Key Findings from A Systematic Review of Primary Prevention Strategies for Sexual Violence Perpetration (National Sexual Violence Resource Center, 2014).  It summarizes the methods and discusses key findings of the systematic review. It also proposes ways preventionists can use this research to identify promising prevention strategies, strengthen and evaluate their current efforts, and advocate with funders, policymakers, researchers, and community partners. 

National Prevention Needs & Strength Assessments (National Sexual Violence Resource Center, 2010-2012)

  • Year 3: Synthesis. This is the final report from the NSVRC’s three-year National Prevention Strengths and Needs Assessment Project, and provides a summary of the work completed during the third year of the assessment as well as a synthesis of major themes across the three-year project. 

  • Year 2: Innovations in Prevention.The second phase of NSVRC’s Prevention Assessment project focused on interviews with innovative prevention programs and a diffusion survey to document how innovations have spread throughout the sexual violence prevention field. The emphasis of this assessment was on how programs are thinking about primary prevention and the processes that allowed innovation to develop.

  • Year 1. This is a report from the first year of the three year process to develop a plan to measure the primary prevention capacity of the sexual violence prevention field.

Assessing Campus Readiness for Prevention (Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape, 2012). A resource guide for implementing a campus readiness assessment and is a "first step" in developing campus prevention initiatives. The resource contains tools and guidance for assessing campus readiness, partnering with campus leaders, educating campus leaders, and evaluating efforts.

Preventing Child Sexual Abuse Online Resource Collection. (National Sexual violence Resource Center, 2011). This collection of online resources provides information and tools for caretakers, organizations and communities assuming the responsibility of preventing child sexual abuse. Through basic information on child sexual development, defining sexual abuse, and learning effective strategies we can prepare to take action steps toward prevention.

Engaging Bystanders in Sexual Violence Prevention (Joan Tabachnick, 2008, 2009). This book reviews theory behind bystander behaviors and ways to encourage bystander involvement. Serves as a training resource with activities and instructions. Also available in Spanish.

Shifting the Paradigm: Primary Prevention of Sexual Violence (American College Health Association, 2008). The purpose of this toolkit is to provide facts, ideas, strategies, conversation starters, and resources to those working to prevent sexual violence on campuses.

Sexual Violence and the Spectrum of Prevention: Towards a Community Solution (National Sexual Violence Resource Center, 2006). A guide for developing comprehensive community approaches to the primary prevention of sexual violence. Explores the Spectrum of Prevention model.


Reviewed: August 1st, 2016