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WCSAP Webpage
August, 2012

There's a lot of prevention work happening all over the place. There's lots of ways to get "plugged in" to find out what is being done out there.

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I suggest a couple generic phrases like "sexual violence prevention" and "sexual assault…

Topic
  • Media Literacy & Technology
With Cognitive or Developmental Disabilities
WCSAP Webpage
August, 2012

Healthy sexuality is an important component of preventing sexual violence. Therefore there are several resources that can be incorporated into prevention programs. We know that it is important to deliver prevention programming that is socio-culturally relevant and developmental appropriate. So when working with youth or adults with developmental or cognitive disabilities, finding resources that are tailored to this community may be helpful.

Here are three curricula that focus on…

Topic
  • Disability
  • CSA Prevention
  • Curriculums
  • Healthy Sexuality
To Prevent Gender-based Street Harassment
WCSAP Webpage
August, 2012

We've all heard the phrase "break the silence" and it has been an important part of raising awareness of sexual violence and giving survivors a chance to speak out. We must remember that if sexual violence occurs on a continuum then our prevention efforts must also. Taking a stand against gender-based street harassment is a good opportunity to reinforce the message that we are working to create social change and live in a world free of language, attitudes, and actions that support sexual…

Topic
  • Strategies
The Virginity Movement's War Against Women
PDF
June, 2012

This documentary is an adaptation of Jessica Valenti's 2009 bestselling book "The Purity Myth: How America's Obsession with Virginity is Hurting Young Women." The documentary, which Valenti co-wrote the documentary with director Jeremy Earp, brings to life her argument by allowing the audience to see the pop-culture examples of the American media's problematical portrayal of women's sexuality.

The book and documentary both build upon Valenti's concept of the "purity myth," which she…

Topic
  • Faith Communities
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Healthy Sexuality
  • Theory & Concepts
WCSAP Webpage
March, 2012

Twitter is a social networking tool that allows people to share short messages instantly. Messages are called Tweets and must be equal to or less than 140 characters. You can easily share information and see what others share.

Read Twitter 101 to get started!

Using Twitter

It's up to each…

Topic
  • Media Literacy & Technology
PDF
January, 2012

It's no wonder that many of us spend time working to prevent sexual violence with children and young people. Since the goal is to prevent first-time victimization and perpetration of sexual violence, we need to start giving tools and changing norms early on. Of course we also know that prevention work needs to span individuals, communities, and society and those social change efforts need to continue over the life span.

Young people are immersed in youth culture and can offer…

Topic
  • Strategies
WCSAP Webpage
January, 2012

Prevention work can be rewarding but also challenging. We want to help to facilitate positive social change within our communities but sometimes we run into obstacles or aren't sure we're making an impact. How can we stay motivated to do this work?

Feel enthused, refreshed, and appreciated!

Talk to other prevention folks!
Fight isolation by building relationships with others working to end sexual violence. Chat about…
Topic
  • Strategies
WCSAP Webpage
January, 2012

Ending sexual violence in our communities takes all of us. Involving boys and men in our prevention work can benefit the prevention field, men, and the community. Here are a few considerations and resources to use when engaging men in prevention.

Why engage men in prevention?

These are just a few reasons — challenge yourself to come up with more & then put them to action!

  • While the majority of sexual violence is committed by men…
Topic
  • Gender Specific
WCSAP Webpage
January, 2012

Besides having fun, kids are trying to figure out how to make their way through the social environment and feel accepted. It is our role to help create a change in the social environment that makes it "uncool" to use violence and ultimately to be a bully.

Enhance bullying prevention programs in schools and community organizations:

  • Create environments free from violence and hostility in which kids feel safe and can trust adults.…
Topic
  • Strategies
PDF
June, 2011

In this issue of "Partners in Social Change" we examine what it looks like to engage men in sexual violence prevention. Much of the work we do focuses on how communities can prevent sexual violence; therefore this issue seeks to examine men as a community that has the potential to help create social change. The notion that men need to be involved in ending gender-based violence is not new by any means, but we want to take a look at how we can genuinely involve men as part of a movement that…

Topic
  • Male Survivors
  • LGBTQ
  • Gender Specific
Approaching Sexual Violence Prevention From a Sex Positive Framework
Webinar
June, 2010

This webinar will incorporate the positive aspects of sexuality education into a sexual violence prevention framework. If we’re working to prevent rape and other forms of sexual violence, we must simultaneously promote healthy sexual interactions. This webinar will address a sex-positive approach to violence prevention, provide a model workshop outline, and explore the challenges of this approach.

Topic
  • Healthy Sexuality
PDF
June, 2010

Washington es un estado líder en la agricultura. Algunos de nuestros alimentos deliciosos son las lentejas de los Palouse, el vino del Valle de Columbia, las cebollas famosas de Walla Walla, cestas y cestas de frambuesas de Ferndale y las manzanas crujientes por las que nos caracterizamos (mi favorita es la tarta de Cripps Pink). La comida es deliciosa, pero la agricultura no es fácil. Es un trabajo muy arduo, y llenar nuestras tiendas y despensas de comestibles a los precios que estamos…

Topic
  • Culturally Specific
The Healthy Youth Act and Your Community
PDF
September, 2009

Prevention programming is happening in communities across Washington in a variety of settings. However, it's hard to deny that schools are not a very popular place to deliver these messages. And for good reason, that's where the kids are. That's where our future goes to figure out what kind of world we'll all be living in tomorrow.

For this issue of the PISC, we are talking about schools. We take a look at the laws about what schools must offer, we provide ideas and resources about…

Topic
  • Curriculums
  • Schools & Campus
PDF
August, 2009

Executive Summary

In 1997, Washington State developed its first sexual violence prevention plan. The plan focused on changing the conditions that cause sexual violence. In 2008, the state began the process of revising the plan. Like the 1997 plan, this new plan emphasizes meaningful change rather than symptoms. Both plans view community development as a lever for change.

The Washington State Department of Health and the…

Topic
  • Planning
  • Strategies
PDF
April, 2008

Around the state of Washington we are working to promote social change by encouraging communities to take an active role in identifying the root causes to sexual violence in their community and taking steps to address these conditions. In this issue of Partners in Social Change are articles on community development, logic models and the statewide prevention planning meetings.

Topic
  • Strategies
  • Theory & Concepts
PDF
January, 1999

Community development and social change strategies - something new? As the old song lyric says, "Everything old is new again."

When the state Sexual Assault Prevention Advisory Committee was convened by the Office of Crime Victims Advocacy in 1997 to explore and discuss sexual assault prevention approaches, it was a committee representative of the entire sexual assault prevention community. There were key representatives from the Department of Health, from the Office of the…

Topic
  • Strategies
WCSAP Webpage

The intent of these presentations is to provide a starting place or a template for your program when responding to requests, typically from schools, for basic information or awareness raising presentations. We have included the key points and best practice approaches to discussing the topic and expect you may customize some aspects of the slides to meet your community’…

Topic
  • Media Literacy & Technology
(2011)
External Website

This book prepares adults for working with young people by providing a theoretical framework for violence prevention work along with exercises in being effective allies to youth. Workshop guidelines and outlines are included for facilitating discussion and sharing around sensitive topics of oppression, the "isms" — racism, sexism, adultism — as well as gender issues, immigration, religion, ability and access.

Topic
  • Curriculums
  • Root Causes
External Website

This is the religious education companion series to the curricula Our Whole Lives (OWL). The Sexuality and Our Faith series introduces explicitly UU and UCC material to the sexuality education programs in their congregations. Includes a companion book for each age-appropriate volume of OWL.

Topic
  • Curriculums
  • Culturally Specific
  • Healthy Sexuality
External Website

The curriculum focuses on both tribal community members and those working with the community as educators, social workers, judges, etc. Appropriate for both native and non-native audiences. Intended to encourage healthy relationships and the identification of sexual and intimate partner violence.

Topic
  • Curriculums
  • Culturally Specific
  • Gender Specific
  • Healthy Relationships
WCSAP Webpage

The intent of these presentations is to provide a starting place or a template for your program when responding to requests, typically from schools, for basic information or awareness raising presentations.  We have included the key points and best practice approaches to discussing the topic and expect you may customize some aspects of the slides to meet your community’s needs, experiences, and resources. The slides contain detailed notes and considerations for the trainer.

Topic
  • Guides & Activities
  • Schools & Campus
(2008)
External Website

A bilingual curriculum put together by the Migrant Clinicians Network which lasts 5 two-hour weekly sessions and focuses on preventing intimate partner and sexual violence within migrant communities. This curriculum uses a culturally appropriate, popular education style.

Topic
  • Curriculums
  • Bystanders
  • Culturally Specific
  • Gender Specific
  • Healthy Relationships
(2015)
External Website

A teaching resource from the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University, with activities exploring:

  • relationships,
  • sexual consent,
  • equity and
  • sexual and reproductive health.

Curriculum includes:

  • topic talking points,
  • activities,
  • videos,
  • handouts, and
  • evaluation tools.
Topic
  • Curriculums
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Healthy Sexuality
4th Edition
External Website

Unequal Partners includes 50 lesson plans to help adolescents and young adults learn about and explore the dynamics of both healthy and unhealthy relationships.

A trauma-informed perspective helps participants explore sensitive and critical topics, including:

  • communicating about consent,
  • understanding power dynamics,
  • recognizing warning signs,
  • helping a friend, and
  • analyzing media influences.
Topic
  • Curriculums
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Healthy Sexuality
WCSAP Webpage

Bystander intervention is an essential component in preventing sexual violence. It may be helpful to have conversations with groups in your community about effective intervention, take time to address the fears and concerns that they may have, and also highlight the positive effects bystander intervention has on the community.

  1. What are some reasons that we don't intervene when we see someone harassing or disrespecting another person?
    • Have you ever…
Topic
  • Bystanders