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PDF & Printed Materials
January, 2015

Building on the Practice Guidelines for Working with Pregnant and Parenting Survivors (www.pregnantsurvivors.org), the current guidelines seek to incorporate the skills and knowledge of health care professionals and advocates who provide services to members of Latin@ communities. Gaining a clearer understanding of the complexity of the lived experiences of Latin@ communities begins with recognizing how discrimination based on social inequalities…

Topic
  • Pregnant & Parenting
  • Medical Advocacy
  • Reproductive Coercion
  • Immigrant & Refugee
A Resource for Incarcerated Survivors of Sexual Assault
PDF & Printed Materials
January, 2015

The audience for this bilingual (Spanish/English) brochure is people in incarceration or detention who have experienced sexual assault, either during their incarceration or in the community. It was developed to help survivors understand the role of an advocate, and how connecting with an advocate can help them. For advocates working with correctional facilities, this brochure is designed without staples, and can be distributed to correctional facilities for placement in their libraries,…

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  • Incarcerated Survivors
Advocacy for Incarcerated Survivors
PDF & Printed Materials
January, 2015

This resource is for community based sexual assault programs and advocates who want to provide services to survivors in correctional facilities. The Prison Rape Elimination Act, which applies to most types of correctional and detention facilities, requires facilities to provide access to confidential community based sexual assault advocacy services for incarcerated people who have experienced sexual assault. Correctional facilities will be reaching out to community based sexual assault…

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  • Incarcerated Survivors
A Resource for Corrections Professionals
PDF & Printed Materials
January, 2015

This audience for this brochure is corrections professionals. The Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) requires correctional facilities to provide access to confidential community based sexual assault advocacy services for incarcerated people who have experienced sexual assault. This means that correctional facilities will be reaching out to community based sexual assault programs for assistance in meeting this requirement. However, many corrections professionals are unfamiliar with the…

Topic
  • Incarcerated Survivors
With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and Their Non-Offending Parents
Webinar
December, 2014

This 1.5-hour training is an introduction to working with child victims (12 and under) who have an intellectual and developmental disability (IDD) and their non-offending parents/guardians. The training will be valuable to service providers who want to expand their knowledge about this unique and pervasive disability and develop skills in working with this underserved population. The training will include the following information:

  • An introduction to IDD…
Topic
  • Parents & Caregivers
  • Disability
2011 Findings
PDF
December, 2014

Having accurate, current statistics about sexual violence prevalence from a respected source is helpful to our work in the anti-sexual violence field. However, it can often be difficult to interpret complex technical research findings. We recently wrote about this in Using Statistics to Support Your Work. This resource includes a fact sheet of NISVS findings about sexual violence. Thankfully, the CDC…

Topic
  • IPSV
On Victimization by Sexual Orientation
PDF
December, 2014

In 2010, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention included Findings on Victimization by Sexual Orientation. These findings are the first of their kind, and they have opened the door for advocates and agencies to have more conversations regarding the needs of their respective communities.

The purpose of this review is to show how advocates can utilize these findings and make services more accessible. We focus particularly on the Bisexual population.

Topic
  • LGBTQ
WCSAP Webpage
November, 2014

Sometimes a video is worth a thousand words! Some of these videos are intended to demonstrate techniques for therapists, and some can be shown directly to child clients. If you like a particular video, do a search to see if it is part of a series by the same person or group, as several of these are. The duration of the video is in parentheses after the name.

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  • Child Sexual Abuse
  • Therapy
WCSAP Webpage
November, 2014

A comprehensive primary prevention strategy is comprised of multiple activities and messages that are logically connected and build upon one another. These types of strategies are designed to reach people and communities over a long period of time.

Effective strategies should target risk and protective factors for perpetration. According to the CDC, risk factors are associated with a greater likelihood of sexual violence (SV) perpetration. They are contributing factors and may or may…

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  • Strategies
WCSAP Webpage
September, 2014

In our work to end sexual violence, sometimes best practices in prevention and what communities want to hear about (i.e. awareness and education) are not the same thing. Large school assemblies and tips for staying safe at parties are often welcomed by our communities — these make them feel safe and don't ask too much of them. With limited resources to do our prevention work, it is important that we are able to distinguish between primary prevention and awareness or risk reduction activities…

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  • Best Practices
  • Awareness Raising
  • Theory & Concepts