Engaging bystanders in sexual violence prevention in English and Spanish

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Engaging Bystanders in Sexual Violence Prevention is a resource from the NSVRC.  This resource is also available in Spanish.

On the resource:

“This book presents a compelling orientation to the importance of engaging bystanders in sexual violence prevention. The narrative provides background on the development of an approach that empowers each of us to be involved in prevention. It discusses various reasons why individuals who witness a range of inappropriate behaviors may or may not take action, and presents ways to encourage and develop greater bystander involvement. Finally, this book serves as an excellent training resource; it provides activities and trainer instructions throughout that make it a useful educational guide on bystander engagement in sexual violence prevention.” 


Guide for university adjudication panels

Legal Momentum provides a guide developed by the University of Pennsylvania called Sexual misconduct complaints: 17 tips for student discipline adjudicators. It provides a template for other non-profit colleges/universities and thorough information to further inform adjudicators of sexual violence.

Curriculum for Adjudicators of Sexual Violence Cases

The Curriculum for Adjudicators of Sexual Violence Cases is the collaboration between the University of Southern California’s (USC) Rosier School of Education, Peace Over Violence, Los Angeles Community College District, and Mt. Saint Mary’s College provides a resource for college and university adjudicators of sexual violence cases. The curriculum has modules that review consent, the adjudication process, evidence, and decision rendering.


WV S.A.F.E. Training and Collaboration Toolkit – Serving Sexual Violence Victims with Disabilities

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The Serving Sexual Violence Victims with Disabilities toolkit is a resource project provided by the West Virginia Sexual Assault Free Environment (S.A.F.E.) partnership. The toolkit provides thorough information on collaboration with community partners, the sexual violence of victims with disabilities, and how to implement institutional and structural changes. Click here to read more.

Guide for developing emergency operations plans for colleges/universities

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In 2013, the Department of Education released the Guide for Developing High-Quality Emergency Operation Plans for Institutions of Higher Education. Although the guide is not specific in regards to sexual violence, it highlights a common framework to help develop a plan and identify courses of action in response to campus sexual assault. Click here to view the guide’s Planning Process section for more information on plan development and courses of action.

How to implement an institution-based sexual assault response team (SART)

This resource from the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape (PCAR) provides information on the steps to implement a SART as well as recommendations for and lessons learned about successful collaboration.

Although this document by Hallie Martyniuk through the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape (PCAR) mostly emphasizes how a SART works under PREA, it is helpful for any institution trying to implement a well-organized and pervasive SART.

Click below to read the file.

Prevent Connect Web Conference: health equity goals and sexual/domestic violence prevention

Prevent Connect held a web conference in late June 2014 titled All Communities are Not Created Equal: Advancing health equity goals to enhance sexual and domestic violence prevention efforts.” The webinar provided an in-depth look at sexual and domestic violence prevention work to promote health equity.

Preventing sexual violence on college campuses: lessons from research and practice

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This resource was prepared for the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault report of April 2014. The document has three parts that focus on: primary prevention strategies, prevention activities from the CDC’s Rape Prevention and Education program, and campus program prevention examples. Click here to view the document and learn more.

Ohio State University’s publication on male survivors

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With funding from the Ohio Department of Health, this excerpt is from Ohio State University’s Rape Education and Prevention Program publication “When Men Are Raped.” This resource provides information on male sexual assault, common responses some men might experience after their assault, and how service providers can support male survivors. Click here for more information.