In our work, over the last decade and a half, with universities and colleges, advocates and survivors, CALCASA has identified a 3-pronged approach to addressing sexual violence on college campuses. This approach can lead to more effective policies, responses and procedures when sexual violence occurs and can create a shift in cultural norms on campus that can prevent sexual violence before it begins. Click below to read the 3-pronged approach.
This handout, written by CALCASA staff Abigail Sims, addresses personal disclosures in the context of prevention. The resource gives information and tools for responding to disclosures and how to provide appropriate support. Click below to read the handout.
A research index is provided on the website Culture of Respect to show various research articles and categories that relate to campus based violence. Click on the resource button below to view the page.
The website Culture of Respect offers information about campus activism and campaigns that have been used on campuses around the country. To read about these tools click on the resource below.
This page on Culture of Respect provides a list of sample questions for parents to ask schools while on initial college information sessions.
This page on Culture of Respect offers parents tips and talking points for starting the conversation about campus sexual assault, dating violence and stalking prevention and awareness.
This page on the website Culture of Respect helps parents by providing information and resources on supporting a son or daughter who is a survivor.
This podcast follows the Beyond bystander intervention: Addressing power-based violence and rape culture on the college campus session at the 2013 National Sexual Assault Conference. Vickie Sides, Director of Resources for Sexual Violence Prevention at University of Chicago and Rachel Caidor, Associate Director of the Campus Advocacy Network at University of Illinois at Chicago join the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault’s Sari Lipsett to discuss the session, moving the conversation about rape prevention models that seek to change individual behavior to models that engage intervention on rape culture more broadly on the college campus.
Social media is an increasingly important tool for sexual and domestic violence prevention work – and it changes every day. In this podcast, Rogue Community College student Courtney Rasmussen discusses her research on social media for the prevention of violence against women, providing best practices. Learn about Courtney’s research findings and her perspective as a student in the podcast below. Click here to read the paper she references in the podcast.
In this podcast, DeGue highlights how this report can support prevention practitioners, including considering evidence based and promising programs and using the 9 principles of effective prevention.
A summary of key findings from this article was developed by the National Sexual Violence Resource Center.