Not Alone-First Report of the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault

This report created by the Task Force to Protect Student From Sexual Assault brings together some action steps and recommendations towards addressing sexual assault on college and university campuses.

Read through the first ever report established through the White House on Campus Sexual Assault.

“Creating Change Together” with Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence

This guide outlines specific ways that campuses can partner with community-based rape crisis centers to improve advocacy, training, policies, social marketing campaigns and prevention strategies.

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50 Obstacles to Leaving: Why Abuse Victims Stay

The National Domestic Violence Hotline has adapted Sarah M. Buel’s Fifty Obstacles to Leaving, a.k.a. Why abuse Victims Stay to discuss the reasons for why people should not be quick to judge a victims’ decision to stay in a a damaging relationship.

These blog posts contain a link Buel’s article and elaborates on why asking a victims “Why don’t you just leave?” isn’t comforting or in the least bit reasonable.

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Victim services for trans survivors

A resource provided by the Stalking Resource Center  in collaboration with FORGE is this webinar titled Understanding Stalking Dynamics and Implications for Transgender Individuals and CommunitiesBelow is a description of the webinar:

Recent national data indicates that 6.6 million people are stalked in a one year period in the United States; yet stalking is a crime that is often misunderstood, minimized or missed entirely. Guest presenter Rebecca Dreke of the Stalking Resource Center provides foundational information on stalking, including common stalking dynamics, the impact on victims, and how victim service providers can better assist transgender victims and survivors of stalking. Additionally, the webinar will include a case study in which a transgender professor was stalked by a student. We will explore how their respective identities compromised the effectiveness of officials’ and bystanders’ responses. Webinar participants will be offered practical tools on safety planning and threat assessment as well as other examples to support them in better serving transgender individuals who have experienced stalking.


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.

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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.

Responding to transgender survivors of sexual assault

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A resource from the Office for Victims of Crime provides information on how to support and respond to transgender survivors of sexual violence. Click here for the document and here for the website.

Health care settings and addressing intimate partner violence, reproductive and sexual coercion

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This resource provides information on how health care settings (such as college health centers) can respond to interpersonal violence, reproductive and sexual coercion.  Click here to find more information.