Prevalence and Characteristics of Sexual Violence, Stalking, and Intimate Partner Violence Victimization–Survey, 2011

This report examines sexual violence, stalking, and intimate partner violence victimization using data from 2011. The report describes the overall prevalence of sexual violence, stalking, and intimate partner violence victimization; racial/ethnic variation in prevalence; how types of perpetrators vary by violence type; and age at which victimization typically begins. For intimate partner violence, the report also examines a range of negative impacts experienced as a result of victimization, including the need for services.

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“Reconstructing Norms” from the West Virginia Foundation for Rape Information and Services

This curriculum provides rape crisis advocates and facilitators with tools to educate the campus community about the problem of sexual assault and ways to prevent it. Each workshop includes talking points, activities and handouts for the presenter.

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“Moving Beyond Blue Lights and Buddy Systems: A National Study of Student Anti-Rape Activists” by SAFER

Written by a national organization that fights sexual violence by empowering student-led campaigns to reform college policies, this study examined students’ activities, priorities, perceptions and needs related to various efforts to address campus sexual violence, with a specific focus on campus policies.

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“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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Accessing Safety: Sexual Violence Resource for Women with Disabilities

The Accessing Safety Initiative was established in 2005 to provide technical assistance and training to help organization and communities meet the needs of women with disabilities and Deaf Women who have experienced domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking.

To look through their resources and to find more information, click below on view resource.

VetoViolence from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hosted through Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Veto Violence is a site committed to comprehensive violence prevention.

They have information on different approaches such as primary prevention, public health, and a socio-ecological model towards preventing violence. They also have a variety of tools & training mechanisms to teach on prevention violence. To view this extensive body of resource, click on the “view resource” button below.

To listen on a podcast about this project, click here.

Higher Education: Dispelling Myths to More Effectively Respond to Campus Rape

AEquitasIn collaboration with Greet Dot , etc., Inc. and AEquitas, this web conference discusses how research shows the vast majority of sex offenders are non-stranger rapists and serial offenders. Non-stranger rapists rely on premeditated tactics and nontraditional weapons and are adept at creating, identifying, and manipulating perceived vulnerabilities in their victims. These offenders also benefit from common misconceptions and false expectations of offenders (e.g., appearance, behavior, use of weapons) that can result in failure to identify non-stranger rapists who do not meet these expectations. To more effectively identify, investigate, and prosecute non-stranger rapists on campus, prosecutors must overcome common myths and misconceptions about sexual violence, especially if judges and juries believe them. This presentation will provide a comprehensive overview of sex offenders with an emphasis on non-stranger rapists (e.g., motivations and characteristics, myths and misconceptions, serial and crossover offending) and focus on strategies for overcoming the unique challenges these offenders present on campus.

Click here to listen to the web conference – (Starts at 19:10 mark).


From Outline to Action: Implementation of the VAWA Amendments to Clery

In 2013 the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act expanded the Clery Act to include additional rights for survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. On October 20, 2014, the final regulations for the Violence Against Women Act amendments to the Clery Act were published by the Department of Education.In this webinar, Abigail Boyer from the Clery Center for Security On Campus and James Moore III the Director and Compliance Manager for the Clery Act Compliance Division of the U.S. Department of Education highlighted:

-Updated requirements and timeline for implementation
-Key changes to the law and frequently asked questions
-Resources, best practices, and “action items” for colleges and universities

Follow this link to hear and watch this webinar: “From Outline to Action: Implementation of the VAWA Amendments to Clery”


Toolkit for judicial officer when responding to sexual, dating, and domestic violence

Striving for Justice: a toolkit for judicial resolution officers on college campuses” is a resource provided by the University of Michigan. The toolkit provides information on how to respond to sexual, dating, and domestic violence at colleges/universities, and recommended sanctions for those held responsible.

NISVS survey

The Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) National Center for Injury Prevention and Control conducted a study, the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS). This resource reveals the survey’s 2010 findings on the interpersonal and sexual victimization by sexual orientation.  A factsheet is also available for more information on the importance of the survey study, findings and highlights, opportunities for prevention and action, and additional resources.