Sexual Violence: Prevention

This area provides resources to support primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention efforts that identify and address factors that perpetuate and increase risk of sexual violence. Materials listed here feature prevention theory and “model” or “promising” programs, curricula, and initiatives. Evaluation materials are provided to help guide evidence-based, cost-effective prevention efforts.

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Updated January 2014
This Special Collection of resources emphasizes collaborative and multilevel approaches to the prevention of and response to teen dating violence. 2014 updates include additional resources for teachers and school-based professionals and a new section to support the efforts of pregnancy prevention advocates and adolescent sexual health practitioners in addressing adolescent relationship abuse.
Authors: Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse
Updated July 2013
This Special Collection addresses sexual violence against military service members, defines Military Sexual Trauma (MST), and offers resources (including information on current policy, procedures, legislation, and litigation) to support the prevention of and response to sexual violence as it impacts service members and veterans in the United States.
Authors: National Sexual Violence Resource Center
Updated August 2012
This special collection brings together selected documents that focus on international policies, programs, and approaches to prevent and intervene in violence against women.
Authors: Sheetal Rana
July 2012
This Special Collection provides resources for anti-violence programs to increase their capacity to engage men and boys in their work to end violence against women.
Authors: National Sexual Violence Resource Center and the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence
October 2011
The select resources and research in this special collection illustrates the LGBTIQ communities’ experiences with sexual violence within the US. Resources especially relevant to these individuals, as well as straight allies and professionals, address the issue of sexual violence in LGBTIQ communities, relationships, and the impact on society.
Authors: National Sexual Violence Resource Center
June 2010
This collection provides resources and an introduction to reproductive justice, focusing particularly on the connections between the elimination of reproductive oppression and domestic and sexual violence.
Authors: National Sexual Violence Resource Center, the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence, and the Women of Color Network
June 2008
This collection provides a unique perspective on working with children (younger than 13 years of age), focusing on theories and strategies for raising respectful, non-violent people. Resources discuss child development and how to utilize this knowledge when implementing primary prevention strategies that foster healthy attitudes and behaviors.
Authors: National Resource Center on Domestic Violence and National Sexual Violence Resource Center