This April, Support Sexual Assault Awareness Using FYSB’s Domestic Violence Resource Network

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April is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (SAAPM), a time to highlight and strengthen the movement to end sexual violence.

The National Sexual Violence Resource Center, which leads the month’s activities, dedicates an entire section of their website to the annual commemoration. We think anti-violence advocates will especially appreciate their social media toolkit and event planning guide featuring more than two dozen ideas for April events.

Organizations looking to recognize SAAPM can also turn to the Domestic Violence Resource Network, a group of agencies supported by the Family and Youth Services Bureau to enhance domestic violence prevention and intervention. Here are just a few of the resources available on the topic of sexual violence.

  • Training tools. VAWnet, an online resource center of the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence, offers a compilation of training resources for implementing sexual violence interventions. More than 100 resources are currently available, including a recent radio program that discussed potential collaborations with agencies serving runaway and homeless youth.
  • Webinar recordings. The National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center maintains a collection of webinar recordings about the prevention of sexual violence in Native communities. Topics include a range of issues specific to Native culture, including sexual violence against Native elders and rapes occurring on Tribal reservations.
  • Research. The National Latin@ Network for Healthy Families and Communities provides links to their research publications about the prevention of domestic and sexual violence in the Latino community. The studies cover a range of issues including survivors’ ability to access Spanish-language services and Latino youths’ perspectives on family, relationships, and family and community violence.

More on Sexual Violence Prevention and Intervention

Working with Homeless Youth Who Have Experienced Sexual Violence

Q&A: Nicole Matthews and Guadalupe Lopez of Minnesota Indian Women’s Sexual Assault Coalition

Help Young Men Fight Violence

Publications discussed here do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Clearinghouse on Families and Youth, the Family and Youth Services Bureau, or the Administration for Children and Families.

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