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Sexual Violence: Intervention

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This tool, available on the “Workplaces Respond” website, will help employers create a workplace policy by guiding employers through a series of questions, offering a choice of model language based on a promising practice (which has the most protective language for employees) or, if applicable, language based on the law in the specific state or locality.
Authors: Workplaces Respond to Domestic and Sexual Violence: A National Resource Center
Updated November 2014
This model policy outlines guidelines for workplace responses to victims/survivors of violence and perpetrators of violence. An employer can adopt a workplace policy as part of its commitment to a healthy, safe organizational climate and to the prevention and reduction of the incidence and effects of domestic violence, sexual violence, dating violence, and stalking.
Authors: The Workplaces Respond to Domestic and Sexual Violence: A National Resource Center
April 2014
This document reviews common questions and answers related to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, a federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in federally funded education programs and activities.
Authors: Assistant Secretary
This fact sheet includes information on the impact of domestic and sexual violence on the workplace, why workplace protections are necessary, how the law protects victims, paid family leave, and domestic violence and unemployment insurance.
Authors: Legal Momentum
August 2013
This guide is designed to assist administrators of prisons, jails, and community confinement facilities in drafting or revising protocols for an immediate response to reports of sexual assault.
Authors: U.S. Department of Justice
Updated July 2013
The first section of this guide outlines existing laws that provide domestic violence victims (and in some states, victims of sexual assault and stalking) time off from work to address the violence in their lives.
Authors: Legal Momentum
Summer 2013
HSTS is an early childhood trauma intervention model created by Crittenton Children’s Center in Kansas City, MO. It is designed to support young children as well as, the parents and teachers who love and care about them. HSTS promotes the development of systemic trauma awareness in Head Start communities, teaching resiliency and practical lifelong coping skills.
Authors: Avis Smith
December 2012
This press release announces new standards to prevent, detect, and respond to sexual abuse and assault in confinement facilities in accordance with the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 (PREA).
Authors: U.S. Department of Homeland Security
December 2012
This summary of information was taken from self-assessments conducted by Military Service Academies (MSA) in the school year 2011-2012, measuring the outcomes of prevention and response efforts within the military.
Authors: Sexual Assault Prevention And Response Office of the Department of Defense
This report presents guidelines on incorporating effective gender-based violence prevention and response for colleges, universities, and other institutions of higher education.
Authors: Ann Fleck-Henderson