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Sexual Violence: Program Development

This area includes resources to support the work of local, state, and national sexual assault programs regarding nonprofit management, personnel supervision and staff development, coalition-building, and practice standards and policies. Materials also explore the history, theories, and philosophies driving the work of the movement to end sexual violence.

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This toolbox provides resources and information to providers to help children and families cope with illness and injury. It provides the basics of trauma informed care.
Authors: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
January 2015
This document collects lessons learned by DV and SA programs in Missouri that have faced unexpected challenges. The lessons learned can serve as guidance for advocates across the country in planning for disasters and other emergency situations.
Authors: Missouri Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence (MCADSV)
This toolkit provides information for primary care providers to promote understanding of the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and encourage providers to screen for ACEs and other traumatic events
Authors: American Academy of Pediatrics
Service providers can make small changes that can improve their response to the needs of survivors at risk for or diagnosed with HIV/AIDS. This resource helps domestic violence service providers integrate HIV discussions, screening and support into their programs.
Authors: National Network to End Domestic Violence
This document provides multiple strategies to help adults become allies in promoting healthy sexuality.
Authors: National Sexual Violence Resource Center
This TedTalk presented by pediatrician Nadine Burke Harris explains how traumatic experiences affect the brain and increase the risk for other health conditions.
Authors: Nadine Burke Harris
November 2013
This paper reviews the concept of “Holistic Healing” for addressing trauma, offers guidance for building partnerships with providers, addresses community referrals and collaboration, and includes stories from programs who have successfully incorporated a holistic healing approach to services for survivors.
Authors: Terri Poore, Toby Shulruff, and Kris Bein
Revised July 2013
This document includes information for domestic violence advocates working with victims of trafficking. After a brief overview of statistics and issue analysis, the document provides considerations and recommendations for advocates in seven key areas.
Authors: Firoza Chic Dabby
This paper discusses the advantages and challenges of conjoining the issues of intimate partner violence and sexual violence for the purposes of simultaneously advancing primary prevention.
Authors: Jo Simonsen
This document provides multiple activities and events to encourage young people to work through challenges related to violence that informed the development of a community mural.
Authors: Josh Sarantitis