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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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January 2014
This toolkit from the National Sexual Assault Demonstration Initiative focuses on key tools and skills for conducting community assessments in order to strengthen services for sexual assault survivors. It is written specifically for multi-service programs, but will be useful for most victim service programs.
Authors: National Sexual Violence Resource Center and National Sexual Assault Coalition Resource Sharing Project
2013
This guide provides information to support sexual assault services programs in strengthening their organizational and individual responses to survivors of sexual violence through the use of a trauma-informed approach.
Authors: National Sexual Violence Resource Center and National Sexual Assault Coalition Resource Sharing Project
July 2012
This information packet provides guidance to prevention practitioners at local, state, tribal, territory, and national organizations to work more effectively toward the goal of eliminating sexual violence in their communities.
Authors: National Sexual Violence Resource Center
June 2012
This document provides a brief overview of vicarious trauma and how to take care of yourself when working to address sexual violence.
Authors: National Sexual Violence Resource Center and National Sexual Assault Coalition Resource Sharing Project
January 2012
This report provides an assessment of interviews with innovative prevention programs as part of the second year of a Prevention Needs Assessment.
Authors: Stephanie M. Townsend
2011
This resource offers a technical assistance guide to programs on preventing child sexual abuse for children.
Authors: National Sexual Violence Resource Center
2011
This report summarizes the information gathered by the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) via a web-based survey regarding how local, state, territory and tribal communities have developed Sexual Assault Response Teams (SARTs).
Authors: Jennifer Zajac
2011
This brief assessment tool provides communities with the opportunity to explore community readiness for sexual assault response team development regarding perceptions, resources and services.
Authors: National Sexual Violence Resource Center
2011
The focus of this technical assistance guide is to help sexual assault service providers build, expand, formalize, and maintain strong interagency responses to sexual violence. It includes a brief overview followed by Practice Tips, Ways to Build SART Excellence, and Key Resources.
Authors: National Sexual Violence Resource Center
October 2010
This report offers information on the level of endorsement for primary prevention activities, consistency in definitions, and some needs and barriers related to incorporating a primary prevention focus in programming.
Authors: Stephanie M. Townsend