NSV Highlight on: Campus Climate Survey: Best Practices

by Sean Hedden On October 14, 2016, Principal Deputy Director Bea Hanson, Ph.D., of the DOJ’s Office of Violence Against Women released a statement offering best practices to conduct campus climate surveys measuring the prevalence of sexual assault on college campuses. There is also a link to a Student Action Packet for student leaders who… Continue reading NSV Highlight on: Campus Climate Survey: Best Practices

NSV Highlight on: Advocates for Youth

by Sean Hedden Advocates for Youth has been a leading organization in giving young people “honest sexual health information; accessible, confidential and affordable sexual health services; and the resources and opportunities necessary to create sexual health equity for all youth.” They have resources for professionals in the United States and internationally that offer lesson plans,… Continue reading NSV Highlight on: Advocates for Youth

Correcting the Messaging Behind Prevention Tips

by Melissa Bonnici The purpose of this blog is to discuss the tips that we give others to prevent sexual assault. The phrase “Sexual Violence Prevention” often evokes a set of tips, often told to women and girls. These tips include but are not limited to: Don’t walk alone, especially after dark. Carry pepperspray or… Continue reading Correcting the Messaging Behind Prevention Tips