Prevention and Response

From the Sexual Violence Prevention Resource Hub

Topics: Student Affairs, Student Health and Wellness, Sexual Health and Conduct

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This section of EAB's Resource Hub for Sexual Violence Prevention and Response includes recommendations for creating strong sexual violence prevention programs and response structures, including a dedicated task force, on campus.

EAB Content

Building an Effective University Infrastructure to: Addressing Sexual Violence on Campus

This study and toolkit provide guidance about forming an effective sexual violence taskforce that creates an overarching strategy and moves the work forward on campus. It includes how to implement comprehensive prevention programming, build campus-wide awareness, and measure success.

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EAB (2015) Beyond Orientation: New Approaches to Sexual Violence Prevention Programming

This white paper discusses the current state of sexual violence prevention on campus and shares innovative strategies and practices that provide students with high-quality learning opportunities to expand their knowledge and build their prevention skills throughout their time on campus.

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EAB (2011) Bystander Education Programs: Considerations for Structure and Curriculum

This brief examines bystander education programs at six universities, highlighting program elements (e.g., trainings and social marketing) and focus (e.g., sexual violence, hazing, or multiple scenarios).

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EAB (2009) Managing Sexual Assault Prevention and Intervention Services

This brief examines the support services institutions provide sexual assault victims, with particular consideration to student access and reporting behavior.

External Resources

American College Health Association (2016) Addressing Sexual and Relationship Violence on College and University Campuses

Guidance and recommendations for building a comprehensive prevention and response program. Includes information about implementing a public health framework, overarching principles for prevention and response, and recommendations for college and university campuses.

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The White House (n.d.) Bystander-Focused Prevention of Sexual Violence

Quick fact sheet about bystander intervention initiatives with guidance about the best methods of delivery.

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American Institutes for Research (n.d.) Trauma-Sensitive Practice for Health Centers Serving Students

A resource commissioned by the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault that provides trauma-sensitive practices, materials, and tools to university health center staff.

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White House (2015) Establishing Prevention Programming: Strategic Planning for Campuses

This report offers extensive guidance for constructing a campus-wide approach to sexual violence prevention, including assessing readiness for prevention, forming campus and community partnerships, educating stakeholders, and assessing efforts.

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The White House (2014) Key Components of Sexual Assault Crisis Intervention/Victim Service Resources

Quick guidance about providing services or advocacy to victims of sexual assault.

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White House (2014) It’s On Us: Campaign Organizing Tools

This toolkit provides how-to guidance to launch an It’s On Us campaign on an individual campus. The toolkit includes ideas for videos and social media messaging, tools for planning events, and guidelines for branding the campaign.

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White House (2014) Not Alone: The First Report of the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault

This report gives guidance on administering a climate survey, best practices for preventing assault, recommendations to responding effectively to students who have been assaulted, and describes the steps the U.S. federal government plans to take to strengthen enforcement efforts.

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National Sexual Violence Resource Center (2014) Key Findings From "A Systematic Review of Primary Prevention Strategies for Sexual Violence Perpetration"

What works in prevention education? This summary of key findings from a systematic review of the research found just two prevention programs that have a lasting effect. Read this summary to also find out what doesn’t work in prevention.

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NCAA (2014) Addressing Sexual Assault and Interpersonal Violence

This report offers guidance regarding athletes’ roles in creating a safe campus and changing a campus culture that fosters sexual violence.

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Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape (2013) Assessing Campus Readiness for Prevention: Supporting Campuses in Creating Safe and Respectful Communities

This report offers extensive guidance for constructing a campus-wide approach to sexual violence prevention, including assessing readiness for prevention, forming campus and community partnerships, educating stakeholders, and assessing efforts.

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