Prevention

Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA)

ATSA provides an overview of prevention work in the field of sexual violence and discusses policies, funding, research, and public awareness about prevention of sexual violence in our communities.

https://www.atsa.com/sexual-violence-prevention-fact-sheet

https://www.atsa.com/preventingsexualabuse

WISCONSIN

Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault (WCASA)

https://www.wcasa.org

Vision: A socially just world in which all people value equity and healthy sexuality

Mission: Creating the social change necessary to end sexual violence.

WCASA is a Wisconsin state coalition and membership agency that provides support and complements the work of Wisconsin’s sexual assault service provider agencies that work to end sexual violence as well as offer support, advocacy, and knowledge to individuals who have experienced sexual assault and their families.

  • They provide resources and guides for youth-serving organizations to help develop policies in order to prevent child sexual abuse as well as tool kits that support prevention approaches that are evidenced based
  • They have a service provider MAP where you can find service providers in your county that provide services to individuals who have experienced sexual assault. https://www.wcasa.org/survivors/service-providers/

End Abuse Wisconsin

https://www.endabusewi.org

This organization has a core philosophy of a coordinated community response to domestic violence. They bring together key players in our community systems to develop strategies and procedures that will help strengthen our community response to domestic violence and sexual assault.

  • Among multiple other resources, they provide resource reports on their legislative advocacy as well as tools to increase knowledge and skills including those that engage children and youth. They also have a teen council that gets input from teen leaders https://www.endabusewi.org/our-work/engaging-youth/

Wisconsin Department of Human Services

https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/injury-prevention/sexual-violence/index.htm

The Injury and Violence Prevention Division provides information on rates of sexual violence in Wisconsin, the laws against sexual violence in Wisconsin, as well as sexual violence infographics on teen dating violence, affirmative consent, and victim blaming

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

https://dpi.wi.gov/sspw/safe-schools/resources-reduce-and-respond-sexual-violence-schools

Provides resources on how to reduce and respond to sexual violence in our school systems including Title IX information, the Wisconsin pupil non-discrimination program, considerations for school district policies. 

  • Provides links for contacts to training to include Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin training for school districts on policies and procedures to protect youth from being sexually abused at school or related programming.
  • Provides information about internet and online safety for children and adolescents

https://dpi.wi.gov/internet-safety

Wisconsin Department of Children and Families 

https://dcf.wisconsin.gov/aht

The We Need to Talk campaign addresses human trafficking in the state of Wisconsin. Provides information about our state’s response to human trafficking, how prevalent it is in Wisconsin and resources for community members as well as professionals in the field.

There is also a link to a documentary that was created by the Department of Children and Families to tell the stories of trafficking in Wisconsin

https://dcf.wisconsin.gov/aht/toolkit

Rape Crisis Center

https://thercc.org

The Rape Crisis Center advocates for individuals who have been affected by sexual violence. They offer support for survivors of sexual assault and their families through a 24-hour helpline, counseling services, and campus, legal, and medical advocacy services.

24-Hour Helpline: 608-251-7273

Social Transformations to End Exploitation and Trafficking for Sex

https://4wstreets.wisc.edu

This is a project is a local to global and research to action initiative to foster social transformations that contribute to ending human trafficking related to sexual exploitation. They focus on education, engagement, and action research that is grounded in perspectives of survivors. 

Wisconsin Sexual Assault Service Providers

https://www.doj.state.wi.us/sites/default/files/ocvs/not-victim/SAVS%20Act%20323%20List.pdf

NATIONAL

Center for Disease Control (CDC)

https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/sexualviolence/

The division of Violence Prevention area has a section on Sexual Violence providing among other things facts, statistics, and prevention strategies regarding sexual violence in our community. 

  • The CDC has a Rape Prevention and Education (RPE) program that helps to prevent sexual violence by providing funding to state health departments.
  • A current technical package STOP SV is designed to help prevent sexual violence – it helps communities and states prioritize prevention activities based on best available evidence.

https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/pdf/SV-Prevention-Technical-Package.pdf

  • They also have a Sexual Violence Resource page with numerous links to publications, general online resources related to sexual violence, rape prevention and education resources, and sex trafficking

https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/sexualviolence/resources.html

Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network (RAINN) 

https://www.rainn.org

This is the largest anti-sexual violence organization in the U.S. They work with the government to help inform policy, provide public education, and use an informed approach to provide services to victims of sexual assault

They operate a national sexual assault hotline (800-656-HOPE) as well as a chat based platform (online.rainn.org) in English and Spanish.

Stop It Now 

https://www.stopitnow.org

Stop It Now aims to have sexual abuse of children been seen as a preventable public health problem and guide adults in taking responsibility for preventing and stopping sexual abuse of children.

  • Stop It Now provides help services through a national prevention helpline (1-888-PREVENT), email and chat services, and an interactive online help center.
  • This organization develops and distributes educational and training materials to help community members and professionals recognize harmful behavior and how to take action
  • They have tip sheets that are helpful to multiple populations in the prevention of sexual assault and include topics of safety planning, warning signs, and concerning behaviors.

https://www.stopitnow.org/help-guidance/prevention-tools

  • They recently created a new website (www.whatsok.org) to focus on perpetration prevention to adolescents and young adults (ages 14 to 22). This website also allows youth a safe and confidential way to ask about their own sexual interests and behaviors.

National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC)

https://www.nsvrc.org

NSVRC provides education and tools to advocates working to help end sexual harassment, assault, and abuse. They have specific resources related to survivors of sexual violence, friends and families of those who have been assaulted, and educators and advocates in the community.

  • They have a resource on working with male survivors of sexual violence that includes research on sexual victimization of men and how to talk with male survivors.

https://www.nsvrc.org/working-male-survivors-sexual-violence

  • They provide links to guides and workbooks for family and friends of those who have experienced sexual violence

https://www.nsvrc.org/how-to-help

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

A national nonprofit clearinghouse and comprehensive reporting center for prevention and recovery of child victimization.

  • The issue of Sextortion is discussed and red flags, risk factors, and support for victims and families are discussed. 

https://www.missingkids.org/theissues/sextortion

  • They provide specific information related to victims of child sexual abuse material and a cybertip line to report incidents of suspected child exploitation

https://www.missingkids.org/theissues/csam

  • Team HOPE is a phone-based peer support group (1-866-305-HOPE) that consists of adult survivors of sexual violence or family members of those who have experienced sexual violence

https://www.missingkids.org/gethelpnow/support/teamhope

The National Center for Sexual Behavior of Youth

https://ncsby.org

The NCSBY has developed web-based resources and training material for professionals from multiple disciplines to address youth with problematic or illegal sexual behavior

  • Dedicated resources for parents to understand childhood sexual development, what sexual behavior is problematic, navigating the legal system, and how to find the right treatment.
  • Resources for professionals in the field to help with clinical decision making, public policy, and standards of care.

Center for Changing Our Campus Culture (The Center) 

http://changingourcampus.org

The Center is an online resource that addresses sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking. Using up to date research, it provides resources for colleges and universities on these important domains and is supported through the Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women.

  • Provides material that helps organizations integrate victim services into policies on campus as well as new Title IX resources

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