Sexual violence, or gender-based violence which uses sex as a tool of power and control, is a widely misunderstood phenomenon. That is part of why it is so pervasive. Building staffpeople's knowledge base around sexual violence, particularly the specific dynamics of a college setting, is crucial to developing a broad base of support for prevention and for students at risk of both victimization and perpetration.
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Transforming a Rape Culture
A groundbreaking collection of diverse voices tackling a wide range of important issues, this book is a much-needed step toward eliminating the sources of rape and rape culture. http://milkweed.org/shop/product/156/transforming-a-rape-culture/
2011 College Dating Violence and Abuse Poll
This survey with 508 college students including 330 women and 178 men reveals that a significant number of college women (43%) are victims of dating violence.
Minnesota College Student Health Survey
The College Student Health Survey was designed by Boynton Health Service to give postsecondary institutions a comprehensive look at the health of their students. Includes sexual and domestic violence data. http://www.bhs.umn.edu/surveys/index.htm
Sexual Assault on Campus: A Frustrating Search for Justice
The Center for Public Integrity spent 12 months lifting the curtain on how colleges and universities respond to reports of sexual assault. What they found raises many concerns.
The Campus Sexual Assault Study
2007. Examines the prevalence, nature, and reporting of various types of sexual assault experienced by university students to inform the development of targeted intervention strategies. https://www.ncjrs.gov/app/publications/abstract.aspx?ID=243011
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans-identified, Gender-Nonconforming, and Queer Specific Resources
2010 State of Higher Education for LGBT People
The most comprehensive national research of its kind to date. The report documents experiences of over 5000 LGBTQQ students, faculty, and staff at US colleges. http://www.campuspride.org/research/
FORGE supports, educates and advocates for the rights and lives of transgender individuals across the gender spectrum, forging a movement that embraces and empowers our diverse complexities.
Gay Men's Domestic Violence Project
The Gay Men's Domestic Violence Project is a grassroots, non-profit organization founded to assist and support victims and survivors of domestic violence, focusing on the GLBTQ community. http://gmdvp.org/
This website will guide you through documentation for campus administrators working with LGBTQ populations. Use these documents to construct a program for yourself.
OutFront Minnesota Anti-Violence Program
A broad-based effort to end violence and harassment against LGBT community members in Minnesota and support victim/survivors of violence. http://www.outfront.org/programs/avp
The LGBT Community and Sexual Violence
This one hour webinar provides basic information about LGBTQ communities. Specific focus is on counseling techniques and prevention education tips for rape crisis center advocates and educators. http://www.pcar.org/lgbt-community-and-sexual-violence
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