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  • Start by Believing  This is a public awareness campaign designed to change the way we respond to rape and sexual assault in our communities. When someone comes to you . . . what will your reaction be? http://www.startbybelieving.org/Default.aspx
  • Judges Tell: What I Wish I Had Known Before I Presided in an Adult Sexual Assault Case  Developed by the National Judicial Education Program in conjunction with judges experienced in presiding over adult victim sexual assault cases, "Judges Tell" details the dynamics of such cases. http://jec.unm.edu/manuals-resources/manuals/Judges%20Tell.pdf/view
    Tags: Rape Myths  Response 
  • Campus Sexual Assault Response Teams  Today, campus administrators, police, health center clinicians, advisors and advocacy staff must be prepared to act effectively, lawfully, and caringly when responding to sexual assault on campus. http://www.civicresearchinstitute.com/csart.html
    Tags: Campus   Response 
  • Acquaintance Rape of College Students: Problem-Oriented Guide for Police (PDF: 68 pages/180KB)  This guide from the US DoJ Office of Community Oriented Policing Services describes campus sexual assault so that police and campus public safety officers can more effectively prevent and respond to the problem. http://www.cops.usdoj.gov/pdf/e03021472.pdf
  • Title IX Dear Colleague Letter  This letter from the US Department of Education is intended to outline schools' responsibilities in prevention of and response to sexual violence on campuses for administrators. http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/letters/colleague-201104.html
  • OnLine Training Institute, End Violence Against Women International  Free trainings for professionals to expand their knowledge of cutting edge developments in the criminal justice and community response to nonstranger sexual assault. http://olti.evawintl.org/Courses.aspx
    Tags: Webinars  Response  Security 
  • Victim Assistance Training Online  A basic victim advocacy web-based training program that offers victim service providers and allied professionals the opportunity to acquire the basic skills and knowledge they need to better assist victims of crime. https://www.ovcttac.gov/vatonline/index.cfm
    Tags: Response  Security  Webinars 
  • Concerned Persons Sexual Assault Response Guide  Your support can make a big difference to someone who has been sexually assaulted. Learn how to respond in an empathetic manner and take care of yourself. http://www.macalester.edu/sexualassault/downloads/Concerned_Persons_Sexual_Assault_Response_Guide.pdf
    Tags: Reporting  Response 
  • Sexual Assault Prevention, Support and Resources, Macalester College  Clear website with easy-to-find information for survivors, prevention, and concerned parties. http://www.macalester.edu/sexualassault/
    Tags: Response 
  • Aurora Center: Advocacy and Education, University of Minnesota Twin Cities  (Open to all campuses) The Aurora Center provides a safe and confidential space for students, faculty, staff, alumni, and family members or friends who are victims/survivors/concerned people. http://www1.umn.edu/aurora/
  • Culturally Competent Service Provision to LGBT Survivors  We have an ethical mandate to serve all survivors of sexual violence. Yet LGBT survivors have often been excluded from our work. http://new.vawnet.org/Assoc_Files_VAWnet/AR_LGBTSexualViolence.pdf
    Tags: LGBTQ  Response 
  • Sexual Assault on Campus: What Colleges and Universities are Doing About it  This Department of Justice report shows that college women are at higher risk for sexual assault than their non-college-bound peers. It provides a comprehensive benchmark of sexual assault policy on US campuses. http://www.nij.gov/pubs-sum/205521.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. http://www.publicintegrity.org/investigations/campus_assault/
  • Reporter's Toolkit: Investigating Sexual Assault Cases on your Campus   This toolkit from the Center for Public Integrity serves as an introductory guide on how to investigate the ways your school deals with sexual assault allegations. http://www.publicintegrity.org/investigations/campus_assault/toolkit/
  • 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
    Tags: LGBTQ  Response  Webinars 
  • If He is Raped: A Guidebook for Parents, Partners, Spouses, and Friends  Rape can happen to anyone, including males. Everyone needs to know what to do and what not to do if a loved one, friend, or even a male stranger tells you he has been raped. http://www.justdetention.org/pdf/ifheisraped.pdf
  • MNSCU Legal Webinar Series  One hour legal seminars available to campus administrators, faculty and staff at no charge. Includes "Responding to Sexual Violence" and "Campus Security Act Compliance Check Up." http://ogc.mnscu.edu/events/workshops.html
  • Publication: Campus Sexual Assault Response Teams  Take the trial-and-error out of establishing an effective sexual assault response by following the guidelines and protocols developed and implemented at one of the country¬ís most respected SART programs. http://www.civicresearchinstitute.com/csart.html

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