Resource on the Go

Resource on the Go

Sexual harassment, abuse, and assault are serious and widespread issues — but we can all work together to eliminate these issues and create a safer world. That’s where Resource on the Go comes in. Each episode, we’ll share insights on responding and preventing to sexual assault from experts who are doing this work every day. A go-to source for those working to end sexual violence, this podcast will explore topics like community-level prevention, evaluation, messaging, and more. For more information or to connect with us, visit nsvrc.org.... Show More

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March 3, 2021 27 min

In the fifth episode of our COVID-19 and Health Equity series, NSVRC’s Laura Palumbo talks with Tonjie Reese, a Detroit native, preventionist, storyteller, and creative, about why media literacy is so important and how to shift our approaches to prevention during this pandemic.

For more information and transcripts visit www.nsvrc.org/podcasts. 

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We know that community connectedness is an important part of preventing sexual assault and abuse — but it’s also crucial for preventing all public health issues, including the COVID-19 pandemic. 

In the fourth episode of our COVID-19 and Health Equity series, we explore how Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado embraced the Navajo value of K’é, which emphasizes kinship and community, as part of their plan to slow the spread of C...

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Online learning is one of the biggest adjustments we’ve had to make due to COVID-19 — not just for students, but also for educators. In the third episode of our COVID-19 and Health series, NSVRC’s Mo Lewis talks with Azure Savage, Monica Schell, and Rebecca Milliman about lessons they have created for online use in Seattle Public Schools during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

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We conclude this two-part episode marking our 20th anniversary as NSVRC’s Laura Palumbo and Yolanda Edrington, along with Karen Baker of the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape and Nancy Hoffman of the West Virginia Foundation for Rape Information and Services, look towards the future of the movement.  

For more information and transcripts visit www.nsvrc.org/podcasts. 

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In part one of a two-part episode marking our 20th anniversary, NSVRC’s Laura Palumbo is joined by Yolanda Edrington, NSVRC’s Executive Director who recently celebrated her four-year work anniversary on the team; Karen Baker, CEO of the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape, which is NSVRC’s sister organization and founder; and Nancy Hoffman, Executive Director of the West Virginia Foundation for Rape Information and Services and a f...

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When Black Women’s Blueprint purchased their Sistas Van in 2019, their original plan was to use it as a mobile healing unit that would help survivors of sexual violence access support, healing, and reproductive care. But when the COVID-19 pandemic began, Black Women’s Blueprint saw that there was an increased need for essential supplies like food, clothes, and hygiene products, so the Sistas Van shifted their services to meet the i...

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In the first episode of our COVID-19 and Health Equity series, NSVRC’s Yolanda Edrington, Louie Marven, and Mo Lewis discuss what they are looking forward to learning throughout the series. They also talk about the connections between health equity, sexual assault prevention, and the COVID-19 pandemic.

For more information and transcripts visit www.nsvrc.org/podcasts. 

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February 2, 2021 49 min

Are you interested in centering the needs of youth and providing tools for adults to meet those needs by becoming askable adults? An askable adult is someone who is approachable and easy for children and teens to talk to about anything that is on their mind. In this episode, NSVRC’s Sally Laskey discusses Vermont’s Askable Adult prevention campaign with Chani Waterhouse and Amy Torchia from the Vermont Network Against Domestic and ...

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January 5, 2021 29 min

In the 4th episode of our Sex Ed series, NSVRC’s Jen Grove builds on the conversation in the second episode in our Sex Ed series, "Sex Ed: Teaching Porn Literacy," about the research on porn literacy and development of The Truth About Pornography curriculum. In this episode, Jen talks with Nicole Daley and Jess Alder, who facilitate the curriculum as part of the Start Strong: Building Healthy Teen Relationships Initiative a...

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Crime prevention through environmental design (CPTED, or “situational prevention”) is an established criminological theory that has recently found a new life in sexual violence prevention. How can CPTED concepts be used to change the physical environment of an area to help prevent sexual violence? 

In this episode, we explore how a coalition in  Kansas City, Kansas is designing environments with the goal of preventing sexual assau...

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In this episode, NSVRC’s Prevention Team talks about the importance of community connectedness. Community-level prevention work moves us beyond individual approaches – it’s about collective action, building partnerships, and creating access to resources to support community health. Listen as they discuss ways that communities are mobilizing to prevent violence.

For more information and transcripts visit www.nsvrc.org/podcasts. 

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In the third episode of our Sex Ed series, NSVRC’s Mo Lewis talks with Kari Kesler, one of the lead authors of the FLASH curriculum, about the ways FLASH focuses on sexual violence prevention, the important ways sexual health education can be adapted during this pandemic, and results from their recent evaluation. Listen as they discuss the connection between this classroom-based sexual health education curriculum and preventing sex...

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October 12, 2020 23 min

In the second episode of our Sex Ed series, NSVRC’s Jen Grove talks with Boston University School of Public Health professor Dr. Emily Rothman about what it means to be porn literate and how we can help young people think critically about what the research says about pornography. Listen as they discuss the connection between porn literacy and preventing sexual and dating violence. 

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Back in Episode 2, we talked about Green Dot Community, a program that depends on the power of bystanders to prevent violence. In this episode, NSVRC’s Sally Laskey and Jennifer Benner dig deeper into everything the program offers in a conversation with Melissa Emmal of Alteristic, the organization that created Green Dot Community.

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NSVRC’s Evaluation Coordinator Sally Laskey talks with sexuality educator Dr. Elizabeth Schroeder about using technology and social media to teach healthy sexuality and why it's so critical for sex ed to be comprehensive and inclusive of gender identity, sexual orientation, and more. They also discuss Rights, Respect, Responsibility — the first-ever K-12 sex ed curriculum that fully meets the National Sexuality Education Standa...

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NSVRC’s Evaluation Coordinator Sally Laskey talks with clinical psychologist and researcher Dr. Sabrina Liu about how community-level protective factors — conditions that may reduce the risk for sexual violence perpetration — can support youth resilience and health.

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Louie, Megan, and Laura share all about NSVRC’s new online learning tool that explores how to use plain language to communicate more effectively about sexual assault, abuse, and harassment. Go behind-the-scenes to learn how and why the course was developed as well as key lessons learned from NSVRC’s messaging work.

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Listen as Megan, Susan, and Mo discuss how this year's Sexual Assault Awareness Month drastically changed due to COVID-19 and the broader takeaways we can all continue to apply to our prevention and outreach work. Topics covered: why all our work should be accessible, Black Lives Matter and its connection with sexual violence prevention, the importance of vulnerability in our work, and continuing the momentum of change in outre...

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This episode we are joined by Dr. Victoria Banyard, Professor and Associate Director, Center on Violence Against Women and Children, Rutgers School of Social Work and Robin P. Christopherson, Executive Director, MCVP Crisis and Prevention Center to discuss what they have learned in a CDC funded research project to evaluate Green Dot Community. Learn more about Green Dot For Communities here: https://alteristic.org/services/green-do...

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Jen and Mo discuss what community-level prevention really means. Hear them grapple with the many uses of the word “community,” learn the litmus test they use to help figure out if something is really community-level prevention, and get more familiar with the ways we discuss this level of the Social Ecological Model.

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