OAESV has compiled the following resources for your use in addressing the Steubenville case. Please feel free to share these resources widely in your community.
The Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence (OAESV) and the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) were on site at the Jefferson County Juvenile Court in Steubenville, Ohio, March 13-17 to provide insight and expertise on sexual violence and prevention‐related topics. In addition, AEquitas: The Prosecutors’ Resource on Violence Against Women was available via phone (202-558-0037) to provide legal expertise. Follow @OhioAllianceESV on Twitter under the #Steubenville hashtag for ongoing updates.
Click here for the resource page from the National Sexual Violence Resource Center.
TALKING POINTS: 3 Critical Points When Addressing the Steubenville Rape Trial
Click here for KEY STATEMENTS made by OAESV & NSVRC.
Thursday, March 14th: Reflections from Steubenville: The Role of Social Media in Prevention, National Sexual Violence Resource Center
Friday, March 15th: Beyond Steubenville: Tools for Engaged Bystanders, Jennifer Benner, NSVRC
Saturday, March 16th: Focusing on Victim Behavior Will Not End Sexual Violence, Dan Clark, Cleveland Rape Crisis Center
SAMPLE LETTERS TO THE EDITOR:
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STATISTICS ABOUT SEXUAL VIOLENCE
RESOURCES FROM THE NATIONAL SEXUAL VIOLENCE RESOURCE CENTER (NSVRC)
Statement from the author of NSVRC’s information packet about engaging bystanders, due out this May:
“There is much out there on bystander and social media. Social media allows people to interact with each other virtually and people can freely express thoughts and feelings they may not normally share if they were in a face-to-face situation with another person. While this can be used to perpetuate harmful stereotypes and perpetuate sexual violence, it can also be used to perpetuate healthy respectful relationships and norms. Bystanders can be shown how to respond to unhealthy media images and social media by responding in a critical and positive way to what they see online by commenting on other’s posts. Bystanders can also post images or other items that represent healthy sexuality and healthy relationships is a way bystanders can create a positive online space and community. Advocates and preventionists can engage users of social media by incorporating into their bystander prevention programs how to be an active bystander in online spaces and provide examples of what that looks like. The anonymity of the internet could make it easier for a person to be an engaged bystander.”
Peer facilitated youth based bystander program Stand and Serve
RAPE PREVENTION & EDUCATION