Resources by Type

Resources by Type:
The following resources are divided into categories by type of resource, including:

The following resources are divided into categories by type of resource, including blog posts, curriculums , reports, scholarly journal articles, toolkits, webinars, and white papers.


Blog Posts and News Articles

Title IX: How it Affects Community Colleges and Students
This blog post gives an overview of Title IX and discusses the strides North Lake Community College has made to implement a comprehensive program regarding Title IX guidelines.
Keywords: Campus Safety & Policy; Clery Act, Title IX & Other Federal Guidance; Community Colleges

News articles related to CSAPP partner colleges can also be found here


 Curriculums

Bringing in the Bystander In-Person Prevention Program*
This curriculum emphasizes a bystander intervention approach and uses a community of responsibility model to teach bystanders how to intervene safely and effectively.
Keywords: Bystander Intervention; Evidence-based Strategies & Research; Prevention Planning; White House Task Force Recommendations

Coaching Boys Into Men*
This program provides high school athletic coaches with the resources they need to promote respectful behavior among their players and help prevent relationship abuse, harassment, and sexual assault.
Keywords: Bystander Intervention; Evidence-Based Strategies & Research; Prevention Planning

Green Dot*
This curriculum seeks to empower potential bystanders to actively engage their peers. The program’s approach is built on the premise that violence can be measurably and systematically reduced within a community.
Keywords: Bystander Intervention; Evidence-Based Strategies & Research; Prevention Planning

Know Your Power Bystander Social Marketing Campaign*
Know Your Power Bystander Social Marketing Campaign focuses on reducing sexual and relationship violence and stalking on college campuses by portraying realistic and thought-provoking scenarios that highlight the role of all members of the community to end violence.
Keywords: Bystander Intervention; Campaigns, Communications & Marketing; Evidence-Based Strategies & Research; Prevention Planning


Reports

Addressing Sexual and Relationship Violence on College and University Campuses This article summarizes the American College Health Association’s Healthy Campus 2020 health objectives that serve as a basis for developing plans and programs to reduce sexual and relationship violence, as well as injury prevention.
Keywords: Evidence-Based Strategies & Research; Prevention Planning; Response Strategies; White House Task Force Recommendations

Challenges in Preventing and Responding to Sexual Violence at Community Colleges This report identifies areas of critical need regarding prevention and response to sexual assault at community colleges, including recommendations to help with these challenges.
Keywords: Community Colleges; Evidence-Based Strategies & Research; Prevention Planning; Response Strategies

Community Colleges and Sexual Misconduct: Unique Challenges and Opportunities This report discusses the many unique challenges community colleges face when attempting to end sexual assault on campus, as well as guidance on how prevention and response efforts can be implemented on non-residential campuses.
Keywords: Campus Safety & Policy; Clery Act, Title IX & Other Federal Guidance; Community Colleges

Not Alone: The First Report of the White House Task Force to Protect Students From Sexual Assault
This report was created by the Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault to provide action steps and recommendations towards addressing sexual assault on college and university campuses.
Keywords: Campus Safety & Policy; Clery Act, Title IX & Other Federal Guidance; Climate Surveys; White House Task Force Recommendations

Sexual Assault Prevention on U.S. College Campuses: A National Scan
This report outlines the theories, challenges, and opportunities of several components of sexual violence prevention programs, with examples of successful programs from different colleges and universities.
Keywords: Bystander Intervention; Clery Act, Title IX & Other Federal Regulations; Evidence-Based Strategies & Research; Prevention Planning; White House Task Force Recommendations

Sexual Violence on Campus: Strategies for Prevention*
This report was created by leading experts in the field as a framework for sexual violence prevention efforts. The report also includes a list of potential prevention partners, a sample action plan, and resources to get started.
Keywords: Evidence-Based Strategies & Research; Prevention Planning; White House Task Force Recommendations

Stop SV: A Technical Package to Prevent Sexual Violence*
This CDC document outlines research on the prevalence of SV, as well as the importance of increasing evidence-based research prevention strategies.
Keywords: Bystander Intervention; Evidence-Based Strategies & Research; Prevention Planning

Understanding and Responding to Campus Sexual Assault: A Guide to Climate Assessment for Colleges and Universities
This report was assembled by The Center on Violence Against Women and Children at Rutgers University to share lessons learned during a campus climate assessment.
Keywords: Climate Surveys; Evidence-Based Strategies & Research; Prevention Planning; Response Strategies; White House Task Force Recommendations

Scholarly Journal Articles

An Examination of Campus Climate for LGBTQ Community College Students
This study found that first-generation LGBTQ students experience a more hostile climate on community college campuses compared to non-LGBTQ students. The authors offer potential best practices for working with LGBTQ college students.
Keywords: Community Colleges; Climate Surveys; Evidence-Based Strategies & Research; Mental & Emotional Health; Non-Traditional Students

Assessing the Need and Receptivity for an Integrated Healthy Sexual and Dating Relationships Intervention for Community College Students
This article investigates the need for an integrated responsible sexual behavior and dating violence prevention program on community college campuses.  The article presents findings from research to assess the need and receptivity for a web-based intervention targeted at community college students.
Keywords: Community Colleges; Evidence-Based Strategies & Research; Mental & Emotional Health; Non-Traditional Students; Prevention Planning

The Clery Act on Campus: Status Update and Gender Implications
This article critiques the updates to the Clery Act for community colleges, and takes a closer look at the gender implications with regards to the current updates in accordance with administrative collaboration.
Keywords: Campus Safety & Policy; Clery Act, Title IX & Other Federal Guidance; Community Colleges; Response Strategies

Intimate Partner Violence, Trauma, and Mental Health Need Among Female Community College Students
This article looks at the impacts of interpersonal violence on female community college students, including intimate partner violence, trauma exposure, sexual violence victimizations, and associated mental health consequences. The study provides evidence that community college students are experiencing violence and the accompanying mental health impacts at high rates.
Keywords: Community Colleges; Evidence-Based Strategies & Research; Mental & Emotional Health; Non-Traditional Students

Long-term Impacts of College Sexual Assaults on Women Survivors’ Educational and Career Attainments
This article examines how trauma impacts college sexual assault survivors’ human capital, particularly education trajectory and career attainment. The study also demonstrates the significant public health cost attributed to sexual assault, as survivors often miss time from school and work, drop out of college, and experience negative long-term mental and physical health symptoms from the assault.
Keywords: Evidence-Based Strategies & Research; Mental & Emotional Health

The Mental Health Status of Single-Parent Community College Students in California
Single parent students face unique challenges that can adversely affect their mental health. Researchers examined a community college population to examine the association between single parenting and negative mental health. Their findings show that single parents face a higher prevalence of mental health stressors than other community college students.
Keywords: Community Colleges; Evidence-Based Strategies & Research; Mental & Emotional Health; Non-Traditional Students

Prevalence and Effects of Life Event Exposure Among Undergraduate and Community College Students
This study assessed the connection between lifetime and recent exposure to a range of potentially traumatic events and a broad range of outcomes (mental and physical health, life satisfaction, grade point average) among undergraduate and community college students. Results indicate that community college students in particular are in need of outreach regarding exposure to stressful events and potentially traumatic events.
Keywords: Community Colleges; Evidence-Based Strategies & Research; Mental & Emotional Health; Non-Traditional Students

Prevalence of Probable Mental Disorders and Help Seeking Behaviors among Veteran and Non-veteran Community College Students
This study found high rates of mental illness among veteran and non-veteran community college students, which can have negative consequences for academic achievement, employment, substance misuse, and social relationships. The results highlight the need to connect community college students with effective mental health services.
Keywords: Community Colleges; Evidence-Based Strategies & Research; Mental & Emotional Health; Non-Traditional Students

School Sabotage as a Form of Intimate Partner Violence: Provider Perspectives
This study examined school sabotage as a form of economic abuse among community college students. Their findings emphasize the importance for faculty, staff, and IPV service providers on community college campuses to recognize school as a place where coercive control can be exercised, even if the abusive partner does not attend school.
Keywords: Community Colleges; Evidence-Based Strategies & Research; Mental & Emotional Health; Non-Traditional Students; Response Strategies

Tracing LGBTQ Community College Student’s Experiences
Most research on LGBTQ student communities are conducted within the traditional 4-year college programs. This article takes a closer look at the experiences of LGBTQ students within community colleges. Specifically, it focuses on these students’ coming-out experiences, support services, and allies on campus.
Keywords: Community Colleges; Evidence-Based Strategies & Research; Mental & Emotional Health; Non-Traditional Students

Training Student Leaders in Reporting Sexual Misconduct Incidents at a 2-year College
This article explores the efficacy of training student leaders on how to report sexual misconduct incidents at a 2-year college. Results indicated the information on sexual misconduct and materials shared in a group-training format is a useful way to enhance knowledge, engagement, and beliefs relative to reporting sexual misconduct on campuses.
Keywords: Campus Safety & Policy; Community Colleges; Evidence-Based Strategies & Research; Mental & Emotional Health; Non-Traditional Students; Prevention Planning; Response Strategies; Students & Student Activism

Trauma and Psychological Distress Among Ethnically Diverse Community College Students
This study found high rates of past interpersonal trauma among a sample of community college students, which has been linked to psychological and physical distress and lower academic performance.
Keywords: Community Colleges; Evidence-Based Strategies & Research; Non-Traditional Students


Toolkits

Addressing Alcohol’s Role in Campus Sexual Assault: A Toolkit by and for Prevention Specialists
This toolkit integrates research and practice evidence to help prevention specialists begin to answer the question: How should our campus address alcohol in our sexual assault prevention efforts?
Keywords: Evidence-based Strategies & Research; Mental and Emotional Health; Prevention Planning; Response Strategies

Ending Campus Sexual Assault Toolkit
This toolkit from the American Association of University Women (AAUW) offers resources to raise awareness about campus sexual assault.
Keywords: Clery Act, Title IX & Other Federal Guidance; Prevention Planning; Students & Student Activism

It’s On Us: Campaign Organizing Tools
This organizing toolkit gives strategies and materials to help students and university personnel create a call to action using the “It’s On Us” campaign to prevent college sexual assault.
Keywords: Campaigns, Communications & Marketing; Students & Student Activism; White House Task Force Recommendations

Know Your IX Campus Organizing Toolkit
This toolkit from Know Your IX includes tips, policy recommendations, and emerging strategies for student organizers to end sexual violence on campus.
Keywords: Bystander Intervention; Campaigns, Communications & Marketing; Clery Act, Title IX & Other Federal Guidelines; Prevention Planning; Students & Student Activism

NO MORE Toolkit
The toolkit offers resources and guidelines to assist in co-branding public education and awareness events with the NO MORE message.
Keywords: Campaigns, Communications & Marketing; Prevention Planning; Students & Student Activism

Preventing and Addressing Campus Sexual Misconduct: A Guide for University and College Presidents, Chancellors, and Senior Administrators
This guide created by the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault focuses on six primary elements that colleges and universities may want to consider as part of a comprehensive plan for addressing sexual misconduct against students.
Keywords: Campus Safety & Police; Clery Act, Title IX & Other Federal Guidance; Prevention Planning; Response Strategies; White House Task Force Recommendations

Preventing Sexual Violence on Campus
The toolkit was designed by the NSVRC for Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) 2015 and provides resources on campus sexual violence prevention to create safe college campuses.
Keywords: Campaigns, Communications & Marketing; Prevention Planning; Students & Student Activism

Sexual Assault Prevention: A Guide for Students, Educators and School Administrators
This guide provides information on what can be done to prevent sexual assault on college campuses and what specific roles students, educations, and administrators and parents can play in sexual assault prevention.
Keywords: Evidence-Based Strategies & Research; Prevention Planning; Response Strategies; Students & Student Activism; White House Task Force Recommendations

Student Action Packet on Campus Climate Surveys
This toolkit from the Office of Violence Against Women is designed to help students navigate the complexities of conducting a campus climate survey on sexual assault at their own college.
Keywords: Campaigns, Communication & Marketing; Climate Surveys; Students & Student Activism; White House Task Force Recommendations

Transforming Ohio Campuses: Implementing the Changing Campus Culture Initiative
This toolkit was designed as a starting point for campuses to help foster positive outcomes for survivors.
Keywords: Campus Safety & Policy; Clery Act, Title IX, & Other Federal Guidance; Climate Surveys; Evidence-Based Strategies & Research

Vicarious Trauma Toolkit
This toolkit focuses on the response to exposure to trauma and is intended to provide organizations with the tools they need to support staff and become more vicarious-trauma informed.
Keywords: Evidence-Based Strategies & Research; Mental & Emotional Health; Response Strategies

 Where Do You Stand? Campaign Guide
This toolkit developed by Men Can Stop Rape provides resources and materials to organize a campaign on college campuses, as well as past research and future evaluation methods on male bystander intervention.
Keywords: Campaigns, Communications & Marketing; Evidence-Based Strategies & Research; Prevention Planning


Webinars

Community Colleges: Opportunities for Sexual and Domestic Violence Prevention
This webinar seeks to provide an overview of the common challenges community colleges face when working to prevent sexual and domestic violence, as well as opportunities for improvement.
Keywords: Clery Act, Title IX & Other Federal Guidance; Community Colleges; Prevention Planning

Comprehensive Prevention on College Campuses
This webinar seeks to demonstrate how campuses can maintain consistent and intentional prevention across a variety of programs and initiatives, with guest speakers from a campus-based program and a community-campus partnership to share their expertise.
Keywords: Evidence-Based Strategies & Research; Prevention Planning

Engaging Men: Triumphs, Troubles, and Tools
This webinar was designed to generate dialogue about engaging men to prevent violence against women, and to explore the benefits of men’s expanding involvement, the impact of this shift on community-based work, and the unintended consequences of men’s leadership.
Keywords: Bystander Intervention, Prevention Planning; Students & Student Activism


 White Papers

Choosing Prevention Products: Questions to Ask When Considering Sexual and Relationship Violence and Stalking Prevention Products
This white paper documents the findings of a study on the efficacy of different methods to deliver campus sexual misconduct policy information to first year students.
Keywords: Evidence-Based Strategies & Research; Prevention Planning

Communicating and Using Climate Survey Results
This white paper outlines the use of college climate surveys to inform campus policy decisions and practices they use to respond to and prevent dating and domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking.
Keywords: Climate Surveys; Evidence-Based Strategies & Research

It’s Not Just the What but the How: Informing Students About Policies and Resources
This white paper documents the findings of a study on the efficacy of different methods to deliver campus sexual misconduct policy information to first year students.
Keywords: Campus Safety & Policy; Evidence-Based Strategies & Research; White House Task Force Recommendations

Student Conduct Administration & Title IX: Gold Standard Practices for Resolution of Allegations of Sexual Misconduct on College Campuses
In this white paper, the Association for Student Conduct Administration shares their summary of “gold standard” practices for resolving Title IX cases through student conduct procedures.
Keywords: Campus Safety & Policy; Clery Act, Title IX, & Other Federal Guidance; Response Strategies