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OAESV is pleased to host, a website dedicated to the prevention of sexual violence in Ohio. Check out the website for information, resources and tools for being an active bystander and promoting the prevention of sexual violence in your community!



The Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence houses an extensive resource library. A variety of prevention books, DVD’s, curriculums, guides, and publications are available FREE of charge to OAESV members.

Featured Resource!

“Use Your Strength: Mobilizing Young Men to Prevention Sexual and Dating Violence” (DVD)

Men Can Stop Rape (MCSR) offers their award winning youth development programs to anyone interested in learning how young men can join with women as allies in preventing sexual and dating violence. In contrast to traditional efforts that address men as “the problem,” MCSR’s pioneering work embraces them as vital allies with the will and character to make healthy choices and foster safe, equitable relationships. Through this dynamic and entertaining video, educators and youth serving professionals will visit Men of Strength Club and Men Creating Change meetings to learn how dominant stories and counter stories of masculinity can help young men play a role in constructing a world free of violence against women and girls – a world that will benefit us all.

For a complete list of the resources available at OAESV through our Clearinghouse Library, click HERE.



This library database contains the library collections of both the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) and the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape (PCAR). The default search allows you to search both collections at once. You may also search just one of the collections at a time, through the search options location field. Although the NSVRC library is a non-lending collection, they can provide you with selected resources from our library through interlibrary loan. Please contact them for more information. Please contact the NSVRC with any questions about searching the database, or locating helpful resources or referrals. Phone: 877-739-3895, 717-909-0710 Email:



National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC)
123 N. Enola Drive, Enola, PA 17025
Phone: 877-739-3895, TTY 717-909-0715

Prevent ConnectPrevent Connect is a national project of the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault. The goal of Prevention Connection is to advance the primary prevention of violence against women by facilitating information sharing among people who are engaged in such efforts. Prevention Connection uses web conferences, a moderated email list hosted by Yahoo! Groups, and other forms of online media (such as podcasts and flash presentations).
VAWnet is a comprehensive and easily accessible online collection of full-text, searchable materials and resources on domestic violence, sexual violence and related issues.

Preventing Violence through Education
Preventing Violence through Education, Networking and Technical Assistance (PREVENT) is a component of the National Training Initiative for Injury and Violence Prevention that aims to help individuals and organizations nationwide reduce violence through local, state, tribal, and national approaches. The website provides information on PREVENT’s training programs and technical assistance and offers web-based networking opportunities.



VETO Violence
The Veto Violence website features trainings, all of which is free and a portion of which offers accreditation, on Principle of Prevention, Sexual Violence, Intimate Partner Violence, Child Maltreatment, Suicide, and Youth Violence. The training is engaging and uniquely delivered by real people, sharing information about programs and strategies that have been implemented in their communities.

New 2014 resources on the VETO Violence website include:

  • EvaluACTION: Through this tool you will learn the dos and don’ts of evaluation, debunk evaluation myths, and create, save, download, and edit your logic model and evaluation plan.

  • Dating Matters Capacity Assessment and Planning Tool

    : an online resource that will help you assess and monitor your capacity for implementing a comprehensive teen dating violence initiative. The tool will help you gather information, generate reports, and work with partners to determine capacity priorities and develop action plans.

  • Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Snapshot

    : a resource that will help you understand the landmark Kaiser ACE Study. The resource will help you answer questions such as what exactly do we know about ACEs and what does that information mean for public health practitioners? More importantly, you will learn how can we use what we know about ACEs to minimize their negative effects and ideally, prevent them from occurring in the first place.

Engaging Bystanders in Sexual Violence Prevention
This 1-2 hour online course was written by Joan Tabachnick, produced by The New England Adolescent Research Institute Inc. (NEARI) and sponsored by the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC). It is based on the NSVRC publication of the same name. This course provides the basics for how to encourage friends and family to deter and possibly prevent sexual violence. A certificate of completion for 1 hour of course work is available.

Dating Matters
Developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in partnership with Liz Claiborne Inc., Dating Matters: Understanding Teen Dating Violence Prevention is a 60-minute, interactive training designed to help educators, youth-serving organizations, and others working with teens understand the risk factors and warning signs associated with teen dating violence.

Green Dot, etc.
Green Dot, etc. provides training courses for both leadership and front-line professionals that focus on core competency areas necessary for successful implementation of any program, such as: strategic planning, bystander mobilization, persuasive communication, coalition building, etc.



Ohio Primary Prevention of Intimate Partner Violence & Sexual Violence Empowerment Evaluation Toolkit from ODVN and ODH Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Prevention Program

Sexual Violence and the Spectrum of Prevention: Towards a Community Solution from NSVRC

Training Professionals in the Primary Prevention of Sexual and Intimate Partner Violence: A Planning Guide from the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Tip Sheet: Telling the Story of a Comprehensive Prevention Strategy and Community Saturation from ODVN

Guide for Transformative Prevention Programming from NSVRC

Evaluating Sexual Violence Prevention Programs: Steps and Strategies for Preventionists

How Can We Pay for a Healthy Population? Innovative New Ways to Redirect Funds to Community Prevention

The Evaluation of Campus-Based Gender Violence Prevention Programming: What We Know About Program Effectiveness and Implications for Practitioners

Youth Sexual Violence Prevention, Interviews with Patricia Cook-Craig and Mitru Ciarlante

Prevention of Violence Against Women and Girls

Report form the Missouri Task Force on the Prevention of Sexual Abuse of Children

Understanding the Predatory Nature of Sexual Violence