START A MOVEMENT IN
Use our resources to launch a campaign, extend your reach, and prepare community members to respond supportively when someone says, “I was sexually assaulted.”
Find everything you need to begin a conversation in your community. The Start by Believing video introduces the philosophy with heartbreaking news stories from across the country, and inspiring examples of local, regional, and statewide initiatives. The EVAWI video shows the critical need for multidisciplinary training for professionals, and how the Start by Believing campaign aligns with EVAWI’s mission and vision for the future. The Research-Based Presentation can be tailored with local information to explain the rationale, purpose, and potential impact of a campaign. A 10-minute video by the Denver Police Department can be used to train law enforcement. And the webinar uses survivor stories to highlight how Start by Believing can be viewed through the lens of prevention, to reduce violence and the long-term health consequences.
Training materials explain the rationale for Start by Believing, document its research base, and demonstrate its potential impact. Feel free to use this information to develop your own campaign materials, training resources, grant proposals, and more.
- BRIEF HISTORY OF EVAWI AND START BY BELIEVING
- Start by Believing: Participation of Criminal Justice Professionals
- EVAWI Training Bulletin: Improving Responses to Sexual Assault Disclosures: Both Informal and Formal Support Providers
- Start by Believing to Improve Responses to Sexual Assault and Prevent Gender Bias
- EVAWI Training Bulletin: Interviews with Victims vs. Suspects: Start by Believing and the Question of Bias
There are many ways to take action, and our kits give you the tips and tools you need to get started. They are individually tailored and filled with examples from other communities.
GRAPHICS AND TEMPLATES
No need to “re-invent the wheel” when you can use
materials created and shared by other communities.
Adapt our materials to spread the word, or create your own using
logo graphics and text.
Start by Believing Materials
SPANISH AND PORTUGUESE LANGUAGE RESOURCES
Extend your reach with materials translated into Spanish.
Extend your reach with material translated into Portuguese