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As individual activists and organizations striving to change culture, it is critical that we challenge ourselves to expand our work to outer layers of the Social-Ecological Model (SEM). Engaging in policy change efforts, the outermost layer of the SEM, can feel like a daunting undertaking. Fortunately, a number of resources are being developed to provide guidance and support in policy efforts. Below are twelve resources to assist with school policy change efforts, including model policies, resource websites, and policy briefs.
Website: Stop Sexual Assault in Schools
Video: Ignite Talks- Creating Change Beyond the Classroom
Web Conference: Keeping the Climate Study Data and Other Reports Off-the-Shelf
Report: Student Safety, Justice, and Support Policy Guidelines for Campuses Addressing Sexual Assault, Domestic Dating Violence, and Stalking
Model Policy: School and District Policies to Increase Student Safety and Improve School Climate
Model Policy: Idaho Model Secondary School Policy Adolescent Relationship Abuse and Sexual Assault Prevention and Response
Governance Brief: Promoting Healthy Relationships for Adolescents: Board Policy Considerations
Talking Points: “Considerations for School District Sexual Misconduct”
Policy Draft: “Los Angeles Unified School District Teen Dating Violence Policy Draft”
Report: Ending Harassment Now, Keeping our Kids Safe at School
Framework: Developing School Policies to Address Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking
Policy Brief: Addressing Bullying and Adolescent Dating Abuse