primary prevention

To engage in the primary prevention of violence against women is, generally, to engage in activities that take place before such violence occurs that have the goal of preventing a first occurrence of future violence. Prevention Theory: Theories related to the primary prevention of violence against women are generally based on feminist theory, and theories …

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Risk and Protective Factors

Sexual Violence: Risk and Protective FactorsRisk factors are associated with a greater likelihood of sexual violence (SV) perpetration. They are contributing factors and may or may not be direct causes. Not everyone who is identified as “at risk” becomes a perpetrator of violence.A combination of individual, relational, community, and societal factors contribute to the risk …

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Programs that Promote Bystander Intervention

“Programs attempting to encourage active bystander behaviors would ideally seek to effect change in: individual attitudes and beliefs condoning violence against women; perceptions of the broader social norms condoning violence against women; perception of an individual’s capacity to act to prevent violence against women; and intention to behave or act in various ways in response …

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Prevention Research

Prevention Approaches & Theory Sexual assault prevention efforts have been based on a wide range of theories and approaches . Many come from Public Health, feminist, and educational models. Includes information on the socio-ecological model, the spectrum of prevention, social norms theory Research and evaluation have been conducted to determine the effectiveness of prevention programs. …

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Prevention Policies for Ending Child Sexual Abuse- Resources and Examples

CDC (2007) published the following report:Preventing Child Sexual Abuse within Youth-Serving Organizations: Getting Started on Policies and Procedures Legal Definitions of Child Sexual Abuse vary state by state. State specific guidelines can be found here:Child Welfare Information Gateway A) BackgroundChild Sexual Abuse: How Did We Get Here?For general information on child sexual abuse, please see: …

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Prevention Legislation

Many states are working towards making prevention education of sexual assault, sexual harassment, intimate partner violence, and teen dating violence mandated in school systems as well as mandating that schools have a response plan for these specific acts of violence or intimidation. Here is a sample of what has been accomplished so far. Also, see …

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Making a Case for Prevention

In this podcast, David Lee interviews Jennifer Middlebrooks, Acting Team Lead of the Health Communication and Education Team of the Division of Violence Prevention at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC’s newly released free online course features interviews with leading experts in the field, dynamic graphics, interactive exercises and compelling storytelling that …

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LGBTQ Populations

For an in-depth look at sexual and gender identities, consider this free course, “Sexual and Gender Identities,” from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Consent Work in LGBTQI Communities, with Dustina Hasse-Lanier and Jessica Gilbertson, of the Oregon Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence, is a recorded interview produced by the NSVRC. During the North Carolina …

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Green Dot

Contact Name: Dr. Dorothy J. EdwardsPhone Number: (571) 319-0354E-mail: [email protected]: http://www.livethegreendot.comKey Words: (1) Co-ed; (2) high school and college age; (3) bystander intervention; (4) high school, college, and community-based setting; (5) social marketingPopulation served This community-based program targets all members of the community as potential bystanders through peer and cultural influences across the socio-ecological model. …

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