Prevention Activities for Health Fairs

  • Myth/fact activity
    • On construction paper, print (laminate if possible) on one side an assertion, such as, "Sexual assault can happen to anyone" and "If someone was drinking they are partially responsible for the assault." On the back it says whether the assertion is a myth or a fact and has one to two lines that may explain why something is myth or fact or may give a statistic. Reward participants with health-fair prizes like chapsticks and bracelets if they get a certain number correct. (Original Source: Kitty, New Beginnings)
    • Created a myths and facts quiz
    • Created a dating violence quiz
  • Prize Wheel
    • Put questions on it for people to answer, giving away prizes for right answers and freebie bags for everyone (included our program and service info, pencils, safety whistle, etc) (Original Source: Mandy Mount, UC Irvine Campus Assault Resources and Education)
    • The one thing that has attracted attention at our county fair booth is a Question Wheel. We have a Wheel of Fortune type board, with 6 numbers on it. Depending on the age of the person, we ask a question that is easy to answer, and then we expound on the answer. (That part is the hardest for my Board members who are volunteering at the booth to handle, but we have included suggestions for the answers on the back of the question sheet.) Most of the questions are about stats, date rape, internet dangers, the law about alcohol use, child molestation, offenders, etc. Everyone who stops gets a piece of candy (donated by a local business) so sometimes the teens will come back again. We have to come up with new questions each year. (That is the hard part for the staff to handle.) The one question that reaches teens most has to do with the internet and chat rooms. The one question that creates most comment from adults has to do with offender sentencing. The questions that we ask kids have parents listening in for the child's answer about what the child knows - and of course, that may lead to more conversation with the parents. (Orginal Source: Susan Clark Harris, Sexual Assault Services for Aitkin County)