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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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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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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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Core Competencies for Prevention

This information packet from the NSVRC provides guidance to prevention practitioners at local, state, tribal, territory, and national organizations to work more effectively toward the goal of eliminating sexual violence in their communities. Publications_NSVRC_Guidance-hiring-training-supporting-community-prevention-practitioners.pdf Download 363 KB Publications_NSVRC_Fact-sheet_Prevention-Resource-Packet-Intro.pdf Download 86 KB Publications_NSVRC_Guide_Qualities-Abilities-Effective-Confident-Prevention-Practitioners.pdf Download 1 MB Publications_NSVRC_Core-competencies-sexual-violence-prevention-practitioners.pdf Download 521 KB Publications_NSVRC_Strategies-integrating-prevention-organizational-operations.pdf Download 403 KB Publications_NSVRC_Prevention-Resource-Packet-Sample-Job-Description.pdf Download …

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Primary Prevention Initiatives

Prevention Curricula: The following are some examples of prevention curricula. This list is not exhaustive.In Touch With TeensGreen DotMyStrengthSafe DatesShifting BoundariesBystander intervention programs Resources: Training_Practice_Guidelines.pdf Download 2 MB Training Professionals in the Primary Prevention of Sexual and Intimate Partner Violence, a publication of the CDC Something_Is_Wrong-Curriculum.pdf Download 3 MB “Something is Wrong: Exploring the Roots …

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Primary Prevention Strategies

Principles of Effective Primary Prevention Programs Applying the Principles of Prevention-What Do Prevention Practitioners Need to Know About What Works.pdf Download 164 KB : This document guides prevention educators as they incorporate primary prevention programming into their work. The Virginia Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Action Alliance has published Guidelines for the Primary Prevention of …

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Prevention-related journal articles—2013

The below are some recently catalogued prevention-related articles from the library team at the NSVRC (as of March 2013): The ACQUIRE Project. (2008). Engaging boys and men in GBV prevention and reproductive health in conflict and emergency-response settings: A workshop module. New York, NY: author. Adair, J. (2006). The efficacy of sexual violence prevention programs: …

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DELTA

Domestic Violence Prevention Enhancement and Leadership Through Alliances (DELTA) is a program of the US Centers of Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC). The DELTA program seeks to reduce the incidence (i.e., number of new cases) of IPV in funded communities. The program addresses the entire continuum of IPV …

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Effectiveness of Prevention Programs

There is some research on effectiveness of prevention activities, however there is limited research on evidence-based prevention programs. The National Sexual Violence Resource Center published a report, Key Findings from A Systematic Review of Primary Prevention Strategies for Sexual Violence Perpetration, summarizing a systematic review of effectiveness of primary prevention strategies by Sarah DeGue et …

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Nine Principles of Effective Prevention Programs

In the article What works in prevention: Principles of Effective Prevention Programs, the authors used a review-of-reviews approach across four areas (substance abuse, risky sexual behavior, school failure, and juvenile delinquency and violence) to identify characteristics consistently associated with effective prevention programs. Comprehensive: Prevention strategies should include multiple types of activities, affect multiple settings, and …

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