By David Lee on August 17, 2011 · tagged as , ,

Healthy sexuality for sexual violence prevention

I strongly believe that good prevention efforts have to go beyond working to end what we do not like. We need prevention efforts to promote what we want to see.  For example, many teen dating violence prevention efforts  seek to promote healthy relationships.  So what do we want to promote for sexual violence prevention?

One answer is described in the new report Healthy sexuality for sexual violence prevention: A report on promising curriculum-based approaches from the Virginia Sexual & Domestic Violence Action Alliance. In the report helathy sexuality is defined as

… the capacity to understand, enjoy, and control one’s own sexual and reproductive behavior in a voluntary and responsible manner that enriches individuals and their social lives.

This report recommends several programs programs as promising healthy sexuality curricula. This programs are

What you do think about healthy sexuality programs to prevent sexual violence.

Click here to see this report.

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David S. Lee, MPH, is the Director of Prevention Services at the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault where he provides training and technical assistance on prevention. David manages the national project PreventConnect, an online community of violence against women prevention practitioners, funders, researchers and activists. For over 27 years David has worked in efforts to end domestic violence and sexual assault.

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