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The role of alcohol policies to prevent intimate partner violence and sexual violence perpetration

Thursday, March 26, 2015

11am-12:30 pm Pacific Time
(2pm-3:30pm Eastern)
Alcohol consumption is associated with intimate partner violence and sexual violence perpetration. Prevention practitioners have been careful in addressing alcohol to avoid potential victim blaming for survivors who had consumed alcohol and to not allow prevention efforts to become reduced to primarily focusing on alcohol while ignoring other factors. With the recent release of two journal articles, “The Role of Alcohol Policies in Preventing Intimate Partner Violence: A Review of the Literature” (January 2015) in the Journal of Studies of Alcohol and Drugs and “Exploring Alcohol Policy Approaches to Prevent Sexual Violence Perpetration” (November 2014) in Trauma, Violence and Abuse,  this web conference will explore alcohol policies as a strategy for prevention. Alcohol policies involve the use of laws or regulations at the local, state, and national level to regulate or modify the production, sale, and consumption of alcohol, and they may be helpful in reducing risk for violence perpetration at the community-level.  Join this conversation to explore the opportunities and challenges in examining alcohol in prevention efforts.




Learning Objectives:

By the end of this web conference, participants will be able to

  • Describe the challenges in addressing alcohol in sexual violence and intimate partner violence prevention efforts
  • Describe the opportunities that addressing alcohol policy provides for sexual violence and intimate partner violence prevention efforts
  • identify the next action they will take to address alcohol policy in their own prevention work

 Cost: Free

Hosts/Facilitators: David S. Lee and Ashley Maier, PreventConnect and CALCASA


Sarah DeGue, Ph.D.
Sarah DeGue, Ph.D.

Megan Kearns, Ph.D.
Megan Kearns, Ph.D.

Caroline Lippy, Ph.D.
Caroline Lippy, Ph.D.



What is a Web Conference?

A web conference is an opportunity to attend an online workshop by watching a presentation on your computer screen (using your internet connection) and hearing presenters through your telephone.PreventConnect web conferences feature an opportunity to participate in online question & answer sessions and live text chat between participants. If for some reason you are unable to join on your computer, you can download the presentation slides from our website and listen on your phone.

Real-Time Captioning Available:

Instructions for accessing captioning during this web conference will be provided with your registration confirmation.


The iLinc web conference software used by Prevent Connect is compatible with both Microsoft Windows and Apple Macintosh computers. Click here for detailed system requirements.

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