By David Lee on July 14, 2015

To Prevent Sexual Assault, Start Early

two peopel wlaking at night on college campus setting

Photo Credit: Armando L. Sanchez for The New York Times

An editorial in today’s New York Times states clearly the need to start well before people are college age to prevent sexual abuse. The editorial concludes with

School districts, state governments and families alike need to recognize that sexual assault education and prevention need to start early, and that failing to address the problem will make it worse, not make it go away.

It is the the time to advance more primary prevention efforts to prevent sexual and domestic violence.  Today’s focus on college campuses has provided focus on the issue; now is the time to think prevention across all ages.


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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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