The 2016 National Sexual Assault Conference, “Hopeful Future, Honored Past,” was held in Washington, D.C. August 31-September 2, 2016. This workshop was part of the prevention track. Learn more and access workshop materials here.
Long-term prevention advocates, Joan Tabachnick from DSM Consulting and Cordelia Anderson from Sensibilities Prevention Services discuss the importance of identifying the overlap and differences between sexual behaviors and perpetration in identifying emerging issues from a public health perspective. Drawn from recent research, theoretical frameworks and evidence-based practice, the presenters address the need to create programming that prevents problematic sexual behaviors by focusing on the prevalence of sexual violence and other forms of abuse. Additionally, they present their insights and expertise about these recent findings and propose key elements to prevent first-time perpetration of sexual violence.
For more from Joan and Cordelia, be sure to check out the #PowerInPrevention: Ending Child Sexual Abuse web conference series archives.