Special Section on Public Health Approaches to Prevent Sexual Assault
“To be violence-free, it’s imperative to create a safe environment in which people are able to openly discuss sexual violence and ways to prevent it.” says CDC’s Dawnovise Fowler and Denise Allen in their editorial appearing in the American Public Health Association’s special section in the April 2018 issue of The Nation’s Health on using a public health approach to prevent sexual assault.
This 8-page section highlights efforts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Office of Women’s Health working to prevent sexual violence. Articles include addressing sexual assault on college campuses, gender roles change, the role of men and boys in prevention, and the national Rape Prevention and Education program.
PreventConnect is one of the many resources are highlighted in this report. Other resources include Stop SV: A Technical Package to Prevent Sexual Violence, Connecting the Dots on shared risk and protective factors across different forms of violence, and Sexual Violence on Campus: Strategies for Prevention.
Public health approaches focus on changing the conditions that result in sexual violence. This resource highlights how efforts to impact culture, communities, institutions and society can contribute to prevention.
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