2018 National Sexual Assault Conference: Moving Towards a Community-Level Sexual Violence Prevention Strategy
The 2018 National Sexual Assault Conference, Bold Moves: Ending Sexual Violence in One Generation, was held in Anaheim, CA, August 29-31 2018. This workshop was part of the Prevention track, co-sponsored by the National Sexual Violence Resource Center with funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault. Learn more and access workshop materialshere.
What is community level prevention? Sharisse Carter of the New York State Department of Health, and Gricel Arredondo and Kathryn Wanner of Cicatelli Associates, Statewide Center for Sexual Violence Prevention Training and Technical Assistance answer that very question in their workshop focused on moving towards community-level prevention in New York.
Beginning with an exploration of the history of work related to preventing sexual violence in the United States with the first anti-rape efforts evolving from the anti-slavery movement, this workshop explores shifts in how we think and talk about preventing sexual violence. The presenters discuss the importance of changing environments that impact how people behave in order to have . The presenters provide examples of community-level prevention and discuss policy and social norms change. Strategic thinking around partnerships is also discussed.