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By on October 31, 2016

From Research to Practice: A Cross-State Rape Prevention and Education (RPE) Initiative

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.


In this panel discussion and workshop, presenters Kelly Parsley from the Montana RPE program, Shelly Montgomery-Barth from the Wyoming RPE program, Glorina Stallworth from the North Carolina RPE program, and Tomei Kuehl from the Colorado RPE program share about a partnership between nine states to expand knowledge about sexual violence prevention. Drawn from the social ecology model, the panelists provides an overview of the information gathered during cross-state meetings with researchers, thus discussing effective and comprehensive strategies and programs for preventing sexual violence at the community and societal levels. Additionally, they explore the development and progress of using this model, and the lessons they have learned. They conclude the workshop by providing the next steps for action and insights for others wanting to replicate this model.

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